Author Topic: No, it's not  (Read 676 times)

Offline trdsf (OP)

No, it's not
« on: September 18, 2017, 12:36:08 AM »
O, frabjous day.  Put September 23 on your calendars, some moron has decided that the end of the world is nigh:

Quote from: The Washington Post
But the theory has been getting renewed attention recently. Added to it is the precise date of the astronomical event leading to Earth’s destruction. And that, according to David Meade, is in six days — Sept. 23, 2017. Unsealed, an evangelical Christian publication, foretells the Rapture in a viral, four-minute YouTube video, complete with special effects and ominous doomsday soundtrack. It’s called “September 23, 2017: You Need to See This.”

Why Sept. 23, 2017?

Meade’s prediction is based largely on verses and numerical codes in the Bible. He’s honed in one number: 33.

“Jesus lived for 33 years. The name Elohim, which is the name of God to the Jews, was mentioned 33 times [in the Bible],” Meade told The Washington Post. “It’s a very biblically significant, numerologically significant number. I’m talking astronomy. I’m talking the Bible … and merging the two.”

Robert Schumann, in reviewing Frédéric Chopin's Variations on "Là i darem la mano" by Mozart, wrote "Hats off, gentlemen, a genius."

Well, hats back on, gentlemen (and ladies, and anyone else not otherwise included), an idiot.
"It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning." -- Calvin and Hobbes
"I thought I committed regicide today, but I committed deicide!" -- Sadie Doyle, Beyond Belief

Re: No, it's not
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2017, 02:13:09 AM »
I been seeing those videos on youtube since March. oddly enough they were saying last year the end of the world was gonna be Sept 23, 2016.

If the world ends on Sept 23, 2017, the culprit will probably be Trump not your guy.... Better wait until late in the day. I wouldn't was to miss the MCAS Miramar air show for the end of the world
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Offline SGOS

Re: No, it's not
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2017, 09:18:07 AM »
End of the world?  Oh, shit.  I hate it when that happens.  The 23rd is not a good day for me.  I've got to get my firewood in and clean out the garage.

Re: No, it's not
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2017, 09:27:58 AM »
The Millerites come again--and again--and again.  At least all of these 1000's of predictions do have one thing in common--they are all wrong. 

Nothing biblical can last since it is all fictional.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Re: No, it's not
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2017, 09:38:19 AM »
Why do Christians keep predicting the end of the world when Jesus specifically said that no one would know the day or the hour of his return, that he'd be like a thief in the night? That doesn't leave much room for interpetation.
"Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness." - Alejandro Jodorowsky

Offline Baruch

Re: No, it's not
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2017, 12:44:52 PM »
The Millerites come again--and again--and again.  At least all of these 1000's of predictions do have one thing in common--they are all wrong. 

Nothing biblical can last since it is all fictional.

A broken clock is right twice a day.  Disaster prediction is probably right once a decade.  Apocalypse prediction .. so far .. nada.
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Re: No, it's not
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2017, 01:26:55 PM »
A broken clock is right twice a day.  Disaster prediction is probably right once a decade.  Apocalypse prediction .. so far .. nada.
So far end of the world, or any other kind, of religious predictions are not up to the broken clock standard.  Not by a long shot.  Never right is 0%.  But then their source material is faulty so that stands to reason.  Oooops!  Bad word--reason.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Re: No, it's not
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2017, 03:44:12 PM »
Yeah, but just because they've been wrong all those other times doesn't mean they'll be wrong this time.

I mean, just look how beautiful it'll be:




God Not Found
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Re: No, it's not
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2017, 03:46:03 PM »
God Not Found
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Offline trdsf (OP)

Re: No, it's not
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2017, 04:34:08 PM »
Why do Christians keep predicting the end of the world when Jesus specifically said that no one would know the day or the hour of his return, that he'd be like a thief in the night? That doesn't leave much room for interpetation.
I predict tomorrow will be the end of the world.  Since the prediction has been made, it can't happen tomorrow.

Tomorrow, I will make the same prediction.

Repeat ad infinitum.  Logically, no end of the world ever.  :)
"It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning." -- Calvin and Hobbes
"I thought I committed regicide today, but I committed deicide!" -- Sadie Doyle, Beyond Belief

Re: No, it's not
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2017, 05:29:07 PM »
I predict tomorrow will be the end of the world.  Since the prediction has been made, it can't happen tomorrow.

Tomorrow, I will make the same prediction.

Repeat ad infinitum.  Logically, no end of the world ever.  :)
Well, at least as long as you live to keep predicting, anyway.
God Not Found
"And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the world... then He made the earth round...and laughed and laughed and laughed...."
unknown

Offline Baruch

Re: No, it's not
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2017, 06:31:29 PM »
Apocalypse won't be pretty ... no rapture, and nobody to bury all those dead bodies ;-(
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Re: No, it's not
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2017, 06:38:31 PM »
Jeremiah 25:33:

Quote
And the slain of the Lord shall be at that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground.
God Not Found
"And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the world... then He made the earth round...and laughed and laughed and laughed...."
unknown

Offline Baruch

Re: No, it's not
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2017, 06:40:12 PM »
Jeremiah 25:33:

Reincarnated as cow patties in India ... sacred dung, but useful for making holy fires in poor villages Unbeliever sahib.
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Re: No, it's not
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2017, 07:00:06 PM »
Obligatory: