What do you think about 2012?
Do you think the world is going to end in 2012 according to the Mayan calendar.
I think that doomsday has been erroneously predicted before in the past. For a recent example, you only have to look back to the year 2000 when so many people predicted that the new millennium would be the harbinger of the apocalypse, but that failed to materialize.
If you are a christian then it should be difficult to reconcile the notion that the end can be predicted with great certainty as it states in Matthew that only God knows when the end will come:
Matthew 24:42 "Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming."
Matthew 24:44 "For the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.
Matthew 24:36 "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone."
Matthew 25:13 "Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour."
Even if you are not a Christian, as a rational human being, I would find it difficult to put much stock into such predictions; in that, predictions such as these often require a bit more faith than reason.
Philosophically, I find the idea, as well as any accompanied apprehension, as meaningless as trying to predict whether you will die today crossing the street or whether a plane will fall from the sky or a lightning bolt will strike you down . None of us are guaranteed our next breath let alone our next trillion (just a rough estimate on the number of breaths between now and 12/20/2012).
We all die only once (unless of course you believe in reincarnation, in which case you are probably too enlightened to worry about such things as doomsday), and once we are gone, it really is not going to be of much import as to what happens to the rest of the world. I can guarantee you this, though -- go to any cancer hospital or critical care unit in the world and you will see how much more important it is to focus on that next breath than it is to focus on which breath will be your last.
In any event, if you are interested and if it can afford you some comfort, here is a site that lists just a few of the failed doomsday predictions throughout history:
I think it's silly. How could they see the Death Of All Mankind, but couldn't see the Spanish coming?
Normal people don't even discuss topics like that.
The Mayan peoples never disappeared, The decendants are still around now and the language is still used. A trip to the Yucatán will show you that. Their civilization peaked at the time of the conquistadors. From 1531 -1535 Spanish General Francisco de Montejo tried to conquer the Yucatán but was driven out. It wasn't till around 1540 that his son suceeded.
2012 the world will not end (it is very very faintly possible that human life will end) but I prefer to believe that the London Olympics will be a fantastic success and GB and NIR will win more medals than ever before.
If the world comes to an end during the Olympic Games in 2012,
the archeologists discover the medals in a few thousand years,
Quite a paradoxical statement you have there. I guess that it would be apropos to say that rumors of the end had to have been greatly exaggerated if there were archaeologists around a few thousand years later.
If the world comes to an end during the Olympic Games in 2012, and the archeologists discover the medals in a few thousand years, they won't know who won as there wouldn't have been time to get those medals engraved with the names of the winners. Just a thought.......
Well i dont really care. i just want to do something great before or if it occurs. i just care bout now so why be scared of death if its inevitable. we all die and **** i dont give a ****.
Summer games in the UK is all I know. I love the Olympics!!!! Winter or summer!
No I don't think it will, but I'm going to see the movie when it comes out. It looks like it will be good