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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:13 AM

What's so dumb about world-ending Mayan prophesy or rapture-date prediction?

There's no future in it.

That's a joke, of course, but also true. Such charlatans that spread their ignorance like a cultural stain may be able to bilk the gullible for the short term, but they always end disgraced in the long term; hence there's no real future in their future.

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Reply What's so dumb about world-ending Mayan prophesy or rapture-date prediction? (Original post)
skip fox Dec 2012 OP
tama Dec 2012 #1
FSogol Dec 2012 #6
tama Dec 2012 #8
Flashmann Dec 2012 #2
RC Dec 2012 #3
ladjf Dec 2012 #4
skip fox Dec 2012 #9
Octafish Dec 2012 #5
FSogol Dec 2012 #7

Response to skip fox (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:19 AM

1. Don't blame the Mayans

 

for Western rapture interpretations of their calendar. Mayans themselves are most annoyed by the hysteria.

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Response to tama (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:58 AM

6. If only the Mayans had predicted the coming of the Spaniards.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:08 PM

8. They didn't?

 

How do you know?

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Response to skip fox (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:28 AM

2. disgraced in the long term

Not all that long,in my opinion........I'd wager that,if 6 months down the road,the same crowd that pushed the 12-21 doomsday,now shift to another near future date,the same folks who bought into THIS will buy into that....Leading to....OH NOES!!!!...Disgraced...Discredited....Rinse...Lather...Repeat....

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Response to skip fox (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:08 AM

3. Anybody know what time today the world is supposed to end?

 

BTY, I'm in the Central Time Zone.
I wanta know if I have time to take my morning nap or not.

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Response to skip fox (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:42 AM

4. In light of the 4.5 billion years of the existence of Earth, predicting it's demise down to the

exact day would be betting on bad odds, to say the least.

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Response to ladjf (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:53 PM

9. That's the general sense I meant. Any bookie would take that bet!

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Response to skip fox (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:58 AM

5. Forecast is Category 5 Scary



From the Bartcop Collection

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Response to Octafish (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:00 PM

7. Great graphic, however that's an Aztec calendar behind it.

Mayan calendars were rectangular.

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