Jump to content




Welcome to Unexplained Mysteries! Please sign in or create an account to start posting and to access a host of extra features.


- - - - -

3 Reasons Why I Don't Buy Doomsday 2012


  • Please log in to reply
33 replies to this topic

#1    Your Favorite Ghostwriter

Your Favorite Ghostwriter

    Ectoplasmic Residue

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 223 posts
  • Joined:20 Feb 2009
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Flanders, Belgium

  • "Se non č vero, č ben trovato." - Italian proverb, meaning: "If it's not true, it's a good story."

Posted 06 October 2009 - 12:13 PM

Three good reasons why I don’t buy the so-called Doomsday Predictions, featuring Nostradamus and the Mayan Calendar.

1./ Nostradamus hasn't said anything about the End of the World in 2012.

2./ The Mayan Calendar is a Calendar, not a Prophecy.

3./ nbsp;The World Has Already Ended X Times Before.

What worries me the most about these Doomsday Fear Scams, is that we tend to forget the real dangers and challenges the earth is facing as a result of, for instance, global warming or nuclear proliferation…

Full story here!


#2    Ichigo

Ichigo

    Ectoplasmic Residue

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 194 posts
  • Joined:24 Apr 2006

Posted 06 October 2009 - 10:37 PM

2. The Mayans were great astronomers, they predicted many universal events and even amaze scientist of today about them getting it right considering they had no technology at all... The Mayans believe that 2012 is the begin of a new era... a change in consciousness... for the good or for the worst. I don't know from who you heard about that doomsday though...

Edited by Ichigo, 06 October 2009 - 10:38 PM.


#3    Cascade

Cascade

    Ectoplasmic Residue

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 128 posts
  • Joined:19 Sep 2009
  • Gender:Female

Posted 08 October 2009 - 04:35 AM

And here's why I agree:

1: Even if he had given a specific date; he's been wrong several times before, and several historians seem to think Nostradamus was a crackpot anyway.

2: It's both. However, their "prophecy" for 2012 is not the end of the world; but rather, the end of an age. Which obviously means that 2012 is when I'm going to take over the world and make you all work in the Cinnamon Mines for the rest of your lives. Honestly guys, keep up.

3: Yeah. Remember the Y2K? Remember all the lulz that were had then? The world was supposed to end at least a few dozen times over the course of history, and yet... it hasn't happened yet.

Posted Image

#4    ASTROID2

ASTROID2

    Alien Embryo

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 14 posts
  • Joined:09 Oct 2009
  • Gender:Male

  • There are balloons over your head. look look!!

Posted 09 October 2009 - 11:01 PM

About that Nostradamus guy. My history teacher says that people twist up what he says because his ideas were so brawd.


#5    ships-cat

ships-cat

    Alien Abducter

  • Member
  • 5,122 posts
  • Joined:03 Apr 2007
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Nottingham, UK

  • ..it's all too confusing for the working Cat to understand.... :(

Posted 09 October 2009 - 11:05 PM

View PostYour Favorite Ghostwriter, on 06 October 2009 - 12:13 PM, said:

What worries me the most about these Doomsday Fear Scams, is that we tend to forget the real dangers and challenges the earth is facing as a result of, for instance, global warming or nuclear proliferation…
Global warming and nuclear proliferation ?

Pfffft... mere sideshows. The REALL disaster of 2012 will be the London Olympics. :P

Meow Purr :)

A cat stretches from one end of my childhood to the other.

#6    Mattshark

Mattshark

    stuff

  • Member
  • 16,985 posts
  • Joined:29 Dec 2006
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Liverpool, UK

  • Sea Shepherd, making conservation harder.

    If you care about wildlife, do not support these pirates.......

Posted 09 October 2009 - 11:09 PM

View PostIchigo, on 06 October 2009 - 10:37 PM, said:

2. The Mayans were great astronomers, they predicted many universal events and even amaze scientist of today about them getting it right considering they had no technology at all... The Mayans believe that 2012 is the begin of a new era... a change in consciousness... for the good or for the worst. I don't know from who you heard about that doomsday though...
Erm, no it is just when their calender ends. It is just a cycle.

Algae : Protists not Plants!

YNWA

#7    Rhungobains

Rhungobains

    Remote Viewer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 578 posts
  • Joined:06 Jul 2007
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:London, England

  • There's a moral to this story
    Though your cordwangle be poor -
    Keep your hands off others moulies,
    For it is against the law...

Posted 10 October 2009 - 08:17 PM

View Postships-cat, on 09 October 2009 - 11:05 PM, said:

Global warming and nuclear proliferation ?

Pfffft... mere sideshows. The REALL disaster of 2012 will be the London Olympics. :P

Meow Purr :)

Yes, if London ends up looking a prat infront of the entire world then Doomsday won't be such a bad thing.

The man is mentally ill. I've seen him eat a plastic pie!

#8    BurnSide

BurnSide

    Through the Looking Glass

  • Member
  • 25,390 posts
  • Joined:11 May 2004
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Everywhere.

  • “Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you.”

Posted 10 October 2009 - 11:15 PM

The first argument you make is great. You're saying you don't believe a forseen prophecy because a famous prophet you have more faith in did not make the prophecy. How's that a reason not to believe? So if Nostrodamus predicted the end of the world in 2012 you'd buy it?

The second argument. The Mayan calendar is a marvelous piece of precise mathematics. No, there is no 'end of the world' predicted by the Mayans or any other advanced ancient civilization. What they did though, was create their incredibly precise by the stars calendar to date many many years ahead of their own predicted collapse, all the way to the winter equinox of 2012. Why did they do that? There's the question. To **** with a future race? Perhaps they knew something. And perhaps it has something to do with the galactic alignment they foresaw thousands of years prior which is happening at the same time.
From there, it's anyone's guess really.

Last point, absolutely spot on. We humans are suckers for predicting our own global demise, I think it gives people a sense of importance, believing the end is in their time. Y2K was hilarious. A small media rumor spiraled out of control. I didn't even entertain the idea. But 2012, this is the first time in a long time humans have had something to focus on that connects us to our lost past. It's exciting, people lap it up.


#9    seax

seax

    Psychic Spy

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,418 posts
  • Joined:06 Jun 2008
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Western Hemisphere

  • People will forgive you for anything, but being right...

Posted 11 October 2009 - 03:44 AM

We spend a lot of time getting gray hairs and ulsers in dread of 'stories', when we have real problems that there are real solutions to... we should all be involved in. It is a shield from life escaping us to the safe haven that we know we can do nothing about...putting the monkey on somebody else's shoulder.

regards,
seax  B)

There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.

Richard Feynman

#10    BurnSide

BurnSide

    Through the Looking Glass

  • Member
  • 25,390 posts
  • Joined:11 May 2004
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Everywhere.

  • “Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you.”

Posted 11 October 2009 - 04:23 AM

You just summed up my opinion of religion. Escapism. It's outta the individuals hands.
It's interesting to note that 2012 in itself has manifest in many people as a new religious following. Those who find the idea that something is going to happen that is out of their control pleasant are simply afraid to take control of their own lives. "Let God(or 2012) sort it out."


#11    Your Favorite Ghostwriter

Your Favorite Ghostwriter

    Ectoplasmic Residue

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 223 posts
  • Joined:20 Feb 2009
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Flanders, Belgium

  • "Se non č vero, č ben trovato." - Italian proverb, meaning: "If it's not true, it's a good story."

Posted 11 October 2009 - 07:15 AM

View PostBurnSide, on 10 October 2009 - 11:15 PM, said:

The first argument you make is great. You're saying you don't believe a forseen prophecy because a famous prophet you have more faith in did not make the prophecy. How's that a reason not to believe? So if Nostrodamus predicted the end of the world in 2012 you'd buy it?

Not really, cause no single event is "predicted" by Nostradamus - after something has happened, people have always found quatrains of Nostradamus that seem to predict something like that. I don't have any faith in the prophecies of Nostradamus, remember the 1999 craze (his only quatrain with a date + a seemingly apocalyptic prophecy).

I'm only saying that all those people who are stating that Nostradamus said something about Doomsday 2012 are wrong. They never come up with a quatrain... and Nostradamus himself has written in the preface to his centuries that he has predicted events until 3797... not 2012.


#12    behaviour???

behaviour???

    Saru's Slave

  • Member
  • 6,763 posts
  • Joined:26 Oct 2008
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:UAE

  • Its is when aspirations come in toe with destiny, are great men manifested

Posted 11 October 2009 - 08:32 AM

It is irrelevant who predicted it but we must un :sleepy: erstand the fact that only time can tell and I think i dont buy it on two reasons
1-Nostradamus was not so credible...
2-There was theories even before which yielded no results because no scientist knew what he really meant and so they saw it in versions they liked...

Thanks
B???

Posted Image


#13    BurnSide

BurnSide

    Through the Looking Glass

  • Member
  • 25,390 posts
  • Joined:11 May 2004
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Everywhere.

  • “Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you.”

Posted 11 October 2009 - 03:37 PM

Umm.. B? Nostradamus has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with 2012. That's what we're discussing. ;) Read the thread or know something about the subject before posting yeah?

Quote

I'm only saying that all those people who are stating that Nostradamus said something about Doomsday 2012 are wrong.

And you'd be quite right. Although i'm sure Nostradamus scholars have scoured over his works many times since the first mention of an 'event' that may or may not occur in 2012, they have yet to find anything at all.
I suppose if every ancient culture or civilization or soothsayer or prophet had predicted an 'end time' around 2012, most peoples outlook would be a little different. I however, don't believe that Nostradamus ever predicted anything, and the same goes for all predictions. Bull.
But the Mayans did not make a prediction. They did not make a prophecy about our time. They never claimed a great shift or end time or anything at all. What they did do was map the cosmos from Earth, using incredibly accurate measurements we still don't even understand.

I can predict that later this evening I will be standing at the far end of my city, since I have to take the 95 bus there, which only follows one direction.
The Mayans predicted a great cosmic event in 2012, which we have verfied: Galactic Alignment. They decided to end their Calendar on this date. Why? My guess is they felt that the Alignment could have an effect on our solar system, as well as marking the movement of Earth into a new 'age', the age of Aquarius. What does it really mean for us?
Probably nada.


#14    dishwaterjoe

dishwaterjoe

    Alien Embryo

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
  • Joined:11 May 2007
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:south east INDIANA

  • The profundity of some ideas is negated by the ideology of the profound.

Posted 11 October 2009 - 04:23 PM

Maybe we will see the second coming of the "doomsday bug" since his 2000 tour was such a fizzle.

As long as it is funny, it's OK.

#15    BurnSide

BurnSide

    Through the Looking Glass

  • Member
  • 25,390 posts
  • Joined:11 May 2004
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Everywhere.

  • “Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you.”

Posted 11 October 2009 - 06:24 PM

Y2k was nothing more than media hype. No one who actually knew something about the technology that was supposed to crash actually thought planes were going to drop out of the sky because '2000' wasn't built into their internal clocks. How incredibly absurd.
I find it truly frightening sometimes the gullibility of the western culture.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users