The logic is simple-everything has a beginning and an end therefore, the world, existing, and should have a beginning, and thus the end. So thought the Taoists and the Brahmins, Orphism and the Stoics, perhaps before this idea came from the Aztecs and Mayans.
But nowhere is it did not take the form “prophecy”, except in the Middle East, where 1. BC spread Christianity. That Christians have suggested that they may know the date of future PD. And in no other culture than the Christian culture of Western Eurasia (including Russia), this idea has no meaning.
Conclusion: The idea of certainty the date of PD is an artificial construct, remembers the people of the Christian past of their culture.
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