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Author Topic:   Tribute Thread for the Recently Passed Greats
Diomedes
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Message 291 of 826 (713938)
12-18-2013 9:49 AM
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12-17-2013 12:55 PM


Re: Appropriate for this thread for certain values of "great."
Harold Camping dead at 92

I wonder if he saw it coming.


"Our future lies not in our dogmatic past, but in our enlightened present"

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Message 294 of 826 (713954)
12-18-2013 1:36 PM
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12-18-2013 12:28 PM


Re: Appropriate for this thread for certain values of "great."
I was struck by how some believers edited the past in order to avoid acknowledging that they had been mistaken

This is not in an of itself that surprising. Moving the goalposts or playing the denial game is part in parcel with these types of situations.

Camping himself gave a very tepid apology in regards to this fiasco. If we all recall, when the May date came and went, he changed the terminology to reflect that the May date was the 'spiritual rapture' and the new October date would become the 'actual rapture'. Of course, when that date also went by, he got kind of quiet.

From a Biblical perspective however, what fascinates me the most is that the Bible explicitly states that no one other than god can know the day of the rapture. That is mentioned in the book of Matthew;

quote:

Matthew 24:36
"But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only"

So how is it that these so called religious people do not understand what their own Bible states and not call out people like Camping on their BS?


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Message 349 of 826 (733685)
07-20-2014 10:52 AM
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07-17-2014 9:02 PM


James Garner

Legendary actor passes away at age 86:

http://www.nydailynews.com/...ad-86-report-article-1.1873583

I remember him best from The Rockford Files.


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Message 396 of 826 (751127)
02-27-2015 2:36 PM
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02-27-2015 12:26 PM


"You are, and always will be, my friend..."


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Message 511 of 826 (780869)
03-25-2016 10:00 AM
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03-12-2016 8:27 AM


Garry Shandling passes away

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Message 533 of 826 (790830)
09-06-2016 10:55 AM
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09-05-2016 11:04 PM


Re: Phyllis Schlafley
What she won in the legislature (the defeat of ERA), she has lost in the culture at large. Hillary Clinton as a presidential candidate illustrates the point.

Indeed. In actuality, much of the extreme right views have been thoroughly repudiated in the new millennium. Women's rights. Gay rights. Trying to get prayer back in school. And of course, the recent court cases on Intelligent Design.

Note that her son Andrew Schlafly, is still very active with conservative causes. And he runs Conservapedia. Although it's effect is marginal nowadays.


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Message 534 of 826 (791901)
09-26-2016 10:46 AM
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09-06-2016 10:55 AM


Arnold Palmer
Legendary golfer and creator of a great drink. RIP.


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Message 581 of 826 (799326)
02-09-2017 9:37 AM
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02-08-2017 4:31 AM


Richard Hatch
Best known as 'Apollo' from the 1970s Sci Fi TV Show Battlestar Galactica. And also as Tom Zarek in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series of the 2000s.


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Message 586 of 826 (800610)
02-26-2017 11:48 AM
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02-08-2017 4:31 AM


Bill Paxton
Star of Aliens, Twister, Apollo 13 and many other TV and movie roles. Died from complications from surgery.


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Message 602 of 826 (811740)
06-11-2017 10:50 AM
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05-27-2017 6:28 PM


Adam West
Best known as 'Batman' from the 1960s.


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Message 631 of 826 (823873)
11-18-2017 10:26 AM
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06-11-2017 10:50 AM


Malcolm Young
Founding member of AC/DC passes away at age 64:

http://www.rollingstone.com/...co-founder-dead-at-64-w512164

First concert I ever went to when I was 16 years old was AC/DC at the Toronto Skydome. My ears were ringing for a day and a half.


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Message 655 of 826 (829805)
03-14-2018 2:37 PM
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03-14-2018 12:25 AM


Re: Stephen Hawking

A great mind who made great contributions to our world.


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Message 659 of 826 (831411)
04-16-2018 8:46 PM
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03-14-2018 2:37 PM


Harry Anderson

Best known as Judge Harry T. Stone from Night Court.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/...rt-actor-was-65-1103243


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Message 664 of 826 (832942)
05-14-2018 2:23 PM
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Margot Kidder (October 17, 1948 – May 13, 2018)

Best known as Lois Lane in the original Superman movies.


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Message 672 of 826 (839325)
09-06-2018 3:30 PM
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05-14-2018 2:23 PM


Burt Reynolds: (February 11, 1936 – September 6, 2018)
https://www.cnn.com/...ent/burt-reynolds-has-died/index.html

Best known for the Smokey and the Bandit franchise.


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