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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:11 PM
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August 22
This is the second time in two days I have heard this date.
Yesterday, I read it is "supposedly" the new date for the rapture.
Now today MSNBC just said it was "supposedly" the date that the Iranians are going to release their nuke (have to say it was a cool mushroom cloud graphic :eyes:.
So has the Rapture Right AND the Bush cabal coordinated their dates to maximize terror effectiveness?

What I found VERY interesting about the date:

1775 - King George III declares the American colonies to be in open rebellion


Are we there yet?
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:14 PM
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1. So we are to believe Iran has a nuke they can detonate??
Wow - how irresponsible to report that - the experts have said they aren't anywhere close to that. Mushroom cloud? Quick, time to invade!!

And would someone PLEASE tell the rapture idiots they can't keep picking and changing dates? :rofl:
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:15 PM
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2. they went from 16 tubes to thousands pretty damn fast
And how long did it take them to get to 16 tubes?
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:16 PM
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3. Yep
with a way cool mushroom cloud detonating in the background.
And I agree, very irresponsible.
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Bobbieo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:20 PM
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8. Maybe that is the date Bush will declare Iraq to be in a civil war.
Being an agnostic, I know nothing about the Rapture or even the Bible.
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:25 PM
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11. about that rapture thing.
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 04:29 PM by sparosnare
I'm agnostic now but raised Catholic - nowhere in the bible is the word "rapture". Paul wrote something that could be interpreted as such, but it's a huge stretch. Most significant is that the passage clearly states no one will know the day and time of Jesus's return. Even if you believe what the bible says, the rapture crowd has made up their own event and rules. They're nuts.
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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:16 PM
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4. Most important fact about this date
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 04:17 PM by Der Blaue Engel
It's my 40th birthday! :D

Anyone who tries to bomb or rapture anyone on my birthday is going to get a severe ass-kicking.

edited for grammar
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:17 PM
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5. Not the date they will release their nuke
The day Iran intends to respond to the UN about their nuke program.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:19 PM
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6. Are you sure?
It is on the background and I turned around and saw the mushroom cloud--is that what Tucker said on the tease?
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:21 PM
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9. You're listening to Tucker?
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 04:21 PM by WilliamPitt
There's your problem.

My understanding is that 8/22 is the day Mohammed ascended to heaven, according to Islam, and is also the day Iran is going to respond to the UN.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:22 PM
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10. that's probably closer to the truth than what I heard
and yeah...I have MSNBC on--our cable doesn't really offer any decent alternatives. :(
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Howardx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:20 PM
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7. i think its also a significant date to islam
yeah

"He asserts that the Supreme National Security Council of Iran chose the August 22 date for a very precise reason. August 21, 2006 (Rajab 27, 1427) is known in the Islamic calendar as the Night of the Siraa and Miiraaj, the night Prophet Mohammed (saas) ascended to heaven from the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on a Bourak (Half animal, half man), while a great light lit-up the night sky, and visited Heaven and Hell also Beit al-Saada and Beit al-Shaqaa (House of Happiness and House of Misery) and then descended back to Mecca.

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jedicord Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:29 PM
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12. I thought August 4th was the day of Rapture.
And there I sat, with popcorn and scotch in hand...

and nothing happened.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:30 PM
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13. I dunno
something about leap year ;)
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lutefisk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:32 PM
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14. "Popcorn and Scotch" Isn't that a Sinatra song?.....n/t
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malmapus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:33 PM
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15. It's the date before my birthday
So yeah if all the neo-Christian-conservative wackos want to disappear off the face of the planet, I would consider that a very nice birthday present :D
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:40 PM
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16. I'll let you know on the morning of August 23.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:07 PM
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17. Cool! The rapture will be on my birthday
:woohoo:
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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:58 PM
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18. Hey, another one!
"You say it's your birthday
It's my birthday too, yeah
They say it's your birthday
We're gonna have a good time
I'm glad it's your birthday
Happy birthday to you"

:D :party:
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