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World to end on August 22
Guardian ^ | 08/09/06 | Brian Whitaker

Posted on 08/09/2006 9:02:18 AM PDT by presidio9

Better cancel those holidays. We now have a date for Armageddon, and it's a week on Tuesday - August 22.

This information comes from no lesser source than the Wall Street Journal, where Bernard Lewis, President Bush's favourite historian, provides the details.

"In Islam, as in Judaism and Christianity," the professor writes, "there are certain beliefs concerning the cosmic struggle at the end of time - Gog and Magog, anti-Christ, Armageddon, and for Shiite Muslims, the long-awaited return of the Hidden Imam, ending in the final victory of the forces of good over evil, however these may be defined.

"Mr Ahmadinejad [the Iranian president] and his followers clearly believe that this time is now, and that the terminal struggle has already begun and is indeed well advanced. It may even have a date, indicated by several references by the Iranian president to giving his final answer to the US about nuclear development by August 22. This was at first reported as 'by the end of August', but Mr Ahmadinejad's statement was more precise."

Lewis continues: "What is the significance of August 22? This year, August 22 corresponds, in the Islamic calendar, to the 27th day of the month of Rajab of the year 1427. This, by tradition, is the night when many Muslims commemorate the night flight of the prophet Muhammad on the winged horse Buraq, first to 'the farthest mosque', usually identified with Jerusalem, and then to heaven and back (cf, Koran XVII.1). This might well be deemed an appropriate date for the apocalyptic ending of Israel and, if necessary, of the world."

This sort of quasi-religious scaremongering always finds a receptive audience in the United States, especially among Christians of the jihadist

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To: presidio9

Where is the link to the Glenn Beck video?

TIA


851 posted on 08/10/2006 10:11:57 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief
Glenn Beck Video
852 posted on 08/10/2006 10:12:57 AM PDT by presidio9 (“The term ‘civilians’ does not exist in Islamic religious law.”)
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To: presidio9

Some scary shiite.


853 posted on 08/10/2006 10:20:48 AM PDT by maggief
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To: presidio9

World to end on August 22

If that's what it takes to get rid of Islamofascism I guess it's gotta happen


854 posted on 08/10/2006 10:38:21 AM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: OB1kNOb

Bookmark for August 23rd reading.


855 posted on 08/10/2006 10:39:09 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (This is no time for bleeding hearts, pacifists, and appeasers to prevail in free world opinion.)
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To: Rightfootforward

Here's the "quasi-religious scaremongering" thread....that may not look as funny as it did a few days ago when it started. Enjoy.


856 posted on 08/10/2006 10:46:02 AM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: BulletBobCo

Its like an imbedded macro around here.

Somewhat makes up for the crimes against humanity photos of certain White House Presstitutes...


857 posted on 08/10/2006 11:37:15 AM PDT by L,TOWM (Liberals, The Other White Meat [This is some nasty...])
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To: 2nsdammit

Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. John xii 31


858 posted on 08/10/2006 1:05:48 PM PDT by DaveMSmith ("Nothing unconnected ever occurs, for anything unconnected would instantly perish")
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To: DaveMSmith

Huh?


859 posted on 08/10/2006 6:05:54 PM PDT by 2nsdammit (By definition it's hard to get suicide bombers with experience.)
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To: OB1kNOb
The end could happen any day...ask the dinosaurs. If it all ends, nobody'll have anything to worry about in THIS life.
860 posted on 08/10/2006 6:09:09 PM PDT by bannie (HILLARY: Not all perversions are sexual.)
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To: bannie

I'm ready to be redeemed.


861 posted on 08/10/2006 6:22:55 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (This is no time for bleeding hearts, pacifists, and appeasers to prevail in free world opinion.)
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To: presidio9
So, if it doesn't happen, does that mean that they will realize that their "god" is a pathetic fraud and abandon all their ill-conceived acts of ruthless barbarism "worship"?
862 posted on 08/10/2006 6:29:00 PM PDT by sweetliberty (Stupidity should make you sterile!)
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To: presidio9

Oh Well don't have to worry about Sept Rent!:)


863 posted on 08/10/2006 8:15:34 PM PDT by restornu (Steadfast as we move into troublesome days ahead: “We do not take counsel from our fears.”)
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To: presidio9; Dajjal
For serious information about Muslim End-Times beliefs, go to my FR homepage and my links page.

No thanks.

Dajjal Thank you for your effort and research I was not aware of such things. Just ignore those who are ill-mannered!

864 posted on 08/10/2006 9:22:15 PM PDT by restornu (Steadfast as we move into troublesome days ahead: “We do not take counsel from our fears.”)
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To: restornu

Resty !!!

This is no fair !!! I retire on August 18th !!!

Tell them to stop.


865 posted on 08/10/2006 9:33:05 PM PDT by Sundog (Big changes are coming.)
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To: restornu

You're most welcome. To me this is fundamental to understanding the jihadists. And all the information is out there -- in English, even (I know no Arabic, Persian or Urdu).


866 posted on 08/10/2006 10:04:44 PM PDT by Dajjal
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To: Quix; Diego1618; kerryusama04; topcat54; ladyinred
Now quite a few on this thread were joking about what to wear for the Apocalypse. That brought a few things to mind:

Matthew 22:1-14 1 And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said: 2 "The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son, 3 and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come. 4 Again, he sent out other servants, saying, 'Tell those who are invited, "See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding." ' 5 But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business. 6 And the rest seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them. 7 But when the king heard about it, he was furious. And he sent out his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. 8 Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. 9 Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.' 10 So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests. 11 But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment. 12 So he said to him, 'Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?' And he was speechless. 13 Then the king said to the servants, 'Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and F118 cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' 14 For many are called, but few are chosen."

Then, of course we have:

Revelation 19:9 Then he said to me, "Write: 'Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!' " And he said to me, "These are the true sayings of God."

A 'wedding garment' is Divine Truth out of the Word. - Swedenborg

867 posted on 08/11/2006 5:30:18 AM PDT by DaveMSmith ("Nothing unconnected ever occurs, for anything unconnected would instantly perish")
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To: presidio9
This sort of quasi-religious scaremongering always finds a receptive audience in the United States, especially among Christians of the jihadist persuasion. (Emphasis added)
...
I don't suppose this will discourage the neocons from continuing to write such loopy, prophetic nonsense (Emphasis added)

People who’s understanding of the world is based upon the fictitious categories of “Christian jihadist” and “neocon” are not to be trusted.

868 posted on 08/11/2006 5:56:19 AM PDT by ChessExpert (Born a contrarian)
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To: DaveMSmith
Swedenborg sure was big on definitions, huh?

{Begin parody} The end will come in a car. Cars can be called carriages. And carriages can be associated with babies. And babies wear diapers. So car means diaper, which is what Swedenborg's theology is packaged in. Plain as day, huh?

869 posted on 08/11/2006 6:20:46 AM PDT by kerryusama04 (Isa 8:20)
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To: Quix; Diego1618; kerryusama04; topcat54; ladyinred
babies

Are you saying you are born again or I am?

We did have a discussion on our listserv about what modern symbols mean and how they translate to the classical ones in the Bible. When it came to cars, I suggested that cars were the modern equilvelent (horsepower, etc) to horses. This quote of mine made it into the memorable remarks posting:

***** "A neighbor has antique white mustang (white horse in the Apocalypse) that he drives east west frequently." Dave Smith *****

870 posted on 08/11/2006 7:01:44 AM PDT by DaveMSmith ("Nothing unconnected ever occurs, for anything unconnected would instantly perish")
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To: DaveMSmith; kerryusama04

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this subject.

Too bad some have to be ill mannered and not reflect on what it mean to them according to their faith, I know it cause to me reflect.


871 posted on 08/11/2006 7:41:17 AM PDT by restornu (Steadfast as we move into troublesome days ahead: “We do not take counsel from our fears.”)
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To: DaveMSmith

Thanks to all for your pings.

Rushing off to church weekend campout. Won't be available for several days.


872 posted on 08/11/2006 9:14:12 AM PDT by Quix (LET GOD ARISE AND HIS ENEMIES BE SCATTERED. LET ISRAEL CALL ON GOD AS THEIRS! & ISLAM FLUSH ITSELF)
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To: presidio9
What does Nostradamus say?
873 posted on 08/11/2006 12:49:01 PM PDT by b4its2late (There are good terrorists - dead ones.)
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To: presidio9
Good afternoon.

I'm sorry, but the End Of The World will just have to wait. I won't have my new house done until the end of September.

Michael Frazier
874 posted on 08/11/2006 2:03:36 PM PDT by brazzaville (no surrender no retreat, well, maybe retreat's ok)
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To: Americanwolf
Good afternoon.
"What does one wear to the Apocalypse?"

I'm planning on a stylish set of faded tiger fatigues.

One can seldom go wrong with camouflage in the end.

Michael Frazier
875 posted on 08/11/2006 2:11:17 PM PDT by brazzaville (no surrender no retreat, well, maybe retreat's ok)
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To: Vic3O3; cavtrooper21

Looks like a TEOTWAWKI party!

Semper Fi


876 posted on 08/11/2006 4:30:52 PM PDT by dd5339 (A sheepdog, a warrior, someone who is walking the hero's path.)
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To: pbrown

When people go to kneel at our altar in church, I usually sit on the edge of the stage, so I know what you mean (smile). Mxxx


877 posted on 08/11/2006 6:56:33 PM PDT by Marysecretary (Thank you, Lord, for FOUR MORE YEARS!!!)
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To: Marysecretary

:-)


878 posted on 08/11/2006 8:21:59 PM PDT by processing please hold (If you can't stand behind our military, stand in front of them.)
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To: presidio9

10 days and counting.


879 posted on 08/12/2006 7:50:30 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: presidio9

9


880 posted on 08/13/2006 12:01:51 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: BulletBobCo

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881 posted on 08/14/2006 5:29:19 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: BulletBobCo

BTTT.


882 posted on 08/14/2006 9:17:10 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: presidio9

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883 posted on 08/15/2006 5:15:16 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: dd5339

Sound of crickets chirping...


Still chirping.

Nope, no "End of The World" here.

Like I'm worried about these putzes.


884 posted on 08/15/2006 6:38:47 AM PDT by cavtrooper21 (So many bodies... and the backhoe is out of gas.)
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To: BulletBobCo
End of the world cowbell...


885 posted on 08/15/2006 1:35:14 PM PDT by Gothael 777
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To: presidio9

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886 posted on 08/15/2006 11:45:03 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: Americanwolf

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887 posted on 08/17/2006 6:46:46 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: mewzilla

BTTT.


888 posted on 08/17/2006 3:24:59 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla

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889 posted on 08/18/2006 3:45:41 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: BulletBobCo

I'll leave it to you this morning :)


890 posted on 08/19/2006 5:42:48 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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891 posted on 08/19/2006 10:46:13 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: BulletBobCo
Meterologists Predict Strong Storm in US Gulf Next Week

Gonna be an interesting week :)

892 posted on 08/19/2006 2:21:15 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: presidio9
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893 posted on 08/20/2006 8:49:40 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: BulletBobCo

Bump. And I still don't know what to wear :(


894 posted on 08/20/2006 10:18:10 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla
And I still don't know what to wear

Fom this, I'd guess beachwear.


895 posted on 08/20/2006 10:30:14 AM PDT by Samwise (All that is needed for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing.)
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To: mewzilla

Wear lots of sunsblock.


896 posted on 08/20/2006 10:32:36 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: presidio9

When is the end of the world thread going to start?


897 posted on 08/20/2006 3:48:31 PM PDT by racing fan (Go Team Israel!)
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To: BulletBobCo

Wear lots of sunsblock.
_________________________________________-

Will SPF50 work?


898 posted on 08/20/2006 3:52:55 PM PDT by racing fan (Go Team Israel!)
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To: racing fan

As long as it's unscented.


899 posted on 08/20/2006 4:06:00 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: presidio9
World to end on August 22

Women and minorities to be hit hardest.

900 posted on 08/20/2006 4:20:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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