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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... 452 Jergat 16-Jan-04 04:39
Yes! ...n/t. 127 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 04:48
Re: Something I've noticed... 118 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 155 Jergat 16-Jan-04 05:17
Re: Something I've noticed... 130 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 05:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 128 Jergat 16-Jan-04 06:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 171 sean 17-Jan-04 01:37
Re: Something I've noticed... 149 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:06
Re: Something I've noticed... 158 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 150 OakeyDokey 16-Jan-04 20:09
(outside of the Box) .... 126 Thirdwave 16-Jan-04 22:49
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 139 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 07:46
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 123 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 10:00
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 154 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 15:04
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 124 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:26
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 148 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 182 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 22:41
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 148 Briffits 18-Jan-04 22:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 117 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:00
Re: Something I've noticed... 118 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:11
Re: to explain further 162 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:39
Re: to explain further 149 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:00
Re: to explain further 173 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:18
Re: 2012 179 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:36
Re: to explain further 154 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:44
Re: to explain further 127 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:01
Re: to explain further 150 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 02:11
Re: to explain further 120 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:34
Re: to explain further 124 Hoppy 17-Jan-04 03:38
Re: to explain further 118 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:25
Re: to explain further 127 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 09:26
Re: to explain further 117 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 05:48
Re: to explain further 139 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 116 David L 17-Jan-04 03:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 147 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 08:06
2012 is NOT the end of the world. 128 Cleopatra 17-Jan-04 09:14
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 157 David L 17-Jan-04 16:39
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 119 Cleopatra 18-Jan-04 10:12
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 144 David L 18-Jan-04 17:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 141 David L 18-Jan-04 18:04
No "One Way" but many 118 Thirdwave 19-Jan-04 00:32
Re: No "One Way" but many 130 David L 19-Jan-04 14:57
Re: No "One Way" but many 124 Milo 19-Jan-04 15:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 112 David L 19-Jan-04 23:43
Re: No "One Way" but many 115 Milo 19-Jan-04 23:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 221 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:22
Re: No "One Way" but many 133 Milo 20-Jan-04 00:00
Re: No "One Way" but many 231 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:20
Re: No "One Way" but many 131 RichardC 19-Jan-04 16:25
Re: No "One Way" but many 145 David L 19-Jan-04 23:50
Re: No "One Way" but many 153 RichardC 20-Jan-04 14:30
Re: No "One Way" but many 141 Milo 20-Jan-04 14:46
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 124 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:40
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 147 David L 19-Jan-04 23:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 170 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:34
Re: Something I've noticed... 122 David L 17-Jan-04 16:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 157 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 148 OakeyDokey 19-Jan-04 17:55
Re: Something I've noticed... 172 Earache 18-Jan-04 13:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 129 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:06
Read these. 134 Earache 20-Jan-04 15:13
Re: Something I've noticed... 178 RichardC 18-Jan-04 21:58
Re: Something I've noticed... 120 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 07:03
Re: Something I've noticed... 117 Trygve Hogebol 20-Jan-04 08:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 145 fisherman 20-Jan-04 18:56
Re: Something I've noticed... 148 Trygve Hogebol 21-Jan-04 00:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 134 fisherman 21-Jan-04 15:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 155 Melusine 20-Jan-04 18:38
Re: Something I've noticed... 139 Hoppy 29-Jan-04 01:51
Re: Something I've noticed... 179 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 02:51
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 128 Nebankh 06-Feb-04 10:35
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 132 Jergat 11-Feb-04 01:02
Re: Pisces 272 Nebankh 11-Feb-04 12:04


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