Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Ok, so there is a new movie called 2012 demonstrating the consequences of the "predictions of the Maya" and there are plenty of people who think, because of the accuracy of their calendar, that this will be the end of the world or at least the start of the end of the world. First off, the Mayans didn't predict that this would be the end of the world. The Mayans merely stopped counting at the Winter solstice of 2012. Being that it was more than 500 years into the future, why bother with keeping up with any more than that...Pretty logical actually.

And lets just assume for a minute that they did predict the end of the world. Let's think on that for a minute...The Mayans could predict the end of the world...Does anyone see the irony in all this?? They couldn't even predict small pox, the Spaniards, gun powder, etc...And yet, there are people who think we can trust them with predictions regarding the end of the world??? At some point, you have to stop counting somewhere!! End of story. A society such as the Mayan would probably pick an event such as the solstice as a good stopping point. What's the significance of 2012??Who knows, maybe the calendar maker stopped when he saw the sails and crosses of a Spanish armada outside his window and thought that there were more pressing issues at hand so he just stopped counting...It could be as simple as that.

If you think there is something to 12/21/2012 then you were probably on of the idiots who unplugged your computer on 1/1/00.


Patrick M said...

I kind of want to see 2012. Just for the world-destroying goodness. Of course if Obama's reelected, it could come true. :)

Although I was disappointed with the y2k non-issue. I thought there would have been something that would have happened. Not planes exploding into orphanages, but something. A little Armageddon now and then spices things up.

Toad734 said...

Wow, something weird happened here. This was written about a month ago. I must have told it to post in the wrong month or something...Clearly this movie has now been out for a while.