I have been thinking about it this way. I get a new calendar every 365 days (+1 every four years). The Gregorian calendar is this long. What the Mayans aren't telling us is that on Dec.2 2012 they will have new calendars for sale that cover the next 25,000 years. I haven't read where the calendar says its all over with, that's the quinsecential doomsday prophecy folks getting the message out to suit their own needs. My Bible says the end of the world will come like a thief in the night when God is ready. I say there has been too much hubbub for this one to be a thief in the night! Look for the next 25,0000 year period Mayan calendars on sale at your local book store on Dec. 22!!