Will the World end on 21 December?

A solar flare: will the sun burn the earth out of extinction on 21 December, 2012?

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Nineteen days away, hysteria over the fate of our planet Earth on 21 December this year has been reported in some parts of the world, with Russia and France in the lead.

A solar flare: will the sun burn the earth out of extinction on 21 December, 2012?

Religious and very superstitious Nigeria is not yet betraying signs of apprehension over this date, which doomsday prophets said will mark the end of this world.

The prediction is based on an ancient hieroglyphic text by an ancient civilization, the Mayans based in the Guatemalan jungle in South America. An international team of archeologists who stumbled over new texts some months ago, further fuelled the doomsday scenario, as the 1,300 year old inscription they found carved on a stone staircase at the ruins of La Corona also bears the end date: 21 December, 2012. Though scholars have debunked the interpretation, saying the date was a reference to something else, and that other texts refered to events beyond 2012, the doomsday fears continue to seize the imagination, in some parts of the world. (Read more here http://news.discovery.com/history/maya-long-count-calendar-end-date-120629.html)

The New York Times reported today about “scattered reports of unusual behavior from across Russia’s nine time zones.

“Inmates in a women’s prison near the Chinese border are said to have experienced a “collective mass psychosis” so intense that their wardens summoned a priest to calm them. In a factory town east of Moscow, panicked citizens stripped shelves of matches, kerosene, sugar and candles. A huge Mayan-style archway is being built — out of ice — on Karl Marx Street in Chelyabinsk in the south.

“For those not schooled in New Age prophecy, there are rumors the world will end on December 21, 2012, when a 5,125-year cycle known as the Long Count in the Mayan calendar supposedly comes to a close.

“Russia, a nation with a penchant for mystical thinking, has taken notice.

“Last week, Russia’s government decided to put an end to the doomsday talk. Its minister of emergency situations said Friday that he had access to “methods of monitoring what is occurring on the planet Earth,” and that he could say with confidence that the world was not going to end in December.

“He acknowledged, however, that Russians were still vulnerable to “blizzards, ice storms, tornadoes, floods, trouble with transportation and food supply, breakdowns in heat, electricity and water supply.”

“Similar assurances have been issued in recent days by Russia’s chief sanitary doctor, a top official of the Russian Orthodox Church, lawmakers from the State Duma and a former disc jockey from Siberia who recently placed first in the television show “Battle of the Psychics.” One official proposed prosecuting Russians who spread the rumor — starting on December 22.

“You cannot endlessly speak about the end of the world, and I say this as a doctor,” said Leonid Ogul, a member of Parliament’s environment committee. “Everyone has a different nervous system, and this kind of information affects them differently. Information acts subconsciously. Some people are provoked to laughter, some to heart attacks, and some — to some negative actions.”

“Russia is not the only country to face this problem.

“In France, the authorities plan to bar access to Bugarach mountain in the south to keep out a flood of visitors who believe it is a sacred place that will protect a lucky few from the end of the world. The patriarch of Ukraine’s Orthodox Church recently issued a statement assuring the faithful that “doomsday is sure to come,” but that it will be provoked by the moral decline of mankind, not the “so-called parade of planets or the end of the Mayan calendar.”

However as the New York Times reported, the apprehension about 21 December is not noticeable among the large Mayan population in Yucatán State in Mexico.

“Most place little stock in end-of-days talk”.

Indeed, officials are planning a Mayan cultural festival on Dec. 21 and, to show that all will be well after that, a follow-up in 2013.
In Guatemala itself, more than half of the population who are of Mayan descent are reportedly angry with their government over the misinterpretation of their ancient calendar, with its distortion as a ‘prophet of doom’.

Ian O’Neill in a report 26 October published by Discovery News, said Mayan leaders have “accused the Guatemalan government of perpetuating the myth that the Mayan Long Count calendar predicts the end of the world for financial gain”

“We are speaking out against deceit, lies and twisting of the truth and turning us into folklore-for-profit. They are not telling the truth about time cycles”, the AFP quoted Felipe Gomez, leader of the Maya Alliance Oxlaljuj Ajpop.

The Oxlaljuj Ajpop said in the report by O’Neill, that the end of the cycle simply means “there will be big changes on the personal, family and community level, so that there is harmony and balance between mankind and nature”.

It certainly does not mean that the world will come to an end and that everyone who isn’t prepared will die.

To buttress the charge by Mayans that their government was promoting the doomsday theory for profit, the Guatemalan culture ministry is hosting a ‘doomsday event in Guatemala city on 21 December, with many tourism groups seizing the opportunity to create ‘doomsday tours.’

Oxlaljuj Ajpop condemned the festival as disrespectful to the Mayan culture.(Read more by clicking: http://news.discovery.com/human/mayans-pissed-off-about-doomsday-diceit-121026.html)

It means that here in Nigeria, we do not really need to be bothered by the Mayan frenzy and the 21 December doomsday jitters. Life continues beyond the date. The 21 December doomsday is a big scam, promoted for pecuniary gains.

Let’s therefore prepare for a grand celebration in Christmas and the New Year of 2013.


  1. In 2012, I learned that Jehovah comes from the words “Jah” + “hovah,” which means “God of mischief,” and that the covenant which he gave to Abraham is a Covenant of Death and Hell (Isa. 28:15-18). For a devout Christian, that is the worst news of the millennium. So in a way, my world did end.

  2. When any body expired in the world, that day is end of day for him. So we have to follow Quran & Muhammad (PBUH).

  3. There is no same warning in the HOLY QURAN. its not true. because must be happen that HOLY QURAN says. bileave it.

  4. 21dec is not a end of world because as a muslim we should believe that hzrat esia aliah salam imam mehndi nd dijal wii come nd at the end of world islam ia a dominated to all world

  5. it is not a end of world because as a muslim we should believe that hazrat esia aliah salam imam mehdi nd dijaal will come nd end of world islam is dominaten to all world nd allah knows rite time

  6. The world will end…cos come the 22 december the shit is gonna hit the fan when half the world realizes they now have to christmas shop……lol..what does africa have to offer..i live here..and last time i checked we were part of the world…therefor if the world goes so does africa

  7. That’s good to know!! Cause my mother-in-law is runnin around tellin people that the world is endin and they should look to go to africa!!! Now if people had listened to her and sell their houses and properties they would have nothing to go back to the 22nd of december 2012!! So thanks for the clarification!!!!

  8. You all are such big dumbs to believe this!!!! its clearly written in the WORD OF GOD , THE HOLY BIBLE that no one NO ONE know the time or date of jesus’s second coming or wen the world will end!!!!! cmon few years ago people nvr even thought that we will make it through 2011 even!! you can even find web pages sayin wat ll happen in 2013!! if the wrld ends on 2012 then wat sense does 2013 make!!!

  9. The world will NOT end. Every cycle has a beginning and an end – just like how our calendar ends on December 31 then begins a new cycle on January 1. Simple as that – even the decendants of their Mayan ancestors are rather ticked off how the media is portraying their calendar as a “end of days” warning sign.

    If the Mayans were so great at foreseeing the end times, how is it they didn’t foresee their own demise?

  10. Adults are really big children in many ways. This was seen in so many people who thought the Y2K boogey man would get us when the calendar turned from 1999 to 2000. Nothing happened. Now they, and me too, wonder what (if anything) will occur on December 21st of this year. If Moses or somebody comes down from the big mountain, it will be thrilling I suppose.

  11. December 21st 2012 on the Mayan calender does not mean the end of the world but the end of a cycle, which started some 5000 years ago. It only implies the begining of yet another cycle.
    Anybody interested in the prediction can read it on the internet.
    The world will not end in 2012

    • Did any ever stop and think that the mayan calender ends 12-21-12 BECAUSE THE MAYANS J U S T G O T T I R E D O F W R I T I N G ! ! ! ! THAT’S WHAT I THINK ….. IF THE WORLD DOES END IT’S GONNA BE THE SAME WAY WE STARTED ….. ONE B I G B A N G ! ! ! !

    • i agree. however i did a lot of resarch and found that the mayans couldn’t see further than that date because the stars only show so far. so the world won’t end unless there’s a nuclear fallout

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