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Poll Results: What do you think will happen in 2012?

 
  • 52% (60)
    Nothing will happen, duh! Life will go on.
  • 12% (14)
    I don't know and I don't care, whatever happens, happens.
  • 5% (6)
    Some kind of spiritual awakening in people.
  • 0% (0)
    Rapture - Jesus will come.
  • 0% (0)
    Messiah will come and He is not Jesus.
  • 1% (2)
    So NOW you believe in Global Warming? Think Tsunami.
  • 4% (5)
    Horrible disaster, earth shudders, buildings burning (think 2012 movie)
  • 0% (1)
    People will stop living. Complete "nothingness".
  • 9% (11)
    Other - your ideas.
  • 13% (16)
    This poll is a waste of my precious time, but I'm still reading.
115 Total Votes  
post #21 of 38
I voted Other. This is my dorky self talking, here goes: My personal opinion is that since we're coming up on another solar cycle that we might have a big solar flare that totally messes up the electricity grid and throws off a whole bunch of systems that the modern world has come to rely on. I don't think this will be as much a negative, though.
post #22 of 38
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Originally Posted by MCatLvrMom2A&X View Post
I dont for a minute think it will be the end of the world since the Bible says no man knows when that will be. I do think that within my life time California is going to have a major quake that will destroy it. I have thought that all my life and as each year passes the feeling gets stronger. You couldnt pay me enough to visit Cali.
I'm so glad to see I'm not the only one who won't visit CA. I've always *known* there will be an earthquake to destroy CA, and I've always been afraid if I ever visited that's when it would happen.

As for 2012, I don't think anything special will happen. This isn't the first end of a cycle. This just happens to be when the Mayans decided to stop counting. I mean sheesh, they made a hugely long calendar already, they had to stop somewhere, right?
post #23 of 38
As a child of the cold war, I've been dreading the end of the world since I could read. But here I am, at 43 and the Russians have not invaded, California hasn't slipped into the ocean, we didn't yet blow ourselves up with nukes and starve in the nuclear winter and things went okay in Y2K.

Maybe folks just need something to worry about much the way some folks seem to need a god.
post #24 of 38
I voted "I don't know and I don't care, whatever happens, happens."

Maybe nothing will happen. Maybe the world will end and we'll all die- in that case, nothing I do now will prepare me so why should I worry about it now? Maybe the world will change in some way- physical or "spiritual awakening"wise- in which case, I'll deal with the actual changes as they happen. Going nutso worrying about all the possibilities NOW still won't really help me.

I have faith in G-d to see me through whatever challenges come in my life- whether they're my own personal challenges or "TEOTWAWKI" kinds of changes.

Now I've got REM in my head again. Thanks.
post #25 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruthla View Post
I voted "I don't know and I don't care, whatever happens, happens."

Maybe nothing will happen. Maybe the world will end and we'll all die- in that case, nothing I do now will prepare me so why should I worry about it now? Maybe the world will change in some way- physical or "spiritual awakening"wise- in which case, I'll deal with the actual changes as they happen. Going nutso worrying about all the possibilities NOW still won't really help me.

I have faith in G-d to see me through whatever challenges come in my life- whether they're my own personal challenges or "TEOTWAWKI" kinds of changes.

Now I've got REM in my head again. Thanks.
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That being said, the $#!+ is supposed to hit the fan on Dec 21, 2012, which is my dad's 50th birthday. So there will be MUCH ribbing going on in our little family, and I'm very much looking forward to that.
post #26 of 38
i do not know what will happen and sometimes this worries me
post #27 of 38
Not a darn thing.

Actually, I do believe that global climate change and oil scarcity will together lead to a decline in what is generally called industrial civilization, and that this decline will along the way be marked by a variety of disasters and catastrophes and situations. But I don't believe 2012 has anything to do with it.

We don't believe in the end of the world in a spiritual sense. Our religious beliefs don't include an apocalypse or anything like that. Someday our star the sun will grow old and die. There will be major earthquakes, meteors that hit the earth, and similar natural episodes, and these will have a serious impact on the way life on earth evolves. But the "end of the world" as an act of a deity is foreign to us.

The Maya had a very advanced understanding of astronomy, and kept a very accurate calendar, but I don't believe they had any kind of special knowledge about the spiritual or material destiny of humankind.

So no, I don't think anything special will happen that year. Well, my twins will start start kindergarten, and that's pretty special to us.
post #28 of 38
Well, it will be an election year in America. Whoever's elected, a large percentage of the American population will be convinced that the new prez will end life as we know it with new and reprehensible policies.

Beyond that, I don't think 2012 will be anything special. I'm sure there will be natural disasters. There are every year (S. Asia seems to be getting hit pretty darn hard this year, actually). I'm sure there will be wars or coups going on somewhere in the world, 'cause there always are anyway.
post #29 of 38
I think that 2012 is a ballpark figure for when all of the financial crisis/peak oil/tension with other countries bull&*(& will finally come to a head and our way of life is going to be much more local and much more relying on yourself for stuff because the government and big box stores simply won't be there to provide. I think there will be a general shift in the mindset of people because things are going to seem a lot more real and "stuff" won't be as important anymore.
post #30 of 38
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Originally Posted by caro113 View Post
Just wanted to make a note here:

The 2012 thing is based on the Myan calendar. Or at least one aspect of it is. Actually, the Myans never said 2012 was the end of the world. It just happens to be when their calendar abruptly stops. This could mean several things, such as the circle has been completed and we are just going in the cycle again. Their calendar is based on cosmic events and such so its possible that they just didn't have write anything after that because it was simply going back to the beginning. Of course it could be something else entirely. But all-in-all, their calendar just abruptly stops. It never says anything about the end of the world.
This.
post #31 of 38
My friend Luke came over today and blew my mind with talk on this subject!

He showed me this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq3s0u73Oes ( The Maya of Eternal Time- Drunvalo Melchizedek 2009) It is alllll about this subject and it's so intriguing! I know it's 14 parts long, but take your time, they are in 10 minute increments.

It's really worth watching!
post #32 of 38
I'm always the thread killer.
post #33 of 38
I watched the movie - it was really interesting!
post #34 of 38
I saw the thread title and immediately thought, '''YAY, Olympics in London"!!! THAT'S what's happening in 2012.

Then I opened it and apparently I need to watch more TV, because I've never heard of this theory.

I'll stick to being excited about the Olympics.
post #35 of 38
Nothing. I sort of think the Mayans were more like "ok, we got to 2012, let's take a break, and pick up the calendar where we left off in a couple hundred years." They just didn't foresee their extinction. Hence the calendar only extending to 2012.
post #36 of 38
This is not even comparable to Y2K. That was based on man made computers. The Maya calendar is based on the sun and arguably the most accurate calendar to date.

This date is also important because of the galactic alignment which happens once every 26,000 years. It's not like the Mayans picked this date out of a hat. They were pointing to it on purpose. Everything the civilization did was purposeful and carefully calculated.

There are theories about solar flares, magnetic poles shifting, and others about moving to the next dimension. It's intriguing to me. I don't have any concrete beliefs just yet, but I will tell you that we will be prepared for that date.
post #37 of 38
post #38 of 38
not so much 2012 ...but more the next few years....
The Federal Government will return to the gold standard and change the currancy. Life will get real hard but it won't end.
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