Really, is anyone absolutely convinced this will without a doubt happen? I for one, am absolutely convinced that nothing will happen, at all, and this
is all a load of over played over talked about scaremongering crap. In fact how many times have ATS'ers seen "doomsday" prophecies come true since
it was first created on the internet? I think the answer would be very few...
Here's why I dont take 2012 seriously. Each of the following is just one of the hundreds of doomsday prophecies which have not occured.
About 90 AD: Saint Clement 1 predicted that the world end would occur at any moment
365 : Hilary of Poitiers, announced that the end would happen that year. Obviously he was wrong
375 to 400 : Saint Martin of Tours, a student of Hilary, was convinced that the end would happen sometime before 400 CE. He was also
1000-JAN-1: Was thought to be the end of the world by Christians in Europe. Was interesting because they actually attacked the pagan European
countries in order to convert them before Christ returned....
1000-MAY: The body of Charlemagne was disinterred on Pentecost. A legend had arisen that an emperor would rise from his sleep to fight the
1033: Despite Jesus' date of death not being officially known, this year was assumed to be the 1000th year of his execution, and he was supposed to
have resurrected....again, it didnt happen
1179: John of Toledo predicted the end of the world during 1186. This estimate was based on the alignment of many planets. This was the first of few
1284: Pope Innocent III added 666 to the date at which Islam was founded and stated this year would be the end of the world....Anyone noticing a
religious trend here
1524: Many astrologers predicted the imminent end of the world due to a world wide flood. They obviously had not read the Genesis story of the
1533: Melchior Hoffman predicted that Jesus' 1500 years after he was killed, apparently the "New Jerusalem" was supposed to have been established
1669: The Old Believers in Russia believed that the end of the world would occur in this year. 20 thousand burned themselves to death between 1669 and
1690 to protect themselves from the Antichrist. Please! Nobody follow these people
1830: A christian "prophetess" by the name of Margaret McDonald, alleged that New Harmony creator (an envisoned utopican community, lol), Robert
Owen was the anti-christ
1843-MAR-21: William Miller, founder of the Millerite movement, predicted that Jesus would come on this date. A very large number of Christians
accepted his prophecy.
1844-OCT-22: When Jesus did not return, Miller predicted this new date. In an event which is now called "The Great Disappointment," many Christians
sold their property and possessions, quit their jobs and prepared themselves for the second coming. Nothing happened; the day came and went without
Starting to sound familiar?
1919: Albert Porter (a meteorologist of all things...) predicted the sun would explode (and engulf the earth) due to planet alignment producing an
enormous magnetic current.
1936: Herbert W Armstrong, founder of the Worldwide Church of God, predicted that the Day of the Lord would happen sometime in 1936. Nothing much
happened that year, except for the birth of the compiler of this list -- who has been referred to as an Anti-Christ. When the prediction failed, he
made a new estimate: 1975.
Seems to be a trend doesnt there with the new predictions...
1940 or 1941: A Bible teacher from Australia, Leonard Sale-Harrison, predicted that the end of the world would happen in 1940 or 1941.
1948: During this year, the state of Israel was founded. Some Christians believed that this event was the final prerequisite for the second coming of
Jesus. Various end of the world predictions were made in the range 1888 to 2048.
1959: Florence Houteff's, who was the leader of the Branch Davidians faith group, prophesied that the 1260 days mentioned in Revelation 11:3 would
end and the Kingdom of David would be established on 1959-APR-22. Followers expected to die, be resurrected, and transferred to Heaven. Many sold
their possessions and moved to Mt. Carmel in anticipation of the "end time". It didn't happen. The group almost did not survive; only a few dozen
members remained. Whoops....
1970's: The late Moses David (formerly David Berg) was the founder of the Christian religious group, The Children of God. Apparently a comet was
supposed to smash into the earth during the 1970's and destroy it...
1975: This was an unoffical date given by Jehovas witnesses
1982: Astronomers John Gribben & Setphen Plagemann predicted the "Jupiter Effect" in 1974. They wrote that when various planets were aligned on the
same side of the sun, tidal forces would create solar flares, radio interruptions, rainfall and temperature disturbances and massive earthquakes. The
planets did align as seen from earth, as they do regularly. Nothing unusual happened.
1986: Moses David of The Children of God faith group (you would think they would learn the first time, lol) prophecised that the battle of Armageddon
would take place between the USA and Russia, where Russia would win, and christ would subsequently return to Earth in 1993
About 1990: Peter Ruckman concluded from his analysis of the Bible that the rapture would come within a few years of 1990. He was wrong to..
2000: I remeber watching a show on psychics about numerous things that would happen on 1st of Jan 2000....well they were all wrong werent they
So to all you believers/ doomsayers, with many many many failed prophecies of doomsday, how can everyone be so gullible to believe in this?