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Author Topic:   We are DOOMED, Sat may 21, 2011
fearandloathing
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Message 1 of 229 (615961)
05-18-2011 3:20 PM


It seems that once again some christian, or group of them is telling us when the world will end .
So.....anyone here agree??
Edited by fearandloathing, : No reason given.
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"I hate to advocate the use of drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they always worked for me." - Hunter S. Thompson
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dwise1
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Message 2 of 229 (615964)
05-18-2011 3:50 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by fearandloathing
05-18-2011 3:20 PM


What is this one, the Umpteenth Great Disappointment? (for context, Great Disappointment of 1844)
Though with so many disappointments from so many failed predictions of doomsday (eg, JW's predicted the end, predicted a second date when the first one passed without incident, and when the second one also failed just took to saying that it's any time now), it's getting harder and harder to generate much interest. Most of the interest comes right after the prediction fails and those who believed in it and gave up all their worldly possessions, family, everything, want to have a real heart-to-heart with the fool who made the prediction.
Add another page to the next edition of Rubinsky and Wiseman's book, A History of the End of the World

It is true that the wages of sin is death. But after taking out for taxes, all that's left is that you feel real tired.
(Paula Poundstone quoted from memory)
Edited by dwise1, : added reference to book

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Message 3 of 229 (615967)
05-18-2011 4:03 PM


Phooey
If I had a nickel for every time some nutcase group announced the end of the world I could retire.
Armageddon tired of all this nonsense!

Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.

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Message 4 of 229 (615968)
05-18-2011 4:05 PM


some people think a comet'll make the world blow up & burn,
some say nuclear winter, some predict a Super Germ,
some believe in The Rapture, some in cryogenic nappin'...
but they've all got it all wrong, 'cause none of that stuff's gonna happen.
each one's usin' it as an excuse to keep their hands on their lap &
if you're waitin' for The End Times ... they're not gonna happen.
- from my 2006 song, "Not Gonna Happen"

- xongsmith, 5.7d

  
fearandloathing
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Message 5 of 229 (615972)
05-18-2011 4:23 PM
Reply to: Message 2 by dwise1
05-18-2011 3:50 PM


A friend of mine I talk with on radio said he seen something about it on CNN, so I googled it and this site seemed the best.
It never fails to amaze me how much effort somebody put into providing details and scripture to support why this will be the day.

"I hate to advocate the use of drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they always worked for me." - Hunter S. Thompson
Ad astra per aspera

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Message 6 of 229 (615973)
05-18-2011 4:30 PM
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05-18-2011 4:23 PM


These idiots are all over the place. I've seen them several times around the city I live in, with signs saying the world will end on 5/21/11 and that "the Bible guarantees it!" Apparently there's some local "family radio" station that's been pushing it. I don't think I've ever seen so many end-of-the-world nutballs with signs before.

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Message 7 of 229 (615977)
05-18-2011 5:06 PM
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05-18-2011 4:30 PM


There was a classic scene in the TV version of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, one that could never have been done on the original radio show. The Vogon descructor fleet arrives to destroy the earth to make way for a hyperspatial by-pass (AKA "freeway", I believe). Pan of street scene with everybody standing there staring up at the ships, including a nut-case wearing a sandwich sign proclaiming the end of the world. Then the Vogon commander announces the immenent destruction of the earth. Same pan of street scene, only now everybody's yelling at the ships, telling them to go away. Except for the nut-case who has abandonned his sign and high-tailed it out of there.

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Message 8 of 229 (615983)
05-18-2011 6:33 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by fearandloathing
05-18-2011 3:20 PM


So.....anyone here agree??
Oh, yes, I most certainly agree!
Unfortunately, Saturday 21 May is also the Preakness Stakes. The second jewel of horse racing's Triple Crown.
Since I'll be busy, I guess I'll miss the rapture.
Leave me a message here and let me know how it all turns out.
Here's hoping Animal Kingdom can win the Preakness. It's been too long since we've had a Triple Crown contender. Then three weeks later at Belmont maybe, just maybe, we can get in one last Triple Crown winner before the earth is destroyed. That would be good.

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Message 9 of 229 (615987)
05-18-2011 7:26 PM
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05-18-2011 5:06 PM


The scene i the remake is way way way better than the old classic.

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Message 10 of 229 (615988)
05-18-2011 7:27 PM
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05-18-2011 3:20 PM


I'm confused about something. Isn't it suppose to be 2012? I've already placed all my stocks in 2012.

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Message 11 of 229 (615989)
05-18-2011 7:40 PM
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05-18-2011 4:30 PM


Family Radio is a well known old wackaloon group. Actually more of a cult
Family Radio - Christian music, Hymns, bible teaching, podcasts
Harold Camping is a grade A nutball

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

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Message 12 of 229 (615991)
05-18-2011 7:43 PM
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05-18-2011 7:27 PM


I'm confused about something. Isn't it suppose to be 2012? I've already placed all my stocks in 2012.
That's the Mayan end of the world. This is the looney christian end of the world. I guess they didn't want to be upstaged by the Mayans.

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

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Message 13 of 229 (615992)
05-18-2011 7:58 PM


http://www.forbes.com/...us-apocalypse-saturday_8473594.html
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A Facebook page titled "Post rapture looting" offers this invitation: "When everyone is gone and god's not looking, we need to pick up some sweet stereo equipment and maybe some new furniture for the mansion we're going to squat in." By Wednesday afternoon, more than 175,000 people indicated they would be "attending" the "public event."

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Message 14 of 229 (615996)
05-18-2011 8:31 PM
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Well if the people that are most "christ-like" are the ones getting raptured then I don't think there will be many empty mansions.

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

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dwise1
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Message 15 of 229 (616005)
05-18-2011 8:54 PM
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05-18-2011 7:26 PM


The scene i the remake is way way way better than the old classic.
Please refresh our memories, since I haven't seen that one since it came out in 2005. You don't mean all the bar patrons lying on the pub floor with bags over their heads? In the TV adaptation, we only got the barkeep giving "Last call!"
Though we loved the reason why the POV gun wouldn't work on Trillian. Just think how much one of those would blow a fundamentalist's mind.

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