I kind of agree. It's very popular on ATS to ding the fundamentalists, those "idiots" who believe the Earth was made on October 23, 4004 BC at 9:00 in
the morning. We have so much fun with them! So here comes this idea supposedly from the Mayans, whose Long Count Calendar says the Earth was made on
August 11, 3114 BC, and some of the same people who criticize the fundamentalists buy off on it.
So, yes, that does produce some anxiety when you realize there really are so many idiots on board here who were willing to believe the Earth would
end, err, yesterday, for most of the world. It's pretty disheartening and begs the question of denying ignorance.
Now up until a few days ago all this was going to be the End of the World, period. This was not the "End of the world as we know it.' It was the
literal end, brought about by a comet, an asteroid, a planet, a solar flare, or simply by crossing the midpoint of the Galactic Equator. By whatever
means, we were going to be toast, literally.
So as it turns out the "three days of darkness when nothing gets through the magnetosphere" didn't happen, and it's still raining or snowing outside,
but by gum, the electricity is still on and the dishwasher still works and the cats still are sleeping contentedly. So, do we hear any, "Well, folks,
guess I was wrong. Sorry about that!"
Instead we are treated with a litany of responses. Some of them:
1. We never meant the Earth was going to be destroyed literally. We meant [insert one here] a) metaphorically, b) symbolically, c) in another
dimension of space/time. d) in our hearts.
2. Actually, something really did happen but you are not enlightened enough to see or feel it. Only we who are advanced know what has really
3. This is the dawn of a New Age, but it will take you awhile to feel the effects.
4. Your chakras have taken on a new vibrational level.
5. Only those with ears to hear will understand the True Message.
6. The world is really messed up and we have to change it!
7. You skeptics have more anxiety than anyone else.
Umm, what about the world blowing up and all that?
8. We never actually said that.
edit on 12/21/2012 by schuyler because: (no reason given)