Originally Posted by Viperfish
Congratulations... You're phone lines and internet accounts have now been tapped for this statement... You can thank Big Brother for that (one of my favorite conspiracies is the tie in from the book 1984 to our world to date)
Originally Posted by CMBison
Seriously, do you know why the calendar stopped at that specific date? It was the end of their calendar because they had counted 3 generations of the "seasonal" (this is the simplest way to describe it; think "3 full millenniums") calendar which ended on this date. The reason they stopped; because they felt someone by now would have still been here to count the next 3 seasons. They were wiped out/vanished so no one wrote a new calendar... And as to the "how could they not predict their own fate" comments; they weren't predicting the fate of man, they were telling the future Mayans when the best time to harvest crops was.
Originally Posted by Androo
I have thought about this myself. The invention of such "Doomsday Bunkers" has been at an all time high and has me laughing all the while. When the Earth does cease, be it by rapture and the returning Christ (which IS what I believe will happen, but I am a Christian and believe that the spoken words of my God are the truth; even if others disagree with my point of view, it is my reality that I have lived that has proven the existence of God in my life, which is something no one can take away from me), or by the collision of some Planet X with our own planet, to the explosion of our sun, to nuclear fallout... I find the idea of building a "shelter" from the end of man to be a humorous idea; to think that "I am smarter than what took out people smarter than me" is comical in nature. Humans are perhaps the stupidest of creatures in the aspect of worrying and stressing over things out of their control; so much so that they even take measures to prevent things that they "think" one day "might" happen but "if" they do this one thing "maybe" they will outlive all the others. Far too many of us have a God complex that ends up making us look much more like ants then enlightened creatures.