Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




842 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

# 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.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
1267 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  # 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!

BDFL - Memuneh
65306 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

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

Better prepare a full backup at home and from our Geekzone servers, just in case we need to restore it in the next universe, a billion years from now then...




 
 
 
 


3666 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 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

3503 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

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

Surely my tinfoil hat will protect me from all evil?

263 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 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?

.....Best i go consult Ken Ring




Sign here


gzt

11026 posts

Uber Geek


  # 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

944 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 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?]




 
 
 
 


815 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  # 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.

gzt

11026 posts

Uber Geek


  # 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.



842 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 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!

4431 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  # 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!



Morons


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!

8035 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 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!

2984 posts

Uber Geek


  # 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.




Bachelor of Computing Systems (2015)

 

--

 

Late 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display (4GB/2.4GHz i5/128GB SSD) - HP DV6 (8GB/2.8GHz i7/120GB SSD + 750GB HDD)
iPhone 6S + (64GB/Gold/Vodafone NZ) - Xperia Z C6603 (16GB/White/Spark NZ)

Sam, Auckland 


108 posts

Master Geek


# 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 

2984 posts

Uber Geek


  # 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  




Bachelor of Computing Systems (2015)

 

--

 

Late 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display (4GB/2.4GHz i5/128GB SSD) - HP DV6 (8GB/2.8GHz i7/120GB SSD + 750GB HDD)
iPhone 6S + (64GB/Gold/Vodafone NZ) - Xperia Z C6603 (16GB/White/Spark NZ)

Sam, Auckland 


 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30


JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59


Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34


NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43


Suunto 7 combine sports and smart features on new smartwatch generation
Posted 7-Jan-2020 16:06


Intel brings innovation with technology spanning the cloud, network, edge and PC
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:54


AMD announces high performance desktop and ultrathin laptop processors
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:42


AMD unveils four new desktop and mobile GPUs including AMD Radeon RX 5600
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:32


Consolidation in video streaming market with Spark selling Lightbox to Sky
Posted 19-Dec-2019 09:09


Intel introduces cryogenic control chip to enable quantum computers
Posted 10-Dec-2019 21:32


Vodafone 5G service live in four cities
Posted 10-Dec-2019 08:30


Samsung Galaxy Fold now available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Dec-2019 00:01


NZ company oDocs awarded US$ 100,000 Dubai World Expo grant
Posted 5-Dec-2019 16:00


New Zealand Rugby Selects AWS-Powered Analytics for Deeper Game Insights
Posted 5-Dec-2019 11:33



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.