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  Reply # 736222 22-Dec-2012 08:52
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For those of you who are wondering when the next end of the world will be it is 19 May 2013 as predicted by Ronald Weinland who stated that Jesus Christ would return and the world would end on this day. This according to Wikipedia end of the world dates.

If you look up his name you see that he has been found guilty of not paying tax and has a prison sentence starting soon. It's hard to believe that there are followers who believe this stuff. People will give you money if you make them believe the world is ending soon - incredible.

19 May 2013 not long to wait and another excuse for an end of the world party and a chance to meet Jesus as well - I'm looking forward to it.

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  Reply # 736223 22-Dec-2012 08:57
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I'm still here, meaning I am now at work meaning the world has not ended.

What a letdown.





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  Reply # 736246 22-Dec-2012 10:03
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Another end of the world been and gone, much like new years these days.. slept through it :|

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  Reply # 736249 22-Dec-2012 10:11
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End of the world resolution: have more children, and buy more guns and chicken coops. You can never have too many chicken coops.

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  Reply # 736280 22-Dec-2012 11:48
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The Mayan's never stated or predicted the end of the world. That dribble is mainly the media hyping it up and people propagating this idea.

The 21st is actually the end of the current cycle (Baktun) based on the Maya long count calendar, and the start of the new cycle (Baktun). The Mayan's had a different concept of time than the modern world.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baktun

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesoamerican_Long_Count_calendar

Just had to add that I was also annoyed at TV3's nightline where they kept on repeating that the Mayan's had predicted the end of the world on 21st of December.



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  Reply # 736281 22-Dec-2012 11:49
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I think everyone here knows this was bullshit made up by some gurus to make money out of naive people.





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  Reply # 736284 22-Dec-2012 11:58
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Most likely :-) Just get tired of most people I've spoken to believing everything the media says.

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  Reply # 736285 22-Dec-2012 12:15
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There is so much wishy-washy new-age puff about this floating around in internets land.

"It's not the end maaaaan, but there'll be a shift in global consciousness... you just won't feel it because you're being negative... those of us who are in tune will be raising the vibration of the... um... energy... thing..."

Self-fulfilling faery tale meta-twaddle.




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  Reply # 736292 22-Dec-2012 12:24
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I visited Sedona (Arizona) in the late 90s and can say there are lots of gullible people around...




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  Reply # 736423 22-Dec-2012 20:25
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I had boring day as had nothing planned.  Thought why plan to do something if the world is ending Tongue Out.


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  Reply # 736426 22-Dec-2012 21:01
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BurningBeard: There is so much wishy-washy new-age puff about this floating around in internets land.

"It's not the end maaaaan, but there'll be a shift in global consciousness... you just won't feel it because you're being negative... those of us who are in tune will be raising the vibration of the... um... energy... thing..."

Self-fulfilling faery tale meta-twaddle.

I'd guess there's probably been an increased awareness of world end predictions with the spread of the internet (and probably an increased number of predictions too).

It's the flip side of internet openness.... Wikipedia and Doctor Google, are right and will make conspiracy theories plausible.

The world will end when the internet does.

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  Reply # 736428 22-Dec-2012 21:07
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Yes we all got our badge ...

Aren't we supposed to love and love like there's no tomorrow? So it doesn't matter to me either way!

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