Skip to comments.Betting Against the End of the World
Posted on 05/18/2011 1:24:23 PM PDT by Ed Hudgins
Throughout human history and especially in recent centuries, cults of all kinds have predicted the end of the world. Youve probably noticed that theyve all been seriously wrong.
The latest such silliness has come from 89-year-old Harold Campings Family Radio network of 66 stations. Based on his study of the Bible, Camping calculates that doomsday will be on Saturday, May 21, 2011.
Christianity is particularly prone to such nonsense. After all, the Book of Revelation is all about doomsday, though with details from a clearly delusional mind. The son of man appears out of the clouds with a two-edged sword coming out of his mouth: that makes it tough to eat and talk! He has seven stars in his hand: a star is a million miles in diameter and a million degrees at its core, making things pretty hot and crowded on the Earth. You get the picture.
American history is full of cults that saw no future for the world. Starting in 1843, William Miller and his followers predicted a dozen doomsdays. One would think that after the first few predictions failed, followers of the cult would disappear. Remarkably, more such cults and followers followed.
The problem is not only found in fringe Christian sects. The landscape of the twentieth century is littered with the failed predictions from a plethora of mystic and New Age groups. The members of the Heavens Gate flying saucer cult, to get ahead of the game, all committed suicide.
What is perhaps most disturbing about the adherents to cults that make such failed predictions or, more generally, are as crazy as March hares, is that they are not just the most poor, ignorant, or downtrodden in society.
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The MODs have spoken.
It is written: “Verily, until the last blog is pimped, I shall not release the kittens of destruction. And I will then strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Overlord when I lay my vengeance upon you!” Ezekiel, I think.
May the 4th, er, may the 21st be with you.
Do not ping me.
"And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a pimp rise up out of the sea, having seven blogs and ten threads, and upon his threads ten excerpts with blog links, and upon his links the name of the blasphemous blog.
If any man have an ear, let him hear
And he deceiveth them that dwell on Free Republic by the means of those excerpts which he had linked to his blog in the sight of all; saying to them that dwell on the Free Republic, that they should click on his link, which would take them to his blog, and give him hits.
Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the blog: for it is the number of a pimp; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six."
From Revelation somewhere I think. :-)
And the rangemaster declared the line to be hot, and we did
then joyously blow him away before he had cleared the water.
Here's an alternate ending:
"And I saw the pimp, and all the blogpimps of the earth, and their supporters, gathered together to make war against Jim Robinson and FRee Republic, and against the Pimpbusters.
And the pimp was taken, and with him the blog that wrought hits for him, with which he deceived them that dwell on Free Republic, and them that supported his pimping. These were cast alive into a lake of zot burning with brimstone."
That’s good work right there!
Early protests to the evil rapture, DIE DIRTBUCKET.. die!
Well, it’s 6PM EST and I’m not raptured, so I guess I’m stuck with you guys for the bad times to come. WooHoo!
I’m waiting for about another hour to get my new Yamaha Raptor!
Blogpimping, in and of itself is boorish behavior, but pimping your blog and and insulting the belief system of the website's owner is exceptionally bad form.
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