Christmas Cards Time or Mayan Calendar End of the World!

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Fourteen days. That’s it. According to a countless number of people and their interpretation of a 5,000 plus year old calendar, the end of the world is coming in fourteen short days on December 21st, 2012. The date 12/21/12 has been floated in front of us for what seems to be years now. Over the past decade, the Earth has survived many other “End of the World” dates but this time it’s for real, right? The Mayans predicted this many millennia ago through their Mayan Calendar so it has to be true, right? Wrong. We will all wake up on December 22nd, laugh off another failed End of Days prediction, and continue the excitement of the holiday season.

Let’s take a look at some of the ways that the world is going to end on the 21st. A popular notion is that planet Nibiru is going to collide with Earth. This was first predicted to happen in May of 2003 but when (surprise, surprise) it didn’t, the date was moved to 12/21/12 to coincide with the end of the Mayan Calendar. Lucky for us, NASA itself has confirmed that we are in no danger of being as much as scratched by any rogue planets.

What else is out there that is going to destroy our world? The planets are going to align and supposedly create some sort of devastation but that means very little. This has happened multiple times in the past few decades and we are still here. Maybe the sun is going to put out a powerful solar storm which will destroy Earth. Sure, it is true that the sun is entering the peak of its solar cycle (which happens once every 11 years or so). This isn’t a threat to Earth as a whole, however. The only things that need to be afraid are some satellites floating far above Earth.

Is speculating about the end of the Earth an interesting conversation topic? Sure it is. It gives everyone something to talk about at their holiday parties over the next few weeks. Who doesn’t enjoy taking about some cataclysmic event? Is the end of the world something to be legitimately nervous about? Absolutely not. Spend your time enjoying the season and not worrying about the silly speculation. You will be happy you did when you wake up on December 22nd and realize you still have to send out all your Christmas cards!

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Maeve December 7, 2012 at 12:28 pm

If the Mayan prediction is correct, then what’s the point of worrying. It’s a done deal. I personally don’t believe it, but just to be on the safe side, I scheduled my Holiday party for December 15th. Why tempt fate?

Sean A December 7, 2012 at 1:02 pm

You know, i find it amazing that some people do not believe that this is going to happen. I have been waiting for this day all year. I have maxed out my cards on some nice cars and a new tiger which i have been riding around town on. People give me strange looks but they clearly aren’t going out in style like i am. I will be going out riding on a tiger while the “non believers” won’t be ready.

Perry December 7, 2012 at 7:30 pm

I think the whole thing is rather silly and would prefer to think of it all in a more symolistic sort of way. A changing of the way we think – a shift in perpective if you will.

jmcq December 10, 2012 at 11:27 am

We can never know the future, so we shouldn’t worry about it! Maybe the world will end on the 21st…probably not. But even if it will, we have no way of knowing for sure. We should be living each day like our last, regardless of apocalyptic predictions or Mayan calendars! Enjoy every day!

Michael December 10, 2012 at 12:40 pm

It amazes me how people believe this stuff given how many times it’s been wrong. There is enough to worry about in life, the world ending shouldn’t be one of them.

KDad December 10, 2012 at 1:06 pm

If the Mayans are right than I will definitely regret not living it up. Anyway it makes you think. Who knows what will happen but I have a feeling I’ll be back to work on 12/22/12. Just a hunch.

Ruth December 10, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Matthew 24:26: But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. So you have no excuse for NOT sending your Christmas cards this year.

Burt M. December 10, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Remember the hype around the millennium? The fear that all the computers in the world were going to shut down because they wouldn’t be able to interpret 1/1/00 and would think it was 1900! Thankfully, it didn’t pan out. This is a little scarier because for some reason, the fact that this came from the Mayans gives it more credibility. Actually, though, it is probably just that the Mayans did not think enough in advance to create a calendar so far into the future…they figured they would get around to it eventually!

mea55 December 11, 2012 at 11:09 am

Well, if the whole world is going to end on 12/21/12 then so be it! Getting ready for it is hopeless, worrying about it is a waste of time, and it is never a good idea to think doom and gloom. If you are right with your maker and in your own heart whenever the time comes you are OK with it!

Mayan One December 11, 2012 at 12:23 pm

If a solar flare wipes out the satalites “up above” you better be scared – humanity will turn savage in 3.5 seconds once they cannot use ANY TYPE of electricity for god knows how long. It happened in the early 1800’s (the biggest solar flare to hit Earth that we know of) and thankfully chaos did not ensue because humanity did not rely on electricity and technology to the extent that they do today. Forget about lights and heat… people won’t even be able to use the ATM! Talk about destructive chaos. That’s the only scenario I’m scared about, if it were to ever happen. I’m prepared with a survival pack. Don’t laugh… it’s good to be prepared for ANYTHING.

Ames December 12, 2012 at 11:43 am

It good to always be prepared. I don’t know if the ATM would be the thing that drives me batty. We can easily empty out our bank accounts. Basic necesities like food and heat would have a big impact on me.

Darlene December 13, 2012 at 9:24 am

If you live your life like everyday could be the last day, you will be ready for anything. Preparing for your last day should be a lifetime of good deeds and kindness to others. Whether you believe in a life beyond death or not, living a good life will ensure you have the love of friends and family and you will not leave regrets behind you. I don’t give any thoughts to predictions since I am prepared whether the world ends or goes on. If the world is going to end on 12/21/12 wake up and greet the day with a smile and if doesn’t end do that everyday until it does.

Carol Henry December 13, 2012 at 2:45 pm

I’m not preparing for the end of anything. I think some people over-react and stress which isn’t necessary. However it wouldn’t hurt to stock up on food and water just in case (lol)… Where’s a bunker when you need one?? 🙂

Momma Love December 13, 2012 at 2:51 pm

I’m responding to Mayan One: You are 100% correct. We recently lost power after Hurricane Sandy and people were getting nuts with no gas and no electricity….and we knew there was an end in sight! I’ve been thinking about celebrating Christmas early, just in case. I know that sounds weird, but worst case scenario is we celebrate twice.

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