Does Anyone Still Practice the Mayan Religion?

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    Does Anyone Still Practice the Mayan Religion?

    If the world ends Friday, someone should get to take the credit.

    By Brian Palmer|Posted Wednesday,
    Dec. 19, 2012

    Residents of Merida, Mexico, many of whom trace their ancestry to the ancient Maya, say their forefathers’ religion does not predict an apocalypse this Friday, contrary to Internet rumor. Do people still practice the religion of the ancient Maya?

    Sort of. In a modern Mayan religious ceremony, the faithful typically scatter the floor with pine needles and burn incense, filling the air with fragrance. A holy man—known as a “day keeper” for his knowledge of the significance of various days in the 260-day Mayan calendar—recites incantations to the gods of the earth and sky. Lay people do not typically participate in the recitation but stand or kneel around an altar. The faithful place a variety of offerings to the gods on an altar, including chocolate, candles, perfumes, and alcohol. At the end of the ceremony, participants usually pass around a container of corn- or sugar-based liquor.

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    End of world 2012: Do people still practice the Mayan religion? - Slate Magazine
     
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    Any practioners would undoubtedly be modern adopters. The Spaniards had a very strict "convert or die" policy.
     
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    Granny gonna get Uncle Ferd to take her to the airport so she can watch all Hari Krishners scurry around onna last day of the world...

    In Mexico, New Agers hope Dec. 21 brings new era
    Dec 20,`12 -- The crystal skulls have spoken: The world is not going to end.
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    Global doomsday hot spots draw believers, revelers
    Dec 20,`12 - Though the Mayans never really predicted that the world would end on Friday, some New Agers are convinced that humanity's demise is indeed imminent. Or at least that it's a good excuse for a party.
     
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    Lets hope not, otherwise human sacrifices are set to increase within the next few hours!
     
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    12/21/12
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    I'M still here watching stinking msnbc's last word with that-------slow------talking------Laurence O'Dildo...:D
     
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    What difference does it make. One load of primitive horse shit is just as effective as another.

    To me their calendar ending yesterday and nothing new is simply another failed prediction and you can bet your ass when a person ends their life on this earth they will not rise from the grave, join some ghost floating on a cloud, fly off to paradise to live in eternal bliss while folks who don't believe in ghosts and fairy tales roast like chestnuts on an open fire....one load of ignorant, ancient, primitive bullshit is the same as another.
     
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    Granny says the thirteenth anythin' ain't good...

    'Mayan day of apocalypse' arrives
    21 December 2012 - Ceremonies in Central America to mark the end of the Mayan calendar
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    Mexico's Maya heartland greets dawn of new era
    Dec 21,`12 -- Dec. 21 started out as the prophetic day some had believed would usher in the fiery end of the world. By Friday afternoon, it had become the punch line of countless Facebook posts and at least several dozen T-shirts.
     
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    How Christian of them..

    :eusa_shifty:
     
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    That's what I been trying to tell them progressive/lib-tarts that utopia dreamland will never happen...:D
     
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    One hour left before the end of the world.

    Now is the time to get in all those posts you wanted to make, but did not because of the fear of comebacks...
     

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