Would the 'kids' here kindly stop the personal attacks and contribute to the topic like adults.
There should be no need to use ad hominem remarks to put your point across.
In the spirit of the above admonition, I'd like to respond to the following:
HerNibs on May 7 2009, 11:19 AM, said:
*loves The Little Mermaid but prefers Lion King*
How on Earth could you possibly prefer the saccharine "Lion King" to the nitty-gritty, down and dirty, extremely realistic "Little Mermaid?"
As the OP said, there's one in every thread!
To the O.P.
Please translate the Latin phrase I have in my sig. It applies to you; and I don't mean that you are one of the exceptions.
I've consulted all the sages I could find in yellow pages but there aren't many of them.
- The Alan Parsons Project
Most people would die sooner than think; in fact, they do so. - Bertrand Russell Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong. - Thomas Jefferson
"You can lead a whore to culture, but you can't make him think." Dorothy Parker
Posted 07 May 2009 - 05:59 PM
HerNibs on May 7 2009, 12:19 PM, said:
I can't listen to the videos from work. Can you provide some sources for the material presented? Or any source regarding Maya prophecies?
The insults really add to your argument. *loves The Little Mermaid but prefers Lion King*
Please, just one valid source regarding the accuracy of ANY of the "prophets" in the video.
The Lion King is okay, but I prefer the original Hamlet myself.
...actually, I prefer Julie Taymor's film Titus, which is about halfway between Hamlet, The Lion King and a bad trip. What you have to do to make Titus Andronicus into something watchable is nothing short of a miracle...
"... amongst the most obstinate of our opinions may be classed those which derive from discussions in which we affect to search for the truth, while in reality we are only fortifying prejudice." -- James Fenimore Cooper, The Pathfinder
As an elder here i need to say they only exist as myths and NO prophetic author in this world in the 2000 years since has been called a true visioner by any big society group. Everything else is individual belief based on your individual knowledge, and please, extracting information from poetic passages is like doing a math exam and puting X as an anwer (oh yes, there is an answer but the x means whaterver you believe it means!!!) - Hey where is my 10/10!!!?????
Prophecies are based on the same idea, as future event will eventually occur as a fact and mostly everything is possible through probability, which ends up that if i say now that in the future X will happen and it does its just probability based on my knowledge now that it might happen. Of course, i can go on an acid trip so you can trust i saw visions but it makes it as wrong as before.
Mayas didnt predict the end of the world, and i think if they saw us now how much discussion we are having about the calendar they made they would laught at us.
Btw, i dont consider prophety anything that is as vague as mentioning no names, no details, no place and no exact time. A war in the west... west from where?? cammon. Oh and dont use this as to say Nostradamus gave names, dates and whatever, theyre just the subjective observation of the reader who translated his poems into actual information. THat doesnt count.
of course, this is my individual view of it, so if im wrong and we all die in 2012, hehe sorry dudes!
btw i dont mean to be unrespectful to anyone, i do respect everyones beliefs but i also believe we all should use the logic and scientific research thinking and i do hope noone gets angry on my posts!!
My point is, you asked people to watch the videos and for their comments. I did, and that noticed that the video is demonstrably wrong. Twice. Within the first 2 minutes. And so wrong as to make it clear they simply don't know anything about the subject.
I asked you why you thought we should give such a badly researched piece of work any credence and you stamp and scream and call me an "ignorant kid".