People really believe this stuff: The 2012 End of the World

Think 2012 hype is no big deal?

Teenager who feared the world was about to end | This is Bath

The parents of a teenager who hanged herself because she feared the world would end in 2012 have spoken of their torment – and of how they plan to honour her memory by completing a challenge to raise money for her favourite cause.

Gary and Ingrid Taylor said their sensitive daughter Isabel could not bear the prospect of growing up in a world that was not “simple and perfect”.

… the impact of leaving school and beginning adult life, coupled with fears that the world would end in 2012 sent her to take her own life, an inquest has heard.

Source: This is Bath

She was obviously a depressed girl and might have killed herself without the help of the doomsayers so they cannot be held responsible for her suicide. But they should be, just for scaring kids like that with their completely madeup nonsense. If not for their hyping misinformation, she would not have gotten in so deep.

Sympathies must go out to her parents.

  6 comments for “People really believe this stuff: The 2012 End of the World

  1. Massachusetts
    May 19, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    Have they broken the news to Michelle Bachman yet?

  2. Massachusetts
    May 19, 2012 at 9:40 PM

    Sorry, that was intended for the Gay Cure post. My mistake.

  3. David
    May 20, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    Yikes. What a sad story. I can’t imagine how her parents must have felt.

  4. LREKing
    May 23, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    It always saddens me to read that people would rather see the world end than actually work to fix it.

    There are NO Reset buttons. If we want a better world, then it’s up to us to bring it about.

    It would help, of course, if we could agree on what that world should look like.

  5. Richard Claypool
    May 24, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    So sad, so wasteful, one wonders why she believed this end of the world hoax instead of any of the other ones that have cropped up?

    There’s little evidence that a b’ak’tun, which has come before, won’t happen again. This is the end of the 13th b’ak’tun, but many scholars don’t believe that the Mesoamerican people credited an end of the world.

    This was a sad sensitive soul who, had this kurrent bunk not have been around, would have found another reason to off herself.

    If the world is going to end, enjoy yourself like you never have before, and if it doesn’t, you’ll have to pay the price. One day, the world will die, so live, love, laugh, and try to make it a better place for others.

  6. Erik Jay
    May 26, 2012 at 1:31 AM

    Along with the great commentary, there are excellent posters here. My first visit is enough to make a … hmm, I almost said “believer out of me.” Let us say, “a regular,” shall we? Great site, truly first-rate.

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