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  • While I have heard of the Mayan calender abruptly ending in the year 2012, I have never heard of any Christian denomination, including the Catholics, professing any belief or offering any validity to a 2012 apocalypse prophesy.
  • No legitimate Catholic leader has ever claimed that the world would end in 2012. "But of that day or hour, no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come." (Mark 13:32-33) Jesus told us in no uncertain terms that we were not to know when the end of the world would come but that we were always to be ready. Each new Christian denomination seems to worry about the end of the world a bit too much. Then after a couple of centuries, they realize that there are always wars and rumors of wars, etc. I won't even mention the hundreds of false predictions of the end of the world over the centuries, all of which were based on individual interpretations of biblical prophecies. The early Christian Church thought that Jesus was going to return at any moment. Only after a couple of centuries did the Church realize that it may be 2,000 or 4,000 or 8,000 years before Jesus returns. The Catholic Church wisely follows Jesus' advice and teaches that each of us should live as if we will meet our maker in the next ten minutes and that we need to work to make the world a better place for our 100 X great-grandchildren. Do not worry about the end of the world. Trust God to make sure everthing happens to plan. Just be ready to meet God at any time. For more information, about what Catholics believe about the end of the world, see: http://www.americancatholic.org/Newsletters/CU/ac0993.asp With love in Christ.
  • well its not catholics, but members of all religion feel dat dere's is d one true religion and others are false..... d answer 2 dis dillema is dat keep religion aside..... none is true or false till peace is achieved
  • First, Catholics ARE Christians, so your first two words are redundant. Second, they don't believe that the world will end in 2012.
  • I don't think anyone really believes the world is going to end in 2012...
  • No Christian denomination believes that the world will end in 2012. We all believe what Jesus says "No one knows the day or hour...only our Father in heaven knows."
  • There are various certain--some fascinating--belief systems involved with the date December 21st, 2012. The end of the Mayan calender is an interesting symbolism--due in part to the strong faith of this culture in the metaphysical aspect of reality and the capabilities of the human consciousness to understand the spiritual flow of the Earth and reality. Astrology--which has been used for thousands of years--also has some interesting planetary symbolisms regarding this date. Pluto, a planet that symbolizes surgically performed endings (sometimes capable of being very violent and stressful) and the renewel of energies under a more positive change--could symbolize the ending of the world as we know it, which holds a deeper meaning than the destruction of the world. Things are changing--the time is stressed--the vile feelings of the world pulse with life--the truth is we need a change in the way we think, to remove us from the distraction of modern-day thinking and suffering. Various numerical codes in the tomes of numerous faiths offer interesting synchronicities regarding this date--the 11:11 phenomenon--various other sources, some reliable and some evangelical. Something may happen--I hope it does. And I can feel it in my bones--the strange things I've witnessed lead me to believe this true--and the changing consciousness of those around me and myself. Whether it comes from war, famine, natural disaster, mass ascension into the 4th dimension, the wrath of the Christian God, Zeus, Kali, Hecate, America, China, your pet pug, or my boot in your face. It's about time SOMETHING makes a change. And it may not even be a dramatic apocolypse--so much as a subtle understanding that how we're living, judging, whining, acting, lying, believing, oppressing, coexisting--may be wrong. A change in the way of thinking. A rise in consciousness.
  • Let's go like this, the Olmecs preceded the Mayans and they had this so called Mayan Calendar in working order long before them to a date the precedes Christianity. So in a time long before our conventional calendar was created some civilization distinguished that there was a wobble in the earths axis. How or why this realization came about none of us really knows. It must have been very important for people to have gone through the trouble to calculate such date into the future. THERE IS NO TEXT THAT SPECIFICALLY CALLS 2O12/12/21 THE APOCALYPSE. there are rough translations that people may have interpeted as that, but that is one persons interpretation. The only thing that Christianity has added to this end date of the Long Count Calendar is the term apocalypse. That for some reason they are fixed on a Gods wrath. So if you want to believe that so be it, but to an enlightened mind one might say every ending has a beginning. Perspective is every thing.

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