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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:47 PM
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Guess what I saw here in Rio on my bus commute?
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 12:19 AM by Commie Pinko Dirtbag
One of those "May 21 2011 End of the World" billboards. Turns out some Brazilian followers of that loon Harold Camping are putting these up.

Translation:
"The Day of Judgment - May 21, 2011"
"Cry strongly to God for His mercy" (maybe He has a hearing problem)
"The Bible guarantees this!"
(Address, website, shortwave radio frequencies, broadcast times)



The one I saw was of the "long" type, like this one:

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FreakinDJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:50 PM
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1. Yep - that Religious Cult got 1 of my friends
he is traveling around with them now
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Richard D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:51 PM
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2. And on May 22 . . .
The jerk will probably say that he prevented the end of the world by his prayers.
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FreakinDJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:03 AM
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10. Second time this preacher has predicted the End of the World
first time was in 1994

as for my friend - he is getting an "All Expense Paid Trip Around the World"

I might not agree with the method - but the means is working out rather well for him
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Marie Marie Donating Member (709 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:14 AM
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12. So he was off by 17 years the first time. This time he really means it
And, by the way FreakinDJ - Would it be improper for me to tell you how much I love your banana? I mean I know that we have never even met...
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FreakinDJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:55 AM
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21. LOL - thanks
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:52 PM
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3. I'm going to throw a Judgment Day Party
To get in you have to be judged. :D
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:54 PM
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4. Wow - where do they get all the money to pay for these? It must be a lot
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 11:54 PM by gateley
larger "group" than I thought.

Maybe the money is coming from Deus. :7
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:54 PM
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5. Doomsday cults are funny. I am taking a college course on cults, and we have been
discussing what happens when their doomsday prophesies fail.

One cult decided their faith was so strong, their alien gods took pity on the world.

The Christian doomsday cults usually say they forgot to calculate something from the Holy Bible. They usually set a new date after the previous date fails to work out.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:55 PM
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7. I bet that's a fascinating course! nt
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:01 AM
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9. The professor is the only sociologist who infiltrated Heaven's Gate,
the UFO suicide cult.

He offers field trips over some of the weekends to visit various cults. The cult leaders are always cool because college students sometimes join cults.

The professor really seems to love most of the cults out there. The class is super fun.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:04 AM
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11. Wow! One of my best friends has her Master's in Comparative Religion and
there's lots of fascinating stuff there, but she never got to do this! VERY Cool! :hi:
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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:38 AM
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19. Sounds like you've read "When Prophecy Fails," and something on the Millerite movement?
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 04:39 AM by Adsos Letter
When I took my Undergrad/Graduate work in History I developed a major interest in apocalyptic movements, something I'm still very interested in. Bernard McGinn has a 3-volume Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism, well worth the purchase if this type of study interests you.
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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:54 PM
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6. Well, he won't have to travel too far.......
Big Ol' Concrete Jesus will just climb down Corcovado and redeem y'all until it hurts.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:01 AM
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8. I'll take Concrete Jesus over Abstract Jesus any day.
For one thing, his view is way better:

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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:22 AM
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13. WWJD? Last I heard, the Mayan prophesies weren't part of The Bible.
But you've got to admit, if all those who believe they're gonna be raptured disappear on that day, the world will be a much better place.

I'm totally conflicted on this issue... do I want to ridicule, or hope for the best possible outcome for everyone?
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vercetti2021 Donating Member (311 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:56 AM
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14. Okay...
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 01:57 AM by vercetti2021
My response is...If the world ends. Fine let it i'm surprised God hasn't done it yet for how our species act in this world.


May 21st. Really? Oh what a coincidence of the date. December 21st, 2012 is the end i thought. Man people are just plain stupid.
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Sirveri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:03 AM
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16. Technically May 21st is supposed to start the rapture. The world actually ends later.
I forget the exact BS behind it. When they're still here I'll laugh at them for not having sufficient faith to go up on the 21st.
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A Simple Game Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:30 PM
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22. Oh, the rapture will be on May 21st make no mistake about it.
And don't let anyone forget it. Now if anyone is worthy, well that may be a different story.

Personally when anyone asks me after the 21st, I'm going to say, sure whats his name is gone, why did you think you were worthy?
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:59 AM
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15. I'm waiting for the day of non-judgment
Where's a billboard for that.
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:15 AM
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17. OMG I saw that billboard (in English) by my house in L.A.
On Victory Blvd. in North Hollywood, to be precise. BIG Oh Brother.
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dimbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:33 AM
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18. I'm glad no Christian groups ever pull this stuff.
No Christian would ever predict the end, because the Bible specifically states that no man knows the time.

No Christians ever pull this stuff.

I don't get enough chances to compliment them.
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:11 AM
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20. Just another constipated right-winger. Ignore. n/t
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