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Congratulations on Being Here

Discussion in 'The OT' started by yosoyellobo, May 20, 2011.

  1. fluffybear

    fluffybear Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jun 19, 2004
  2. elaclair

    elaclair Rescued Racers Live Here

    Jun 18, 2004
    Del Mar, CA
    At work we were discussing doing a "project" a-la "Flash mob" style. Just before 6pm local time, lay out complete outfits in sorta standard poses and locations, ie have your car parked a bit askew with the "drivers" clothing in the driver seat layed out as if he just disappeared. Do the same on park benches, sidewalks, leaning up against lampposts...etc. Then at 6, cry out how you saw these people just disappear.......
  3. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    Now THAT would be hilarious. Set up video cameras too, Id love to see other peoples reactions.
  4. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    Genius! It reminds me of this prank:

  5. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    That would fit with the "Tim LaHaye" (Left Behind) vision of the rapture but not with the vision being promoted by Family Radio. They are expecting a rolling earthquake starting at the international date line and working it's way around the world with the time zones. Kind of like the millennium watch back in 1999-2000 while looking for Y2K disasters (and the parties in 2000-2001 for the real millennium).
  6. Cholly

    Cholly Old Guys Rule! DBSTalk Club

    Mar 22, 2004
    This whole thing seems like a promotion for a new Mel Brooks movie! !Devil_lol
  7. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Looks like we managed to get through The Rapture, and now it's just a lot more earthquakes 'n' floods 'n' fires 'n' such.

    So, Congratulations, and, Hang In There!!
  8. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    The day's not over yet.
  9. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    ...and the night's still young... :lol:
  10. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Joke's on me: We just had a small quake......

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  11. Lucavex

    Lucavex AllStar

    Apr 26, 2011
    I'll preface this by saying I ain't much of a religious guy. At all.

    Dirty Dirty Atheist here.

    That being said, I have absolutely no grudge against well-intentioned Christian folk. The TRUE christians, not the bible-thumping, hypocrite folks. I actually envy people who have a strong faith in God. It's not something I could ever do myself.

    Then there's folks like Harold Camping, who's views and beliefs are so misguided it's actually comedic. Somehow, he's managed to convince others of his views. That is the saddest part of this whole story. There are a great number of people who gave up their former lives to go spread the word of our impending doom. These people sold their homes, and racked up HUGE amounts of debt believing that it wouldn't matter after May 21 anyway.

    Now that the day has come and gone, we're still here, and there was no (massive) earthquake, how do these people go back to their normal lives? How do they cope with being deceived by a False Prophet?

    It is my sincere hope that these folks realize that it wasn't their God that failed them yesterday, but the incoherent numerogical ramblings of a sad, lonely old man that had failed them. Their threw away tenants of their faith and disregarded Scripture which clearly states no man will know when this will happen.

    It is also my hope that nobody commits suicide over this. Even one death because of this should call for the arrest and trial of Harold Camping.
  12. Matt9876

    Matt9876 Hall Of Fame

    Oct 11, 2007
    I've seen land contracts from some very powerful company's dated 2034 and 2050, Such long term planning comforts me personally.

    Each year someone somewhere claims this year will be the end, and I'm sure eventually something will happen and the odds are it's going to be a miles wide rock from space that will mess up our way of life.

    I think mankind needs to focus on spreading out toward Mars,Moon,etc.. as not to have all our eggs in one basket.

    I feel the universe is unfolding as it should and to worry about the end right now is a waste.
  13. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
    They'd have a better chance with fraud charges. Some of the truly gullible sent him their life savings while his group's worth is pegged at over $100 million by the IRS.
  14. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

    Nov 3, 2006
    Very well put. One of the best responses to this topic that I've read anywhere.

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  15. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    So this is what heaven is like......oh wait a minute..... :eek2::eek2::eek2: :D
  16. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    I think the most likely chance at a "end of the world" is 2013. Not an actual end of the world, but satellite failures, electronics failures, electrical grid failures.

    Or nothing will happen, but if we get anything like a Carrington Event when solar maximum comes, it may feel like the world is ending in some ways.
  17. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    +1, with the exception of "trial" for resultant acts of followers, unless fraud or other criminal activity is found.
  18. yosoyellobo

    yosoyellobo Icon

    Nov 1, 2006
    Jacksonville Fl
    Guess it must have work for him.
  19. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    I don't understand how the media can declare Mr Camping "missing" simply because he doesn't answer his phone. He has a lot of explaining to do, but is he normally reachable on a Sunday?

    I agree with the poll as far as the "explanations" that will be offered. I expect most "true believers" were not sucked in by this prophecy (they know better), those with weaker faith are more likely to be swayed. Hopefully they will take the opportunity to do some research on their own using respected sources. Let this be a teachable moment.

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