I'd like to start by saying I have viewed ATS threads in my spare time on and off for the past couple of years, never did create an account until
recently and my post count is not high enough to post in a topic related forum SO this is why it will be placed here
I usually just like to read
threads on here and don't care much to post my two cents however I was compelled to warn some of you and the many excalamation marks were absolutely
necessary to tell you how dire my warning is.
The world as we know it will end on December 21st, 2012 AD, either by the sun incinerating all of us, aliens harvesting us or asteroids smashing into
our planet, I'm not sure which one yet. My evidence? The Mayan calendar ends abruptly on this date. And if you didn't know this already the Mayan
calendar co-incidently starts on August 11th 3114 BC WHEN THE EARTH ITSELF BEGAN!
In all seriousness, when it comes to doomsday threads it is very interesting how the people who promote the "facts" avoid those more logical facts
hiding in plain site. Let's speak logically for a minute. To suggest the abrupt end of the Mayan calendar as being the end of the world would it not
make sense for the beginning of the Mayan calendar to be the beginning of the world? Of course we know for a fact or at least I hope we believe the
world did not begin on this date and therefore we can safely assume, will not end on the oh so famous date. I haven't invested a lot of time
searching but I was hoping it would be fairly easy to figure out why the Mayan calendar began on this date, (If anyone can explain the significance of
this date please post) and I could not find anything because of the spam of the world ending in 2012. Honestly though why should I even invest much
time figuring it out why it began when people so easily assume the end of the calendar means the end of the world. I can believe that something
significant will happen as maybe something did on the start date but to assume the end without even considering why it began in the first place is a
ignorant and stupid idea.
Then of course there is the infamous planet Nibiru. Does it exist? Honestly I can believe it. If they can find new planets in the kuiper belt who
knows what else lies beyond there. But why is there this association with 2012, the Mayan calendar's end date and a planet which has been brought in
the spotlight in modern times by Zecharia Sitchin. It was actually Sitchin himself who hosted a 2 hour lecture talking about some of the content of
his books, Nibiru and how he never once related the planet with a 2012 "passing", actually, his calculations lead him into an approximate year 2900
AD (the orbit itself was approximate 3600-3700 year passing). I don't care if you believe in the existance of Nibiru or not, the point I am trying to
make is the man who brought the planet into the spotlight, based on his own research never spoke about the passing of the planet as the end of
humanity and never associated it with 2012. Yet you have those bright people, posting about it as such and users criticizing Sitchin as if they are
his claims. Google "next passing of nibiru" 2003, 2012, 2012, 2012... but the date proposed by the man who wrote the books about it isn't even on
the first page of results!
This is what bothers me about people who start up these sorts of doomsday threads and hype. It is based on pure BS. Logic is disregarded. I love
reading and watching content on the mysterious and unknown but don't base your beliefs and opinions without doing even a little bit of research.
My emphasis is on 2012 simply because it is the nearest doomsday date we have but this is a great site I found which lists literally hundreds of
supposed "end of days", some which have already occured and future ones. Check it out:
Interestingly enough many of them describe the same type of attention seekers we see today proclaiming the end is near, some based on interesting
calculations and others just disgusted with how much greed and corruption exists in society that it must be regarded as the end of days.
After the world ends in 2012, I think 2060 will be the next major date based on Sir Isaac Newton's calcuations but I am sure there will be plenty of
minor end dates inbetween as mentioned on that website. Coincidence? Significance? Who knows but people really have to stop taking everything as it is
a sign of the end of humanity.