Religious Myths and Facts: Jesus' Second Coming and Mayan Calendar

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    Religious Myths and Facts: Jesus' Second Coming and Mayan Calendar

    Why does anyone believe in either myth?

    We do know the first Christians and Jesus himself claimed the second coming was a 'soon' event .. over two thousand years ago. At least the Mayans never really claimed the world would end. We do know that Mayan scenario is made up by shucksters looking to sell stuff. The calender is about an end of an era, not of time or life on earth.

    hmmmm.... :eusa_shifty:
     
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    Christianity is a huge money maker in itself.
     
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    You better watch out
    You better not cry
    Better not pout
    I'm telling you why

    That Jesus guy is coming to town...
     
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    Away in a manger...
     
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    My Catholic upbringing and education was based on fear and paranoia.

    The Second Coming of Christ (among a host of other beliefs/tenets) was the Church's tool that kept me in line.

    I was 40 before I decided that I'd be much happier being good for goodness' sake rather than out of dread of retribution from the entity that supposedly "loves me no matter what".
     
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    Late bloomer?:eusa_clap:
     
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    I think the progression was necessary and well-timed. A shit-storm of life's confluence decended on me all at once and the only one I had to turn to was myself. I realized that the path to a good life and a clear conscience was in my own interpretation of the 10 Commandments. Which i boiled down to Mr. H.'s 2 Commandments.

    Be groovy unto thyself.

    Don't shit in your neighbor's yard.

    I'd been brow-beaten for 40 years and had enough. Suffering isn't the path to happiness.
     
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    Mebbe dis is what dey meant...
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    Builders bulldoze massive Mayan pyramid in Belize
    Wed, May 15, 2013 - A construction company has essentially destroyed one of Belize’s largest Mayan pyramids with backhoes and bulldozers to extract crushed rock for a road-building project, Belizean authorities announced on Monday.
     
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    That ain't cool.
     
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    That's hard to belize.
     

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