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Christmas Quake Coincidence?
vanity ^ | 12.28.04 | abigkahuna

Posted on 12/28/2004 8:49:44 PM PST by abigkahuna

Upon a little research I find that last December 26th there was a horrific earthquake in Bam, Iran where upwards of 30-50K people died. Fast forward to a year later, December 26, 2004. The death toll is still rising. What makes on go hmmmm, is that both events happened right after Christmas and both events happend in areas where CHristianity is not prevelant.

Does this mean anything? Who knows.


TOPICS: Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: iranquake; secondcoming; sumatraquake
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1 posted on 12/28/2004 8:49:45 PM PST by abigkahuna
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To: abigkahuna

Oh, come on.


2 posted on 12/28/2004 8:50:33 PM PST by rlmorel
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To: abigkahuna
both events happend in areas where CHristianity is not prevelant.

Gee, I must have been hallucinating when they were showing a cemetery on CNN filled with new white crosses where tsunami victims were being buried.

3 posted on 12/28/2004 8:52:28 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: abigkahuna

A little off the deep end.

It's called a 'coincidence,'


4 posted on 12/28/2004 8:52:47 PM PST by Kitten Festival (The Thug of Caracas has got to go.)
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To: abigkahuna

Pathetic and offensive, so say I. If God is into the slaughter of innocent non-Christians (forget the "collateral damage of "Christians", then God is indubitably "dead."


5 posted on 12/28/2004 8:54:04 PM PST by Torie
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To: Strategerist

Zackly. Everyone got hit in this one - Lankan Christians, Sumatran Muslims, Thai Buddhists, Malay Taoists (Penang is the Chinese island), Somali and Nicobar tribal pagans ... it was an ecumenical disaster that God somehow decided to allow. Got a big welcome party going on in heaven right now.


6 posted on 12/28/2004 8:55:50 PM PST by Kitten Festival (The Thug of Caracas has got to go.)
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To: abigkahuna

All the people who died because of the 'will of god'.

Too bad Falwell and Robertson didn't warn them over their sinful ways.

/sarcasm_off


7 posted on 12/28/2004 8:55:54 PM PST by KoRn
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To: Strategerist

That didn't take long, did it?


8 posted on 12/28/2004 8:56:10 PM PST by Netizen (jmo)
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To: Kitten Festival

And Tamil Hindus, too!


9 posted on 12/28/2004 8:56:42 PM PST by Kitten Festival (The Thug of Caracas has got to go.)
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To: abigkahuna
In another weird coincidence, this Christmas earthquake was the largest since the massive Alaska quake which hit 40 years ago on Good Friday. I think it's a coincidence, but still kind of odd.

I once saw a documentary interview with a pastor who was giving his Good Friday sermon at the time of the Alaska quake. Immediately after he read the passage about the earth shaking following Christ's death, the quake hit. That'll wake up the congregation!

10 posted on 12/28/2004 8:58:13 PM PST by inkling
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To: inkling

That would make me never doze in church again.


11 posted on 12/28/2004 9:00:39 PM PST by spotbust1 (Gun control is when you use both hands.)
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To: inkling
In another weird coincidence, this Christmas earthquake was the largest since the massive Alaska quake which hit 40 years ago on Good Friday. I think it's a coincidence, but still kind of odd.

There was also that church that was destroyed on Easter Sunday by the tornado.

12 posted on 12/28/2004 9:01:09 PM PST by Netizen (jmo)
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To: KoRn

Ah yes, didn't Mr. Falwell say something to the effect that in regards to te U-S, perhaps the protectve hand of g-d slipped and allowed 9-11.


13 posted on 12/28/2004 9:06:02 PM PST by abigkahuna
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To: abigkahuna
Yeah something like that. I thought he was questionable before , but undoubtedly an idiot after that.

He's on par with those islamo morons saying we are gonna fall prey to the 'giant spiders' lol.
14 posted on 12/28/2004 9:16:06 PM PST by KoRn
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To: Torie
Does not the last chapter of the Bible tell us that a great quake will level Jerusalem in a prelude to the end times> Doesn't Revelations tell us of great quakes to come around the earth in a prelude to the Second Coming?

I only posted the observational coincidence to provoke revelatory dicussion.

There is no offense toward those suffering an who have suffered in this great disaster. And while our hearts are filled with soorow now, were they filed with the same sorrow last December. Or were we only capable of sorrow when our television screens are filled with images?

My observational coincidence is intended for those who may believe there is to be a Second Coming of our Lord and if this is perhaps a sign. For those who may find such a discussion irrational or irresponsible, please click off the vanity link on your profile so as to not be offended.

15 posted on 12/28/2004 9:18:11 PM PST by abigkahuna
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To: abigkahuna
About the only thing I think any rational person can make of this coincidence is that WE ARE DUE! A little volcano here, a little rumble there. There may come a day, God Forbid, where we'll wish to Hell we had more friends that we actually do.
16 posted on 12/28/2004 9:20:03 PM PST by dgallo51 (DEMAND IMMEDIATE, OPEN INVESTIGATIONS OF U.S. COMPLICITY IN RWANDAN GENOCIDE!)
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To: Religion Moderator; Admin Moderator

Maybe this thread deserves to be moved to the Religion Forum. I find the speculative proposition a turd in the public square of FR, and detestable. YMMV.


17 posted on 12/28/2004 9:21:01 PM PST by Torie
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To: Neets; Darksheare; scott0347; timpad; KangarooJacqui; The Scourge of Yazid; Conspiracy Guy; ...

Oldbie weirdness....


18 posted on 12/28/2004 9:23:11 PM PST by stands2reason
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To: inkling
Immediately after he read the passage about the earth shaking following Christ's death, the quake hit. That'll wake up the congregation!

So much for his notes on the following week's sermon he wanted give on fire and brimstone....

19 posted on 12/28/2004 9:23:42 PM PST by Cvengr (0;^))
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To: abigkahuna

"Love your enemies. Bless those who curse you and pray for those who mistreat you." Maybe God is testing us.


20 posted on 12/28/2004 9:25:47 PM PST by eccentric (aka baldwidow)
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To: stands2reason

ain't touching it, not with a rental-pole.


21 posted on 12/28/2004 9:29:14 PM PST by King Prout (When your dog licks you he is kissing you. When your cat licks you he is tasting you.)
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To: King Prout

You're no fun. ;-)


22 posted on 12/28/2004 9:32:29 PM PST by stands2reason
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To: stands2reason

I'm LOADS of fun, and I'm educational!

I'm a durn Infotainment!


23 posted on 12/28/2004 9:33:21 PM PST by King Prout (When your dog licks you he is kissing you. When your cat licks you he is tasting you.)
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To: King Prout

You have higher ratings than CNN.


24 posted on 12/28/2004 9:36:09 PM PST by lavrenti (Think of who is pithy, yet so attractive to women.)
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To: abigkahuna
Ah yes, didn't Mr. Falwell say something to the effect that in regards to te U-S, perhaps the protectve hand of g-d slipped and allowed 9-11.

Something like that.

An at-least-then-popular blog that I used to read said something even more emphatic, with a specific reason. I highly doubt that the author received some special revelation about the subject, as either a warning before or something new after. Therefore, I highly doubt presumptuous-sounding assurances that the blogger knows the mind of God well enough to tell that something happened simply because We/They/You Are Surely Being Punished for one thing or another.

And you notice that I said "used to"; I haven't visited that blog since.

25 posted on 12/28/2004 9:40:56 PM PST by Lonely Bull
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To: lavrenti

ROADKILL has higher ratings than CNN!

otoh, I have been favorably compared to Karl Rove AND Ann Coulter, so I must be doing something right.

(now... if only I can get Ann interested in being the mother of my children...)


26 posted on 12/28/2004 9:43:49 PM PST by King Prout (When your dog licks you he is kissing you. When your cat licks you he is tasting you.)
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To: inkling; Chieftain

Has anyone calculated, by these deft religious calculations when the next quake or flood will hit Jacksonville,FL? I have begun my workout program today and if its coming soon I won't push myself. On the other hand, maybe I'll just call Roberston and Falwell before I start my diet.


27 posted on 12/28/2004 10:03:24 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Move the UN to Paris...NOW!!!)
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To: abigkahuna
All it means is that your tinfoil is wound so tight,that it has cut off the blood supply to your brain and you're hallucinating. Remove that hat immediately and reason should return in a few months or so. :-)
28 posted on 12/28/2004 10:26:39 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Kitten Festival

I wonder if tidal forces had an effect. The moon was full and it happened a few days after the winter solstice when the earth was stretched to the max.

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=42151


29 posted on 12/28/2004 10:29:44 PM PST by Dan Evans
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To: abigkahuna

People have been claiming that the end times are upon us,since they took Jesus down from the cross.Give it a rest! GOD says that no man will know and that you shouldn't even try to guess,when the second coming will be.


30 posted on 12/28/2004 10:30:28 PM PST by nopardons
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To: nopardons

31 posted on 12/28/2004 10:37:52 PM PST by timestax
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

32 posted on 12/28/2004 10:40:11 PM PST by timestax
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To: nopardons; Chieftain

HA!!!LOL.

I laughed so hard I woke my dog up! Terrific.


33 posted on 12/28/2004 10:45:07 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Move the UN to Paris...NOW!!!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
I'm SO happy I could give you a giggle. :-)

Sorry about disturbing your doggy,though. :-(

34 posted on 12/28/2004 10:48:10 PM PST by nopardons
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To: nopardons
I'm afraid I don't wear any tin foil. Just an interesting observation.

Just what is God's plan? Have you ever wondered? Or are you one of those heathens I keep reading about. Or maybe even a deist?, Or maybe a religious non-christian? Maybe--gasp--maybe you are a mooselem!

35 posted on 12/28/2004 10:58:51 PM PST by abigkahuna
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To: abigkahuna; nopardons; Recovering Ex-hippie; timestax; Dan Evans; King Prout; lavrenti; ...

"...Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats living together...!"


36 posted on 12/29/2004 1:32:16 AM PST by sinanju
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To: abigkahuna

-------"What makes one go hmmmm....."




Your answer is in your question.

HAARP (High Altitude Radar Profiling or something) has been accused of causing hums in the earth (the Taos Hum) and eqrthquakes, etc. (It must be true - I heard it on Coast-to-coast with Art Bell and George Noorey!)


37 posted on 12/29/2004 1:34:20 AM PST by geopyg
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To: abigkahuna

Give it a rest bro...you are dead wrong to make light of this tragedy...it is unbecoming of a good Christian. Your observation carries no weight. Maybe you should be thinking of ways that you can help others in their time of despair. I think the Lord will look upon you kindly for that.

As a postscript, you might wnt to realize that many of our Foundign Fathers were Deists. Do you respect our Founding Fathers?


38 posted on 12/29/2004 1:37:36 AM PST by Carlo Gambino
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To: geopyg

HAARP is High frequency Active Aureal Research Program.


39 posted on 12/29/2004 1:41:47 AM PST by geopyg
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To: abigkahuna

No


40 posted on 12/29/2004 3:05:10 AM PST by MEG33 (...GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: timestax

bttt


41 posted on 12/29/2004 5:36:25 AM PST by timestax
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To: abigkahuna; MamaB; BibChr
I don't try to figure out God's plan. His greatness, His infinite wisdom, His mercy and His justice...these are things I can't wrap my tiny little mind around. I try to live my life as I believe God wants me to live it--by the example set by His Son. So am I one of the heathens that you read about, since I don't try to figure out God's plan? Read your post carefully--that is exactly what you have asserted.

God is not something to be figured out, like the instruction manual of an electrical appliance.

JMHO, FRiends.

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, Dan (I know you will 8^) but I have a lot of faith in your judgement on these matters).

42 posted on 12/29/2004 5:37:00 AM PST by grellis (Subject to availability. Some restrictions apply.)
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To: abigkahuna; grellis
My family and I heartily celebrate Christ's birth on December 25, but we know that there is no better authority for that as The Date than there is for any other. If God attached any significance to the date, it would be in the Bible, as are ways of figuring the feasts of the Old Testament.

It is true that God is sovereign over literally everything, including natural phenomena (Psalm 29:3; 115:3; Jeremiah 10:10). It is also true that national sin can bring national judgment, even among "heathen" nations (i.e. nations other than Israel; Genesis 15:16; Proverbs 14:34; Amos 1—2, etc. ad inf.).

However, I would not attach any such one-for-one significance to these calamities, lest I fall under the judgment incurred by Job's three "friends," who thought they could interpret every act of Providence — for others.

Here is one reason why I am reluctant: another Biblical principle is this, and you may make bank on it: the greater the privilege, the greater the responsibility (Amos 3:2; Luke 12:48; Romans 2:1-2).

I say that to say this: if any nations on earth today deserve complete eradication because of their deliberate, defiant and arrogant rejection of abundantly-available truth from God, America would have to be right at the top of the list.

So let's not point fingers. Instead, let's humble ourselves, repent, and get to faith-born work.

Dan
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Biblical Christianity BLOG

43 posted on 12/29/2004 5:53:17 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: BibChr

My approach to these things is that God may very well be doing something on the mega scale, or it may just be that some places are more at risk to having these type of disasters (like there are only a few places on earth where you can get an earthquake in the M9 range, due to geography).

From my point of view of living the Christian life on a day to day basis, it doesn't matter. What matters is how I respond. Is my neighbor in need? God wants me to respond like a child of God to these who are his children, too. Although sometimes I wonder about the eschatology of it all, what matters most is that when he comes, he finds me being the faithful servant.

Most important from my point of view is that he never catches me being like the Pharisee in the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector, pointing fingers at other people's unworthiness, and for me, I can slip into that trap, so I have to be vigilant and humble.

Off to fight the good fight!


44 posted on 12/29/2004 7:26:54 AM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum; grellis

That's right. And a day will come when earthquakes will have immediate eschatological significance; but the overall scene at that point will be, in my understanding of Biblical prophecy, pretty unambiguous.

So I picture myself in dialogue with someone from this country:

Q -- Is this earthquake a direct judgment of God for my people's sin?
A -- I don't know. But God is sovereign, and in His hand is your own life-breath, as well as that of your nation... as well as my own.

Q -- Should we — should I — repent of our sin and put our faith in Jesus as Lord, Savior, and God?
A -- Yes.

Dan


45 posted on 12/29/2004 7:35:44 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: BibChr

Yep...It's like when Jesus was talking about the men killed at the altar by Pilate and the people killed by the falling tower...not that they were great sinners, but that we always need to know that life is impermanent, and therefore, we need to be ready. Who knows when the Bridegroom is coming?


46 posted on 12/29/2004 7:41:20 AM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: abigkahuna
Does this mean anything?

Como se dicé, "Get right with Jesus?"

47 posted on 12/29/2004 7:42:57 AM PST by hispanarepublicana (Miss Free Republic High School-198?)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum
What matters is how I respond. Is my neighbor in need?

That is how I see God at work in these kinds of situations. I believe that the earth is of God's design; therefore I believe that thingies like fault lines and other geological imperfections exist for a reason...not to punish us, but to challenge us when disasters inevitably occur.

48 posted on 12/29/2004 8:03:48 AM PST by grellis (Subject to availability. Some restrictions apply.)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

exACTly!


49 posted on 12/29/2004 8:10:28 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: stands2reason; PhilDragoo; devolve; Happy2BMe
bump!

50 posted on 12/29/2004 8:23:57 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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