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Apocalypse believers await end, skeptics carry on (I'm not dead yet)
CRap ^ | 6:11 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2011 | GARANCE BURKE

Posted on 05/21/2011 3:55:17 PM PDT by Dacula

Edited on 05/21/2011 4:11:02 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

OAKLAND, Calif. — They spent months warning the world of the apocalypse, some giving away earthly belongings or draining their savings accounts. And so they waited, vigilantly, on Saturday for the appointed hour to arrive.

When 6 p.m. came and went at various spots around the globe, and no extraordinary cataclysm occurred, Keith Bauer — who hopped in his minivan in Maryland and drove his family 3,000 miles to California for the Rapture — took it in stride. [snip]


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Humor
KEYWORDS: endoftheworld
Who knew?
1 posted on 05/21/2011 3:55:24 PM PDT by Dacula
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To: Dacula
"It's God who leads you, not Harold Camping."

Damn it!

Why didn't he tell me yesterday!

2 posted on 05/21/2011 3:57:47 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Dacula
received $18.3 million in donations, and had assets of more than $104 million, including $34 million in stocks

Anyone heard from Camping today?

3 posted on 05/21/2011 3:59:38 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: Dacula

End of world- Women, children, and minorities most affected.


4 posted on 05/21/2011 4:01:47 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: Dacula

Matthew 24:36-39 “But of that day and hour no one know, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone...”


5 posted on 05/21/2011 4:02:08 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: Dacula

Funny Craigslist Post.
http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/wan/2394515709.html

We are looking for a soon-to-be- raptured individual or
group of individuals who are looking to get rid of their
earthly belongings before they are lifted into heaven and
saved. We, being sinners, will be left behind to face our
judgement. While we are waiting, however, we would like
to enjoy all the earthly comforts available. Therefore,
we are looking for a limo, hot tub, giant mansion on the
beach, a few tickets to fly our family around the world
and an unlimited supply of jelly beans. Any volunteers
that will be leaving this realm tomorrow can respond to
this email with the list of items they are willing to
donate. Thank you and have a nice trip.


6 posted on 05/21/2011 4:07:05 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: K-oneTexas

Darn, now I have to pay my bills and taxes.


7 posted on 05/21/2011 4:07:10 PM PDT by Dacula (Just say no to Vidalia onions)
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To: Dacula
put up apocalypse-themed billboards in Israel, Jordan and Lebanon,

I had no idea it was world wide. Thought his radio station was for USA only.
8 posted on 05/21/2011 4:07:15 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Dacula

OBAMA VOTERS


9 posted on 05/21/2011 4:08:13 PM PDT by taillightchaser (The last hope for America--2012)
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To: LibFreeOrDie
Anyone heard from Camping today?


10 posted on 05/21/2011 4:10:13 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Dacula
The Rapture happened years ago. We were not selected. We did not qualify. We're stuck here for part two.

Losers.

11 posted on 05/21/2011 4:10:34 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Pass The Loot!


12 posted on 05/21/2011 4:13:57 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Jo Nuvark

That’s too funny!


13 posted on 05/21/2011 4:17:03 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Dacula

from http://www.airchecked.com

>>>May 21, 2011 at 6:00pm was the time that Family Radio’s Harold Camping insisted that Jesus would return bringing upon the end of civilization. However, one of his own radio stations, 94.7 WFME Newark, NJ/New York City didn’t seem to buy in. Here the station just slides from its legal ID and time announcement into a happy pre-recorded show about heart health. (clip on site)


14 posted on 05/21/2011 4:20:28 PM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: Dacula
Report: "...who hopped in his minivan in Maryland and drove his family 3,000 miles to California for the Rapture "

Response: Can you imagine the look on the faces of this fools family as he was being interviewed by the press!!!!!!!!!

15 posted on 05/21/2011 4:22:27 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Dacula

Well, Mr Camping was wrong before too. Sooooooo, guess he might be after the cash or something. Huh! Any one seen him lately?

“There is always death and taxes; however, death doesn’t get worse every year.” ~ Author Unknown


16 posted on 05/21/2011 4:24:22 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: K-oneTexas

Re #5 — exactly. The Lord Christ Himself does not know the hour. Why do people so like to predict it? Will they get an extra bedroom in their golden mansion if they guess the right day?


17 posted on 05/21/2011 4:27:13 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: Dacula
Keith Bauer — who hopped in his minivan in Maryland and drove his family 3,000 miles to California for the Rapture — took it in stride. [snip]

Wasn't the rapture supposed to happen everywhere? By driving 3 time zones west it looks like he was just trying to delay it 3 hours.

18 posted on 05/21/2011 4:27:40 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! Tea Party extremism is a badge of honor.)
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To: MuttTheHoople
End of world- Women, children, and minorities most affected.

ROFL! Quote of the week, right there!

19 posted on 05/21/2011 4:28:06 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: Dacula

This bunch is similar to the CT crew. Reality doesn’t faze them.


20 posted on 05/21/2011 4:33:11 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Throw away your papers, blow up your TV...and set yourself free.)
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To: Dacula

The question is...is there any legal recourse to this obvious scam. Can the Church be sued.

I’m leaning toward, yes.


21 posted on 05/21/2011 4:35:48 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Dacula

Camping shouldn’t feel bad, the Y2K and “global warming” fiascos were big flops also.


22 posted on 05/21/2011 4:36:11 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("...that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,..")
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To: EGPWS
if my ears were this huge i would be counting the days till the end as well...

23 posted on 05/21/2011 4:36:38 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: KarlInOhio

This business of some sort of *rolling rapture* didn’t make sense. If you believe in the rapture, it’s supposed to happen *in a twinkling* not over a period of a day. Even if someone believed today was the day why would they bother to get rid of things or go anywhere? At the most they would be trying to tell others and that would be it.


24 posted on 05/21/2011 4:48:57 PM PDT by brytlea (If you don't know what APOD is you'd better find out!)
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To: K-oneTexas
I've been saying that at work all week. GOD doesn’t telegraph His punches. When the knockout blow does come we won't know what hit us.
25 posted on 05/21/2011 5:09:18 PM PDT by deputytess (Men of the West .....stand and FIGHT!)
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To: brytlea

Exactly. You can’t rewrite the code. It’s not gaming software.


26 posted on 05/21/2011 5:09:53 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: K-oneTexas
Matthew 24:36-39 “But of that day and hour no one know, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone...”

This quote never made sense to me...didn't Jesus say I and the Father are one? and when you have seen me, you have seen the father....how come one knows more than the other???

27 posted on 05/21/2011 5:11:17 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: Dacula

Breaking News: Rapture 2011 - People are vanishing! http://tinyurl.com/3dlobom


28 posted on 05/21/2011 5:12:14 PM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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To: DivineMomentsOfTruth

The volcano in Iceland erupted today.

T was 6:00pm somewhere.


29 posted on 05/21/2011 5:19:12 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Who is John Galt?)
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To: terycarl

“didn’t Jesus say I and the Father are one?”
Yes, along with the Spirit.

“when you have seen me, you have seen the father”
Yes.

“how come one knows more than the other???”
Because while they are one, they are also separate.


30 posted on 05/21/2011 5:36:43 PM PDT by TheZMan (Just secede and get it over with. No love lost on either side. Cya.)
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To: terycarl

I clicked Post too quick.

A good way to look at it is by looking at yourself, since we’re made in his image after all.

You have your spirit/soul, yourself, and your subconscious.

Your subconscious knows things you don’t know.


31 posted on 05/21/2011 5:38:45 PM PDT by TheZMan (Just secede and get it over with. No love lost on either side. Cya.)
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To: samtheman

LOL that’s kind of funny....a gaming software. Some people do think it’s like that, and they think they can win the game. Or game the system somehow. Like they can outsmart God. Fat chance.


32 posted on 05/21/2011 5:46:51 PM PDT by brytlea (If you don't know what APOD is you'd better find out!)
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To: terycarl

My understanding (and believe me, it’s limited, but it was explained this way to me) was that while Jesus was on earth He was limited in that He was cut off from the Father in some way because He was human (could feel pain, went thru death, etc). At THAT time, He didn’t know things like when the end would come. I assume NOW He knows.


33 posted on 05/21/2011 5:49:05 PM PDT by brytlea (If you don't know what APOD is you'd better find out!)
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To: brytlea

Why would anyone go to Sodom (California) for the rapture.


34 posted on 05/21/2011 5:57:47 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Dacula
Crap! I ran up my credit cards to the max, partying, traveling, and having a good time. Now what?

I guess I can default like our govt. does?

35 posted on 05/21/2011 6:00:49 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: TheZMan

““how come one knows more than the other???”
Because while they are one, they are also separate.”

They are one in purpose, not in personage.

As for “he who has seen the son has seen the Father” (paraphrase) that is like saying someone’s son is a “chip off the old block”. In other words, he reflects his Father’s personality.


36 posted on 05/21/2011 6:01:10 PM PDT by howlinhound (Live your life so that, when you get up in the morning, Satan says, "Oh Crap!..He's awake" - Unknown)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Who are we, I got to go!


37 posted on 05/21/2011 6:10:20 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: DivineMomentsOfTruth

LOL! :)


38 posted on 05/21/2011 6:14:26 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: God luvs America

If your ears where that big you might be able to hear the voice of Giod too. Or at least be elected President of the United States.


39 posted on 05/21/2011 6:14:49 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Dacula

If the world was going to end today, I would have won the lottery yesterday.


40 posted on 05/21/2011 6:31:40 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: taillightchaser

You know, I have been very curious about who Camping votes for.


41 posted on 05/21/2011 6:36:39 PM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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To: Dacula
(I'm not dead yet)

Thanks for the reassuring news, but then, Count Dacula is never dead, is he?!

42 posted on 05/21/2011 6:39:35 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Dacula

Someday, somebody will be right, and I hope it’s me!
There’s serious money to be made in correct predictions.


43 posted on 05/21/2011 6:41:22 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: K-oneTexas
Well, Mr Camping was wrong before too. Sooooooo, guess he might be after the cash or something. Huh! Any one seen him lately?

From Reuters:

(Reuters) - With no sign of Judgment Day arriving as he had forecast, the 89-year-old California evangelical broadcaster and former civil engineer behind the pronouncement seemed to have gone silent on Saturday.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/21/us-apocalypse-prediction-idUSTRE74I3KS20110521
44 posted on 05/21/2011 6:44:28 PM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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To: SaxxonWoods

It’s all just a pipedream.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9RBgfUvymM


45 posted on 05/21/2011 6:59:49 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a liberal is like teaching algebra to a tomcat.)
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