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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... 383 Jergat 16-Jan-04 04:39
Yes! ...n/t. 110 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 04:48
Re: Something I've noticed... 99 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 136 Jergat 16-Jan-04 05:17
Re: Something I've noticed... 113 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 05:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 109 Jergat 16-Jan-04 06:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 138 sean 17-Jan-04 01:37
Re: Something I've noticed... 133 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:06
Re: Something I've noticed... 125 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 126 OakeyDokey 16-Jan-04 20:09
(outside of the Box) .... 107 Thirdwave 16-Jan-04 22:49
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 121 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 07:46
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 104 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 10:00
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 135 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 15:04
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 107 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:26
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 132 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 155 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 22:41
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 131 Briffits 18-Jan-04 22:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 101 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:00
Re: Something I've noticed... 101 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:11
Re: to explain further 145 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:39
Re: to explain further 132 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:00
Re: to explain further 145 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:18
Re: 2012 156 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:36
Re: to explain further 128 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:44
Re: to explain further 110 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:01
Re: to explain further 133 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 02:11
Re: to explain further 103 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:34
Re: to explain further 105 Hoppy 17-Jan-04 03:38
Re: to explain further 100 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:25
Re: to explain further 110 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 09:26
Re: to explain further 99 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 05:48
Re: to explain further 123 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 99 David L 17-Jan-04 03:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 125 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 08:06
2012 is NOT the end of the world. 112 Cleopatra 17-Jan-04 09:14
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 124 David L 17-Jan-04 16:39
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 103 Cleopatra 18-Jan-04 10:12
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 125 David L 18-Jan-04 17:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 126 David L 18-Jan-04 18:04
No "One Way" but many 101 Thirdwave 19-Jan-04 00:32
Re: No "One Way" but many 111 David L 19-Jan-04 14:57
Re: No "One Way" but many 108 Milo 19-Jan-04 15:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 97 David L 19-Jan-04 23:43
Re: No "One Way" but many 100 Milo 19-Jan-04 23:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 196 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:22
Re: No "One Way" but many 117 Milo 20-Jan-04 00:00
Re: No "One Way" but many 200 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:20
Re: No "One Way" but many 115 RichardC 19-Jan-04 16:25
Re: No "One Way" but many 123 David L 19-Jan-04 23:50
Re: No "One Way" but many 129 RichardC 20-Jan-04 14:30
Re: No "One Way" but many 118 Milo 20-Jan-04 14:46
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 107 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:40
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 132 David L 19-Jan-04 23:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 146 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:34
Re: Something I've noticed... 101 David L 17-Jan-04 16:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 141 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 124 OakeyDokey 19-Jan-04 17:55
Re: Something I've noticed... 156 Earache 18-Jan-04 13:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 111 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:06
Read these. 113 Earache 20-Jan-04 15:13
Re: Something I've noticed... 153 RichardC 18-Jan-04 21:58
Re: Something I've noticed... 102 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 07:03
Re: Something I've noticed... 99 Trygve Hogebol 20-Jan-04 08:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 128 fisherman 20-Jan-04 18:56
Re: Something I've noticed... 129 Trygve Hogebol 21-Jan-04 00:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 118 fisherman 21-Jan-04 15:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 132 Melusine 20-Jan-04 18:38
Re: Something I've noticed... 112 Hoppy 29-Jan-04 01:51
Re: Something I've noticed... 155 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 02:51
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 111 Nebankh 06-Feb-04 10:35
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 114 Jergat 11-Feb-04 01:02
Re: Pisces 232 Nebankh 11-Feb-04 12:04


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