Who’s Having The Worst Week Ever?… The Mayans & Everyone Else Claiming The World Would End Today

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December 21, 2012 ‐ By
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Source: Instagram

Though the day’s not quite over yet, I would guess that the world is probably not going to end today. So all of that bottled water, the “in case anything happens, I love you phone calls,” and the incessant surveillance of the weather were all for nothing. (Except for those “I love you” calls, those are always a good idea.) We’re still here. And while this is a good thing for most of us, I’m sure some Mayans and all those who believed their calendar, are feeling more salty than a little bit right now.

We’re not here to laugh at their pain but we will admit that the doomsdayers are probably having something like the worst week ever. Running around claiming that the world was going to cease to exist is a huge thing to be wrong about, even though these claims are made like every other year. We just hope that no one  made any rash decisions, like not showing up for work the past week, or refusing to pay their bills. Yikes!

And through their pain, we find pleasure. The end of the world was a trending topic on Twitter and memes like the one above were reposted on Instagram. Apparently, Jesus wants us to take care of some things before we’re wiped away.

Did you think the world was ending today? Did you know anybody who did?

 

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  • Kaori

    Most of the people who said the world was going to end were religious folks. Religious folks can be so illogical.

  • Just saying!!

    This article is incredibly ignorant and I am offended. Thankfully I don’t have to write a full blown essay because a friend of mine already wrote one on Facebook!!

    “[ I’ve already posted way too many “Shut up, the world isn’t going to end” posts, but there is a recent post-“apocalyptic” freakout phenomenon I’m noticing on my timeline that is unsurprising: people going around calling the Maya stupid for misinterpreting the end of days or not being adequate clairvoyants since they never saw the Spanish coming.
    A few things.

    1. The Maya never claimed to have predicted the end of the world. Their (extremely accurate) work in astronomy was used to define their conception of human eras, b’ak t’uns which lasted approximately 52,000 years. The Mayan long-count calendar marked the end of the thirteenth b’ak t’un…and now we are in the fourteenth. Very much in the same way as we replace our old calendars with new ones. A current Maya elder actually recently went to the UN to let us all know how dumb we were for expecting the end of the world, and how disrespectful to their culture this bastardization was.

    2. The apocalyptic predictions were the product of WESTERN imagination, a bunch of internet hoaxes seeking to recreate the new Y2K. These theories involved issues with some random Planet X, the sun exploding, the earth’s magnetic poles shifting, etc etc. Our technology is advanced enough that if any of that were real, we would’ve been worrying and planning for it several years in advance.

    3. The Maya, contrary to your ignorant beliefs, are very much still alive. Ancient Mayan civilization is gone in the way that Ancient Greek or Roman society is gone, but why is it that we automatically assume they were wiped out of existence where as we know our mediterranean neighbors to still be alive and well? ]” –Anthony

    Why don’t you think about that before deciding they are having the worst week ever. Unbelievable. smdh

  • Kitsy

    The Mayans never claimed the world was going to end – that was the interpretation of Europeans! As-a-matter-of-fact, the remaining descendants of the Mayans are perplexed and mildly annoyed by this claim (while gladly collecting the tourism dollars the hysteria has brought to their region). They have been stating all along that the end of the calendar in question didn’t signify the end of the world, but rather the beginning of another cycle.

    I know this was supposed to be light-hearted and tongue-in-cheek, but I think it was very irresponsible of the writer of this piece to not check facts before making false claims,

  • Trisha_B

    That Jesus looks good lol…But i knew the world wasn’t going to end. I Haven’t lived life yet lmao. I did want to see a little something like, Mars getting closer or something haha. Something to follow the hype. But this morning i saw the videos & pics of the sky in Annapolis lighting up in different colors than going pitch black. I was like Ahhhhh!!!, but then they said it was just a voltage line that went down lmao

  • KO

    Ms Wells seeing that you work on a website and it would be a natural inference that you use a computer. I would like to suggest that you do some research before you make ignorant article. The Mayans never said that the end of their calendar would be the end of the world. On the contrary, they have said multiple times that the end of their calendar marks the beginning of a new cycle. That was a misinterpretation made by paranoid theorist and the idiots that believe them- including you. If this is a sophisticated please take the time to gather accurate information. Oh and that picture of those Mayans is so disrespectful. You again could have taken the time to get a picture of actual Mayans. The tribe still actually exists on the Yucatan Penninsula in Mexico. Now I am done shaming you and serving you some knowledge.

    • Kitsy

      Thank You! I was outraged when I read this article. It’s an embarrassment.

    • Kenedy

      lTrue! The Mayans never claimed this! Discovery channel has become just as much of a sham as CNN and Faux news

    • Kaori

      Lol. You could have at least made sure your grammar was ‘on point’.

      • bluekissess

        Your just mean spirited all the way around.

        • Kaori

          You think you know something about me now? Ha! Nice way in trying to flip the script and make this about me.

          • bluekissess

            MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAVE A JOYOUS NEW YEAR

  • bluekissess

    I think the chapter is in Matthew the angles or even Jesus doesn’t know when the world will end. So, until then I will pray, stay positive and walk the path in which only God knows

    • Miana

      how come Jesus doesn’t know when the world is ending when the Christians claim he’s God?? you Christians are funny and confused!

      • bluekissess

        I never claimed I was a Christian and they are funny and confused just like any other religion. From what I understand Jesus isn’t God. God is Jesus messenger. To get to Jesus you have to go through God. I’m offended that you assumed that I was a Christian. Not all people are considered Christians when speaking about God.

        • EnlightenedandAmazing

          I’ve been a semi Christmas all my life and you have completely confused the mess out of me. I’ve been taught God is God and Jesus is his son. Which means you can go to Jesus to get to the Lord, but my Granny says the lord has an open door policy, so you can use prayer to get directly to Him. But hey maybe that’s not what you were talking about.

          • bluekissess

            It’s so many versions of the bible I believe everyone is confused. So while I pray I say Holla if you hear me whom ever it is should listen to my prayer. That’s why I can’t claim to be a Christian because it’s been so diluted

        • Miana

          sorry for offending you. i assumed wrong. and i think you mean Jesus is God’s messenger not the other way round. And NO, not all religions are confused but Christianity is sure is.TO ME.

          • bluekissess

            You lost me after throwing around assumption so I’m not going to debate this with you. Back to the question. Did I. Think the world was ending? I’m glad and thankful it wasn’t.

            • Miana

              huh, was not looking for a debate honey, got better things to do, and aren’t we all thankful. have a pleasant evening.

        • sabrina

          Lol you are too funny! But yeah, it’s the same all across the board in Christianity: Jesus is the Son of God, it’s never the other way around since God was here first. God sent Jesus into the world, in the flesh, to die for everyone’s sins, and this is why people sometimes go through Jesus to get to God (i.e. saying “in Jesus name we pray.”)

          But it’s not a bad thing to be thought of as a Christian, even though you’re not. We’re all not that bad, I promise! :)

          • bluekissess

            I understand it’s not bad but I’m just anti assumption. People are so quick to jump to conclusions about people and situations. Thanks for the knowledge though.

            • Kaori

              ‘god’ is so good that he allowed 20 children and 7 adults to be shot to death multiple times by a crazy person.

              ‘god’ is so good that he allows 3-year-old children to suffer a short life of pain and then die from a terminal illness.

              ‘god’ is so good that he allows people to suffer from depression and then commit suicide.

              If you were to ask me, I’d tell you that your ‘god’ seems extremely incompetent.

              • bluekissess

                The world is just fine it’s just nut jobs like yourself who are living in it. Maybe if those people believed in God or had an ounce of faith they wouldn’t predict who dies and who lives. Whatever I believe shouldn’t be questioned or accepted but respected. Just like I didn’t ask you why you have a green creature as your icon. Just because it’s something you don’t agree with doesn’t make it wrong. I’ll do you a favor and pray for you.

                • Kaori

                  You know what? Everything you said is a bunch of mumbo jumbo. You couldn’t even begin to address what I said with any rational thoughts.

                  Here is the thing – I don’t have a ‘green creature’ as my ‘icon’. It’s a d*mn picture of a leaf.

                  You can continue to ‘pray’ to your imaginary friend, but please, don’t include me in that mess.

                  • bluekissess

                    I understand your an atheist. I get it. No hard feelings I do wish you the BEST in all of your endeavours :)

                    • Kaori

                      I’m Agnostic.

                    • bluekissess

                      Awesome

          • MLS2698

            You do know its a baiting tactic for people to make those kind of statements, right? Don’t keep explaining it, it’s ok.

        • really??

          wrong, wrong and wrong! God a messenger??? That’s one I’ve never heard before. you have to go through Jesus to get to God. that’s why we Christians end prayers “in Jesus name, amen” or other similar variations

        • really??

          wrong, wrong and wrong! God a messenger??? That’s one I’ve never heard before. you have to go through Jesus to get to God. that’s why we Christians end prayers “in Jesus name, amen” or other similar variations

          • bluekissess

            Really DON’T care about this topic. Take your thoughts and stick them… I’m sure you know the rest.

        • really??

          wrong, wrong and wrong! God a messenger??? That’s one I’ve never heard before. you have to go through Jesus to get to God. that’s why we Christians end prayers “in Jesus name, amen” or other similar variations

  • ieshapatterson

    No lie: my next door neighbor,believes that the world will end by midnight.he’s even going door to door,telling people that he will not help them,when the world ends because we didn’t believe him.

    • MLS2698

      Errbody who believes the world will end today should give their money to me. They don’t need it. And what’s dude going to help with if everything will be over?

  • LW

    Well that was a European interpretation of their calendar. There is no proof that they actually believed that. That is just a single biased interpretation of their artifacts.

  • MLS2698

    Black Jesus looks kind of like Wayne Brady.

  • sabrina

    Nope. How many times do we have to break out the Bible verse on these mere folks?