I have given much thought to the topic of "The End". Truthfully, I am and also am not scared. How would the world completely end, is what Im not scared of. The Earth can't just randomly blow up. Is there really gonna be a Nuclear war in which not even ONE person will survive? I doubt it. I read an article just two days ago about some predictions of scientists/religionists: one of them thinks that that the end of the Mayan calendar might not be an Apocalypse. Here is an article:
Author Daniel Pinchbeck popularized New Age concepts about this date, linking it to beliefs about crop circles, alien abduction, and personal revelations based on the use of entheogens and mediumship in his 2006 book 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl. Pinchbeck argues for a shift in consciousness rather than an apocalypse, suggesting that materialistic attitudes, rather than the material world, are in jeopardy.
Here is another article that calmed me down...or rather excited me about this "New Age":
Jenkins suggests that the Maya based their calendar on observations of the "dark rift", a band of black dust clouds in the Milky Way, which the Maya called the Xibalba be or Black Road. Jenkins claims that the Maya were aware of where the ecliptic intersected the Black Road and gave this position in the sky a special significance in their cosmology. According to the theory, the Sun precisely aligns with this intersection point at the winter solstice of 2012. Jenkins is credited with the premise that the classical Mayans anticipated this conjunction and celebrated it as the harbinger of a profound spiritual transition for mankind. New Age proponents of the galactic alignment theory argue that, just as astrology uses the positions of stars and planets to predict the future, the Mayans plotted their calendars with the objective of preparing for significant world events.
Critics suggest that the alignment in question takes place over a 36-year period, corresponding to the diameter of the Sun, with the most precise convergence having already occurred without incident in 1998. Also, Jenkins himself notes that there is no concrete evidence that the Maya were aware of precession.
^These were two of the many article I have read, and at the end of the articles, there was a critical summary on the 12 articles. Each and every one said either that these "Prophecies" never mentioned 2012, or that it is completely ridiculess(spelling). So, having read these articles, I must say that I am not scared at all.