Please consider this. We ourselves have calendars that end. If five thousand years from now, someone found one of ours, they might be convinced that we felt the world would end on December 31st, (insert any year at all) because we have yearly calendars. Other cultures have five year calendars, twenty year calendars, and five hundred year calendars. They are meant to be cycled and used over, and of course there is NEVER any mention of an “end of the world.” Such a concept is pure hyped-up fantasy.
” ‘The Maya recorded time in a series of cycles, including 400-year chunks called baktuns. It’s these baktuns that have led to rumors of an end-of-the-world catastrophe on Dec. 21, 2012 — on that date, a cycle of 13 baktuns will be complete. But the idea that this means the end of the world is a misconception,’ Stuart said. ‘In fact, Maya experts have known for a long time that the calendar doesn’t end after the 13th baktun. It simply begins a new cycle. And the calendar encompasses much larger units than the baktun.’ ”
The Mayan calendar apparently actually continues for millions – billions – trillions (and larger numbers) of years. So long, in fact, that we would have a hard time envisioning this length of time.
Read this rather informing article for more information (so that if you knew nothing of the truth before and were running around mad as if the world really were going to end tomorrow – you can finally rest easy).