Many people believe that the world is going to end on December 21, 2012. The reason for this is because the Mayan Long Court Calendar is suppose to end on this date (even though the actual date itself is often debated, and has been said to have already occurred in the first place) and that the end of the world would end on that date (despite the fact that Mayan scholars have never found any predictions of doomsday in classic Mayan accounts).
This isn't the only prediction of the end of the world for the 21st century. In fact, there have been multiple end of the world predictions for the 21st century. All of these predictions so far have failed, and should make a person reconsider whether the 12/21/2012 doomsday prediction, or any other doomsday prediction, is legit.
So here now are twelve of the more famous failed doomsday predictions for the 21st century:
Various people, from Sir Issac Newton, to Ed Dobson, predicted that the world would end, or begin to end, sometime in the year 2000, usually by the second coming of Jesus Christ.
There were multiple doomsday predictions for this day. Everything from a computer glitch causing a world wide shutdown of major computer systems, to the Rapture, were predicted to occur on this day,
James Harmston, the leader of the Mormon Fundamentalist group, The True and Living Church of Jesus Christ of Saints of the Last Days, predicted that the second coming of Jesus would occur on this day.
A group called the Nuwaubian Nation (which is considered a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center) claimed that on this date that a planetary lineup would cause the planets to be pulled into the sun.
Grant Jeffrey, a Canadian Bible teacher, suggested that this date would be the probable termination point for the 'last days'.
Tynetta Muhammad, a columnist for the Nation of Islam, predicted that the world would end sometime in this year.
Nancy Lieder, a woman who claims to receive messages from aliens via a implant in her brain, claimed that the planet Nibiru would enter our solar system sometime in the month of May 2003, and would cause a pole shift that would end most of human life.
The Japanese cult and terrorist group Aum Shinrikyo had issued a prediction that the world would end on this date as the result of a nuclear war that was suppose to begin on October 30, 2003.
Televangelist Pat Robertson had predicted in his 1990 book "The New Millennium" that the world would end on this date.
The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, a magical order group that existed in Great Britain during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, had predicted that the world would end sometime in the year 2010.
Christian radio broadcaster Harold Camping (who had made several end of the world predictions before) claimed that the world would end on this date after the Rapture and a massive, worldwide earthquake starting on May 21, 2011.
Church of God, Preparing for the Kingdom of God founder Ronald Weinland predicted that Jesus Christ would return on this date. This is a "revised" prediction form an earlier failed prediction made by Mr. Weinland that Jesus would return on May 27, 2011. He had also "predicted" that nuclear bombs would destroy US ports in 2008.