May 21, 2011.
And yes, the guy starts out by pooh-poohing the Mayan 2012 date as "like a fairy tale." So just to be clear:
- Centuries old documents predicting the coming wrath of a vengeful, violent, jealous god from Central America = "Fairy Tale."
- Centuries old documents predicting the coming wrath of a vengeful, violent, jealous god from The Middle East = "Absolute Truth."
Even though nowhere in the Mayan writings (at least the precious few that survived the Christian book burnings) do they predict end times. Their 5,000 year calendar, which by all measure is impressively accurate and wicked cool from a mathematical, historical standpoint, is cyclical and simply resets in 2012.
And the book of Revelations in the Bible is considered by most (intelligent) scholars to be an anti-government political document written at the time, as most were to avoid prosecution and execution, in codes hidden in the prose of supposedly religious text. For most, it refers to the Roman/Jewish war around 70 C.E. and thusly, has already come to pass.
Interesting side note: The oldest known fragment of the book of Revelations tells us that the famed mark of the beast is 616. Not 666. Which means Christians and heavy metal bands worldwide need to change their lyrics.
But I digress.
How can someone can see Mayan texts as fairy tales and biblical texts as something different? Indoctrination is the only answer. You're told from birth that story A is real while similar stories B, C, and D are just plain silly.
The world seriously needs to wake up.