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End of the world did not happen .....again


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Initial post: Dec 21, 2012 11:29:38 AM PST
J. Russell says:
Despite predictions of The Mayan Armageddon, the world hasn't ended. How do you feel?
A Relieved
B Not Surprised
C Darn now I have to get buzy with my Christmas shopping
D I don't know

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 12:26:42 PM PST
Bubba says:
B, and I am finished with Christmas shopping

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 12:48:33 PM PST
Astrocat says:
Vindicated!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 12:53:57 PM PST
bored with this topic

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 1:09:06 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 21, 2012 1:09:14 PM PST
IFeelFree says:
The day isn't over yet. LOL

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 1:22:59 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 21, 2012 1:24:52 PM PST
Rev. Otter says:
<<The day isn't over yet.>>

it is in Australia, Asia, and parts of Africa. Europe too, soon. :)

http://www.timeanddate.com/time/map/

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 1:27:26 PM PST
IFeelFree says:
Rev O: <<The day isn't over yet.>>

it is in Australia, Asia, and parts of Africa. Europe too, soon. :)

IFF: How do you know they still exist?!? LOL

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 2:11:48 PM PST
Irish Lace says:
E Amused
F Embarrassed for all the fools

The Mayans never predicted an Armageddon. The date, as I understand it, is simply the end of an era of ceremonial time and the beginning of another, not unlike the turn of the century. The Mayans think we're pretty much a bunch of ignoramuses at this point.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 5:46:36 PM PST
tokolosi says:
Oh ye naves!! The 21st is not yet over!!! Just wait!!! The time is yet nigh!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 6:28:21 PM PST
Banner says:
Look at you making jokes! I love seeing you out of your zen mode. ;D

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 6:32:19 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 21, 2012 6:37:17 PM PST
Amon says:
Note: Mayans did not predict "Armageddon." The Mayans debunked this doomday crap YEARS ago. This was a western phenomenon to sell books. Hysteria and paranoia are profitable.

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 7:13:39 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 7:33:47 PM PST
Ronald Craig says:
^^^ Yeah, that. What Amon posted.

I'm relieved we won't have to hear about this crap any more! :D

(And hey, y'all still got yer Second Coming coming. LOL)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 9:12:02 PM PST
Re OP: Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 9:13:02 PM PST
Irish Lace says:
"Oh ye naves!! The 21st is not yet over!!! Just wait!!! The time is yet nigh!!! "

What time zone, hon? It's after 2300 here and, frankly, I'm losing confidence. In fact, I just ordered a movie on demand and if the world ends before it's over, I'm going to be cranky.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 9:13:27 PM PST
Re R. Craig, 12-21 7:33 PM: "I'm relieved we won't have to hear about this crap any more!" We could only wish that this were the case.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 9:14:14 PM PST
dischism says:
The sell by date on the cash cow's expired.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 9:14:31 PM PST
Irish Lace says:
And they scared the crap out of my mentally challenged nephew. He's worried about this nonsense for months. I'll be glad when he can stop fretting.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 9:14:37 PM PST
Astrocat says:
Oh, of course, there'll be another Harold Camping, maybe even next year. There's always somebody who wants to get his name in the news by predicting some upcoming "apocalypse". Especially in this country.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 9:19:37 PM PST
Re Davison, above: Agreed. My first encounter with Camping's nonsense was a huge billboard on an airplane hangar at the Oakland airport last spring. When it didn't happen, he adjusted the date to this past November. I have not heard of any subsequent thesis. (I can hardly wait...)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 9:21:43 PM PST
Astrocat says:
I know, it's really hilarious, and hopefully after two of his bombs and the hype about 12/21, maybe people will start thinking twice......nah, they probably won't.....

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 10:27:50 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 21, 2012 10:29:50 PM PST
The end of the world business is the same as those who keep saying Jesus is coming back. I've been hearing that Jesus is coming for the last 45 years and my dad has been hearing it since the 1930's. The arrival is always just around the corner. In the 1930's when my dad was a young man, Jesus was coming before the end of the 1940's. So it gave those predictors and pontificators a good ten years to stand on their soapbox. By the time the 1950's rolled around, most people had forgotten what was being said back in the 1930's. Some humans want to have their moment of glory in the limelight for while. They are special because they make statements of such, but these statements are completely unfounded and unsubstantiated, but it doesn't stop them because there are enough gullible people in the world who will listen and wring their hands over it.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 10:52:06 PM PST
Re Scientific Mind, above: Camping purportedly did calculations from biblical data (!) to come up with his dates. So, in HIS mind, the idea wasn't unfounded at all.

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 11:31:30 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 21, 2012 11:32:56 PM PST
It all comes down to what constitutes "data" or evidence. Individuals such as Camping have what I would call a primitive and simplistic understanding of what is evidence. The level of what constitutes evidence is at an elementary level. A simple magic trick that fools the 5 year old, but does not fool the older child who understands how it really works. For the 5 year old child, it is magic.

There is no rigor or analysis. It is an acceptance of garbage for evidence. Flimsy, weak or non existence of evidence is immediately accepted as evidence. It is the old "The Bible is true because it says inside the Bible that it is true." Which is circular, illogical and not a reasoned conclusion that is faulty thinking.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012 2:31:14 AM PST
Yeah, I live in Australia and I'm still wondering if I exist.
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