While I think there isn't a scientist out there who would deny that there is the possibility of the Earth being destroyed by some kind of extra-terrestrial object hitting it, you're being deliberately dishonest by conflating the 'end of the world' by natural causes and 'the apocalypse' which is caused by God.
Though I have no doubt that if an asteroid was on course hit the Earth you guys would say that God sent it as punishment for Rock Music and dancing the Charleston and God would retreat further into the gaps.
4/20/2012 4:15:29 AM
That didn't make a lick of sense. Unless Phil Plait is the antichrist, or something.
4/20/2012 4:18:58 AM
"This means if there is an end of the world in 2012 itself it will be the Atheists who would rather enjoy it, proclaiming that there was and is no God. "
4/20/2012 4:52:32 AM
Hmmm...I guess that's why I always hear atheists banging on about doomsday and how everyone will suffer beyond imagination.
4/20/2012 4:59:10 AM
Um, don't atheists deny that the world will end in 2012?
4/20/2012 4:59:48 AM
Please take your arrogant presumption, admin, and FOAD.
4/20/2012 5:24:40 AM
I didn't believe in the last ten "ends of the world" either.
4/20/2012 6:05:04 AM
"Even if there is a God, is He that cruel so as to watch the entire human race being wiped from the surface of the Earth?"
Watch it? According to that book, he's the one that caused it!
4/20/2012 6:07:31 AM
The reason why the Atheists are obsessed with the end of the world is that it will question the very existence of God.
Wait, we're the ones obsessed with the end of the world??? Ever seen Rapture Ready? You think Harold Camping and his followers are all atheists?
And I really can't see how the end of the world in 2012 proves that God doesn't exist. Even if we're proven right but everybody dies, what does that gain us?
4/20/2012 7:03:56 AM
The end of the world is about 5 billion years away. I don't expect I'll be much bothered either way by then.
4/20/2012 7:21:18 AM
Replace "God" with "Emperor" and "atheists" with "Chaos heretics" and this would make just as much sense.
Also, this person literally admitted that there was no God when there wasn't anyone around to say it existed, though I doubt they recognised the significance of that remark.
4/20/2012 7:30:25 AM
Yes, we are obsessed with the end of the world. That's why every year we atheists keep giving specific dates as to when it's going to happen.
4/20/2012 7:46:19 AM
@extraintrovert: to keep going with the 40K quips, here:
-imperium ecclesiarchy: das fundies
-basic humans: regular religious
-chaos: atheists/ satanists/ teh debil
-dark eldar: my bitches... sorry, i meant perverted icky bdsm commie atheist nazis
-tau: buddist, so evil too
(all are caricatures)
now imagine a wargame with these factions replaced. you have the right to lol :D
4/20/2012 7:51:08 AM
@"Brendan Rizzo Um, don't atheists deny that the world will end in 2012?"
No, atheists "deny" the exisistance of god(s), nothing more.
You are talking about those crazy a-"the world will end in 2012"-ists :)
4/20/2012 8:06:30 AM
We're obsessed with the end of the world? WE'RE OBSESSED???
I didn't know Rapture Ready was full of atheists.
Was God born after the dinosaurs went extinct?
We don't see any heavenly intervention anywhere, we see nothing that indicates a supreme being of some kind. Gods are simply not needed as explanation anymore, as we have real scientific explanations now.
4/20/2012 8:17:12 AM
Not sure what you're going on about but I do know that there are two worlds, co-existing in the same place and at the same time, but in different dimensions.
In one world, the one that atheists live on, pi equals approximately 3.14159, in the other world, that theists live on, pi equals exactly three. This has major ramifications for each world, one world has circular circles while the other doesn't, one has no invisible gods and the other does.
But perhaps the most unsettling fact of all is that one world is routed in reality and the other isn't. This means that you are almost right when you mention a possible end of the world in 2012. However, I think you'll find that the correct date should be 2013 at least.
4/20/2012 8:27:15 AM
The world won't end for 5 million years. Most atheists don't care.
The word may become nearly if not completely uninhabitable for mankind much, much sooner. Many atheists and quite a few theists care about that very, very much.
There's a difference.
4/20/2012 8:34:35 AM
@fmitchell "The world won't end for 5 million years"
Current understanding on the end of Earth
End of Earth: 7-8 billion years
End of life (if no armageddon-like event occurs): Probably in about one billion years
4/20/2012 8:48:40 AM
What they believe instead is that you are going to face obliteration when the end of the world approaches. The reason why the Atheists are obsessed with the end of the world is that it will question the very existence of God.
4/20/2012 9:43:04 AM
I can't name one atheist who thinks the world will end in 2012.
4/20/2012 9:58:45 AM
For the record, it is not the end of the world that bothers me. It is the fanatics who say, "Hey, the world is ending soon. Let's not bother with conserving resources or planning for the future. Its not like it will do us any good when the end comes, which is going to be soon!"
4/20/2012 9:59:28 AM
Newsflash, moron, atheists believe the end of the world will come in several billion years when the sun becomes a red giant.
See you in January 2013.
4/20/2012 10:44:26 AM
I only listen to the 2012 stuff because I enjoy seeing the believers panic. Yeah, I know it's a bit sadistic, but you fellow commentors enjoy this too and you know it. ;)
Hell, I wasn't even aware of the Y2K panic until after the fact (I was 8 at the time).
4/20/2012 10:51:56 AM
Wait, dinos were before Yaweh? LOL, at least he got that right.
4/20/2012 10:52:04 AM
The end of the world is coming. In 3 billion years when the sun turns into a red giant and engulfs the inner solar system, which would also be the end of Mercury, Venus, and Mars. And really, if humans are still around on Earth in some capacity in that time, it's their own damn fault for not getting off this rock in time.
Even when it comes to predicting the end of the Earth, scientists utterly dominate religious retards at their own stupid game.
@#1394485: I can, but he's an extremely gullible and credulous idiot. I keep him around because he's a beautiful example that you don't need a towering intellect to see through the bullshit of religion.
4/20/2012 10:53:41 AM