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Mayan Calendar Predicts End of the World

The Mayan calendar ended Friday. If you're reading this, then I guess it's not the end of the world.

Don’t make any rash decisions: Experts say 12/21/12 is going to be just another typical winter solstice.

Killer solar flares aren’t expected. Another planet isn’t on a collision course with ours. And the Mayan “long count calendar” ending on this date has no real significance—they had to end it somewhere!

What's All the Fuss About?

There are a number of theories and predictions that call for earth’s demise on Dec. 21, 2012. They include:

  • The ending of the Mayan calendar. The Mayans, according to a Sarasota Patch article, kept three separate calendars. The “long calendar” ends on Dec. 21. Some say this constitutes a Doomsday prediction; many do not.
  • Nostradamus. That famed French seer from the 1500s has been credited with predicting several end-of-the-world scenarios that some believe will take place in 2012. The website December212012.com points to the potential sparking of World War III on this date.
  • The collision of Earth and the supposed planet Nibiru. This supposed space catastrophe was initially predicted to strike in 2003. The planet in question was supposedly discovered by the Sumerians, according to NASA. When the world didn’t end in 2003, the date was moved to December 2012 for the deadly collision with earth.

What are the Experts Saying?

The intrigue created by multiple end-of-the-world predictions has made many scholars and even NASA stand up to make statements debunking the claims. From professors at Tampa Bay’s New College to the scientific minds at NASA, they’re all saying the same thing: Go ahead and pay that mortgage bill and wrap those holiday presents.

In regard to the ending of the Mayan calendar, New College’s Gabrielle Vail told Patch:

There are many misconceptions about the Mayans. If you look at their calendar alone, the Mayans kept three calendars. The one that has prompted the end of the world predictions was their "long count calendar" — a 5,125 year calendar. The calendar began August 11, 3114 B.C. and ends Dec. 21, 2012.

She said the Mayans wrote about dates beyond Dec. 21, 2012 "well, well into the future, trillions of years." They also wrote about dates before the 5,125 year calendar began.

Here’s what NASA has to say about all of the collective Doomsday prophesies:

The world will not end in 2012. Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012.

What do you think? Is the world coming to an end in a few days, or are you making sure those bill payments go out on time? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

star miller December 20, 2012 at 03:58 PM
i don't believe the MAYAN calendar they didn't included leap year >_< >_< >_< >_< >_<
Eric Thabo December 20, 2012 at 04:33 PM
the bible says no one knows the end of the world including the angels in heaven. only GOD knows.
same old story December 20, 2012 at 04:36 PM
i will take my chances on making it thru the weekend
Baby thomas December 20, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Mayans are not father of jesus christ, because the heavenly father know the date and day of world ending!
Michael Rouw December 20, 2012 at 05:35 PM
I dont believe there is a real date ... I believe that when our creator has had enough of us destroying what he has created for us he will pull the plug.
ali yawar December 20, 2012 at 06:46 PM
No one Except Allah subhanawatala has the knowledge and power regarding doomsday. Don't forget that when a person dies that is his/her doomsday! The Holy Prophet Muhammad (May Peace Be Upon Him) who is the Prophet for All times to come apprised us that No body except Allah has the knowledge of the dooms day. He apprised us of many signs of the dooms-day, a lot of them have appeared already but a few more are still awaited. Cheers . Dr.Ali Yawar
Michael Rouw December 20, 2012 at 08:04 PM
You just educated me Ali.. Thank you . I had no idea what the true meaning of ”Allah” meant. So I looked it up. I can live with that my Islamic friend. While we have time on this earth we should stop and try to understand each other. We just might realize we are not so different. For those of you ” which was me” who dont know look up ”Allah” your world might get a little brighter tonight. Thanks again Ali.
griffan smith December 20, 2012 at 08:19 PM
People most not think that the world will end because just Jesus knows when it will end not any mankind will know for a fact that the world will end
Paolo December 20, 2012 at 09:09 PM
The Mayan calender is so dry because wat if they just run out of ink.. Plus god is the creator not the Mayans. Only god knows the real date.
bankyhunter December 20, 2012 at 09:41 PM
Even the Bible says it,God said he will come like a thief in the night,so its not possible for anyone to know when the world will come to an end..the Mayans want attention and popularity now they have it,hope they let us rest now..
Logan December 20, 2012 at 10:22 PM
We make our own destiny my brothers
Drew Hewett December 21, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Idk if it will end or not im watching this show on history channel and all the scientists say the world be hit my a huge meitor but im only 12 years old
Angel Middleton December 21, 2012 at 12:51 AM
aww drew- it wont b ending yet Scientistz*#@ NASA Said they have no Reason 2 beleave it will Therez Nothin heading our way* Or NASA would know :+).N They have wayz 2 Stop.stuff like that* Amd our Military doez 2 Have A Merry xmaz* Alsmilez Angel Middleton :+)
Mike Jones (Editor) December 21, 2012 at 03:10 AM
I'm predicting the end of the world on Sunday if the Steelers lose to the Bengals at Heinz Field.
Dr. Manuel Paniagua December 21, 2012 at 03:37 AM
Our species must evolve into, as Eckhart Tolle said, a Christ Conscience. I believe the end of our problematic civilization, with its false promises and desperate attempts to hold on to a way of life that is failing miserably, is what the Maya are trying to encourage us to see. The death of an old outdated system and the rebirth of a new earth, a new way of living a true global community of caring and loving and compassionate beings. Let us stop living to work and start working on living. Slow down America!!!!
Susannah December 21, 2012 at 05:09 AM
Anything can happen, the Gods direct, take , and grant our fortune....let's us pray we are among, the blessed and the beautiful.....
ak December 21, 2012 at 05:27 AM
"The world will not end untill the land of Arabs will once again become meadows and rivers "
Kara McDonald December 21, 2012 at 05:47 AM
amen there Eric!!! Gabriel doesnt even know and he is the one who is supposed to blow the horn!!!
Kara McDonald December 21, 2012 at 05:48 AM
amen
Kara McDonald December 21, 2012 at 05:49 AM
amen
Kara McDonald December 21, 2012 at 05:49 AM
amen
Kara McDonald December 21, 2012 at 05:49 AM
amen
Ashnie singh December 21, 2012 at 07:38 AM
Hey guys just want say that stop beliveing in what people has to say ,remember something god gave us life ,he won't take it away just like ,and even if Something has to happen atleast all our loved ones will die together,I believe we all were born for a purpose so live it n enjoy life,I am a hindu n I believe there is only one god and he will protect us thro.TAKE CARE GUYS
ScorpionRuf December 21, 2012 at 10:29 AM
More to the point there is NO god humans have more controll on this planets future than any mythical "light" and untill people see that the world is in more danger from some belief than a comet or planet collision the risk of it being over is bigger than you all think world war III only needs to start once and it is this religious belief which will start it god himself (i dont believe in him) hasnt killed anyone or given birth to anyone but the belief in god has killed more people than cancer
Roger December 21, 2012 at 10:49 AM
Eckhart Tolle and phrases like "false promises," "failing miserably," and "desperate attempts" do belong in the same sentence.
tracie December 21, 2012 at 01:13 PM
IM sure God is tired of people turning thier backs on Him. I believe that we were put here to choose between good and evil each of us will determine our own destiny God gives us a choice! I know from reading my Bible that no one has knowledge of the coming of Christ.
Kara McDonald December 21, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Thank u Tracie
John Doe12345 December 21, 2012 at 07:35 PM
I am getting very tired of people speaking as if the bible is a work of non-fiction , and speaking as if they have proof that there is no god. In my humble opinion the world ending (the collapse of civilization and the end of the human race is what i believe the end of the world to be) will be the result of people not thinking for them selves. Now feel free to rage at me all you like.
jaxson December 21, 2012 at 10:21 PM
How about stop focusing on the ending of this earth and start focusing on the children of this earth. They are the ones dying because we focus on dumb crap like this instead of asking our kids about their world. Its dying right in front of us...
Leo Metcalf Letsape December 28, 2012 at 01:00 AM
Its surly not the end...but the beginning of something other than that....maybe something that they don't want us to know...cause its not a need for us to know...not the coming of comets planets solar flares and shit...but something more powerful then will....think about it....you just mite crap your pants

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