I don't have any idea why supposedly sophisticated, educated people would put stock in the "Mayan Calendar" but would reject the Bible. It's just bizarre and beyond ridiculous. Quoting: Anonymous Coward 530536
I don't reject the bible at all. I'm Catholic, not a conservative mind you, but I do believe in the bible and the teachings of the church.
For me what the Mayan Calendar represents is a progression of cycles. Not a religion or a set of morals to live by.
I don't think anyone can deny that there is some sort of Quickening of time. I'm not quite as sold on the idea of it being "evolutionary" since the effects are experienced over such a short period of time. Like for Example the Dark Ages were definately darker than anything we experienced in the last year. The effects of the Dark ages, not all "bad" have had a more lasting effect over the long haul than more recent events.
Technology is used as an example and does take great leaps, but does it really matter if iPods now come in 120GB (or higher) capacity models, as opposed to 5 GB models in 2001? Nothing really earth shattering in my opinion.
I do think though that people might just finally wake up enough to realise that most of what we make as false idols, political leaders, neat things, famous people, the economy as being just agreed upon illusions. We may even kick ourselves in the butt for not focusing on what is really important, and it may be a hard pill to swallow, but I hope we do.