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    If the world's ending, there's no use worrying about it.

    Also, what's with the apocalyptic fad these days; the rapture was just last month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Kobryn View Post
    I guess we'll find out soon enough.
    Not soon enough. It's a whole year away. I bet the end of the world is going to reschedule AGAIN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dierat View Post
    If the world's ending, there's no use worrying about it.

    Also, what's with the apocalyptic fad these days; the rapture was just last month.
    The world isn't ending.

    There's always been an apocalyptic fad, and it's always "imminent". It's never in 3 or 4 thousand years, it's always right around the corner.

    And it's always bullshit.

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    It's a fact that Native American rain dances worked 100% of the time. But only because they danced until it rained.

    Say the world will end long enough and you just might be right. But it's just a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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    Yeah people have always obsessed over eschatology, and though i obviously dont believe in Nubiru or galactic alignments or whatever, these days we do have apocalyptically powerful weapons, a middle east fraught with conflict and a coming climate catastrophe. i mean, technically we're only a button push away from annihilation. itd be annoying if by dumb luck the mayan thing was on the money.

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    Anyone seen the film 'Melancholia?

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    If the world doesn't end, what will the History channel show now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dierat View Post
    If the world's ending, there's no use worrying about it.

    Also, what's with the apocalyptic fad these days; the rapture was just last month.
    And I must say that it was highly disappointing. I was looking forward to going to the houses of the righteous and stocking up on their stuff.

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    I allways thought this was just a fun joke to talk about. But then suddenly there were a bunch of people who took it extremely seriously and said "no of course it won't end" and actually seemed scared to believe in it. If I didn't feel like I had a lot of stuff to accomplish I probably wouldn't care either way. On the other hand, if you're gonna die, you might as well die at the same time as everybody else.

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    We all gotta go sometime! Time is irrelevant anyway. So, whenever you do go doesn't really matter. Especially once you're gone lol.

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    I'd been operating on the assumption that the world ended this past March (or was it May?). I should probably check in with my landlord, given this new information.

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    I hope Nibiru comes and the Annunaki come back and eat our brains or whatever it was they were supposed to do..

    I've seen many a documentary about what's supposed to happen in 2012, and most of the time I just roll my eyes and think "Don't you people have something better to do?".

    If we're gonna die, we're gonna die. What's the use in spending that much time on something of that scale?

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    double post... >.>

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    It would really suck if the idiots were right.

    At least Icarus tried!


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    Quote Originally Posted by kev ferrara View Post
    It would really suck if the idiots were right.
    It would only suck until we died, then I don't think anyone would care

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev ferrara View Post
    It would really suck if the idiots were right.
    But on the plus side you wouldn't have to listen to them bleating 'we told you so!'

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    A geomagnetic reversal is not out of the question. We're long overdue for one, not that the previous ones seems to have had any destructive effect on Earth. http://www.geomag.bgs.ac.uk/education/reversals.html#1


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    From the link you provided Blackspot:

    "Is there any danger to life?

    Almost certainly not."

    From nasa geosciences:

    "The pole kept going during the 20th century, north at an average speed of 10 km per year, lately accelerating to 40 km per year,....Reversals take a few thousand years to complete"

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    Exactly. Doomsayers will be doomsayers. Can I throw them in a pit now or do I have to wait until next year?


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    If you kill them they will have been right, can you live with that?

    my idea of doomsday is if in about 40 years climate change makes all the ice in the north pole melt into the sea, and all the currents and weather patterns are fucked up so the rains fail, and the corals die and the amazon goes on fire destroying the planet's lungs, and all the crops fail and the fish run out, and food prices go through the roof, and millions of people die in famines or migrate, causing revolution and exascerbation of preexisting wars, oil is finished, and some petty territorial conflict flares up into local and then global nuclear holocaust. that would suck.
    i hope it doesnt and we make it thruogh the bottleneck but we're not exactly helping ourselves.

    makes you hope there is an illuminati conspiracy cos they will at least need to preserve some people as an industrial base, althugh that doesnt exactly sound fun either

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    This is why paper books are more important than electronic ones. When the self destruction happens, knowledge will be the way to rebuild for the survivors. I hear cockroaches are full of nutrients.


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    I'd go one further, just to be on the safe side. We better start memorising books before global warming reaches F 451.

    The book I'm going for means that you will have to refer to me from now on as 'The Subtle Knife'. Now, all I need is two beautiful women called 'Northern Lights' and 'Amber Spyglass' on each arm for company and I'm all set to face the apocalypse.

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    I like the consciousness shift prophecies though,, it is a self-fulfilling prophecy I secretly hope would come true. And Best of all it is not about something beyond our control.

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    Is it okay if my depressing material isn't related to doomsday?



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    Homeopathy Doomsday = drop a single drop of cyanide into the ocean, results in death of all life on the planet.

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    I used to be a far more enthusiastic debunker than I am now. I no longer bother. People by and large believe what they want to believe, and the True Believers WANT the word as we know it to end.

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