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Apocalypse not now: The Rapture fails to materialise
The Guardian ^ | 05/21/2011 | David Batty

Posted on 05/21/2011 6:45:00 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

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A banner warns of the Rapture on a street in Manila, the Philippines
1 posted on 05/21/2011 6:45:02 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Damn....and I ran up all my credit cards.


2 posted on 05/21/2011 6:48:00 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: SeekAndFind

I started smoking.


3 posted on 05/21/2011 6:49:54 AM PDT by albie
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To: SeekAndFind

The days not over yet.....

Wait, does this go by Central Time or the 0 on the international date line?


4 posted on 05/21/2011 6:50:58 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: SeekAndFind

*snort*


5 posted on 05/21/2011 6:51:00 AM PDT by gibsosa
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To: tsmith130

I now have an over-due lieberry book.


6 posted on 05/21/2011 6:51:21 AM PDT by seton89 (Aequinimitas per ignorantiam)
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To: tsmith130

I now have an over-due lieberry book.


7 posted on 05/21/2011 6:51:37 AM PDT by seton89 (Aequinimitas per ignorantiam)
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To: SeekAndFind

Damn. I’m most depressed there won’t be any zombies to shoot.


8 posted on 05/21/2011 6:52:39 AM PDT by Gena Bukin
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To: SeekAndFind

It was a dress rehearsal.

When is dinner?


9 posted on 05/21/2011 6:52:39 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: SeekAndFind

it would be wasted re most of the deaf and blind among us...


10 posted on 05/21/2011 6:55:33 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Guess what? The Bible never mentions the end of the world. See www.prophecyquestions.wordpress.com.


11 posted on 05/21/2011 6:55:37 AM PDT by grumpa (VP)
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To: SeekAndFind
Still Alive
12 posted on 05/21/2011 6:55:58 AM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border: I dare you to try and cross it. . .)
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To: Brett66
Wait, does this go by Central Time or the 0 on the international date line?

According to Camping, it went by time zone. So the earthquakes should've began around nine hours ago on Christmas Island. They should be hitting Moscow right about now. Everything east of Moscow should already be wiped out.

Feh. A big disappointment. Well, at least I didn't quit my job, kill my pets and blow through my savings accounts like some people did. Those folks are gonna have it pretty rough tomorrow.

13 posted on 05/21/2011 6:56:43 AM PDT by Gena Bukin
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To: SeekAndFind

Although I **WAS** tempted to leave an empty set of clothing and shoes on the doorstep of a neighbor. . .


14 posted on 05/21/2011 6:57:56 AM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border: I dare you to try and cross it. . .)
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To: SeekAndFind

Has anyone seen Harold Camping?

Maybe he was raptured and everyone else on the planet has been Left Behind.


15 posted on 05/21/2011 6:58:44 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Rapture did not fail to materialize - it will materialize right on God’s schedule. Rather the false prophet failed to check his Bible before making such a prediction.....


16 posted on 05/21/2011 6:59:18 AM PDT by Mom MD (Jesus is the Light of the world!)
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To: gunnyg

Remindsme of On The Beach...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upg2eqNbF3w


17 posted on 05/21/2011 6:59:54 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s not 6:00 pm in Kenya yet.


18 posted on 05/21/2011 7:00:09 AM PDT by jetson
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To: SeekAndFind

19 posted on 05/21/2011 7:02:56 AM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: SeekAndFind
If this isn't “screwing around with God” then nothing is.

This will end badly for the preacher fraudster. I'm sure he has got God's attention, and not in a good way.

I'll bet he is stuffing pillowcases with cash right now, and looking for his passport. “So long suckers! Don't look for me, I got raptured.”

20 posted on 05/21/2011 7:03:31 AM 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: SeekAndFind

It should go without saying, but the media was just bringing an undue amount of focus on this kook in an attempt to paint all Bible believers as such. How about a single report of what ALL Scientologists believe in, since most Americans still don’t even actually know.


21 posted on 05/21/2011 7:04:00 AM PDT by Golden Eagle
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To: SeekAndFind

Music to read this thread by...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0GFRcFm-aY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Vj092UgKwQ


22 posted on 05/21/2011 7:06:01 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ve been ignoring all this hullabaloo since it seems pretty clear that Jesus said we don’t know the date and time, to paraphrase.

Do most Christians believe in the concept of Rapture? I thought I’ve read in the past that Rapture isn’t described in the Bible. Looks like Bible study is in my future.


23 posted on 05/21/2011 7:06:29 AM PDT by catbertz
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe he meant the rupture so people would use care when lifting heavy things.


24 posted on 05/21/2011 7:07:24 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: SeekAndFind
The Bible says we will not know the hour....but we're to be ready ...

...I feel sorry for Camping spending all that money.....but he may have done some good...

..lots of folks might have had second thoughts about their souls and where they will spend eternity....if so, the money was well spent....

..besides, it's not 6pm in America yet.....if God chose this day, it could yet happen.....at any second!

25 posted on 05/21/2011 7:08:01 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: P-Marlowe

After he sucked up all of the fool’s millions then a doing a disappearing act may not be unexpected.


26 posted on 05/21/2011 7:10:23 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: SeekAndFind

The Word says no man knows the day or hour, not even the angels in Heaven know. But I rest assured by His Word that it WILL happen. It will be a world-wide cataclysmic event and there will be no denying what and who He is when it does. People have been trying to predict this event for a long time now and are just sensationalizing. Just like in Noah’s day, folks became numb and tired of hearing it. You can only do that “warning” thingy so many times and then you get: “Yeah, yeah, we’ve all heard it before...” along with a bunch of mockery...until the rain drops started falling and then it was too late. Even so, Lord Jesus come quickly!


27 posted on 05/21/2011 7:10:37 AM PDT by lgjhn23
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To: catbertz
Do most Christians believe in the concept of Rapture?

No. It is a novelty invented in the 1800s.

28 posted on 05/21/2011 7:11:58 AM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: Gena Bukin

No zombies to shoot??? Wait until election day, there were 53 million zombies in 2008.


29 posted on 05/21/2011 7:12:40 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: South40

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBz6lZzP1bA


30 posted on 05/21/2011 7:12:40 AM PDT by AntiKev ("Within the strangest people, truth can find the strangest home." - Great Big Sea - Company of Fools)
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To: SeekAndFind

I haven’t been following this thing very closely, but I understand the fun & games were to start here at 6:00 p.m.

That would’ve really cheesed me off, because the races at our local dirt track start at 6:30.

Our field of drivers, and spectators have been pretty sparse all season because of the lousy economy / weather.

It would’ve been even worse if some of them... well, you know.


31 posted on 05/21/2011 7:13:20 AM PDT by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Rapture occurred on schedule. Nobody made the cut.


32 posted on 05/21/2011 7:13:46 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: catbertz

Checkout khouse.org

They have great studies (including on the Rapture) that are MP3 downloads.

A really easy fast way to do Bible studies.


33 posted on 05/21/2011 7:15:00 AM PDT by Mrs.Z
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To: SeekAndFind

A rolling Rapture. But how would have God dealt with Block Island and Indiana that don’t recognize Daylight Savings Time?


34 posted on 05/21/2011 7:15:47 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

The Lost Commandment: “Lift with the legs, not with the back.”


35 posted on 05/21/2011 7:16:43 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Perhaps it’s just that we ALL got “left behind”.


36 posted on 05/21/2011 7:17:37 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: Gena Bukin

Reminds me of the Jim Jones crap, only no mass suicides.

Bible prophecy has not been fulfilled yet.

And only GOD knows when He will sound the Trump calling the Bride (Rapture). Not even JESUS knows the hour or day that order will be given.

And this kook thinks he knows before God has decided it’s time?

And their will be no time zones involved, just a catching away of the Bride of Christ, in the twinkling of a eye when the Trump is sounded.

All those not Christian will remain to endure 7 years of h on earth, before they are called to be judged.

That is my understanding of it.


37 posted on 05/21/2011 7:17:55 AM PDT by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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To: Mom MD

Right on target. To much prophecy still to be fulfilled.

The Bible says there will be many false prophets. This is just 1 of many to come.


38 posted on 05/21/2011 7:20:39 AM PDT by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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To: B Knotts
Blondie believed in it ;)


39 posted on 05/21/2011 7:23:02 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: Larry Lucido

Dress rehearsal ? You wore a dress when ya thought it was the end ?

Kinky.... Telling but none the less kinky....:o)


40 posted on 05/21/2011 7:23:09 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: SeekAndFind
Several years ago in AZ when I lived there an "end times" group in Tucson had "the date." They were encouraged to sell their homes and possessions and meet on a hill. Nothing happened.

A few days later, a cartoonist in the AZ Republic did a cartoon showing the group on the hill, with the leader holding a dog in his arms.

In the next scene, there was a "poof," a cloud, and . . . the dog was gone, but the people were still there.

41 posted on 05/21/2011 7:25:01 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe it did happen and everyone here didn’t catch the bus?

Dang, even I’m still here.


42 posted on 05/21/2011 7:28:50 AM PDT by PeteB570 (Islam is the sea in which the terrorist shark swims. It aids & comforts the shark on it's journey.)
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To: King Moonracer

And more now.


43 posted on 05/21/2011 7:30:14 AM PDT by sport
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To: SeekAndFind

Except for the earthquakes and stuff, I think it did happen...just nobody left


44 posted on 05/21/2011 7:31:27 AM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: SeekAndFind
A rolling apocalypse? Did this guy think that Grey Davis was God's mentor?
45 posted on 05/21/2011 7:32:16 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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So the earthquakes should've began around nine hours ago on Christmas Island.

I haven't gotten any phone calls this morning from the Christmas Islands so they may be gone.

46 posted on 05/21/2011 7:36:45 AM PDT by super7man
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To: Golden Eagle
It should go without saying, but the media was just bringing an undue amount of focus on this kook in an attempt to paint all Bible believers as such.

Normally I might agree with a comment like this. However, it was Camping himself (and his followers all over the world) who brought all the attention. Billboards everywhere. Traveling caravans. 100 radio stations blasting 24/7.

Yes, the media will take it and run with it, but the kook himself was the one throwing all the dust in the air.

47 posted on 05/21/2011 7:37:24 AM PDT by The Citizen Soldier (I will always remember exactly where I was when Obama made his NCAA picks.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Cows jumping over the Moon damaged Obamas Mother Ship. They were jumping due to the Obama Recovery.


48 posted on 05/21/2011 7:37:26 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: catbertz

“For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first; Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” (1st. Thess. 4:16-17).

‘Then we who are alive’ refers to Christians still living.

It is called by several names Rapture (which is a man coined phrase), Catching Away of the Bride, calling of the Bride...the Bride are those who accept Christ as their Savior. And that does not include the CINO’s (Christian in name only). They will be Left Behind, with the unbelievers.

All will happen in the twinkling of an eye, and only GOD knows the day and hour, not even Jesus knows when the Trump will be ordered sounded.

Try reading the Left Behind series it is fictional, but tells what to expect in plainer, easier to understand form. It explains the mark of the Beast, 1 world religion, 1 world dictator, the opening of the 7 seals, the pouring out of the bowls.


49 posted on 05/21/2011 7:37:58 AM PDT by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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To: Gena Bukin

It is according to Happy Hour at your local Pub. It’s 6 O’clock Somewhere.


50 posted on 05/21/2011 7:39:22 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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