1AM UK 21.12.2012... world not ended here

by BroMac 34 Replies latest jw friends

  • blondie

    The Mayans today don't think it is the end either.

  • Finally-Free

    The U.K. isn't mentioned in the bible so it doesn't count.

    But the Mayans aren't mentioned either...


  • Listener

    From what I've read the last day on the Mayan calander is the 21st December, 2012 which would explain why you are still here, the end would be at midnight on the 21st.

  • transhuman68

    Time only goes in one direction, and time has run out for the Mayans, (in this case, literally! ) as it ran out for the writers of the Bible. We can look back and try to understand their culture, but it has no relevance to us in the 21st century.

  • kassad84

    end of the mayan calendar. time for a new one.

  • cantleave
  • cedars

    lol cantleave, all this stuff is so silly. If even one or two people take it seriously (which I am given to understand they do) it's a damning indictment on the intellectual robustness of our species.

    All calendars need to end at some point - especially those that are etched on a slab of stone. Equating the end of a calendar with the end of the world is just nonsense.


  • Juan Viejo2
    Juan Viejo2

    Tonight I watched a fairly recent episode of "Penn & Teller's B###s##t" on cable TV about the Mayan calendar. For those of you not familiar with their cable TV show, just let me say that they take zero prisoners and give no quarter to idiots.

    During the show they interviewed several "experts" on the coming end of the world event that should be happening any minute. I live in Oregon where it rains a lot this time of the year and I noticed that at 12 midnight it did seem to pick up a little. But within a few minutes it had stopped completely. I am typing this at 1:45 AM on my computer, so we are already nearly two hours into doomsday and the power hasn't even gone off. Of course, there are 22 hours left in my day...

    Back to Penn & Teller:

    One "expert" ran a website, another had written a whole series of books about this day of doom, and another couple (also claiming to be experts) were on a field trip to Mexico to personally investigate a Mayan pyramid/temple. They were all clueless. They all managed to involve UFOs (and their drivers), dowsing, and numerology (one fellow kept climbing the steps of the pyramid trying to come up with a clue). ""Thirty-five steps. That must mean something!"

    After watching that show, I felt more informed and knowledgeable about the subject. I can assure everyone that I will sleep tight tonight and will likely live long enough to open my Christmas presents on Tuesday.

    That particular P&T show was followed by another in their series that focused on multi-level marketing. I kept thinking about something I read many years ago about one of the founders of Amway and how he happened to come up with his business plan. Originally he and his partner wanted to come up with new versions of products that everyone needed and used (soap, shoe polish, etc.) and then put their own private brand on them. When they approached store owners hardly any showed interest. After all they already had the name brands on the shelves. The story I heard mentioned that one of the founders had seen Jehovah's Witnesses knocking on doors and selling books and magazines. Fuller Brush and Hoover vacuum cleaner salesmen also went door to door. Jehovah's Witnesses were different - they did the work for nothing, only a promise of a future [heavenly] reward, and yet they were enthusiastic. They were not just selling a product, they were recruiting new members who would join them in selling more magazines. And thus Amway and its recruiting program was born.

    I wish I had copies of those two shows that I could play for all of the JWs who visit my websites. Here you are, brothers and sisters, just like the crazies expecting the world to end on a particular day based on a stone calendar - except you believed in the end coming based on an ancient Egyptian pyramid and a dream of a bipolar ancient Babylonian King who destroyed a temple 20 years too late. And you are part of a multi-level scheme that doesn't make you a dime and only costs you money you can't afford.

    Good on P&T. They also believe in magic, just like Sparlock...


  • Juan Viejo2
    Juan Viejo2

    Here is part of one of the episodes:

    [Please note: They can be and are profane!]


    You get the gist of the story...


  • transhuman68

    LOL, it's officially zero hour now. Very exciting...



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