New date for the End Times

More evidence that secularism is becoming an actual religion, complete with the weird parts, from those too-sophisticated-for-Christiantity Europeans: Many Dutch prepare for 2012 apocalypse – UPI.com.

Thousands of people in the Netherlands say they expect the world to end in 2012, and many say they are taking precautions to prepare for the apocalypse.
The Dutch-language de Volkskrant newspaper said it spoke to thousands of believers in the impending end of civilization, and while theories on the supposed catastrophe varied, most tied the 2012 date to the end of the Mayan calendar, Radio Netherlands reported Monday.

De Volkskrant said many of those interviewed are stocking up on emergency supplies, including life rafts and other equipment.

The Mayan calendar ends in our 2012! So the world must end on that year! I wonder how those Mayans are supposed to have known that fact. And why all of these progressive descendants of Calvinists now put their trust in Mayan carvings.

About Gene Veith

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  • EconJeff

    My calendar ends on Dec 31 2008, so that’s when I think the world will end.

  • EconJeff

    My calendar ends on Dec 31 2008, so that’s when I think the world will end.

  • Susan aka organshoes

    Well thank goodness my calendar includes Jan. of next year.
    So, Econ Jeff, looks like I’ll be left behind, at least for 31 more days.

  • Susan aka organshoes

    Well thank goodness my calendar includes Jan. of next year.
    So, Econ Jeff, looks like I’ll be left behind, at least for 31 more days.

  • CRB

    “The Mayan calendar ends in our 2012! So the world must end on that year! I wonder how those Mayans are supposed to have known that fact. ”
    Umm, maybe they read the Scofield Bible?! :>)

  • CRB

    “The Mayan calendar ends in our 2012! So the world must end on that year! I wonder how those Mayans are supposed to have known that fact. ”
    Umm, maybe they read the Scofield Bible?! :>)

  • http://heresyhunter.blogspot.com Bob Hunter

    Jack Van Impe places great faith in that Mayan calendar as well, so the world must be ending.

  • http://heresyhunter.blogspot.com Bob Hunter

    Jack Van Impe places great faith in that Mayan calendar as well, so the world must be ending.

  • http://www.MhaolainsChild.typepad.com Rhonda

    How does a secularist prepare for the world to end? It’s not like you need to stock up on supplies. Seems somewhat oxymoronic.

  • http://www.MhaolainsChild.typepad.com Rhonda

    How does a secularist prepare for the world to end? It’s not like you need to stock up on supplies. Seems somewhat oxymoronic.

  • http://www.utah-lutheran.blogspot.com Bror Erickson

    On the positive side it is only four more years before everyone’s faith in the Mayan calendar is shattered.

  • http://www.utah-lutheran.blogspot.com Bror Erickson

    On the positive side it is only four more years before everyone’s faith in the Mayan calendar is shattered.

  • http://joeldueck.com Joel

    “why all of these progressive descendants of Calvinists now put their trust in Mayan carvings”

    Well, you have to remember they could also lift huge blocks of stone up mountains and fit them together with stunning accuracy. That has to count for something right? :-P

  • http://joeldueck.com Joel

    “why all of these progressive descendants of Calvinists now put their trust in Mayan carvings”

    Well, you have to remember they could also lift huge blocks of stone up mountains and fit them together with stunning accuracy. That has to count for something right? :-P

  • Anon

    They rejected all Christianity, not just the branches of the Reformed.

    It isn’t just the Mayan cycle, but also the asteroid Apophis, which will likely miss and probably, but not certainly miss in 2039, and is hopefully not made of naquadah ;-)

  • Anon

    They rejected all Christianity, not just the branches of the Reformed.

    It isn’t just the Mayan cycle, but also the asteroid Apophis, which will likely miss and probably, but not certainly miss in 2039, and is hopefully not made of naquadah ;-)

  • http://gpiper.org/katiesbeer TKls2myhrt

    My dear cousin, a very talented and intelligent woman, recently moved from Canada to Cancun because she believes that something will happen on 12-21-12. She successfully recreated her business there – store and restaurant. She tells me that Mayans are moving out of the nearby jungle and settling into Mexican culture because of this, so not only does this affect Canadians and Dutch… it is affecting remaining Mayans. Funny thing is that my cousin met and is engaged to a Catholic man who doesn’t believe in those things.

    On the other hand, I got pregnant in 1988 because I believed the prophecies of some Christian nut who said the world would end in September of that year. I guess I thought that if I was pregnant, then the world really couldn’t end. How different is that from what my cousin has done? It’s not. We were both misguided, but God works good in everything.

  • http://gpiper.org/katiesbeer TKls2myhrt

    My dear cousin, a very talented and intelligent woman, recently moved from Canada to Cancun because she believes that something will happen on 12-21-12. She successfully recreated her business there – store and restaurant. She tells me that Mayans are moving out of the nearby jungle and settling into Mexican culture because of this, so not only does this affect Canadians and Dutch… it is affecting remaining Mayans. Funny thing is that my cousin met and is engaged to a Catholic man who doesn’t believe in those things.

    On the other hand, I got pregnant in 1988 because I believed the prophecies of some Christian nut who said the world would end in September of that year. I guess I thought that if I was pregnant, then the world really couldn’t end. How different is that from what my cousin has done? It’s not. We were both misguided, but God works good in everything.

  • portofil

    The world is really ending. The signs are everywhere.The greath signal is coming, in the sky everyone will see a great signal. After that, the world end in a week (Garabandal). But, it is written too, in the bible. We will see a war in the place Armagedon (Meggido) real soon, the place near Iran and Israel.
    God is coming, prepare the way (Opus Dei).

  • portofil

    The world is really ending. The signs are everywhere.The greath signal is coming, in the sky everyone will see a great signal. After that, the world end in a week (Garabandal). But, it is written too, in the bible. We will see a war in the place Armagedon (Meggido) real soon, the place near Iran and Israel.
    God is coming, prepare the way (Opus Dei).


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