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Topic # 83395 16-May-2011 09:14 Send private message

If you've been following the news lately you'll have noticed a religious sect in the US thinks May 21 is the end of the world as we know it with the goodies being raptured to heaven and the baddies (including me) having to stick it out till October 21 when the whole world will end.

Seems many have sold up and spent all their money in anticipation of the big event that starts with an earthquake in NZ which goes round the whole world!

There's more here on the Family Radio website. And I thought the world was going to end on 31 Dec 2012 - just goes to show how wrong you can be ;-)

Looks like there will be a lot of disappointed and perhaps even suicidal people next Sunday when it all comes to nothing.

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  Reply # 469497 16-May-2011 09:27 Send private message

Awesome, Saturdays my last day at work, this will get me out of the usual "last day pranks" and hassling that generally goes on during people's last day!

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  Reply # 469515 16-May-2011 09:56 Send private message

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  Reply # 469516 16-May-2011 09:58 Send private message

Well, might as well eat as much chocolate and Double Downs before the end then!:P

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  Reply # 469535 16-May-2011 10:49 Send private message

Surely my tinfoil hat will protect me from all evil?

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  Reply # 469537 16-May-2011 10:54 Send private message

Dratsab: Surely my tinfoil hat will protect me from all evil?


My tin foil hat is also at the ready!! Just dont forget to be spinning anti-clockwise when you place the hat on, I hear that if we click our heels and say "theres no place like home" also helps

Ill be seeing all you good buggers on saturday then? or does time difference matter?

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  Reply # 469593 16-May-2011 12:36 Send private message

What's the bet they will schedule everything for California time instead of Jerusalem time? Laughing

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  Reply # 469678 16-May-2011 15:10 Send private message

I know of a rapture part in auckland where people are going to be partying hard in preparation for that night ;-)

[really... just any old excuse for a booze up?]




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  Reply # 469698 16-May-2011 15:30 Send private message

Do we have an exact time? I would hate to be on the toilet that would be awkward.

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  Reply # 469717 16-May-2011 15:50 Send private message

The family radio guy uses a calculation which starts with the crucifixion on April 1st, and a formula which involves adding (conveniently) whole days to reach the end of the world. The family radio guy doesn't mention a time. But:

Wikipedia: "According to Mark's Gospel, he endured the torment of crucifixion for some six hours from the third hour, at approximately 9 am, until his death at the ninth hour, corresponding to about 3 pm"

It's a safe bet this is Jerusalem time rather than California daylight saving time, but I'm betting they haven't figured that one out.



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  Reply # 469748 16-May-2011 16:48 Send private message

For those who are wandering exactly when it is, it's 6 p.m. local time. You can read all about it here. Wouldn't want you to miss the big event or be caught out on the loo!

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  Reply # 469762 16-May-2011 17:14 Send private message

Imagine being a believer with a watch that's running fast...


*Believer looks at watch... "6:03pm"
*Believer = "FUUUUUUUUUUUUUuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu, lying bunch of %^$holes!!!"
*real time 5:59 >>>>
*click* 6pm, RAPTURE HAPPENS!!!!


Then they go to hell or october or whatever for being a sinner and swearing and s*&t!



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EDIT: ROFL at "Rev Camping"...

Does this mean when I start my new job on the 30th, I'll be driving through a wasteland?


I always wanted to be Mad Max.





Be a cool trick to pull all your mates house fuses at 6pm too!

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  Reply # 469785 16-May-2011 17:46 Send private message

It's not hard to be above average when there are so many moron's in the world.

Thanks for making it easy rapture believers!

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  Reply # 469887 16-May-2011 21:44 Send private message

I'm keen beans. Going to hell anyway's.

Gonna be awkward for those at that church the day after if it doesn't go as planned.





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Reply # 469894 16-May-2011 22:30 Send private message

I don't no if it will happen or not but if it does happen will there isn't much I can do about it. So why worry about it why worry about things that we can't control.

I also don't believe that man will know when the world will end it will happen with out warning.
That's my belief 

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  Reply # 469897 16-May-2011 22:36 Send private message

Nokia2012: I don't no if it will happen or not but if it does happen will there isn't much I can do about it. So why worry about it why worry about things that we can't control.

I also don't believe that man will know when the world will end it will happen with out warning.
That's my belief 


I'm pretty sure it says somewhere in the Bible that we don't know when the day is coming. But they said sat. is the day because its 7000 years after Noahs boat thingy. 7000 starts with 7 as in the whole 7th day thing. Its fascinating how people spin that stuff. Lol. Like English teachers really. Spinning minor details in books into a completely different plot line, ie. blue car on a nice day.

Author = blue car is cool, doesnt show dirt and its summer
Teacher = blue car represents the characters deep depression which links with him driving the car to the pet shop where be buys a kitten and its sunny outside showing that there is light at the end of the tunnel and hope for everyone blah blah blah. 

Just my little rant  





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