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Opinion: December 21, 2012 - Is It Really the End of the World?

Opinion - Do you think the world is coming to an end worldwide and in Maple Grove or is it just a hoax? Share your thoughts (along with other Twin Cities residents) about the theories and predictions calling Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 the apocalypse.

One of the best comments I received this week came from my Maple Grove-based chiropractor on Wednesday.

“Well, if Friday is the end of the world, it was nice knowing you,” he said with smile.

The ending of the Mayan calendar, Nostradamus and supposed space catastrophe are behind some of the theories and predictions calling Dec. 21, 2012 the end of the world.

While most of us (I believe) don’t think Friday will be the Mayan apocalypse/end of the world – it hasn’t stopped people from sharing their predictions and end of the world “what if” scenario.

One Twin Cities Patch editor shared "5 Things To Do In SW Minneapolis Before The World Ends Friday" with his readers. 

On Thursday, Twin Cities media personality Jason Matheson commented about it on Twitter:

If this really is our final 24 hrs - I'm gonna: get married, buy Southfork, eat a ton of Chinese food, hug a monkey and call my mom. #Bye :)

Don Reeder, who writes about city issues and legislative policy for League of Minnesota Cities, wrote on Twitter

I don't believe that the world will end tomorrow, but one could certainly argue that it has jumped-the-shark.

NASA has even weighed in on the collective Doomsday prophecies, according to an LA Times article:

The world will not end in 2012. Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012.

As for me, well, I’m siding with NASA on this one. And, the fact that most religious organizations in Maple Grove have continued to plan their services for the rest of December.

But, I can’t help but think – what would I do if I knew the world was coming to an end? As long as I was with my family, I think I’d be content while I finished off a pineapple-topped pizza, side of eggnog and a pile of chocolate.

SHARE: What would you do if the theories and predictions calling Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 the end of the world were true? Do you believe the predictions?  Share your thoughts in comments.

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Desiree December 20, 2012 at 03:00 PM
I hope it dont happen
Kadashai Crenshaw December 20, 2012 at 03:20 PM
Ok so December 20, is my mother birthday i would gather my mom and her 6 kids and enjoy her birthday so on December 21 we would die hugging our mother.:( but the world will end whenever god is ready for us...... :)
rosie December 20, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Well im young and I have been dreading the day to come but nothing a little xanax cant fix ;) I guess this whole thing will make people want to love each other like we were dying bring people closer
Ye nzl December 20, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Well i will live my friday as my whole life in 1 day if it is true. But not as i can see my long future store for me. The days are similar as yestarday everything is fine thus i can see theres no end of earth
Kaira December 20, 2012 at 03:49 PM
I believe it's ridiculous to think this just because of the Mayan calendar; just by releasing this they have caused panic I might be 17 but its still common sense in the bible God said NO one will know when it ends.
Jayakumar December 20, 2012 at 04:16 PM
no end of the world ..... mayan are mental man enjoy tomorrow .... guys ....
Brittney Parse December 20, 2012 at 04:21 PM
No one knows when the end is comming. It's just more gossip for people to stir up because they're bord with themselves.
weevil December 20, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Kaira.. i thought we where talking about the possibility of the world ending .. not whether or not you believe in god or the comic book you mentioned lol ;) peace x
joA December 20, 2012 at 05:01 PM
I think ... everybody go to work and live live since you do not know when the world is going to end for you! Hug your love ones every day and try to do your best ... so when the world end (That measn when you die) you can have the last breath and say ... I am ready Now
Varma December 20, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Enjoy the life till it ends.
ismail khan December 20, 2012 at 05:25 PM
world not end on 2012 according to holy quran.
Audrey December 20, 2012 at 05:44 PM
I would enjoy live and make it good to the last drop.
Paul Stephens December 20, 2012 at 06:11 PM
I don't think the world will end toomorow. The world will end when god decides to send his son, Jesus Christ, and take only the people who have been saved.
bushra javed December 20, 2012 at 06:20 PM
The world will not finished according to holy quran.
Mahaa Mansoor December 20, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Agreed! Mayons are'nt having dreams that it's confirmed that the world will end on 2012! This is all rubish..! Trust in God!(:
Mahaa Mansoor December 20, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Mayons are'nt having dreams that it's confirmed that the world will end on 2012! This is all rubish..! Trust in God!(: & they are'nt different from humans.. I mean.. Seriouslyy! People belive in Mayons?! So sorry to say but they have to got to the factory of brain & have to get some brain! Stupid! :/
Allah is the great December 20, 2012 at 06:35 PM
there is no god but allah and muhammad pbuh is allah's messenger, when the messenger was not able to reveal this qeyamat 'doomsday' then how can some old redicilious, inicient calender written by human can decidd the end? Chill mates thats not the end we still have lots to live.
Emily December 20, 2012 at 06:42 PM
There is know way the world will end tomorrow they have told us the world is going to end 183 time in 2000year i think were safe till the next time .
dicky December 20, 2012 at 06:53 PM
1% yes it will
Zach December 20, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Earth will line up with Mercury, Causing both the Sun and the Moon to be blocked, Earths magnetic energy to drop to 0%, Earths force field will be down during this time, This event is said to be over 3 days On Earth, Our universe is literally traveling into a new age of time and space, Our universe is traveling to the 5th "damention", Aquarius is the age our universe has made it to, During this travel of our universe Many will lose perception of time and/or memory, Some will have trouble remembering what exactly took place during this time or will not remember at all, Over this 3 day process Earth will travel from the 3rd damention to the 5th, Possibly taking weeks months or yrs, However should seem like three days here on Earth, Some will say nothing took place on these dates (21-23) because they will have no memory of it, However, Earth will be in a complete state of bliss, Some will be in a state of deep thought, Some will make dream reality, Some will not be ready and will miss out on the great time of a new age, A new life based on our thoughts dreams and goals for humanity, Our soul's chance to thrive
nathanlawson December 20, 2012 at 10:18 PM
U guys r stupid its not going to end
Sana Ki Bachi December 20, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Keep on dancing till the world ends -Britney Spears
Mio December 21, 2012 at 12:31 AM
Stop trying to control what u can't sometimes u just have to shut up listen and observe!
Cole A Hill December 21, 2012 at 12:47 AM
God states in the bible that no man shall predicte mans death. No one knows the exact time they will die but we all have an appointment with death and its the same as being born I guess you comn into a new world that's new and bright (heaven). Just pray to god and ask for forgiveness from god for the sins you or anyone you know has commited and god shall show you grace. In jesus name amen.
Cody December 21, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Ok you guys have to think about this if it is already Saturday and Friday in some places an they are still alive the world isn't going to end!!!!!!
Ester December 21, 2012 at 05:55 AM
I really hope that the world does not end. I haven't seen my future yet. And if the world did end today ( the 21/12/12). I am very scared right now, so I just kept telling my mum about the end of the world. She said the end of the world wil be when you die.
Ester December 21, 2012 at 06:00 AM
That was what my uncle said... not sure if it's true.
Andy Mikel December 21, 2012 at 02:08 PM
No. But you guys must see this. http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/9RX2p5/www.gay3ty.com/the-world-will-end-in-2012/
joseph washington December 21, 2012 at 02:18 PM
the world hasn't ended yet but im still going to go through the day with worry

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