Originally posted by RuneSpider
Tell me something, how many times have people predicted the end of the world, eh? More times than I can count. So what's so special about the Mayan
calendar, is it because it's older?
It's not about how many times people have predicted it. It's about what the prophecies of various cultures that have an accurate history say about
the end time. Common people ignore those and jump the gun by just making up baseless predictions. We know the end it coming soon, so 2012 plus or
minus a few years is a good general estimate. Examples of what other cultures say:
1) A Hopi Indian prophecy says that "man will build a house in the sky, and that will be the last major technical achievement allowed to man before
the end". Man is building a house in the sky now, it's the space station, and the last I heard about it's completion date is about 2010+.
2) 800 years ago Saint Malachy prophecised the number of popes until the end an we are at the next to last one. After that "there will be the
destruction of the seven hills of Rome, and the awful judge will judge the people".
3) Aztec leader Montezuma said that the white men who came to conquer his country would hold power for 8 cycles, they would slowly lose it in the 9th,
and after that (implying the 10th) the end of the 5th world would come. Cycles = 52 year periods. The 10th cycle started in 1987, and we're in the
middle of it now.
4) It is general Buddhist belief that the end would come approximately 2500 years after Buddha. Since the Buddha lived about 2500 years ago, the end
is near. They also believe that 1988 marked the start of the last generation.
This is the kind of thing you need to do, corroborate prophecies from different cultures. And when you do, you'll see that all point to the same
time frame. These above are just a few of many.
There are a number of end time events that will then happen. The final one that lays waste to mankind is a global earth quake or earth shock. The
Bible says it will be like none in the history of mankind. The Maya say this world age will be called the age of movement, because the entire earth
will be shaken.
But without quoting a bunch more prophecies because I'm getting tired of writing, another thing that will happen is this country (the US) will be
invaded by a massive eastern army that will devastate this country. So at some point in the next few years, expect to see Chinese soldiers and tanks
rolling down your streets, pulling your families from their homes, burning things down, and killing lots of people.