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Jehovah’s Witnesses have an embarrassing history of proclaiming dates for the end of the world—dates that then have to be moved when they pass without the promised conflagration. Jehovah’s Witnesses started by naming 1799 as the year that would contain the finale, then had another major disappointment in 1874 (which they covered by saying that Jesus had in fact come back, but mysteriously did so invisibly! —you can’t make up things this nutty). The year 1914 was nominated next, and since then the predictions of the Jehovah’s Witnesses have gotten so vague as to be uninteresting.
So now on to the Mayans, and this prediction is based on the end of one of the 28 Mayan calendars which quits at December 21, 2012. But the Mayans didn’t mean that the earth would also end on that date, but merely that this particular calendar would then have to be tossed, just as we all toss last year’s calendar every January 1. But, strangely, people apparently want to hear that the planet is facing doom, so reason and facts are unimportant. Let’s riot just for the fun of it!
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