Voice of reason wrote:it was not only the mayans that predicted endings in the time peroid around 12.21.12 the egyptians
Voice of reason wrote:hopi, india, mayan, egyptian, aboriginees ALL had their own predictions about 2012
"Pulled out of my ass" is not a valid citation.
there is also a theory out that "A gigantic asteroid named 433 Eros will pass earth on January 31, 2012.
Actually true. Kind of. On December 31 (not 21), 2012 433 Eros will pass the Earth at 0.179 AU, or about 70 times the distance to the moon. But again, much like the Earth-Sun-galactic center alignment that happens every solstice, this is nothing special - it occurred in 1975 and will again in 2056 - and it certainly isn't going to have any effect on Earth. Wikipedia
"The Bible Code", a popular book published in 1998 that finds hidden messages in the bible, predicts the end of the world in 2012.
Actually, it predicted the coming of the apocalypse in 2006, unless of course something changed. Prophecies are easy when you have an out. The Bible Code was some esoteric inept cryptanalysis applied to the Torah with interpretation liberally applied when it the results didn't mean anything. So not only is it playing word search on a volume of literature (which is already pointless, a bit like playing songs backwards to look for hidden messages only you're cutting bits of the song together too so you can make
backwards messages), it's inventing words while you do it because you can't find any that are in the dictionary.
Assuming that Biblical prophecy is correct, people have a rather bad history of interpreting it. I direct your attention to the Great Disappointment
. In the mid-1800s, a Baptist preacher named William Miller interpreted prophecies from the book of Daniel to mean the Second Advent (or the contents of the book of Revelations) would occur in 1843. Then 1844, twice. It didn't happen. My point is, this was actually a pretty solid interpretation of the prophecies, not some word search nonsense - the dates chosen for the start were not entirely arbitrary and "days" in prophecy referring to years was generally accepted, and it was all based on the Jewish calendar - and it was still wrong.
Some of the interpretations of the prophecies of Nostradamus supports the 2012 doomsday."
Some of the interpretations of the prophecies of Nostradamus supported Y2K, too. And some of them supported 9/11, the Great London Fire, the rise of Napoleon, and Hitler, but those interpretations never once existed until after the fact. Nostradamus is a favorite of prophecy nuts because none of his prophecies are dated, and many of them are so ridiculously vague that you can find one to apply to anything. And if you're too lazy to slog through all his cryptic quatrains, you can always invent some
and nobody on your email list (or theirs, or their recipients', ad nauseum) will know the difference.