The End of the World As We Know It: 15 Aborted Apocalypses

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newegg911

These end of the world people always have the same psychological make up in my experience. They tend to be dissatisfied with their lives, see the world as somehow unfair to them, and usually have "magical thinking". Their lives basically suck, so they want the apcolypse to come "save them".

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lostcause64

Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, small thermonuclear devices, and manure fights...

 

Just sayin'...

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ShyLinuxGuy

I just don't buy all these theories about the world ending next week or next year. These floods, tornadoes, quakes...they always have happened. It's unfortunate, but it's not because the world is coming to an end. Natural disasters are nothing new. Having them happen in sequence is nothing new. Think about it: we would be having some SERIOUS indicators before the world would just come to an abrupt end.

So, yes in fact I have a night out with my girlfriend that Friday (we go out frequently, but *always* every Friday, I think next week we're going to the Point Defience park in Tacoma and do the 5-mile drive up there)...so, I am not going to get all these notions going in my mind, I am going to chill out and have fun...without worrying about the world coming to an end. Watch, mark my words. Next week will come--and go.

So, am I going to be worried about my girlfriend and I becoming molten as Mt. Rainier erupts? Not at all.

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Joji

We all know God loves **certain** human technologies and achievements, such as...

 

1. Video games like BF2 and Halo, why not

2. Intel Sandy Bridge Chips - The world's leading, fast, CPU chips

3. Anime - Tons of great anime came after 2000, no kidding!

4. iPhone, iTab, and their clones

5. Anything else you can think of considered as "great human achievements and the technology we created", excluding anything to do with war, because we know war is damn ugly.

 

I bet in heaven, God is using them right now... to cure his boredom? Haha lol.

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Queenof1

I agree. Hail the Goddess of Technology!! *bows*

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Morpheous416

I am beginning to wonder though... if the Mayans, or even modern day scientists... took into account the changes in the calender we made with leap years, when configuring 12.21.12.

 

Just how many days did we add to the calendar since the Mayans first developed theirs?

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dedgar

They used the Mayan calender and ran it out to the end date. They then converted that into the calender we now use and came up with 12-21-2012.

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X2brute

jehovahs witnesses have never officially had any date, a few small groups held some dates but never anything official, closest thing was when russel said something would happen in the fall of 1914, he hoped it would be the end but didnt hold that to be the answer, ended up being world war one

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Queenof1

Witnesses have had several dates over the years. However, now they are being vague. My mom has been one for over 40 yrs and she remembers 1975 as being *the* date. 1975 came and went, and so did lots of (now Ex) Witnesses. Since I'm Pagan, I'm offering my services to anyone who is planning to be away during the Rapture. I'll gladly take care of your worldly possessions; you won't be needing them anymore.

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X2brute

i admit that that is true, however the article makes it seem like those dates were official, they werent, they were a non doctrinal belief that some held, i just wanted to make that clear. jesus himself said that not even he knew, only the father. plus we dont believe in the rapture so... yeah. we believe its the righteous inherit the earth and the wicked leave, but this is a pc web site not a religeous one anyway

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Queenof1

true true, no debate intended or wanted :) By "we" I assume you are JW? I'm a recovering one myself.

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LSDArcade

See if you can find the "Paradise on Earth" book they use to study with in the 80's. They taught everyone back then that the generation of 1914 would live to see the end. It was very official. They removed it from the books and from the magazines in 1995 I think. 

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devastator_2000

Interesting.  I have found 3 dates that were predictions for the end of the world/ Armageddon.

1914 would be the conclusion of the "battle of the great day of God Almighty". - Studies in the Scriptures Vol. 2, Page 101

1918 god will destroy the churches and church members by the millions. Studies in the Scriptures Vol. 7, page 485

1925 Was the year that Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and other faithful men of old would be resurrected and restored to perfection.  They would then be placed in charge of new order of things on Earth. - Millions now living will never die page 88  Please note that according to the how JW's believe, you can only be resurrected and restored to perfection AFTER Armageddon.

These dates WERE in print and were taught at the time. 

 

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Caboose

"we believe its the righteous inherit the earth and the wicked leave"

Well, you can kiss all the sys admins good bye then! You can't be a sysadmin without an evil personality and a taste for masochism.

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MaximumMike

I don't get it. The journalism on this website is in the toilet. How is this even remotely related to PC's? Don't get me wrong it seems to be a well written and entertaining peice, but come on guys. If you want to write about other things, then maybe find another magazine you can write for as well. I don't think its unreasonable to ask you guys to keep the content of the magazine relative. I don't have many threats to leave left in me, and I'm losing interest.

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bittertruth

MaximumMike,

I second that. This is sooooooooooo stupiiiiiiiiiiid. I praise those fucking doomsayers being able to shake some of the minds in maximumPC, encouraging to write words on it. This is a bullshit and totally irrelevant article to be honest. Any topics related to doomsday are not even a worth mention.. this is ridiculous. 

 

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mcheshier

This is the third controversial article I have had to swallow in the last two months. I'm tired of it. I come here for tech news, not to be insulted. And no, I'm not JW. That being said, what is the purpose of insulting any religion on a tech website. After this latest subscription is up, no more renewals for me.

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Caboose

You know, there's this amazing thing you can do. Its called NOT READING THE GODDAMN ARTICLE!!

There is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING compelling you to read something you don't want to. Hell, stop coming here altogether if it gets you all in a tither!

 

FFS

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Morpheous416

Well, Mike, when you get your own tech site up and running, you can keep it all about tech.

 

I don't come here just because I need to hear about the new USB specs... this article does have a doomsday feature that pertains to PCs... guess you missed that once you seen the title and just judged the article before even reading it.

 

I got a good laugh... ease up a bit.

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MaximumMike

You're more than welcome to enjoy it, but that's not why I come here. And I read the article.

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iceman08

1000 AD lacked the computer. Unless an abacus counts

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illusionslayer

2/15 does not a tech article make.

If you want to read about stuff that isn't about computers go to a site that isn't about computers. I promise it'll only tak a couple seconds to get there.

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iceman08

This is more geared towards Cracked.com

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Havok

Nay, this is more geared toward Wired in my opinion. Really, how'd this get past the on-line editor?

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dedgar

When you need a 'filler' article, you go with something that should generate a laugh.

 

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