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Is the world going to end on 21st December 2012Is the world going to end on 2012?

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suvetha | Student, Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted April 1, 2012 at 11:39 PM via web

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Is the world going to end on 21st December 2012

Is the world going to end on 2012?

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted April 2, 2012 at 12:43 AM (Answer #2)

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No, the world is not going to end in December.  I have heard some interesting ideas that the world is changing, and our focus might change then, but that is a purely metaphysical discussion.  The only reason the Mayan calendar ended then is that some enterprising Mayan managed to eke out a calendar so many years into the future, and then the Mayans were wiped out.

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ayy-dee | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted April 2, 2012 at 1:01 AM (Answer #3)

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From my point of i think all this is just rumors.

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piya1234 | Student, Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted April 2, 2012 at 1:11 AM (Answer #4)

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Its on Gods hands

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najm1947 | Elementary School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted April 2, 2012 at 1:20 AM (Answer #5)

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If one could not know his own end, how could one know when the world is going to end. Only the Creator, the All-Knowing, knows about it

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wannam | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted April 2, 2012 at 1:41 AM (Answer #6)

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I'd like to add a little more information about the Mayans post 2 mentions.  This ingenious group wrote many calendars and mathematical calculations about our world.  It amazes me that a calendar written so many years ago is still looked at today.  The Mayans actually made a series of calendars.  I believe we are on the fourth Mayan calendar right now.  Let's face it, there's only so much room to carve a calendar on a stone.  The world didn't end when the other calendars ended.  This is simply a year when one calendar will end and another will begin.  The Mayan never actually predicted the end of world.  This is simply a misunderstanding of their calendar system.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted April 2, 2012 at 1:43 AM (Answer #7)

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I'm hoping that anyone who believes that the world will end will send me all of their money and their possessions.  They will not need them if they truly believe the world is ending.

There is no reason to believe the world will end.  It is not even clear that the Maya themselves believed that it was going to end at that point.  Their descendants do not interpret things in this way.  Even if the ancient Maya did believe this, why should that make us believe?  It is silly to think that for some reason these people knew when the world would end.

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rrteacher | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 2, 2012 at 2:18 AM (Answer #8)

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The Maya did not say the world will end on December 21, 2012, that is simply when their calendar ends and a new one begins. In any case, why we should think that the Maya should be invested with some sort of authority to predict the end of the world is beyond me. A quick perusal of Google search results, though, demonstrates just how many people believe this stuff. 

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stolperia | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 2, 2012 at 2:45 AM (Answer #9)

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There is no way we can answer that question, for any number of reasons as cited above. Given the nuclear arms possibilities existing in the world, certainly it is possible that an end may come through military means. There are methods of biological contamination and destruction that could seriously endanger if not wipe out human life on a global scale, aside from naturally occurring mutations of germs and viruses that we might not be able to control or cure. Climate change could lead to natural catastrophes leading to more disasters and resulting in the destruction of civilization.

I prefer to put my faith in God and live so that I'm ready for the end, whenever it happens, and to keep on enjoying every day of life I'm granted in the meantime instead of spending lots of time worrying about something I can't have any chance of answering.

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wanderista | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted April 2, 2012 at 7:28 AM (Answer #10)

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The world ending on that particular date is just the same as the world ending today. The chances are extremely low, to be blunt. The Mayans, who apparently 'predicted' that this event would occur actually didn't. Their calendars didn't end on that date, so therefore I can conclude that the 2012 apocalypse is just rumours being exaggerated (almost like a hyperbole) by social media and the entertainment industry (from films such as 2012).

However, to flare some debate, scientists have been saying that solar activity has been increasing, and that the solar flares that the sun has been releasing are gradually becoming larger. With the weakened state of our atmosphere (due to our carbon polluting), it is unsure of whether these flares are potential threats to life on Earth. What do you think?

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wanderista | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted April 2, 2012 at 7:30 AM (Answer #11)

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Sorry, I meant to say:

The world ending on that particular date is just the same as the world ending today. The chances are extremely low, to be blunt. The Mayans, who apparently 'predicted' that this event would occur actually didn't. Their calendars didn't end on that date, so therefore I can conclude that the 2012 apocalypse is just rumours being exaggerated (almost like a hyperbole) by social media and the entertainment industry (from films such as 2012).

However, to flare some debate, scientists have been saying that solar activity has been increasing, and that the solar flares that the sun has been releasing are gradually becoming larger. With the weakened state of our atmosphere (due to our carbon polluting), it is unsure of whether these flares are potential threats to life on Earth. Scientists have been discussing whether in some time in December that one of the solar flares will hit Earth. What do you think?

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loraaa | Student | Valedictorian

Posted April 2, 2012 at 2:20 PM (Answer #12)

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The world will not end, but when God wants it.

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kavthuv | Student, Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted April 2, 2012 at 7:19 PM (Answer #13)

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yeah agree with post 2nd ,3rd and 12th

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ayy-dee | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted April 3, 2012 at 5:45 AM (Answer #15)

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i think it is explained quite well in post#5 by najm

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piya1234 | Student, Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted April 8, 2012 at 10:59 PM (Answer #16)

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I hope the world ends before i do my Ordinary Level examination

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piya1234 | Student, Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted April 8, 2012 at 11:03 PM (Answer #17)

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Remote viewing is nothing new in Tibetan monasteries. For thousands of years remote viewing in the middle of other spiritual activities have dominated Tibetan culture. What some Indian tourists came to learn from a few Tibetan monasteries under the current Chinese rule is extremely alarming and fascinating. According to these tourists remote viewers are seeing world powers in the course of self-destruction. They also see that the world will not be destroyed. Between now and 2012 the world super powers will continue to engage in regional wars. Terrorism and covert war will be the main problem. In world politics something will happen in and around 2010. At that time the world powers will threaten to destroy each other. Between 2010 and 2012, the whole world will get polarized and prepare for the ultimate dooms day. Heavy political maneuvers and negotiations will take place with little progress. In 2012, the world will start plunging into a total destructive nuclear war.

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piya1234 | Student, Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted April 8, 2012 at 11:04 PM (Answer #18)

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And at that time something remarkable will happen, says, Buddhist monk of Tibet. Supernatural divine powers will intervene. The destiny of the world is not to self-destruct at this time.
Scientific interpretation of the monks, statements makes it evident that the Extra Terrestrial powers are watching us every step of the way. They will intervene in 2012 and save the world from self-destruction.
When asked about recent UFO sightings in India and China, the monks smiled and said the divine powers are watching us all. Mankind cannot and will not be allowed to alter the future to that great extent.
Every human being though their current acts in life called "Karma can alter the future lives to some extent, but changing the destiny in that large extent will not be allowed to that great an extent.

Monks also mentioned that beyond 2012 our current civilization would understand that the final frontier of science and technology is in area of spirituality and not material physics and chemistry. Beyond 2012, out technologies will take a different direction. People will learn the essence of spirituality, the relation between body and the soul, the reincarnation and the fact we are connected with each other are all part of "God.

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piya1234 | Student, Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted April 8, 2012 at 11:04 PM (Answer #19)

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In India and China UFO sightings have increased in many folds. Many say the Chinese and Indian Governments are being contacted by the Extra Terrestrials.

In recent days most UFO activities have been seen in those countries who have indigenously developed Nuke capabilities.

When asked if these extra-terrestrials will show up in reality in 2012, the answers remote viewers are giving is: they will reveal themselves in such a way that none of us scared. They will reveal themselves only if they have to. As our science and technology progresses, we are destined to see them and interact with them any way.

According to the remote viewers, our earth is blessed and is being saved continuously from all kinds of hazards all the time that we are not even aware of. As our technologies progress we will realize how external forces saved us.

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francy17 | Student, Grade 11 | Salutatorian

Posted May 17, 2012 at 10:25 PM (Answer #20)

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Before the end..The Anglo-American world power will be in power. "History shows that, although the Roman Empire enjoyed an extension of life in the form of the Holy Roman Empire of the Germanic nation, it eventually gave way to the rising power of its onetime imperial subject, Britain. Because of their close affinity and general unity of action, Britain and the United States today are often referred to as the Anglo-American World Power, the present dominant power in world history."-Insight on the Scriptures

Then it speaks of "the signs" which is taking place now. (2 Timothy 3:1-5) But then it talks of "the great tribulation" in which marks the coming of god’s Great War or Armageddon. (Revelation 16:16)


to be continued...

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francy17 | Student, Grade 11 | Salutatorian

Posted May 17, 2012 at 10:26 PM (Answer #21)

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Matthew 24:15-22 “when YOU catch sight of the disgusting thing that causes desolation, as spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in a holy place,  then let those in Judea begin fleeing to the mountains. Let the man on the housetop not come down to take the goods out of his house; and let the man in the field not return to the house to pick up his outer garment. Woe to the pregnant women and those suckling a baby in those days! Keep praying that YOUR flight may not occur in wintertime, nor on the sabbath day; for then there will be great tribulation such as has not occurred since the world’s beginning until now, no, nor will occoccur again. In fact, unless those days were cut short, no flesh would be saved but on account of the chosen ones those days will be cut short."

The great tribulation has not yet begun. So the destruction of this system cannot occur yet.

Well let us now look at some other reasons why the world cannot end in 2012... The movie Maximum Ride comes out in 1213!

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malakxavi | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted May 19, 2012 at 6:06 AM (Answer #22)

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If one could not know his own end, how could one know when the world is going to end. Only the Creator, the All-Knowing, knows about it

agreed

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camickey | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 21, 2012 at 8:07 PM (Answer #23)

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I dont think so. All i have know that mayan calendar will be ended on that day. Earth climate will change in some way too. 

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atyourservice | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted September 30, 2014 at 1:16 AM (Answer #24)

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Well I am from the future aka 2014 and I can assure you the world does not end on december 21st 2012. 

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kavthuv | Student, Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted April 2, 2012 at 7:20 PM (Answer #14)

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4th and 5th too

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