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    It's Not Over - Oct. 21, 2011 Doomsday

    Just when you thought you were safe (or left behind).

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43140373/?gt1=43001

    "But Camping said that he's now realized the apocalypse will come five months after May 21, the original date he predicted. He had earlier said Oct. 21 was when the globe would be consumed by a fireball.

    Saturday was "an invisible judgment day" in which a spiritual judgment took place, he said. But the timing and the structure is the same as it has always been, he said."

    Keep sending in your money, all those signs need to be updated.
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    Apparently Camping also predicted the end of the world in 1987 as well as in 1994 as the article mentioned. For a "non-profit", Camping's "ministry" has a pretty tidy nest egg: $104 million.

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    Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?
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    Quote Originally posted by Linda_D View post
    Apparently Camping also predicted the end of the world in 1987 as well as in 1994 as the article mentioned. For a "non-profit", Camping's "ministry" has a pretty tidy nest egg: $104 million.
    THAT isn't what it is about at all. This is all on the up and up.

    Anyone else think he will just keep postponing it until he dies of natural causes?
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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    "But Camping said that he's now realized the apocalypse will come five months after May 21, the original date he predicted. He had earlier said Oct. 21 was when the globe would be consumed by a fireball.

    Saturday was "an invisible judgment day" in which a spiritual judgment took place, he said. But the timing and the structure is the same as it has always been, he said."
    So, the juror has reached his/her verdict, but we have to wait 5 months for it to be revealed?

    This hardly fits the previously established pattern of divine justice.

    [Disclaimer: I'm not a religious nut. I'm not even that religious.]
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    I. myself keep hoping that these predictions are going to be correct. I see it as an opportunity to get some really annoying people off the Earth so the rest of us can have some peace and quiet.

    I picture God telling them: "No. This isn't the Rapture. You people are a bunch of d**chebags and were harshing everyone else's buzz. So I am calling you in early. Too bad for you. Cuz there is the bitchingest party going on down there now."
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    Ahhh......

    So what does it REALLY take to get someone committed to a mental institution? I mean, if it isn't this level of craziness, what does it take?
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    Camping said he was "disappointed" that the world didn't end and cause billions of people to die horrible suffering deaths.
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    Quote Originally posted by The One View post
    So what does it REALLY take to get someone committed to a mental institution? I mean, if it isn't this level of craziness, what does it take?
    Think about it, though: There aren't enough institutions to hold all the people with strong religious convictions that make no sense to the majority.

    Personally, I feel a bit sorry for the man, his friends, family and employees.

    But then again, what if he's right next time?
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    Bump

    I see you've all gotten complacent again. Well, it's almost time again.

    http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/...ntcmp=trending

    Maybe it's the ROSAT satellite that will do some of us in?

    http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/...est=latestnews
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    Well, at least RJ and I get to celebrate our 4th anniversary the day before. I guess I better plan something really special, if it's our last meal before we're incinerated.

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    I think he keep expecting to be dead before the actual date comes.... but this time is was somewhat of a quick turnaround, so who knows.

    I am sure he will be shocked that it didn't happen again...
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    Quote Originally posted by otterpop View post
    I picture God telling them: "No. This isn't the Rapture. You people are a bunch of d**chebags and were harshing everyone else's buzz. So I am calling you in early. Too bad for you. Cuz there is the bitchingest party going on down there now."
    That's always been my take on the Great Flood story - "you all suck, so I'm flushing you down the drain and starting over. Except for this guy and his hot wife..."
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    I always wonder about the time that the world will end at. Why will the world end when it suddenly becomes 12:00 AM at the completely arbitrary international dateline? What about places like Kiribati that are technically west of the international dateline?

    It seems to me our system of time and our calendar are completely arbitrary but these predictions never seem to take that into account. Like what if these predictions should actually be based off the Julian calendar instead of the Gregorian calendar?

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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    Organized religion is a sham. When are people going to wake up?
    I'd put Camping in the category of disorganized religion.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    Organized religion is a sham. When are people going to wake up?
    As a practicing Catholic, I personally disagree. But that is just my opinion. (Oh and that of Jesus too)
    Last edited by michaelskis; 18 Oct 2011 at 3:02 PM.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    Organized religion is a sham. When are people going to wake up?
    uncool man. All religions except for mine are a sham.
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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis View post
    As a practicing Catholic, I personally disagree. But that is just my opinion. (Oh and that of Jesus too)
    As a baptized catholic with 9 years of catholic school education and a former altar boy as well, I'll agree to disagree.
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    Quote Originally posted by Tom R View post
    Just watch for the fat lady to start singing.
    I swear every time I hear that it seems like a Susan Boyle set up... but I keep quiet...
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    Organized religion is a sham. When are people going to wake up?
    As my kid says "One person talking to an imaginary friend is a nutjob. Millions of people talking to an imaginary friend is a religion". Just saying. And I'm not religious, and have raised him not to be, either. I want him to think, question, not just toe some arbitrary line that I had to buck with my parents.

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    Harold Camping on elusive rapture: 'Embarrassing'

    In his recording, Camping also apologized to non-saved Christians for suggesting they would be left behind during the rapture. "I shouldn't have said that," he said.
    That makes me feel better.



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