Yes, you guessed it, this thread is titled D.A.R.N.
, the 2012 D
Since there are so many 2012 threads out there, as a public ATS service, it would be nice to have a central thread location for all the doomsayers who
drank the kool-aid to formally apologize to the rest of the community if and when nothing happens. It's a safe place to say "Darn! I was
As we all know, apologizing is not popular. But we also know that human beings need to make verbal amends to clear their consciences. The folks who
predicted any doom-and-gloom, apocalyptic event, physical or spiritual shift, etc surrounding 12/21/2012 need a safe place where they can just 'fess
up and admit some degree of delusion.
For the sake of formality and sincerity, I would suggest you post a prepared statement; however, I am aware that many people just can't find the
right words when it comes to this sort of thing. So in order to help out (it never hurts to help, you know), I offer up the following generic apology
for you to cut and paste.
Hello, my name is ________, and I was wrong about 2012. I apologize to the community for being wrong about something so significant.
It's not demeaning, and it's very simple and to the point. You could even include some links to threads and posts where you were really, really
wrong to offer some amusing highlights!
Also, a few words are in order regarding the gray area of what might occur on 12/21/2012. It would be appropriate to define what a significant event
is in order for us to determine the degree of incorrectness.
Example 1 - A Significant Event
Alien vessels surround the earth and harvest humans for food. This is a significant event and nobody will be apologizing in this thread because you
will all be busy getting eaten by aliens.
Example 2 - Another Significant Event
Biblical judgement occurs and souls are wrenched from the earth; there is verifiable physical and spiritual chaos. This too would be a significant
event, and may God have mercy on all our souls.
Example 3 - NOT a Significant Event
At 11:11 PM on 12/21/2012 while eating cheese puffs on your Grandma's couch, you get a tingling in your left leg, pass gas three times and feel like
you are ascending into the clouds. This is not a significant event. Nobody can verify that any spiritual ascension took place. It is a personal
experience, and is most likely due to the high methane content of your gastrointestinal expulsion.
There will be many that come on ATS, and even though we all know that nothing happened, they will say that something happened for them
this notion, I say "That's great for you, but that don't count." Then I will suggest they begin composing their apology.
For the less-swift among us, this is all a bit tongue-in-cheek, but there is an element of truth. Too much pride can make you sick inside. Free
yourself from your shackles on 12/22/2012 and just say "I'm sorry."
P.S. You can also apologize in advance if you already know you're wrong. Think about it.