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  • That's because the vast majority of people don't believe these prophecies.
  • I've heard that. But well until then and until I realise its happening Im just going to live happily and do the best I can with my life :) Although I've been told by an extremely accurate psychic that I'm going to live a long life (and everything shes predicted so far HAS come to pass) so I aint gonna panic. :) I might be one of the survivors lolz :)
  • I agree with QueueTea that the vast majority of people don't believe those prophecies, but I also think part of it is fatalism, since, according to those prophecies, there is nothing that can be done to prevent "The End". Therefore those who do put stock in those ancient fortunetellers just go about their day-to-day activities, awaiting the end . . . because there's nothing else to do.
  • Because nothing is going to happen.Trust me. They said the same thing would happen in the year 2000,and in 2006,and nothing happend,so what makes them so sure about 2012? And the only person who knows for sure when the world gonna end is God.
  • They are just scared like the people that flipped out in 1999. If something was really going to happen there would be visible signs of it. Nothing is just going to come out of nowhere in 2012.
  • So far, I have lived through about a dozen dates where someone has said the world was going to end. My first one...I was all in a huff about. I paniced less the more I went through. If this is your first one - Congrats! Let's plan to have a toast in 2013 together!
  • Well, the Christians already have their Rapture-Ready Kits on stand by so they're not worried. For those of us left behind, we're already savoring how sweet it'll be to finally have the Earth to ourselves
  • Most of us don't buy into the large dollop of malarkey that these "predictions" entail.
  • cause it's a hogwash!!!!
  • So like, this so called Apocalypse has been declared by, apparently, the Mayan calendar. Now then, we've had people study these ancient civilizations for years, wouldn't someone have picked up this prediction before like, last year? The Mayan calendar is, after all, one of the tools that helped researchers learn a whole lot about them right? And only NOW they discover this? It's a whole lotta BS, just like Y2K, and the countless apocalyptic predictions made by man every seven years for the past 2000 years. Oh no doubt there will be an end to all some day, but I'm thinking it will be gradual and phase like, we won't really notice...maybe it's happening right now, through disease, starvation and natural disasters. And maybe the Mayas actually were right...but it isn't going to be one huge bang then nothing, rather it will be like a candle snuffing out. Too much God in this world, clouding people's senses.
  • you better start panicking... i hear the sirens of the men in white coming to fetch you in a straight jacket and they only about 3 minutes away..
  • Their pissing on your leg and passing it off as rain. Meaning it's bullshit, for every time there was suppose to be an end, it's only a dream and or a wish. We never get to die when we want to, and since so many of us do, it isn't gonna happen anytime soon. I am not saying there won't be an "end", just that it isn't coming in 2012.
  • We aren't in a state of panic cos it's not true. And well if it is, shoot me. Oh no wait cos we'll all be dead *rolls eyes*
  • Because we're all procrastinators. Don't worry, we'll get to it sooner or later...
  • I am sure that some doom and gloomers are out there calling for repent....I would have to say I repent and really don't mean it and then I will have to repent cause of that and on and on and on.... I never worry about the end...it is this middle I am worried about....LOL....
  • After living through some of the "End of the World" predictions on this link, I would have to say because the vast majority of people either don't care or have learned from history that such predictions are tripe: http://www.religioustolerance.org/end_wrl2.htm I'll let you decide.
  • Nobody knows when the world is going to end(aka the rapture)2012 is just a guess. it could happen in the next year, month, day, hour, or even in the next second. You just have to be ready when it comes...
  • Most think it's drivel? ;-)
  • ... a blend of disbelief and apathy ... ... most people either do not care, or do not believe ...
  • What is panic going to change or affect anything? Might as well enjoy it.
  • We're all panicking in secret. Those people you see strolling through the malls... they're actually privately looting the stores. Later tonight I plan to stroll down the street, calmly shouting (very softly) that the end is sorta kinda near (if you believe that sorta thing).
  • No one takes that 2012 End of the World scenario seriously. Ever since the Y2K and 6/6/6 (June 6, 2006) End of the World scenarios did not pan out, the scare mongers, conspiracy theorists, book sellers, and television executives have been touting the 2012 End of the World scenario. When 2012 does not happen either, I am sure they will think of something else. "But of that day or hour, no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come." (Mark 13:32-33) Jesus told us in no uncertain terms that we were not to know when the end of the world would come but that we were always to be ready. The early Christian Church thought that Jesus was going to return at any moment. Only after a couple of centuries did the Church realize that it may be 2,000 or 4,000 or 8,000 years before Jesus returns. The Catholic Church wisely follows Jesus' advice and teaches that each of us should live as if we will meet our maker in the next ten minutes and that we need to work to make the world a better place for our 100 X great-grandchildren. Do not worry about the end of the world. Trust God to make sure everything happens to plan. Just be ready to meet God at any time. For more information, about what Catholics believe about the end of the world, see: http://www.americancatholic.org/Newsletters/CU/ac0993.asp With love in Christ.
  • Nothing ~ i just can't plan for next week, let alone for 3 years time. Let me know the day before so i can start stressing about it then :)
  • No one really knows when the world will end. It may happen in 2012 and it may not. Either way, what good is stressing or going into a panic going to do? There is going to be no way to stop the end when it comes.
  • I will just live my life the best I can and what ever happens happens!
  • After thousands of years, some folks get jaded. According to Isaac Asimov's Book of Facts (1979), an Assyrian clay tablet dating to approximately 2800 BC was unearthed bearing the words "Our earth is degenerate in these latter days. There are signs that the world is speedily coming to an end. Bribery and corruption are common." This is one of the earliest examples of the perception of moral decay in society being interpreted as a sign of the imminent end. http://www.abhota.info/end1.htm
  • other end-of-the-world prophecies have proved false - why should this one be any different?

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