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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... 406 Jergat 16-Jan-04 04:39
Yes! ...n/t. 117 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 04:48
Re: Something I've noticed... 106 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 143 Jergat 16-Jan-04 05:17
Re: Something I've noticed... 121 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 05:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 116 Jergat 16-Jan-04 06:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 149 sean 17-Jan-04 01:37
Re: Something I've noticed... 139 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:06
Re: Something I've noticed... 135 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 139 OakeyDokey 16-Jan-04 20:09
(outside of the Box) .... 114 Thirdwave 16-Jan-04 22:49
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 128 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 07:46
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 113 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 10:00
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 144 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 15:04
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 114 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:26
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 138 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 163 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 22:41
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 138 Briffits 18-Jan-04 22:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 108 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:00
Re: Something I've noticed... 108 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:11
Re: to explain further 151 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:39
Re: to explain further 139 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:00
Re: to explain further 160 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:18
Re: 2012 166 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:36
Re: to explain further 137 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:44
Re: to explain further 117 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:01
Re: to explain further 140 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 02:11
Re: to explain further 110 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:34
Re: to explain further 111 Hoppy 17-Jan-04 03:38
Re: to explain further 107 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:25
Re: to explain further 117 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 09:26
Re: to explain further 106 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 05:48
Re: to explain further 130 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 106 David L 17-Jan-04 03:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 134 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 08:06
2012 is NOT the end of the world. 119 Cleopatra 17-Jan-04 09:14
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 140 David L 17-Jan-04 16:39
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 110 Cleopatra 18-Jan-04 10:12
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 133 David L 18-Jan-04 17:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 132 David L 18-Jan-04 18:04
No "One Way" but many 109 Thirdwave 19-Jan-04 00:32
Re: No "One Way" but many 118 David L 19-Jan-04 14:57
Re: No "One Way" but many 115 Milo 19-Jan-04 15:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 103 David L 19-Jan-04 23:43
Re: No "One Way" but many 106 Milo 19-Jan-04 23:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 210 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:22
Re: No "One Way" but many 124 Milo 20-Jan-04 00:00
Re: No "One Way" but many 220 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:20
Re: No "One Way" but many 122 RichardC 19-Jan-04 16:25
Re: No "One Way" but many 134 David L 19-Jan-04 23:50
Re: No "One Way" but many 141 RichardC 20-Jan-04 14:30
Re: No "One Way" but many 132 Milo 20-Jan-04 14:46
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 114 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:40
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 139 David L 19-Jan-04 23:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 156 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:34
Re: Something I've noticed... 108 David L 17-Jan-04 16:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 148 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 133 OakeyDokey 19-Jan-04 17:55
Re: Something I've noticed... 162 Earache 18-Jan-04 13:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 118 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:06
Read these. 121 Earache 20-Jan-04 15:13
Re: Something I've noticed... 163 RichardC 18-Jan-04 21:58
Re: Something I've noticed... 109 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 07:03
Re: Something I've noticed... 106 Trygve Hogebol 20-Jan-04 08:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 134 fisherman 20-Jan-04 18:56
Re: Something I've noticed... 135 Trygve Hogebol 21-Jan-04 00:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 125 fisherman 21-Jan-04 15:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 141 Melusine 20-Jan-04 18:38
Re: Something I've noticed... 124 Hoppy 29-Jan-04 01:51
Re: Something I've noticed... 169 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 02:51
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 118 Nebankh 06-Feb-04 10:35
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 122 Jergat 11-Feb-04 01:02
Re: Pisces 247 Nebankh 11-Feb-04 12:04


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