reply to post by Barkster
Dude argue your point without demeaning the OPs belief which in this case he supports with Horn.
It has been pointed out many, many times that the Mayan calendar, and its cessation on what WE call the year 2012 is NOT, I repeat, NOT a prediction
of the sort claimed by the video the OP found and posted.
All of this "prophecY" is just more of the same sort of hogwash that's been seen for centuries. This time some hucksters have found yet another
way to profit off of the gullibility of people.
Look back, in just recent memory. The "Y2K" computer 'bug' that was going to cause a complete technological meltdown in the Western World, and
plunge us into the dark ages...
...the tragedy of those various cults that have popped up with regularity, one recently was the "Heaven's Gate" group, who suicided thinking
they'd be picked up by the mothership hiding in the tail of an approaching comet...
...there are a great number of other examples of cults', their influence on the gullible, and the tragic results. Many here on ATS are likely too
young to remember Jim Jones, in Guyana...
...EOTW (End of the World) 'prophecies' have existed in many, many human cultures and religions, over the ages. The year 999, turning to 1,000 was
supposed to be a "second coming" of Christ, for instance...
(people seem to focus on the numbers, and look for some symmetry, when in fact our calendars are just a conveniently made up system of tracking
elapsed time as our planet orbits the Sun, that WE use for various purposes. AND nothing in the cycles of astronomy fit perfectly together, do they??
A year is how many days? Oh, but every four years we lose a bit of time, doesn't quite divide evenly, so we have "leap year" --- unless it's a
year ending in zero, but evenly divided by four...there are so many examples. The Moon doesn't orbit in exactly
28 days, but
that...all of it is random, and there is NO "prophecy" at work there, nada, nil, zilch...)
This is spiritual mumbo-jumbo, and will get people agitated for no good reason, and will separate from them a lot of cash, into the pockets of
shiesters, then by January or February 2013 there will be excuses made, "re-calculations", and the scam will likely continue on in new form ---
P.T. Barnum (of circus fame) said it best: "There's a sucker born every minute."
Here, went searching, didn't take long to find supporting evidence of the lunacy in mankaind over the cneturies:
About 30 CE: The Christian Scriptures (New Testament), when interpreted literally, appear to record many predictions by Jeshua of Nazareth (Jesus
Christ) that God's Kingdom would arrive within a very short period, or was actually in the process of arriving. For example, Jesus is recorded as
saying in Matthew 16:28: "...there shall be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom."
In Matthew 24:34, Yeshua is recorded as saying: "...This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled." Since the life expectancy
in those days was little over 30 years, Jesus appears to have predicted his second coming sometime during the 1st century CE. It didn't happen. More
About 60 CE: Interpreting the Epistles of Paul of Tarsus literally, his writings seem to imply that Jesus would return and usher in a rapture during
the lifetime of persons who were living in the middle of the 1st century. More details.
About 90 CE: Saint Clement 1 predicted that the world end would occur at any moment.
2nd Century CE: Prophets and Prophetesses of the Montanist movement predicted that Jesus would return sometime during their lifetime and establish
the New Jerusalem in the city of Pepuza in Asia Minor.
365 CE: A man by the name of Hilary of Poitiers, announced that the end would happen that year.
It goes on and on, too long to clip and list here in the thread, but you can use this link
to read more.
I'm sure a Google search will uncover other sources, with about the same sad information....
[edit on 28 December 2009 by weedwhacker]