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View Poll Results: Do you believe the world will end in 2012?
Yes...the end is near! 3 6.00%
No...it's a bunch of baloney. 40 80.00%
I'm still undecided. 7 14.00%
Voters: 50. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-30-2010, 03:47 AM
 
Location: Still in Portland, Oregon, for some reason
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Do you believe the world will end on December 21, 2012?

People (and annoyingly, the History Channel) always point to Nostradamus as this apparently fail-proof source of impending doom and destruction. What they won't tell you is that there were a large number of predictions Nostradamus made that were wrong. And don't give the Mayan calender prediction baloney because one fact people love to omit is that it's the end of one calendar and the start of another.

Personally, I will make plans for December 22, 2012 without hesitation. The world was supposed to descend into nuclear holocaust after computers went haywire for Y2K and we're still here, right?
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:42 AM
 
Location: Don't be a cry baby!
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Do you believe the world will end on December 21, 2012?

People (and annoyingly, the History Channel) always point to Nostradamus as this apparently fail-proof source of impending doom and destruction. What they won't tell you is that there were a large number of predictions Nostradamus made that were wrong. And don't give the Mayan calender prediction baloney because one fact people love to omit is that it's the end of one calendar and the start of another.

Personally, I will make plans for December 22, 2012 without hesitation. The world was supposed to descend into nuclear holocaust after computers went haywire for Y2K and we're still here, right?
Nostradamus was a quack! If I wrote down a bunch of predictions, in time, someone could find where they come true. (People believe what they want, tragedy foremost)
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Old 08-30-2010, 06:21 AM
 
Location: North America
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II intend to have a "we're still here" party December 22, 2012. who's with me?
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Old 08-30-2010, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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If you are a believer in these prophesies please contact me about selling all your possessions before the World Ends.
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Old 08-30-2010, 06:31 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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I don't think anything will happen. Some people will be very disappointed, but I am sure they will come up with a new doomsday they can look forward to
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Old 08-30-2010, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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The same history channel also used Nostradamus to predict WWIII before the year 2000. Remember the yahoos that went to the mountains on -12/31/1999 because the world was going to end the next day.... I predict on the date 12-31-2999 the same will be true. And that will start with the 3, the number of trinity so it must be true then., (sarcasm)
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:12 AM
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Ah, but maybe a Solar Storm?

Get your generators ready, if true.

Powerful Solar Storm Could Shut Down U.S. for Months - Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News - FOXNews.com

Massive solar storm to hit Earth in 2012 with 'force of 100m bombs' - Yahoo! India News
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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If the world is coming to an end, I won't be saved by any god and will gladly take donations of possessions/money.
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Do you believe the world will end on December 21, 2012?

People (and annoyingly, the History Channel) always point to Nostradamus as this apparently fail-proof source of impending doom and destruction. What they won't tell you is that there were a large number of predictions Nostradamus made that were wrong. And don't give the Mayan calender prediction baloney because one fact people love to omit is that it's the end of one calendar and the start of another.

Personally, I will make plans for December 22, 2012 without hesitation. The world was supposed to descend into nuclear holocaust after computers went haywire for Y2K and we're still here, right?
You are correct, but you are also probably pretty young.

Those of us who are not young remember times before Y2K when the world was going to end. 1990, I think, was one--I remember it was a certain date in October. The movement was big in Korea, although it carried over here--I still remember someone with a REPENT sign on the side of his car and the date. People in Korea deserted the army and went to church to sit and wait for the world to end.

Go back further--1000 years before Y2K, people sat in churches on 12/31/999 because the world was supposed to end then, too.

Mid-nineteenth century in the US was also very big on End-Of-The-World cults. They were all over the place. Some of them survived and morphed into long-term religions--The Mormons, the Seventh-Day Adventists, and the Jehovahs Witnesses all started as End-of-the-World cults from that time period. Many more just died out.
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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I flip my calendar over every year, and its not the end of the world.
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