December 21, 2012 is coming, are YOU informed?

14 04 2008

Digg!There are many theories that try to combat the 2012 debate. This article I found tries to tackle one of the most prevalent theories, Apocalypse based on the end of the Mayan Calender. According to Vince Darcangelo, this is a skewed version of truth and one has to only look to John Major Jenkins for the real meaning of the end of the Maya Calender.
Taken from DailyCamera.com

The end is near. Well, more specifically, it’s five years from this Friday: Dec. 21, 2012 — or so the doomsayers would have you believe.

Others believe we’re five years from an unprecedented spiritual awakening. Whatever you believe, there’s no denying that the 2012 movement has become a hot topic. Just take a walk through the non-fiction aisle of the nearest bookstore. Joseph Lawrence’s “Apocalypse 2012: A Scientific Investigation into Civilization’s End” and Daniel Pinchbeck’s “2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl” are some of the more popular titles filling bookshelves these days.

Most recently, Louisville-based Sounds True, a publisher of spiritual books, audio programs and DVDs, published the book “The Mystery of 2012: Predictions, Prophesies and Possibilities,” an anthology featuring many of the leading scholars on the topic, including Pinchbeck and John Major Jenkins, an independent researcher who has studied 2012 for more than 20 years.

Image taken from SoundsTrue

The big question these books are trying to answer, of course, is what’s going to happen in 2012 — in particular on the winter solstice, Dec. 21.

Here’s what is known: The ancient Mayan long-count calendar — a calendar that spans more than 5,000 years — comes to an end on Dec. 21, 2012. This coincides with a galactic alignment in which the sun will align with the center of the Milky Way galaxy, an event that occurs once every 26,000 years, which could have potentially catastrophic consequences. The galactic alignment has the potential to create a shift in the Earth’s poles, which would cause disastrous environmental events.

But there is another theory, led by the likes of Jenkins, who makes his home in Windsor, and has spent much of the past two decades living and working with the traditional Maya in Guatemala. For him, 2012 is not the end. It’s a chance for an unprecedented spiritual awakening.

As Dec. 21, 2007 draws near, it may be time to write up one final five-year plan. But should they be plans for the end of the world or just the end of the world as we know it? It depends on whose book you read.

“This is one of those topics that’s very hard to pin down,” Tami Simon, the founder and publisher of Sounds True, says. “It’s like mercury under glass. It’s hard to pin down exactly what I think about this.”

Jenkins agrees with Simon that what will happen on Dec. 21, 2012 is not set in stone. The galactic alignment will occur, he says, and the Mayan calendar will reach its end, but beyond that, it’s up to us.

“Ultimately, the outcome depends on free will,” he says. “The Maya do not believe in predestination or predetermination.” All of the recent press surrounding 2012 could have a negative and unexpected consequence, though, Simon warns, if people simply accept that what will happen — be it doomsday or a spiritual awakening — is inevitable.

So nobody totally agrees on what, if anything, will happen on Dec. 21, 2012. For some, it’s the dawning of a golden age of spirituality. For others, it’s the much-ballyhooed end of the world

The 2012 movement certainly contains the perfect storm of ingredients for a doomsday theory: the mystical (the end of the Mayan calendar), the scientific (the galactic alignment) and the ever-present societal unrest that every generation points to for proclaiming their generation as the last.

“There are many aspects of trends in current events to support this kind of thinking — everything from dire prognostications regarding climate change to the war on terror and increasing incidents of random acts of mass violence,” Arguelles,a former Boulder resident who now heads the Galactic Research Institute of the Foundation for the Law of Time in Ashland, Ore says. “The emphasis on violence in video games and much of mass culture creates the climate for a self-fulfilling prophecy.”

“There’s this sense of an ending that people periodically need to confront,” he says. “Every culture has its own sense of how it began. … Maybe every society needs a destruction myth, to see how it’s going to end.”

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10 responses

16 09 2008
Brett Hochstetler

Are you kidding me?! Do you realize that in the Bible, it says that many people wil prophecy about exact dates as to when the end will come, and that we are to NOT believe it?! None of this is true! The Mayan calendar can predict nothing accurate regarding the end of this world and this age. Scripture tells us that no human, not even Jesus, knows exactly when the end will come; only God! I can’t believe that you actually think you know when the end will be! This is mind-boggling. Please don’t be one of those falsely informed people that really doesn’t know what they’re talking about! Read the Bible, and then honestly tell me that you think that the world will end on December 21, 2012.

17 09 2008
ddig

Brett,

Thank you for your comment. I completely agree with you in the respect of knowing the exact dates. Dates are ambiguous and dependent on the researcher. Please refer to the Harold Camping publications and let me know what you think about his conclusions about 12/12/12.

Thanks again.

DDIG

1 10 2008
bablu

FUCK OFF!!!!!

1 10 2008
ARUNIMA

FUCK ME!!….IN DEC 21,2012..LOL!!!!!

5 10 2008
ddig

Thank you for your comments…

15 10 2008
Gary

I do not know what to think about December 21, 2012. I really think it is going to be a changing of ages. I do not believe it is going to be the Return of Jesus, but I do believe that, from the scientific studies on the subject, there will be great changes in climate and even changes to humans themselves as we will be forced to evolve in order to survive the oncoming generations.

Also, it is true that no man, even Jesus knows the time when GOD will remove EVIL from our lives. And concerning the foul-mouths who commented before, you should have respect for other people’s stuff and not write offensive words on it!

Gary

5 11 2008
Brett Hochstetler

I looked at some of Harold Camping’s stuff, and I think he’s a little wacky. He’s heretical, and he talks way too strongly about predestination. Exact dates also include a year, and we won’t know the exact year. So the end could happen anytime, but don’t believe anyone who’s trying to predict exact dates. I would also like you to know that I was trying to offend you at all by my earlier comments, and I’m sorry if I did that in any way. Sorry I also took so long to reply back, and I want to be able to discuss with you the end times in the most respectful manner possible. Before I close, I’d like to state that I mostly agree with Amillennialism and the teachings of Kim Riddlebarger. I don’t know if you’ve heard of that or not, but I’d be hapy to discuss that with you. I said mostly because I don’t believe one set doctrine is completely 100% right, and I think we’ll all be surprised in some way when it comes to the end times. Thanks again, and God bless!

5 11 2008
Brett Hochstetler

Whoops, I meant I wasn’t trying to offend you, not was. That was just a typing error.

25 11 2008
nikky

thanx for ur information

we have to wait for the time . only time will tell the answer . let’s wait and see ur future

25 11 2008
nikky

if it is true . i have one aim .

I need to marry my girlfriend & i need to look after my parents .

I LOVE U N____ PRIYANKA .

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