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hexola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 01:18 PM
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My Christian friend thinks he will see the end of the world.
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One of my best friends is a Menonite/fundy. He was pot-smoking Deadhead hippie-type in our youth.

The past few years I have seen him return to his faith (from his parents). He is very devout and active in his Church...but he still smokes dope and is pretty much himself...we hang out regualry.

Recently, he said "He wouldn't live to see 50." "Why," I asked. "Are the men in your family short lived?"

"No" he replied. "Things are gonna be changing soon..." I was a bit shocked. I didn't persue his statement...but I knew what he meant.

I feel sad for him...I think it's one thing to believe...and to have faith. But isn't it a bit vain to think...of all the billions of souls that have lived - you will be the one to see the end/return? Hasn't every generation had folks that thought they would be the ones...? Does it even matter if your are alive when/if "he returns" or not???

The scary this the kind of stuff George W. believes...? Does Bush believe Christ is coming back within the next 20 years...? Is this the stuff out foreign policy is based on...???

Is it?
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  -My Christian friend thinks he will see the end of the world. hexola  Aug-31-04 01:18 PM   #0 
  - does Bush believe?  nickinSTL   Aug-31-04 01:21 PM   #1 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-31-04 01:30 PM   #7 
  - Welcome to DU - bobroberts  hexola   Aug-31-04 01:40 PM   #12 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-31-04 01:55 PM   #19 
  - Sorry I can't find it  nickinSTL   Aug-31-04 02:03 PM   #20 
     - This is what I found . . .  TeeYiYi   Aug-31-04 02:35 PM   #24 
  - Entitlement Of This Regime  CityZen-X   Aug-31-04 01:43 PM   #13 
  - This has been in dispute for a long time (nearly 2000 years)  lapfog_1   Aug-31-04 02:17 PM   #21 
  - to answer your last two questions: YES  truthspeaker   Aug-31-04 01:23 PM   # 
  - They're like people who shoot the family before killing themselves n/t  progressive_voice   Aug-31-04 06:33 PM   #49 
  - if bush gets another 4 years....  flush_bush   Aug-31-04 01:23 PM   #2 
  - Didn't Ashcroft say something to that effect to Congress?  pagerbear   Aug-31-04 01:24 PM   #3 
  - This probably has to do with their policies  calico1   Aug-31-04 01:25 PM   #4 
  - Jehovah's Witnesses said the world would end in 1975.  DemBones DemBones   Aug-31-04 04:12 PM   #36 
  - I don't get it with religious fanatics and environmental policy....  arbusto_baboso   Aug-31-04 06:22 PM   #47 
  - What scares me is that  tanyev   Aug-31-04 01:28 PM   #5 
  - the height of arrogance to think(hope) the apocalypse will happen on his..  elehhhhna   Aug-31-04 01:29 PM   #6 
  - A Mennonite fundy?  gratuitous   Aug-31-04 01:31 PM   #8 
  - No - the old PA Mennonite churches...  hexola   Aug-31-04 01:39 PM   #11 
     - The Mennonites seem like good people, whatever their politics  noonwitch   Aug-31-04 01:51 PM   #18 
  - Was he wearing a track suit?  htuttle   Aug-31-04 01:32 PM   #9 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-31-04 01:34 PM   #10 
  - Wow, that's a pretty broad brush  gratuitous   Aug-31-04 02:50 PM   #27 
     - Aren't you supposed to be giving alms in secret? n/t  Ladyhawk   Aug-31-04 03:47 PM   #33 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-31-04 03:53 PM   #34 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-31-04 04:08 PM   #35 
           - guess we're not intelligent.  WoodrowFan   Aug-31-04 06:56 PM   #52 
  - He should read "To Your Scattered Bodies Go"  PNR   Aug-31-04 01:43 PM   #14 
  - I've heard a lot of references to "Terminal Generation"  JohnnyRingo   Aug-31-04 01:44 PM   #15 
  - Not all Christians take the same view of "end times"  GreenPartyVoter   Aug-31-04 01:44 PM   #16 
  - I recently drove through my neighboring state where...  Ripley   Aug-31-04 01:49 PM   #17 
  - it's the "this time for real" problem  MisterP   Aug-31-04 03:13 PM   #30 
     - Yeah...that's funny MisterP!  Ripley   Aug-31-04 05:32 PM   #44 
        - someone who relishes the day we can start "uploading" ourselves  MisterP   Aug-31-04 06:17 PM   #46 
        - Ohhhh, THOSE people!  Ripley   Aug-31-04 06:22 PM   #48 
        - Now that you mention it.....  JohnnyRingo   Sep-01-04 03:18 AM   #65 
  - I think it's narcissistic to think this.  Ilsa   Aug-31-04 02:24 PM   #22 
  - Isn't all of Christianity a bit narcissistic...  hexola   Aug-31-04 02:32 PM   #23 
  - every generation has these people  barb1622000   Aug-31-04 02:39 PM   #25 
  - I'm blaming Ecstasy...  hexola   Aug-31-04 02:46 PM   #26 
     - Weird...I knew a guy in college...  Ripley   Aug-31-04 02:53 PM   #28 
        - people I know  barb1622000   Aug-31-04 03:10 PM   #29 
        - The one guy started with some good acid...the X came later...  hexola   Aug-31-04 03:21 PM   #31 
           - so does he still take it so he can keep seeing god?  barb1622000   Aug-31-04 04:15 PM   #37 
              - LOL!  Ripley   Aug-31-04 05:38 PM   #45 
              - reminds me of a time a religious type rang the doorbell  barb1622000   Aug-31-04 11:06 PM   #63 
              - No apparently this particular trip was "the one"....  hexola   Aug-31-04 10:02 PM   #60 
  - Religion in general tends to be vain  skygazer   Aug-31-04 03:43 PM   #32 
  - Well, as a Christian, I do believe in the end times,  lib4life   Aug-31-04 04:15 PM   #38 
  - Tell him he's being unBiblical  Lydia Leftcoast   Aug-31-04 04:53 PM   #39 
  - Your Christian friend and my Christian friend should be...  Ladyhawk   Aug-31-04 04:59 PM   #40 
  - You and me both, Lady  PassingFair   Aug-31-04 11:15 PM   #64 
  - As a Christian I think your friend is pretty arrogant  harper   Aug-31-04 05:21 PM   #41 
  - Over 30 Percent of Evangelicals Believe  Cats Against Frist   Aug-31-04 05:26 PM   #42 
  - YES  TexasBushwhacker   Aug-31-04 05:29 PM   #43 
  - Matthew 24:36  WoodrowFan   Aug-31-04 06:50 PM   #50 
  - Do you mean that blackmail won't work?  htuttle   Aug-31-04 06:59 PM   #53 
     - nope  WoodrowFan   Aug-31-04 07:00 PM   #54 
  - People have been saying this since we've first started populating  Christof   Aug-31-04 06:52 PM   #51 
  - Religion has very little to do with it, ironically.  HypnoToad   Aug-31-04 07:02 PM   #55 
  - Maybe your friend has caught wind of Peak Oil...  They_LIHOP   Aug-31-04 07:44 PM   #59 
     - Talkin' rapture here...he "hates" politics...  hexola   Aug-31-04 10:08 PM   #61 
  - You're more tolerant than me  Djinn   Aug-31-04 07:15 PM   #56 
  - There has been a guy walking around with "The End is Near" sign  kittykitty   Aug-31-04 07:30 PM   #57 
  - As long as he and his friends don't make me drink the koolaid,  drscm   Aug-31-04 07:34 PM   #58 
  - Jesus will come back?  Disturbed   Aug-31-04 10:22 PM   #62 
  - Wow  krkaufman   Sep-01-04 03:29 AM   #66 
  - Ask him if he will give you his possessions and all his money right before  Swamp_Rat   Sep-01-04 06:16 AM   #67 

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