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   The "Mayan Apocalypse" is ancient prophecy, if by "ancient" you mean "from the 1970s" and if by "prophecy" you mean "shroom trip"

10 Dec 2012 08:57 PM   |   9624 clicks   |   Inquisitr
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Weaver95    [TotalFark]  
I thought it had more to do with the Shadowrun game than anything else

10 Dec 2012 08:49 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
Damn... I was really looking forward to that, too

10 Dec 2012 08:55 PM
KiwDaWabbit     
So, it's like the Book of Revelation?

10 Dec 2012 08:59 PM
Omahawg     
so i suppose I can't go looting for a new tee vee on y2k either huh?

thanks, man

10 Dec 2012 09:01 PM
SearchN     
The Mayan prophecy is real. The only issue is that we are viewing the dates wrong. The Mayan's never accounted for a leap year, so in reality the end of the world is going to happen this coming June.

10 Dec 2012 09:03 PM
CygnusDarius     
I heard shroom trips are awesome.

10 Dec 2012 09:04 PM
darwinpolice     
"Shroom trip" is always what I mean by "prophecy."

10 Dec 2012 09:06 PM
fatassbastard    [TotalFark]  

KiwDaWabbit: So, it's like the Book of Revelation?


Yep, and the Quran, and the Vedas and the Tale of Taliesin: manufactured mythology.

10 Dec 2012 09:08 PM
Indubitably     
To interpret

10 Dec 2012 09:09 PM
MooseUpNorth     
It's that old? I figured it was made up whole cloth shortly before 2010, when the tin foil fuss started.

10 Dec 2012 09:12 PM
SlothB77    [TotalFark]  
i read some article where they interviewed a Mayan and he was like 'we don't believe the world will end. Our calendar will end, but a new calendar will begin. It is like a new beginning.' what kind of calendar is 5125 years? how do you come up with a random number like that?

the world doesn't end every december 31st for the rest of us does it?

10 Dec 2012 09:12 PM
KiwDaWabbit     

CygnusDarius: I heard shroom trips are awesome.


Mucho gusto, me llamo Bradley-uh.

10 Dec 2012 09:12 PM
born_yesterday     
Well, the Ancient Aliens guy pointed out that the Mayan stone calendar and the hadron collider look virtually identical, so that's all the evidence I need.

10 Dec 2012 09:14 PM
Indubitably     
To dumbify:

Newsflash

This just is: Party.

*)

10 Dec 2012 09:14 PM
WhippingBoy     

SlothB77: i read some article where they interviewed a Mayan and he was like 'we don't believe the world will end. Our calendar will end, but a new calendar will begin. It is like a new beginning.' what kind of calendar is 5125 years? how do you come up with a random number like that?

the world doesn't end every december 31st for the rest of us does it?


It sure feels like it.

10 Dec 2012 09:15 PM
LordOfThePings     
Better than a Camping Trip.

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10 Dec 2012 09:15 PM
A Shambling Mound     

fatassbastard: KiwDaWabbit: So, it's like the Book of Revelation?

Yep, and the Quran, and the Vedas and the Tale of Taliesin: manufactured mythology.


Is there a naturally occurring form of mythology I am unfamiliar with? Old wives tales and urban legends, perhaps?

Not arguing with you. That phrase just struck me as odd.

10 Dec 2012 09:15 PM
Weaver95    [TotalFark]  

SlothB77: i read some article where they interviewed a Mayan and he was like 'we don't believe the world will end. Our calendar will end, but a new calendar will begin. It is like a new beginning.' what kind of calendar is 5125 years? how do you come up with a random number like that?

the world doesn't end every december 31st for the rest of us does it?


duh - magic is coming back. boy is corporate america gonna be pissed!

10 Dec 2012 09:16 PM
Weaver95    [TotalFark]  

fatassbastard: KiwDaWabbit: So, it's like the Book of Revelation?

Yep, and the Quran, and the Vedas and the Tale of Taliesin: manufactured mythology.


whatever you believe in, i'm against it.

10 Dec 2012 09:17 PM
All_Farked_Up     
So the Dresden codex is a fake?

10 Dec 2012 09:17 PM
GungFu     
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10 Dec 2012 09:18 PM
wildlifer     
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiI8xND H79g&sns=em

10 Dec 2012 09:19 PM
socoloco     
It's amazing the level of shiat religious whack jobs and new agers leap to because they so desperately want the world to end. They are all death cults. Jews, Christians, Muslims, New Agers just froth at the mouth over messiahs, imams and "masters" to destroy the world.

You're all a bunch of sick farks. Just my opinion, don't take it personally. You need to get a farking hobby or become gainfully employed to a degree that makes you responsible for helping make the world a better place.

Religion is the science of pulling bullshiat out of your ass to force down people's throats.

10 Dec 2012 09:20 PM
flup     
So wait... the world is NOT going to end on Dec 21?

Well don't that just beat all...

10 Dec 2012 09:24 PM
tinfoil-hat maggie    [TotalFark]  

SearchN: The Mayan prophecy is real. The only issue is that we are viewing the dates wrong. The Mayan's never accounted for a leap year, so in reality the end of the world is going to happen this coming June.


But,but the great alignment, man. Solar flares, crustal displacement, and I want some of those shrooms : )

10 Dec 2012 09:27 PM
KrispyKritter     

born_yesterday: Well, the Ancient Aliens guy pointed out that the Mayan stone calendar and the hadron collider look virtually identical, so that's all the evidence I need.


i'm with you, sister. let's dance.

10 Dec 2012 09:27 PM
MBooda     
The 21st of December
That day I'll always remember, yes I will
Cause that is the day, that Mayan Calendars die
I never got a chance to see 'em
Never heard nothin' but bad things about 'em
Momma I'm depending on you, to tell me the truth
Momma just hung her head and said, son
Calendar's a rolling stone...
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10 Dec 2012 09:30 PM
Snapper Carr     

CygnusDarius: I heard shroom trips are awesome.


I've had a couple of dozen and I've never had a bad one (can't say the same about LSD)

10 Dec 2012 09:30 PM
Surool     

flup: So wait... the world is NOT going to end on Dec 21?


No, the world will and on December 31 when your 12 Cutest Kittens calendar runs out. Notice how the calendar ends and don't have an infinite number of pages? It means the printer of the calendar has mystic foreknowledge of the end of the world on December 31... not that the year starts over from January 1.

10 Dec 2012 09:30 PM
nytmare     
Does anyone actually believe this, or are we just inventing stuff and claiming that "other people" believe it?

10 Dec 2012 09:33 PM
MBooda     

All_Farked_Up: So the Dresden codex is a fake?


No, I'm convinced that Eva Braun actually used it during that time of the month.

10 Dec 2012 09:35 PM
Ow My Balls     

FTA: The December 21 date appeared in a 1975 book by Terence McKenna, a writer who is also infamous for strange descriptions of "machine elves" he saw while he was tripping balls.

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Terence McKenna, 1975

10 Dec 2012 09:41 PM
Omahawg     
save me some caps. brew 'em up in tea.
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10 Dec 2012 09:45 PM
tinfoil-hat maggie    [TotalFark]  

Snapper Carr: CygnusDarius: I heard shroom trips are awesome.

I've had a couple of dozen and I've never had a bad one (can't say the same about LSD)


I've only had LSD and yeah set and setting are important but those strychnine muscle spams aren't fun.

10 Dec 2012 09:49 PM
Matrix Flavored Wasabi     

SlothB77: i read some article where they interviewed a Mayan and he was like 'we don't believe the world will end. Our calendar will end, but a new calendar will begin. It is like a new beginning.' what kind of calendar is 5125 years? how do you come up with a random number like that?

the world doesn't end every december 31st for the rest of us does it?


To be fair, in Mayan mythology (from what I remember in high school Spanish, so YMMV) there were 4 'worlds' which end after a certain time to be destroyed, and the last one (the third world) was destroyed after 14 b'aktuns. We are ending the 12th in this world, so there's no connection there. In addition, the previous worlds were destroyed because they were not 'successful,' I suppose habitable to men. Wiki says that dates in the 13th (upcoming) b'aktun and beyond are mentioned so apparently even they didn't assume the world is going to end.

10 Dec 2012 09:49 PM
Shrinkwrap     

Snapper Carr: CygnusDarius: I heard shroom trips are awesome.

I've had a couple of dozen and I've never had a bad one (can't say the same about LSD)


Mine always turned out semi-devistating. Except that one night I didn't expect those fireworks.

10 Dec 2012 09:50 PM
doglover    [TotalFark]  

SlothB77: i read some article where they interviewed a Mayan and he was like 'we don't believe the world will end. Our calendar will end, but a new calendar will begin. It is like a new beginning.' what kind of calendar is 5125 years? how do you come up with a random number like that?

the world doesn't end every december 31st for the rest of us does it?


Their callander has base 20 and base 18 units parts. So the long count is a funky length. It was so funky, even the ancient Mayans stopped using it by the 1500s, prefering the Short Count, which is more useful to human time frames.

10 Dec 2012 09:53 PM
Jim_Callahan     

KiwDaWabbit: So, it's like the Book of Revelation?


Well, the primary way that people induced hallucinations when the bible, koran, talmud, etc were being written was basic deprivation, or at least that was the popular method. And I'm not being ironic with the word "popular", self-inducing visions and claiming to be a prophet in the Roman period was basically the regional sport, with declaring yourself the Jewish messiah running a close second.

There's a reason people with even a passing familiarity with that period of history get all twitchy when religious idiots start going on about "evidence for a historical Jesus" and so on. Sure, there were about 100 of them at any given time, and 10000 prophets in the desert to go with 'em.

10 Dec 2012 10:01 PM
DesertDemonWY    [TotalFark]  
So Uncle Joe Zuvuya is just a hallucination?
/Damn

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10 Dec 2012 10:02 PM
MBooda     

doglover: Their callander has base 20 and base 18 units parts.


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10 Dec 2012 10:03 PM
FunkOut    [TotalFark]  

darwinpolice: "Shroom trip" is always what I mean by "prophecy."


Well, there's also "head injury" and "scamming money out of people".

10 Dec 2012 10:05 PM
croesius     

KiwDaWabbit: CygnusDarius: I heard shroom trips are awesome.

Mucho gusto, me llamo Bradley-uh.


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Way to go get that stuck in my head.

10 Dec 2012 10:05 PM
Gdalescrboz     
SearchN
The Mayan prophecy is real. The only issue is that we are viewing the dates wrong. The Mayan's never accounted for a leap year, so in reality the end of the world is going to happen this coming June.

And you didn't account for our switch to the Gregorian calendar from the Julian calendar. We still have 7 years

10 Dec 2012 10:10 PM
catzies     
All I know is, I was a kid in the 70s, listening to all the Atlantis, Bigfoot, Bermuda Triangle stuff through an earplug in my AM radio in the "Chariots of the Gods?" era, perhaps even concurrent with the Watergate hearings on TV, so basically there wan't anything I wasn't ready to believe in. I didn't think radio shows like that were strange or unusual at all. I thought everybody talked about and knew about that kind of stuff, including the Mayan calendar 2012 legend.

Miami being 1 corner of the BT, we had our share of disappearing planes and ships and that was real enough for me to go ahead and then believe in all of it, lock stock and barrel full of monkeys.

/'splains a lot
//listens to Coast to Coast now
///of course

10 Dec 2012 10:12 PM
LDM90     
5/5/2000

Nevar forget

10 Dec 2012 10:13 PM
boinkingbill     
Where is Harold Campings when you need him?

10 Dec 2012 10:14 PM
davidphogan     

boinkingbill: Where is Harold Campings when you need him?


Hopefully he realizes what a fraud he is and has given up on the rapture.

10 Dec 2012 10:20 PM
anfrind     

socoloco: It's amazing the level of shiat religious whack jobs and new agers leap to because they so desperately want the world to end. They are all death cults. Jews, Christians, Muslims, New Agers just froth at the mouth over messiahs, imams and "masters" to destroy the world.

You're all a bunch of sick farks. Just my opinion, don't take it personally. You need to get a farking hobby or become gainfully employed to a degree that makes you responsible for helping make the world a better place.

Religion is the science of pulling bullshiat out of your ass to force down people's throats.


Most New Agers historically haven't seen the end of the Mayan calendar as a doomsday event. Those who believe it has some real meaning usually interpret it as the date of some kind of worldwide spiritual awakening. You know, New Agey stuff.

The idea of 12/21/2012 as the end of the world didn't really take off until the movie "2012" came out and The History Channel did a few so-called "documentaries" on the Mayan calendar.

10 Dec 2012 10:20 PM
FunkOut    [TotalFark]  

anfrind:
Most New Agers historically haven't seen the end of the Mayan calendar as a doomsday event. Those who believe it has some real meaning usually interpret it as the date of some kind of worldwide spiritual awakening. You know, New Agey stuff.

The idea of 12/21/2012 as the end of the world didn't really take off until the movie "2012" came out and The History Channel did a few so-called "documentaries" on the Mayan calendar.


In fact, most of them are hosting potlucks for the event. Nothing says apocalypse like a couscous sweet potato casserole.

10 Dec 2012 10:24 PM
badhatharry    [TotalFark]  
The Mayans did understand a lot of stuff about the universe. Then they all died. I hope this is just the last calendar they had time to make.

10 Dec 2012 10:24 PM
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