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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... 371 Jergat 16-Jan-04 04:39
Yes! ...n/t. 107 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 04:48
Re: Something I've noticed... 95 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 121 Jergat 16-Jan-04 05:17
Re: Something I've noticed... 108 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 05:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 104 Jergat 16-Jan-04 06:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 131 sean 17-Jan-04 01:37
Re: Something I've noticed... 129 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:06
Re: Something I've noticed... 120 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 118 OakeyDokey 16-Jan-04 20:09
(outside of the Box) .... 102 Thirdwave 16-Jan-04 22:49
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 117 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 07:46
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 101 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 10:00
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 118 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 15:04
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 102 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:26
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 126 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 151 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 22:41
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 126 Briffits 18-Jan-04 22:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 97 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:00
Re: Something I've noticed... 97 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:11
Re: to explain further 141 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:39
Re: to explain further 120 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:00
Re: to explain further 130 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:18
Re: 2012 150 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:36
Re: to explain further 123 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:44
Re: to explain further 106 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:01
Re: to explain further 130 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 02:11
Re: to explain further 99 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:34
Re: to explain further 100 Hoppy 17-Jan-04 03:38
Re: to explain further 96 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:25
Re: to explain further 106 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 09:26
Re: to explain further 95 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 05:48
Re: to explain further 119 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 96 David L 17-Jan-04 03:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 120 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 08:06
2012 is NOT the end of the world. 108 Cleopatra 17-Jan-04 09:14
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 122 David L 17-Jan-04 16:39
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 102 Cleopatra 18-Jan-04 10:12
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 119 David L 18-Jan-04 17:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 117 David L 18-Jan-04 18:04
No "One Way" but many 97 Thirdwave 19-Jan-04 00:32
Re: No "One Way" but many 107 David L 19-Jan-04 14:57
Re: No "One Way" but many 104 Milo 19-Jan-04 15:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 94 David L 19-Jan-04 23:43
Re: No "One Way" but many 95 Milo 19-Jan-04 23:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 185 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:22
Re: No "One Way" but many 113 Milo 20-Jan-04 00:00
Re: No "One Way" but many 191 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:20
Re: No "One Way" but many 113 RichardC 19-Jan-04 16:25
Re: No "One Way" but many 119 David L 19-Jan-04 23:50
Re: No "One Way" but many 125 RichardC 20-Jan-04 14:30
Re: No "One Way" but many 115 Milo 20-Jan-04 14:46
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 104 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:40
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 128 David L 19-Jan-04 23:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 142 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:34
Re: Something I've noticed... 98 David L 17-Jan-04 16:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 137 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 119 OakeyDokey 19-Jan-04 17:55
Re: Something I've noticed... 142 Earache 18-Jan-04 13:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 108 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:06
Read these. 109 Earache 20-Jan-04 15:13
Re: Something I've noticed... 147 RichardC 18-Jan-04 21:58
Re: Something I've noticed... 98 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 07:03
Re: Something I've noticed... 95 Trygve Hogebol 20-Jan-04 08:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 116 fisherman 20-Jan-04 18:56
Re: Something I've noticed... 125 Trygve Hogebol 21-Jan-04 00:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 114 fisherman 21-Jan-04 15:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 127 Melusine 20-Jan-04 18:38
Re: Something I've noticed... 108 Hoppy 29-Jan-04 01:51
Re: Something I've noticed... 150 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 02:51
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 105 Nebankh 06-Feb-04 10:35
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 108 Jergat 11-Feb-04 01:02
Re: Pisces 225 Nebankh 11-Feb-04 12:04


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