Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicPolls & Surveys · 1 decade ago

2012. Why are people claiming it would be the end of the world?

Where are they getting this? They are scaring me.

22 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    There is no reason to be scared. The Bible says : " No man knows the day or the hour the Son of Man( Jesus ) will come. " For thousands of years, false prophets have been predicting the end of the world on a certain date, but every one of those dates came and went, and we are still here !! The end will come when God says so, and we ALL need to be ready, spiritually , that is.

  • 1 decade ago

    People get excited about apparent coincidences and ancient prophecies.

    There is nothing to prove that anything out of the ordinary will happen in the year 2012.

    But people still get into the whole thing.

    Here's a list of all the predictions for 2012 taken from an article at wikipedia under "2012"

    2012 is sometimes claimed to be a great year of spiritual transformation (or apocalypse). Many esoteric sources interpret the completion of the thirteenth B'ak'tun cycle in the Long Count of the Maya calendar (which occurs on December 21 by the most widely held correlation) to mean there will be a major change in world order.

    Accordingly, several eclectic authors claim that a major, world-changing event will take place in 2012:

    * The 1995 book The Mayan Prophecies linked the Maya calendar with long-period sunspot cycles.

    * The book 2012: Mayan Year of Destiny claims the Maya may have been instructed in their wisdom by disembodied entities from Orion and the Pleiades. Contact was maintained through shamanic rituals conducted in accordance with the movements of planets and stars. However, some Mayan priests living and working in Guatemala assert that there is no legitimacy to this theory.

    * The 1997 book The Bible Code claims that, according to certain algorithms of the Bible code, a meteor, asteroid or comet will collide with the Earth.

    * The book The Nostradamus Code speaks of a series of natural disasters caused by a comet (possibly as above) that will allow the third Antichrist to disperse his troops around the globe under the guise of aid in preparation for a possible nuclear war, although in the strictest sense it is unspecific as to nuclear war or some other natural or man caused destruction.

    * The book The Orion Prophecy claims that the Earth's magnetic field will reverse.

    * The 2005 book Beyond 2012: Catastrophe or Ecstasy by Geoff Stray reviews several theories, prophecies and predictions concerning 2012 and finds where authors have used faulty information or have bent the truth to fit their theories.

    * The 2006 book 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl by Daniel Pinchbeck discusses theories of a possible global awakening to psychic connection by the year 2012, creating a noosphere.

    * The 2007 book Apocalypse 2012: A Scientific Investigation into Civilization's End by Lawrence Joseph does not make any specific new predictions, but it reviews a number of 2012 predictions made by various sources, and presents arguments for the possible existence of dangerous positive feedback loops involving solar storms, Earth's magnetic field, cosmic rays, hurricanes, global warming, earthquakes, and supervolcanoes that may be on the verge of erupting.

    Other prophecies and apocalyptic writings and hypotheses for this year include:

    * Terence McKenna's mathematical novelty theory suggests a point of singularity in which humankind will go through a great shift in consciousness.

    * Some proponents of a peak oil catastrophe place major events in 2012. Richard C. Duncan's book The Peak of World Oil Production and the Road To The Olduvai Gorge claims that the Olduvai cliff will begin and permanent blackouts will occur worldwide. Several studies predict a peak in oil production in or around 2012.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Mayans predicted the end of this cycle on Dec. 21, 2012 and the beginning of the next cycle.

    2012 is also mentioned in the Bible code, by Nostradamus, in the Navajo prophecies and a few others as being a time of great upheaval and troubles.

    They predict the end of a cycle, not the end of the world, the world will still be here in 2013, just a very different place

  • 1 decade ago

    Because it does say in the bible, (not sure if that is your religion or w/e) that there will be wars and rumors of wars and that you won't know the day by even it's season (that you will have to look at the calender to tell whether it is supposed to be hot or cold)(like where I live we just had a day last week where it was 75 and now it is haling out side as I type) An all of the Israel/Palestine issues going on today, that is a prophecy being fulfilled!

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  • 1 decade ago

    because the myans calender stops on a certain day in dec 2012 and this old guy wrote a book that predicted alot of things and they all came true and he predicted the world would end in that year. and a comet is supposed to land then 2, there were a couple other things 2 but i wasnt really payin attention that day in class lol


  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Lol. Don't be afraid. Its just a mayan calendar. Don't think of it that way. Think of the chances of that happening. Unless they have a good logical reasoning for this, the world is screwed. And we are not. I am 100% sure that this is a lie. People think there will be a second flood (the one noah survived on). I don't believe it. Just because a calendar ends there does not mean we will die. Do you believe that we will die. Think about it.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Mayan calendar ends on December 21? 2012.

    People think that means the end.

    I think it means it's time to go to the mall and buy a new Mayan calendar.

  • 1 decade ago

    The bible says no one knows when the end of the world is coming. But don't be scared of the end. If you are saved you have nothing to fear. God has a reason for everything he is going to do. God Bless! YAY JESUS!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They are getting this from the Mayan calendar that ends on december 21, 2012..

    Don't believe it! I mean hey, if the Mayans didn't see THEIR civilization come to an end, what makes you think they'll see ours end?!?!

  • 1 decade ago

    It sats in the Bible that NO ONE knows the time or date we Jesus shall return. They thought they new in China a few years back and they gave everything away and waited and prayed all day.....Nothing happened because No One knows. Just make sure your heart is right with God and there is nothing to be afraid of . If your name is written in the Lambs Book of Life your fine. God Bless You =)

    Source(s): Holy Bible
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