How many of you believe 2012 is going to happen?

I don't mean logically, as in it IS going to happen because it comes after 2011.

But I mean seriously, honestly, desperately believe that the world is going to end?

I've been in a semi-debate on facebook because someone sent me a message with a chain letter saying this:

"Keep doubting that theProphecies of 2012 are wrong; in the mean time check this out "875fb5135fbf22654160861b5fd64e9b", event)''>http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35662192/ns/technology_and_science-space/?GT1=43001
. look whats been happening with all the earthquakes, this is like right out of the movie; it was predicted that the earths axis would
shift, Now there saying it has; is that the end of it or is the worst
yet to come????"

First off, any logical reader will read that article and realize Nasa is excited because they have successfully recorded the exact amount in which an earthquake has shortened the day of Earth.
Any 2012 nut will read it and say Nasa is saying we're all going to die in December of 2012.

I'm going to assume all of you know how earthquakes are constantly happening and every single day is shorter/longer than it was before.

Basically, he got offended and starting spitting out things about the bible being a prophecy (wut?) and other religious crap, and he finally got angry because I "will never be blessed with the truth."

So it leads me to think..only the religious freaks are the ones who think the universe is going to implode in the year 2012.

Am I wrong to think this?

(PS: I had intended to make this post a lot longer but I'm tired.
I was going to post the conversation here but he deleted all of my messages.)

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Comment by Mario Rodgers on March 2, 2010 at 9:10pm
I know 2012 is going to happen. It'll be just another ordinary year like Y2K. :D
Comment by Mario Rodgers on March 2, 2010 at 9:13pm
Here is the significance of 2012. I marks the time the sunrise on the winter solstice rises across the exact galactic center. THAT'S ALL. It's happened many times before. The last one was about 20,000 years ago. A lot of religious people are going to look mighty stupid when their lies are exposed once again.

Not the least of which that none of this stuff is in the Bible anywhere. Facebook troll is just being a moron.
Comment by James on March 2, 2010 at 9:16pm
I think something will happen Dec. 21st 2012, but not the end of the world. If anything, all the people that DO believe the 2012 bunk may riot some. But it will be a normal year just like 2011 and 2013 after it. If they even bothered to check the claims, they'd see they're unfounded. That and the Mayan calendar actually calls for the dawn of a 'new golden age'... Not that I put any stock in what the Mayan calendar calls for, but kinda makes their argument even weaker.
Comment by Velogiraptor on March 2, 2010 at 9:23pm
I think there is probably a rather large, and ironic, overlap between the religious and those who will fall all over themselves about the next end of the world.
In this case, you should simply remind them that the Mayan calendar is cyclic, not terminal. Also remind them that the Mayan calendar is not the Christian calendar, so it should be moot to a Christian. Then remind them that according to the Bible, the end will come like a thief in the night, without warning.
Finally, let them know that you were blessed with reason, which has made it apparent that people who believe they are 'blessed with truth' are usually just scared of the world and all of the things that require critical thought.
Comment by B. on March 2, 2010 at 9:24pm
No, I don't think any disastrous event will occur. But that's just because I don't believe in magic. If I was a bit nutty I'd probably be all for this, it definitely sounds exciting.

When people bring it up, I always tell them that if it does occur, I'm going to be really effing pissed because I won't be any where near done my PhD or been to Europe or had a baby, and generally have missed out on a lot of awesome that I'm really looking forward to.
2012 would seriously interfere with my plans.
Comment by Michel-san on March 2, 2010 at 9:24pm
A religious freak meets conservation of angular momentum and suddenly decides the world is going to end.

I used to love playing with those office chairs, making them spin faster and slower by changing how far my mass is from the axis of rotation, doesn't ever child do that? Clearly the freak missed that part of his childhood.

Very nice find with the results from NASA, the precision of those measurements is beyond impressive!
Comment by Allen Sneed on March 2, 2010 at 10:08pm
I took a pamphlet from some guys at the subway the other day who claim the end of the world will happen May 12, 2010. That's pretty soon. I can't wait to find out how their story changes on May 13.
Comment by Desirai on March 2, 2010 at 10:16pm
People seem to be excessively obsessed with death and destruction
Comment by Mario Rodgers on March 2, 2010 at 10:49pm
I pity people who buy into these ridiculous doomsday stories. Needless to say, if I see a significant portion of people getting aggressive and/or violent in their religious convictions, I'll be ready with a baseball bat. XD
Comment by Pinko Commie on March 3, 2010 at 12:18am
I'm getting married on 12/21/2012. That's how much I don't think it's going to happen. :D

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