Old 01-10-2006, 03:43 PM   #1
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Anyone else ever browse this website? I do all the time and it usually doesn't take long to find a hillariously fundamentalist post. I've been trying to join for awhile to see all of the topics and join in, but I haven't had any luck.

And it would not surprise me if someone from that site read this. Thats right. I know all of your tricks.

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Old 01-10-2006, 03:50 PM   #2
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I've been there and find it disturbing that a huge chunk of the US population thinks so radically. The rapture is never going to happen. Anyways, I could not join because I do not use an internet provider address.
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Old 01-10-2006, 07:05 PM   #3
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What I find disturbing is that some people want the rapture to occur. Like a bunch of christians just can't wait for the world to end in fire...
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Old 01-10-2006, 09:26 PM   #4
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Well, if it means meeting Jesus, entering paradise, and saying "I told you so" to non-believers then yeah, it would be the best thing ever :rolleyes:

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Old 01-10-2006, 09:31 PM   #5
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I've had a look at the site. It's extremely worrying. A bunch of people saying "You know, I left my boyfriend and gave up my job so that I can be more prepared for when Jesus comes. I stay at home now and watch TV for signs of his arrival all day. I hope he comes soon!"
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Old 01-11-2006, 06:30 AM   #6
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What I find disturbing is that some people want the rapture to occur. Like a bunch of christians just can't wait for the world to end in fire...
What I find far more distrubing is there attempts to bring about the end of the world based on that desire. Thats some seriously scary shit and people should be locked up in the funny farm for it. Same as any other homicidal cult.
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Old 01-11-2006, 07:27 AM   #7
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LOL! That's hilarious. What is wrong with these people? Do they actually believe that a god that can't inspire someone to write down "The earth orbits the sun" managed to accurately insert the insane ramblings that is Relevations into a human's head?

Yeah, the US can be scary with it's boatload of fundies! Just think what would happen if we manage to elect one that says god tells him to invate other nations to the presidency!

Oh, crap. We did.
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Old 01-02-2010, 05:45 PM   #8
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The End Is Near - 2012? No! Closer

Biblical Scholar Harold Camping says that The Rapturetm is scheduled for 2011, making Hollywood and the Mayans big fat liars.

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Camping, 88, has scrutinized the Bible for almost 70 years and says he has developed a mathematical system to interpret prophecies hidden within the Good Book. One night a few years ago, Camping, a civil engineer by trade, crunched the numbers and was stunned at what he'd found: The world will end May 21, 2011.
One can't help but wonder if the tip came to him in a dream in 1960. Needless to say, his followers are quite excited.

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"I'm looking forward to it," said Ted Solomon, 60, who started listening to Camping in 1997. He's worked at Family Radio since 2004, making sure international translators properly dictate Camping's sermons.

"This world may have had an attraction to me at one time," Solomon said. "But now it's definitely lost its appeal."

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Old 01-02-2010, 07:31 PM   #9
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Biblical Scholar Harold Camping says that The Rapturetm is scheduled for 2011, making Hollywood and the Mayans big fat liars.



One can't help but wonder if the tip came to him in a dream in 1960. Needless to say, his followers are quite excited.
The same guy predicted the rapture in 1994. I read his book back then, because I actually believed in this rubbish back then.

He was wrong then. He'll be wrong this time, too.

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Old 01-02-2010, 08:57 PM   #10
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So a biblical scholar (no different from "Harry Potter expert") says the world will end. Let's see the cunt put his money where his big mouth is and arrange for all the cash in his bank accounts to be transferred to charity the day before the cataclysm is due.


yeah, that's what I thought.

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Old 01-02-2010, 09:12 PM   #11
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Biblical scholars are scholars, as you know very well. They tend to be experts in history, ancient languages and cultures, archaeology, etc. etc. etc. Camping is not a scholar of any sort-- I am not sure he has a college education, though I have heard him called a civil engineer. In any case, by virtue of believing and preaching that he knows more than Christ, he is a heretic-- he is just another in a long line of those who can read Christ's words (that no one knows when the end will come. Not Jesus, not anybody. Only God.) and ignore them.
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Old 01-02-2010, 09:41 PM   #12
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Camping

Apparently, according to Lily, if you ever try to learn about anything without the aid of a college or university, you could never be an expert in that subject. So even studying it for 70 years is useless without college guidance. (Also, there is nothing in Camping's claims that states that he knows more than Christ. Nor is he claiming he knows more than God, since by thinking that there were hidden messages in the Bible, he's telling us that God is telling us something about the end through the Bible.)

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Old 01-02-2010, 10:12 PM   #13
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he is just another in a long line of those who can read Christ's words (that no one knows when the end will come. Not Jesus, not anybody. Only God.) and ignore them.
If Jesus IS God but doesn't know what God knows then, paradoxes aside, why should we listen to anything He (allegedly) said? Aren't you admitting that Jesus is both 100% Schmuck and 100% God? Ergo, God is a schmuck.....

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Old 01-02-2010, 10:37 PM   #14
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Yeah, that's curious. Even Jesus doesn't know when he's due to return? What, is he not in communication with the fully God part of himself these days or is he just being indecisive? Or completely arbitrary?

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Old 01-02-2010, 10:49 PM   #15
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in case of rapture, can I have your car
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