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I think the reason why the date is getting so much attention is because we are still in a post 9/11 spiritual trend. We've had this tremendous shock as a race and it has driven many people to look into more spiritual matters. It certainly doesn't help that Bush keeps pushing war after war in the middle east, which sets the world at unease because the US is (supposed to be) fighting terrorists, who don't seem to have a moment's hesitation for mass murder. This sets the world on edge. If a terrorist group makes a biological weapon and sets it loose on the US, how likely would it be to stay in just the US and not spread outward to other countries? These are the kinds of things that stray into alot of people's thoughts now.

Hence, there is a turn to spirituality. We want to make sure that we're in good with the god of our choice just in case it ends up being the end of the world. Toss in some bad weather and suddenly, we're looking at the end days and lo and behold, we even have a date for it just 8 years away.

So, why the devil are we thinking that the end of the world is nigh? Because most adults grew up like I did, with the thread of all out nuclear holocaust looming over our heads and movies like "The Day After" blasting on television. We've grown up with "duck and cover" (like that'd work, lol) and a number of adults know what radiation sickness is. Growing up like this primed us to think our race is going to fail and probably in our lifetimes. We've got the doomed mentality, we've got a horrific event that stimulates a war with madmen (on both sides), and toss in some adverse weather. We are ready for anything to make us go boom.

Of course, the unknown is absolutely terrifying. So, we all need some sort of reassurance. 2012 is 8 years away and heck, that's when the Maya said we were going to go down. So, we have 8 years left until it all unravels. That eliminates any necessity to fear of a pre-mature humanity failure on a daily basis. 2012 is the comfort date. It allows us to defer the worry until later on.

That's my guess at least.

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Something I've noticed... 337 Jergat 16-Jan-04 04:39
Yes! ...n/t. 92 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 04:48
Re: Something I've noticed... 82 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 106 Jergat 16-Jan-04 05:17
Re: Something I've noticed... 93 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 05:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 93 Jergat 16-Jan-04 06:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 117 sean 17-Jan-04 01:37
Re: Something I've noticed... 117 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:06
Re: Something I've noticed... 109 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 106 OakeyDokey 16-Jan-04 20:09
(outside of the Box) .... 92 Thirdwave 16-Jan-04 22:49
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 106 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 07:46
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 89 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 10:00
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 104 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 15:04
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 89 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:26
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 111 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 132 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 22:41
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 114 Briffits 18-Jan-04 22:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 86 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:00
Re: Something I've noticed... 85 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:11
Re: to explain further 127 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:39
Re: to explain further 103 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:00
Re: to explain further 117 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:18
Re: 2012 138 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:36
Re: to explain further 112 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:44
Re: to explain further 95 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:01
Re: to explain further 118 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 02:11
Re: to explain further 88 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:34
Re: to explain further 88 Hoppy 17-Jan-04 03:38
Re: to explain further 85 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:25
Re: to explain further 94 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 09:26
Re: to explain further 84 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 05:48
Re: to explain further 108 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 84 David L 17-Jan-04 03:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 107 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 08:06
2012 is NOT the end of the world. 92 Cleopatra 17-Jan-04 09:14
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 107 David L 17-Jan-04 16:39
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 86 Cleopatra 18-Jan-04 10:12
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 106 David L 18-Jan-04 17:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 103 David L 18-Jan-04 18:04
No "One Way" but many 86 Thirdwave 19-Jan-04 00:32
Re: No "One Way" but many 96 David L 19-Jan-04 14:57
Re: No "One Way" but many 93 Milo 19-Jan-04 15:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 82 David L 19-Jan-04 23:43
Re: No "One Way" but many 84 Milo 19-Jan-04 23:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 169 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:22
Re: No "One Way" but many 101 Milo 20-Jan-04 00:00
Re: No "One Way" but many 174 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:20
Re: No "One Way" but many 97 RichardC 19-Jan-04 16:25
Re: No "One Way" but many 105 David L 19-Jan-04 23:50
Re: No "One Way" but many 109 RichardC 20-Jan-04 14:30
Re: No "One Way" but many 102 Milo 20-Jan-04 14:46
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 92 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:40
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 117 David L 19-Jan-04 23:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 128 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:34
Re: Something I've noticed... 86 David L 17-Jan-04 16:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 125 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 105 OakeyDokey 19-Jan-04 17:55
Re: Something I've noticed... 121 Earache 18-Jan-04 13:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 96 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:06
Read these. 98 Earache 20-Jan-04 15:13
Re: Something I've noticed... 129 RichardC 18-Jan-04 21:58
Re: Something I've noticed... 87 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 07:03
Re: Something I've noticed... 83 Trygve Hogebol 20-Jan-04 08:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 103 fisherman 20-Jan-04 18:56
Re: Something I've noticed... 113 Trygve Hogebol 21-Jan-04 00:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 103 fisherman 21-Jan-04 15:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 116 Melusine 20-Jan-04 18:38
Re: Something I've noticed... 96 Hoppy 29-Jan-04 01:51
Re: Something I've noticed... 137 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 02:51
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 95 Nebankh 06-Feb-04 10:35
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 97 Jergat 11-Feb-04 01:02
Re: Pisces 200 Nebankh 11-Feb-04 12:04


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