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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:01 PM

As Tourists Stream In, Mayan Leaders Barred From Sacred Sites

December 21st, 2012. That’s the date when the Mesoamerican/Maya Long Count calendar is supposed to end, and a new era begin. Various New Age and “end-of-days” doomsday peddlers have created a cocktail of various belief systems to invest this date with some looming significance, either for a new dawn, or an end-times scenario. This is despite the fact that actual Mayan spiritual leaders (and the academics who study Mayan culture) have long disputed the pop-cultural consensus, and the appropriation of their cultural heritage for profit.

http://wildhunt.org/2012/12/as-tourists-stream-in-mayan-leaders-barred-from-sacred-sites.html

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icymist Dec 2012 OP
love_katz Dec 2012 #1
Lady Freedom Returns Dec 2012 #2
siligut Dec 2012 #3
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Response to icymist (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:46 PM

1. This makes me angry.

The people who have the most right to be at the sacred sites, using them for the purpose they were created for, are barred from being there by Apocalypse junkies.

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Response to icymist (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 01:16 AM

2. That stinks!

It is like their version of New Years! Why on earth can't people get over the hype and see what it really is? And then Leave the Mayan culture alone to celebrate!

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Response to icymist (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:08 PM

3. The comments are enlightening

Both pros and cons. Apparently, 12/21/12 is now "Wear a Red Shirt Day", that way we will go out as Gene Roddenberry intended.

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Response to siligut (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 05:29 PM

4. LOL



Wear a Red Shirt day....good grief!

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