Do you believe we will die December 21 2012?as the mayans and many other civilizations that died off,do you think we will die or no

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Michael Ugulini | (Level 3) Educator

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Some of us may, either through natural causes, an accident, or in some other way. Most of us will not.

I do not believe in the Mayan theory.

Probably as many people will die through the normal course of life on this planet on December 20, December 22, as well as any other day of the year as will die on December 21, 2012.

 

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literaturenerd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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In opening, I do not believe that the world will end on December 21st of this year. Give my curiosity, I have done some research on the "end of the world," according to the Mayan calender. Essentially, the Mayan calender ended long ago. Today's calender is very different from the Mayan's original. We currently celebrate Leap Year (which was not a part of the Mayan calender). Based off the original calender, 12-21-12 has come and gone (when looking at the original).

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tinicraw | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Bravo! Posts #1 and #2. Remember when the Y2K scare was popular? I remember where I was on New Year's Eve 1999.  Everyone thought that the internet and computer systems of the world would collapse because there were problems with dates on computers going from 1999 to 1900? Everyone thought that if the dates didn't roll over to 2000 at the stroke of midnight that everything digital would crash! There were probably other rumors floating around at the time, too. But everything went just fine and no one's money was lost. The internet flourished and everything was fine. I'd be more worried about current patterns of behavior and trends (as with the economy) as guides for problems facing our world rather than an old calendar based on superstition.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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In addition, they have found evidence that not even the Maya actually believed that the world was going to end this year.  They've found some sort of Maya calendar that shows things happening after 2012.  Not even the people who allegedly predicted this really believed it, so why should we?

That's actually the more interesting question -- why do people believe in this stuff?

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rrteacher | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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The above post is exactly right. I would add that it is also a little silly to privilege one culture over another when it comes to making claims about when the world will end. There are thousands of different religions and traditions concerning the end of the world, and it is odd that popular culture should have embraced one. 

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wannam | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

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I think you might want to clarify the difference between a culture dieing off and a group of people dieing off.  There are certainly instances where a group of people do all die off.  Some of the most notable examples I can think of have to do with early settlers.  Sometimes an entire village would be wiped out.  Other civilizations didn't die off but rather they joined other cultures and thus their culture died out.  The Mayans did not die out.  Their culture changed and grew as other people and other cultures joined their society, but there are still true Mayans today.  

In reference to the Mayan calendar which ends in 2012, it does not mean the world will end.  The Mayans made many different calendars.  Let's face it, there's only so much you can chisel into one rock tablet.  In 2012, one Mayan calendar will end and another will begin.  This is a significant event in their culture but it in no way signals the end of the world.  This myth has been created by those who do not understand the culture and it's implications.  

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champion1403 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

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In reply to #1:

I have a big faith to GOD and I know that He will not let us die with any means. The date 12/21 is actually my birth date and I do believe that with God's grace and mercy that will never happen. Beleiving to such issue just only mean and prove that a person has very little faith. Why waste time and deal with such issue instead of praying and asking God's mercy? Have faith... WE WILL NOT DIE ^^

 

 

hello, nice to meet you. I agree with you. We will not die. Although i do not belive very much in Gods but i sure the human beings won't die in easy way. december 21, it's just a number, nobody can predict what happen. So, as you said: keep praying and having faith... ^_^

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myramira | College Teacher | eNotes Newbie

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Do you believe we will die December 21 2012?

as the mayans and many other civilizations that died off,do you think we will die or no

I have a big faith to GOD and I know that He will not let us die with any means. The date 12/21 is actually my birth date and I do believe that with God's grace and mercy that will never happen. Beleiving to such issue just only mean and prove that a person has very little faith. Why waste time and deal with such issue instead of praying and asking God's mercy? Have faith... WE WILL NOT DIE ^^

 

 

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astrosonuthird | Student, Kindergarten | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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hello! eto I think I said you about this.

 

I am dam sure. There will be nothing not a single earthquake on 21 december 2012.

 

it was just said to super-hit the film ( 2012 )

 

you know its my favorite film.

 

 

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liv2dance | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 3) eNoter

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It says in the  bible: (mathew 24: 42-44) "Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him." What I take from this at a christian stand point is that the world keeps trying to make assumptions of when the world will end but as it is written in God's book, we will never know, it will come like a "theif in the night." but we must be watchful and ready for signs when jesus will retern. We cannot set a date on the doom of humanity only god knows and it is not something we can anticipate, it will come when we least expect it! Sorry for scaring anyone with all this religious talk but this is my belief and i only ask for you to be openminded.

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etotheeyepi | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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For anyone looking for a doomsday, they should check out 13 April 2029.

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2005/13may_2004mn4/

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najm1947 | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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In the first place, it is only known to God when this world is going to end.

There have been new discoveries even about Mayan calendar and the new archaeological discoveries indicate that the Mayan calendar goes much beyond December 21, 2012,so it is just a hoax that the world is going to end on that day.

However the way the things are going and the way the world has polarised against Muslims in the name of war on terror, a major catastrophe does not seem to be far off.

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