Chinese Were the Biggest Believers in the Mayan Doomsday Prophecy

A Mayan mask at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. (Xenophone/Wikipedia)
A Mayan mask at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. (Xenophone/Wikipedia)

The well-known Ipsos Business Consulting firm conducted a survey of people in 21 countries around the world regarding their views on the Mayan doomsday prophecy. The results showed that one in five Chinese believed in the Mayan calendar prediction, that is, on Dec 21, 2012, the world would end. This was much higher than the other 20 countries surveyed.

Around 10 to 13 per cent of the people in Russia, South Korea, Japan, the United States, and France believed in the Mayan calendar prediction, while the percentage in Belgium, Canada, Italy, Britain and Germany was less than 10 per cent. Some said that the more hopeless they felt, the more they looked forward to doomsday.

Others said they often felt that the more people felt desperate, the more they anticipated the end of the world. This was because they thought that fairness could only be achieved on the world’s doomsday.

Mayan Long Count calendar date mayan doomsday believers

A date inscription in the Mayan Long Count on the east side of Stela C from Quirigua showing the date for the last Creation. It is read as 4 Ajaw 8 Cumku and is usually correlated as 11 or 13 August, 3114 BCE on the Gregorian calendar. The date of 4 Ajaw 3 K’ank’in is usually correlated as December 21 or 23, 2012. (Image: Wikimedia Commons / CC0 1.0)

Still others said that so many Chinese people believing in the doomsday prediction indicated that Chinese people were dissatisfied with Chinese society and wanted to escape, as they were unable to bear the pressure from their everyday reality. They also believed that doomsday was something truly fair, as everything should start from scratch.

There were also people who said that due to the pressure from such a precarious life, they would rather believe in the doomsday prediction. What was most interesting was that someone said:

One cloud is enough to eclipse the sun, and a straw shows which way the wind blows. The above were typical views of Chinese people on the doomsday prophecy.

The doomsday prophecy originated from religion, but it turns out that atheist Chinese people believed in it more than people in any other country in the world. From this, we may wonder if Chinese people are living on the brink of doomsday everyday.

A nation that believed in the doomsday prophecy should try to find a way out and have the courage to change the fate imposed on them!

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