NASA Says Dec 21 Not the End of the World

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  1. RAM PhD

    RAM PhD Member

    I read today that NASA has assured us that Dec 21 will not mark the end of the world. This is good to know.
  2. Petedude

    Petedude New Member

    The Weekly World News says the end of the world has been postponed three more years. We should all be relieved.
  3. RAM PhD

    RAM PhD Member

    At least three more years? That's time to earn another degree. :smile:
  4. SurfDoctor

    SurfDoctor Moderator

    Dang, and I just sold my house, blew all of my money and charged up my credit cards. Now you tell me the world isn't ending? I'm really mad.
  5. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    Wouldn't they be embarrassed if it did would they face anyone on the 22nd? :silly:
  6. emmzee

    emmzee New Member

    That's why it's much safer to predict that the world won't end ... no one will know if you're wrong. :beerchug:

    Plus, given the track record of people predicting the end of the world thus far (0% success rate) I won't be paying too much attention to anyone doing so in the future ...
  7. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    I used to make my parents buy me WWN when I was a youngin'. I was probably, literally, the only person in the world who used to watch their short lived tv program. I was really, really upset when they cancelled it, but all was right with the world when they reintroduced the show with greatly expanded content in the from a a 24-hour network known as "The History Channel".
  8. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    So how come the Mayans say the world as we know it will end soon, and most people snicker at those silly primitives . . . and Timothy LaHaye says the world as we know it is going to end soon and the Evangelical folks rush out and buy 100 million copies of his "Left Behind" books.

    I love the argument of the Jehovah's Witnesses, who, at one time, predicted that the world would end in 1914 . . . and when 1915 rolled around, their explanation was that the world did end but it would take a while for it to wind down and the start of World War One was a clear manifestation of this.
  9. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

    Don't you know that NASA is completely infiltrated by the Illuminatti? You can't believe what they say, it's a double, triple cross.
  10. SurfDoctor

    SurfDoctor Moderator

    Those "Left Behind" books were a really fun read. I can understand why they sold so well. Their success was not primarily because all readers believed they were literal. Although many believe that the Rapture will happen soon, many other Christians do not believe that the event will take place at all.

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  11. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I agree, I got the sense that even most people who believe the Rapture will happen thought that the Left Behind series was merely fiction.
  12. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    I've been revisiting the classic book "When Prophecy Fails," still in print after half a century -- a study by Festinger and others of what happens when a group's well-publicized prediction that the world will end -- interestingly, also on December 21, but in 1954 -- doesn't happen. There's a good summary in Wikipedia (When Prophecy Fails - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). Just before the world was to end, at 7 am, God spoke to those people and told them that because of all the light they had shed, He was allowing the world to continue. As the Church Lady said, "How conveeeeeeenient." (58 years later, the group is still active.)
  13. DotheDew

    DotheDew New Member

    Yup, those books are just a scenerio of what could happen, based on the futurist view on bible prophecy. Nothing more. :)
  14. perrymk

    perrymk Member

    I have a question for those who are more up on these things than I, which probably would be anybody. Did the Mayans specifically predict the world would end on December 21, or did they simply stop predicting events after December 21? It's a subtle difference, but a difference none the less. Maybe after December 21 the world just gets less interesting, or maybe it gets less predictable.
  15. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Neither, actually. All of this is complete BS. Imagine some future civilization that uses a completely different calendar from ours thinking the world is ending because the Gregorian calendar's year 3000 is coming, and you have a sense of how ridiculously overblown the current situation is.
  16. nmesproject

    nmesproject New Member

    This world is pretty new (in a geographical timescale). It wont end in the next few Billion years. Human race might end much sooner than that. Lets not worry too much about end of the world.. Happy Holidays.
  17. RAM PhD

    RAM PhD Member

    Thanks for the assurance. :smile:
  18. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Just only next few billion years are not enough time for me, I plan to reincarnate for trillion times. :dance: HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you too!
  19. SurfDoctor

    SurfDoctor Moderator

    Don't be silly, the world is not going to end. It's not like we would all disappear right in the middle of a
  20. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    football season. I know, and thankfully so! History would not be complete without a miracle Jets run.

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