Ok, this is going to make all hell break loose but so what, it's a rainy day and I'm bored. LOL So by now everyone has heard about the Mayan calendar "running out" about Dec 21, 2012. Supposedly this signals the end of this world, which is the 5th or 6th version of existence according the the Mayans. Lately there have been a few articles saying that doomsday is a Western concept being projected on the Mayan calendar, and the calendar doesn't really imply imminent apocalypse at all. Probably these articles are in response to the upcoming movie, 2012 so people don't panic? Whatever. I find it very interesting (that's all I'm saying) that a different culture with a different religion on a different continent have a prophecy which is also about to reach a climax in the next few years -- St. Malachy's Prophecy of the Popes (some attribute it to Nostradamus) in which the current Pope is the next to the last one after which the city of Rome (and presumably more) will be destroyed. Prophecy of the Popes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia What do you make of the convergence of these two prophecies? (If the Mayan calendar really does predict the end of the world and therefore can be called a prophecy.) At a minimum it's quite a coincidence and conversation starter to say the least. Ok, flame away!