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The End of the World

Friday, December 21, 2012

Today, December 21, 2012 is the day the world is prophesied to end. I have heard a bunch of such prophecies. After a while you get sort of immune!

The first one I can recall was in 1968.

There was supposed to be a massive earthquake that split off California from the rest of the continent and dropped it into the ocean. It gradually evolved that the whole wicked west coast was doomed.

I was a 19-year-old living in Longview, Washington. I remember intelligent, mature people discussing whether Longview, 70 miles from the coast, would be dropping off, or if only the part west of the mountains would go.

I felt disappointed, I was too young to have my life cut off! The year passed, uneventfully! And another 40 years. And a bunch of prophecies.

I wanted to share this bit of song that keeps running through my mind...it has a calypso beat, very catchy, and it was wildly popular at our local radio station in 1968.

Day after day-ay-ay-ay
More people come to L. A.-ay-ay-ay
Hey! Won't you tell everyone
The whole place shakin' away!

Where will you go-oh-oh-oh
When there's no San Diego-oh-oh-oh?
Better get ready to tie up
Your boat in Idaho!

Merry End-Of-The-World Day to you!
Many happy returns!

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  • LIVE_AMAZINGLY
    One religion in particular has set countless dates 'for the end'! The Bible indicates not to believe in anyone whose prophesies don't come true. So, if you live through the 'date' they set, you then know they are not 'of the truth', and are not God's messengers, as they state they are.
    1008 days ago
  • FLAMENM
    We're still here!
    1441 days ago
  • DESERTDREAMERS
    Another doomsday prophecy gone awry. Ho-hum. Why would anyone want ot survive the end of the world, anyway? People paid big bucks to move to caves ... Hello? end of the world! Let's see what the crazies are going to say now. emoticon
    1443 days ago
  • STRINGI719
    I'm with MIKEJANDZ - Jesus Himself says in the gospels that no man knows the day or time, not even HIM! God is the only one who knows, and if He's keeping it secret from Jesus, I'm pretty sure He didn't tell the Mayans, or Nostradamus, or Harold Camping, or anybody else for that matter. All I know for sure is that everytime someone predicts the end of the world, I can be 100% CERTAIN that it definitely WON'T be happening on that day. So, today's out, but maybe tomorrow??? emoticon
    1444 days ago
  • ALASKASKY
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    1444 days ago
  • CHICKPEA23
    You know what else is supposed to end today? Sunset at 4:15. That's right, it will start getting lighter from here on out (bit by bit).

    Yeah sunshine!!!!
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    1444 days ago
  • CHRIMSONFYRE
    I often wonder if this stuff is just made up to get people hyped up about something. If it's a marketing ploy or what.
    I guess I believe if it's the end, it would be the end, we wouldn't know it was coming.
    1444 days ago
  • MIKEJANDZ
    I have to agree, there are a lot of hogwash prophecies out there, some of them are pretty funny, like the quack in Sedona Az that is going to jump into a portal that is supposed to open at 11:11 today.

    As for me the only prophecies I choose to acknowledge are the ones found in the Bible!
    1444 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/21/2012 11:40:10 AM
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