The widespread phenomenon of 2012 seems to have taken on a life of its own in recent years. So many random and unrelated fears have been rolled up into 2012, that it seems like this supposed date with doom has more followers than any previously predicted "End Time". Sure, everything has to end sometime, and most global religions have an end of the world section in their writings; Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and most Native American religions all have some form of the "Last Days." And every couple of years, somebody comes up with a fresh idea that the world is going to end on a certain date or in a certain way. These folks either take it as their personal responsibility to warn everybody they can, or they keep their ideas quiet and only warn a chosen few.