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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... 580 Jergat 16-Jan-04 04:39
Yes! ...n/t. 193 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 04:48
Re: Something I've noticed... 169 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 203 Jergat 16-Jan-04 05:17
Re: Something I've noticed... 184 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 05:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 186 Jergat 16-Jan-04 06:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 239 sean 17-Jan-04 01:37
Re: Something I've noticed... 208 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:06
Re: Something I've noticed... 219 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 212 OakeyDokey 16-Jan-04 20:09
(outside of the Box) .... 190 Thirdwave 16-Jan-04 22:49
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 198 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 07:46
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 169 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 10:00
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 221 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 15:04
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 182 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:26
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 210 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 244 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 22:41
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 202 Briffits 18-Jan-04 22:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 178 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:00
Re: Something I've noticed... 180 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:11
Re: to explain further 222 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:39
Re: to explain further 210 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:00
Re: to explain further 242 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:18
Re: 2012 243 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:36
Re: to explain further 217 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:44
Re: to explain further 188 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:01
Re: to explain further 211 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 02:11
Re: to explain further 179 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:34
Re: to explain further 187 Hoppy 17-Jan-04 03:38
Re: to explain further 177 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:25
Re: to explain further 189 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 09:26
Re: to explain further 161 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 05:48
Re: to explain further 184 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 172 David L 17-Jan-04 03:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 206 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 08:06
2012 is NOT the end of the world. 178 Cleopatra 17-Jan-04 09:14
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 220 David L 17-Jan-04 16:39
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 178 Cleopatra 18-Jan-04 10:12
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 190 David L 18-Jan-04 17:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 201 David L 18-Jan-04 18:04
No "One Way" but many 174 Thirdwave 19-Jan-04 00:32
Re: No "One Way" but many 185 David L 19-Jan-04 14:57
Re: No "One Way" but many 181 Milo 19-Jan-04 15:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 170 David L 19-Jan-04 23:43
Re: No "One Way" but many 174 Milo 19-Jan-04 23:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 282 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:22
Re: No "One Way" but many 193 Milo 20-Jan-04 00:00
Re: No "One Way" but many 292 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:20
Re: No "One Way" but many 188 RichardC 19-Jan-04 16:25
Re: No "One Way" but many 205 David L 19-Jan-04 23:50
Re: No "One Way" but many 230 RichardC 20-Jan-04 14:30
Re: No "One Way" but many 199 Milo 20-Jan-04 14:46
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 182 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:40
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 196 David L 19-Jan-04 23:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 238 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:34
Re: Something I've noticed... 182 David L 17-Jan-04 16:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 214 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 238 OakeyDokey 19-Jan-04 17:55
Re: Something I've noticed... 232 Earache 18-Jan-04 13:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 179 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:06
Read these. 196 Earache 20-Jan-04 15:13
Re: Something I've noticed... 242 RichardC 18-Jan-04 21:58
Re: Something I've noticed... 175 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 07:03
Re: Something I've noticed... 162 Trygve Hogebol 20-Jan-04 08:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 199 fisherman 20-Jan-04 18:56
Re: Something I've noticed... 207 Trygve Hogebol 21-Jan-04 00:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 191 fisherman 21-Jan-04 15:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 228 Melusine 20-Jan-04 18:38
Re: Something I've noticed... 194 Hoppy 29-Jan-04 01:51
Re: Something I've noticed... 224 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 02:51
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 189 Nebankh 06-Feb-04 10:35
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 192 Jergat 11-Feb-04 01:02
Re: Pisces 360 Nebankh 11-Feb-04 12:04


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