Up for Debate: Apocalypse? Wow!

Friday, December 21, 2012 at 3:02am

The latest end-of-the-world prediction says we're all doomed today, 12/21/12. Some say Nostradamus predicted PSY's K-pop hit "Gangnam Style" would usher in the end of life on earth. Why do we as humans apparently need the periodic cheap thrill of thinking "It's the big one"? If we do go out in a bang, might it be predicted by Nostradamus, science or not at all? Bonus: What's your favorite doomsday theory yet?

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86 Comments on this post:

By: gdiafante on 12/21/12 at 6:05

It's purely a commercial venture. Sell t-shirts or other merchandise for the casual doomsday fan, bunkers and assault weapons for the preppers. It's a huge industry, so they naturally attach themselves to any archaic prediction. It's un-American to not take advantage of such a situation.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/21/12 at 6:56

It is simple, I am still here. At some point in time the doomsday prophecy prophetic will be right, but not today. If we be a little more logical, we would understand that the end of the world comes daily, at the end of ones life.

The Bible says that no one will know when the end comes.

By: Loner on 12/21/12 at 7:31

Good morning, Nashville.

I noticed that the words "bunker" in Gd's post and the word, "Bible" in Captain Nemo's post were highlighted...I clicked on them and they take you to a page with more related links....what's up with this?

If the NCP is trying to improve this site, they ought to ask the users for their input.

Doomsday is probably going to come as a man-made disaster, not a natural one. Mankind's obsession with the supernatural, God and an afterlife is the hamartia, the tragic flaw, of our species.

We now have a traumatized Jewish theocracy loaded with nuclear weapons and at least one Islamic country with a nuclear arsenal. It is only a matter of time before nuclear holy war decimates the human population on this planet.

By: parnell3rd on 12/21/12 at 7:31

I guess I still have to go to work, make money and be a poor evil capitalist!

By: Captain Nemo on 12/21/12 at 7:32

Out of the mouth of a paranoia of a coward, comes the word of fear.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/21/12 at 7:33

Where the heck are the zombies? It's 7:30 and I've yet to see a single zombie.

By: Loner on 12/21/12 at 7:34

I see that the word, "human" was highlighted in my post...I had nothing to do with that...the NCP is experimenting? Who is doing what here,...how and why? This is quite a novel idea....what words are on the NCP's list of words that will trigger this automatic highlighting?

By: Captain Nemo on 12/21/12 at 7:37

Loner you are seeing thing in my post that are not highlighted in mine.

By: Loner on 12/21/12 at 7:40

I dunno what's going on here....I clicked on the highlighted word, "human" in my post...it
took me t an advertisement.....this is not my PC, so maybe it has a virus? Or something like that.

By: Loner on 12/21/12 at 7:41

Zombies buggered this laptop?!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/21/12 at 7:43

I'm not seeing it either, Loner. Did you have brownies with your latte this morning? :)

By: Captain Nemo on 12/21/12 at 7:43

It must be a troll virus that has infected Loner PC. This could be the end of Microsoft everywhere. lol

By: Captain Nemo on 12/21/12 at 7:48

Attack of the Brownie Monster; maybe we could sale T-shirts with that on them.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/21/12 at 7:58

Maybe Loner is "all hyped up on pot." LOL

By: parnell3rd on 12/21/12 at 8:04

So capt numbnuts who are you talking about? yourself, loner or gdia?
I'm sure your not boy enough to speak to me like that! hahahah!
It must suck not having fun and humor in your life.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/21/12 at 8:09

Nope, p3 it is you I am talking about, coward.

By: Loner on 12/21/12 at 8:13

Yeah...I'm all hopped up....my spellchecker came back on...but the random highlighting continues....the Mossad probably tweaked it, while I was out of my room.....just kidding.

Maybe a super-worm will destroy the internet, not the world today?

The Mayans had internet savvy....but the Spanish conquistadors were faith-based trolls....the Spaniards destroyed the Mayan's PCs....they immersed them in holy water, to cleanse them of the devil?

By: Captain Nemo on 12/21/12 at 8:16

btw I would say it to your face, p3.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/21/12 at 8:25

At the end of time, p3 will pee in its pants and cry like a little baby.

By: grid on 12/21/12 at 8:53

I wanted to comment on the folks who are seeing hi-lited words in their posts. It seems the NCP is experimenting with embedded ads; as an aside, I work in info systems.

If this is troubling, I suggest using an alternate browser (such as Mozilla Firefox) and install some add-ons to kill the ads. Personally, I use a heavily-customized browser which stops everything except plain HTML. This breaks a lot of websites, but you get a pretty simple web surfing experience...like the web was around the late 90s.

By: grid on 12/21/12 at 8:57

Oops, let me clarify...so that I don't sound like a malicious hacker! My custom browser doesn't break websites, it causes the info sent from the website to display with broken links, no active content like Flash, etc. Everything but plain HTML gets rejected by my browser.

By: Loner on 12/21/12 at 9:05

Thank you, grid for the low-down on the hi-tech....glad to learn that it was not my imagination playing games.... embedded ads sounds like an annoying and audience-destroying scheme...hopefully, the experiment will be terminated very soon....it's just one more reason to find a new posting community, IMO.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/21/12 at 10:28

I like to have thought Loner was just being happy. lol

By: BenDover on 12/21/12 at 10:32

Merry Christmas everyone!

By: slacker on 12/21/12 at 10:39

grid, I have a friend that wanted me to ask you.. will that alternate browser block porn sites?

By: slacker on 12/21/12 at 10:40

Merry Christmas Ben!

By: slacker on 12/21/12 at 10:42

For sale:
Hardly used Mayan Survival shelter..cheap!
e-mail - 23skidooslacker@yahoo.nut

By: Captain Nemo on 12/21/12 at 10:57

I bet it was a friend, slacker. wink, wink

By: Captain Nemo on 12/21/12 at 11:01

Merry Christmas and Happy Kwanzaa to you, Ben and slacker.

The end has come and long, with a lot of happy sales people happy for all of their doomsday sales. Now they can concentrate on Christmas further.

By: grid on 12/21/12 at 11:03

Replying to Loner on 12/21/12 at 9:05..you're welcome. I'm starting to see embedded ads creeping in on a lot of websites; that's why I went the custom browser route. I fired up my browser in standard mode, and don't see any embedded ads right now. Depending on your PC configuration, you may be getting extra ads from software or web toolbars you have installed.

Replying to slacker on 12/21/12 at 10:39...probably not. You can use OpenDNS (see www.opendns.org) to block dodgy websites if you choose. I've been using OpenDNS for some time (the free version), and it's always worked well for me. Another alternative is to buy some filtering software (e.g. cybersitter, net nanny, etc).

By: Captain Nemo on 12/21/12 at 11:11

For you slacker


By: slacker on 12/21/12 at 11:12

grid.. just kidding, thank you for the info. I'm using Firefox, and haven't had a problem with ads yet.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/21/12 at 11:58

Merry Christmas, everyone!

By: slacker on 12/21/12 at 12:10

Merry Christmas, nazi!
Hope you get a shiny new pocket protector, in your stocking.

By: grid on 12/21/12 at 12:47

Reply to slacker on 12/21/12 at 11:12...I thought you were serious. That's the problem with text; body language & voice tone aren't there for cues. Sometimes, I'm as oblivious as they come :)

I do recommend OpenDNS to folks; it's a good service & free. Being into computer security, I am concerned that they see where I surf (since I use their service). However, the benefits of their service outweigh the cost (less anonymous surfing).

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/21/12 at 12:49

Thanks, slacker! I'm keeping my pencils crossed on that one!

By: slacker on 12/21/12 at 12:57

grid, I apologize for my juvenile attempt at humor.
Will check out OpenDNS.. I hope you visit here again.

By: dargent7 on 12/21/12 at 1:33

One more "End of the World" guaranteed prediction.
The Universe is, what, 6 billion years old? And that's just our corner of the Milky Way.
Which is .005% of the Milky Way Galaxy which is 0.005% of the corner of that Universe.
I'm not suggesting to drop acid or smoke a pound of weed today, but if your little mind thinks "this" is "all there is" and "Jesus is right around the corner"...then have I've got some news for you.
You had better love something, anything, anybody....now.
That's all that is really real.
In real time. Right now. Within your grasp.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/21/12 at 2:29

The Prophet Hen of Leeds

The Prophet Hen of Leeds was a doomsday hoax that took place in England involving the Second Coming of Christ in 1806.

In Leeds, England, in 1806 a hen began laying eggs with the phrase "Christ is coming" on each one. Eventually it was discovered to be a hoax. The hoaxster had written on the eggs in acid which etched the eggs. He then reinserted the eggs into the hen.


By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/21/12 at 2:42


By: slacker on 12/21/12 at 2:50

I once saw the face of Mother Teresa, outlined in a piece of pecan pie, while dining at the Outback Steak House. My designated driver, was convinced that I am indeed the Oracle Slackerdamas.

By: Loner on 12/21/12 at 4:04

Darge, just opening a chardonnay in my hotel room...great minds, thinking alike? Or simply winos bonding?

Bn, stuffing the eggs back into the chicken sounds painful to the hen...but hey, if it caused one knucklehead to become a Jesus freak, wasn't it all worth it?

By: yogiman on 12/21/12 at 5:57

Not to the hen. I'll bet she didn't laugh about it and was yelling like hell. Different muscles, ya know. It's easier to "pop um out" than "stuff um back in".

By: Captain Nemo on 12/21/12 at 7:18

Sounds as if yogi is talking from experience. Do you let the dogs in on that, yogi.

By: yogiman on 12/21/12 at 7:43

Don't you know the difference between an egg and a nut, dumba$$?And egg comes out of an animal and a "nut" comes out of Antioch. And did you say Una? That means two nuts in your skull with a devider in between.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/21/12 at 7:59

Since I don't live in Antioch and bud does, you are right about the nut.

Now tells us how many eggs can you shove up your ass?

By: bfra on 12/22/12 at 5:12

Nemo - He can't shove too many, because that is where his head is!

By: FreedomJournal on 12/22/12 at 6:14

(August 12, 2007 by Carl A. Patton)

Editors Note: Beloved we come this way by way of the Spirit. Fault not your own human understanding as we go with the Wind. Therefore many tales will be told however some will come to pass and some will falter in the past. We lift up our hands holy unto the Lord. Peace never be still as Peace moves with the Saints to Glory. (23 July 2009)

No one would rise up
from the grave before
time. Nor would the call to
Judgment come from the mantelpiece,
the ring around one’s finger are a
locket cast as an albatross around a fools

Ashes and crushed bones cast to the wind
from yonder mountaintop would see not the Judgment
nor would the foul wretched ashes and ground
bones cast in the great Sea. However, many still
called out to a foul wind.

These were the dead talking.
So went a world filled testimony
of customs and traditions.
Many just went with the flow
as they cherished not the right
to choose your own colors.

Those walking also talked.
They told tales of dead men
who talked about black nights
and the temporal pleasures
that they knew would end.

Life meanwhile was found among
the righteous as they toiled
among the vagabonds resisting the
dead weight that clutched
at all that existed.

But there was a land far
beyond the dead men and the
dead talk.

Sadly many dead men knew of this
place at least some said they did.
But some came to believe
that they could still get there
talking about the dead.

Some believed not that Peace
and Paradise existed.
These dead men reeked with
a death odor as they sought to live
a life of the dead as there was
no other life to live.

Peace and Golden Paradise, Carl A. Patton a willing slave and servant of Almighty God and Christ Jesus writing for the FreedomJournal Press a God Fearing Free Press 23 July 2009 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.

Posted to Nashville City Paper 22 December 2012.

By: FreedomJournal on 12/22/12 at 6:16


Rock Place, Stewart’s Creek, March 24, 2007, by Carl A. Patton

John knew as Noah
knew, the people would

All during these days
the unrepentant roamed
and are said to,

Rule the world.
However the Godly are
not part of the world.

But the sins of
man were rampant
reeking evil
and prevailed all
through the land.

Sodom re-visited Gomorrah,
and obedience to
God was unheard.

Meanwhile the righteous
fled to the countryside
as they still loved the Creation.

The cities, towns and
municipal outposts had a
wicked stench of many things,

Pagan and immoral.
Dogs came upon cats
as man sought to devour
and make his own kind.

The Law was no
more but the
practioners of the,

Law waited patiently
with faith. The
World knows not,

The time are the
hour but the
righteous, stay in,

Touch with the
Wind. Will this
Year ever come?

No matter of tomorrow,
what will today

Posted Nashville City Paper 22 December 2012.

By: parnell3rd on 12/22/12 at 6:31

And finally capt numbnuts can say who he/she/it is talking about. And you call me a coward. how sad
.Really? A pussy like you can speak to someone like that? I doubt it. You sit in a dark basement, probly your parents calling people names and making threats against people.
All you will do is complain to the NCP or the ACLU.
You know who the real coward is.