I think the point Norseheritage was making is that, certain natural disasters are cyclical. It is true we cannot predict when a particular disaster is going to happen, not to the day exactly, but, as with weather patterns it is fair to assume that through such activity, forecasters can predict what the weather will be like from day to day, and I believe it is the same here. It appears that over the last couple of years at least there has been an increase in geological disasters, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, tsunamis, all of these could be viewed as a precursor to a bigger event, in theory. However, I think most of the hysteria arises out of the fear about the 2012 scenario.
Nature does indeed follow patterns of behaviour, but if we were to study these patterns you would probably find they are no different than normal, or what the experts who observe such things would accept as normal. What we have to accept is that, Hurricanes, Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions et al happen, it is nature letting off steam if you like. The prophecies regarding the 2012 event are based on a rogue planet/comet coming into contact with earth, or being so close it realigns our magnetic poles which bring about such a catastrophe and a probable extinction event. It happened before with the Dinosaurs, so there is history attached to such an event, and in such a case, one cannot rule out the possibility of it happening again. When that would be, no-one can say, although the Mayans were pretty sure in there prophecies, as was Nostradamus, with his fire from the sky predictions.
I dont think norseheritage was trying to predict the future or the end as you state, I think he was merely using what he has read or seen regarding natural events as a basis to form his opinion. geologists have been doing that for years, following natural disasters and weather patterns to offer information based on their findings. It is interesting to note, that you (kourty) refer to the bible as a means to chastise norseheritage for daring to offer a view. Forgive me, I dont think the bible can be regarded as a reliable source to back up your own argument. I would be more inclined to listen to a scientist on such matters. If it is as you state, that no-one can predict the future or the end, why are there so many getting wound up about a Mayan prophecy regarding events attributed to this year..?
I fully accept your fear of dying, I think the majority feel the same way, but I think it is based on a fear of the unknown. Life is too short to worry about these things, but many do. What can you say to them. There are many who are of the belief that this is some kind of punishment from god, via their religious beliefs. For them it is a day of judgement, how are you going to assuage their fear, or tell them it's crap, because to them it is very real.
Your post (kourty) reads like an attack on norseheritage. It is interesting to read your last comment, to Quote, "I am sorry if anyone hates what I have to say, but get over it....IT'S AN OPINION! that to my mind is all norseheritage has done, to offer an opinion, the fact that you have typed the last comment in capitals says much about you, you are shouting to try and be heard. just an opinion.