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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:37 AM
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Everyone can relax. We don't have to worry about anything anymore.
Got this via email after my last article.

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Japan's Earthquake: A Last Days Sign?

**After reading this letter please "forward" it to your family and friends who you think might be interested.**

Greetings,

Every born again Christian I know that is also walking in the power and understanding of the Holy Spirit all seem to be saying the same thing. The birth pangs of the woman with child are growing stronger and more frequent, just as Matthew 24:8 and 1st Thessalonians 5:3 teach us.

This disaster in Japan has all the markings of a warning from God. Furthermore, he is beginning to lift his restraining hand of power against the fallen angels who rule over nations, allowing evil to multiply at a greater rate. This is clearly proven by the legalization of abortion and now homosexual marriage in various places. This is the generation which will witness the judgment of God upon the nations and the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.

All the signs of the last days are before us, and this evil world political-religious system is about to give birth to the greatest deceiver in human history, the infamous Antichrist. Satan, speaking through politicians and preachers alike, will offer the perplexed and tired nations his solution to all the worlds problems which, by the way, he created by manipulating the sin nature inherent in mankind. The Antichrist will first come in the name of Jesus, saying he is a Christian, but he will speak the seducing lies of the evil one. He will bring a Peace Covenant to Jerusalem and the Middle East, and prosperity to the elite leaders and merchants of the nations. And for awhile many will think the Kingdom of Heaven has been established on this war-torn planet.

As for the question about this earthquake in Japan being directly connected to the prophecies in Revelation 6 and 9 which speaks of the death of first one-fourth and then one-third of the population, I think the answer is no, not yet. But it is a warning sign of the coming great earthquake that is to level every city of every nation as it is recorded in Revelation 16:17-21.

Our Lord is coming back to remove his bride from the coming wrath of God that seems to be at the door. Those who love and trust the true and living Father and our Lord Jesus Christ are not appointed unto his wrath. Soon we shall be with him in Heaven, but until that glorious day arrives we are to cry out to our friends, family, and our enemies for them to repent and receive the Lord Jesus who shed his blood for their sins, rising from the dead, and then promising to return at the end of the age as he ascended into the clouds, his followers watching in awe.

Your eternal friend,
******* ***********

===

So yeah, no sweat. Everything's covered.

(facepalm x facepalm = facepalmfacepalm)

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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:39 AM
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1. Hope not--I'm going to Hawai'i in June. nt
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blueamy66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 08:00 AM
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43. Have a blast.
And I hope the world doesn't end before you get to see Hawaii!
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:41 AM
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2. Get the inflatable dolls filled
Its time to punk some fundies
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:42 AM
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4. LOL!
Evil--but I LIIIIKEY!
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:18 PM
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17. that's funny
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:42 AM
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3. Millerites redux
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:42 AM
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5. So are we supposed to assume that the antichrist is Obama?
and why start in Japan? What did they do to offend God lately? I mean if it's the homsexual agenda that is ticking him off...shouldn't he destroy San Francisco first?
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goobergoober01 Donating Member (58 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:02 PM
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12. God thought they said Osaka, like that Iraq Iran thing, TEABAGGERS should not write posters to God
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:17 PM
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16. no the numbers don't add up...Ronald (6) Wilson(6) Reagan(6) is the anti-Christ.....
that's what my daughter what taught by her 5th grade catholic school teacher when she was there. she is 40 now.

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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:20 PM
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18. antichrist is really 664 -- typo in Revelations!
George Walker Bush.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-11 10:19 AM
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53. We won't know what the real # is. John* didn't save his Apochyphal MS Access worksheet. nt
*John = one of the disciples of Christ that called himself John wrote The Revelation.
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lunasun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:37 PM
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36. I thought that maybe thats who this nut was trying to imply too
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:44 AM
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6. Are they talking about Rep. Paul Ryan? Doesn't he have the 'fix' to all our problems?
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:48 AM
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7. Clearly everyone who believes this
should quit their job, give away their possessions, strip down and wait for Gawd 'n' Jebus to rapture their nekkid asses.
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:55 AM
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8. So where did Jesus go when he "ascended into the clouds"?

And did he fly up using newly sprouted wings or some advanced method of propulsion .... like a jet or rocket plane!

And if he rose into the clouds without any of the above how high did he go without oxygen equipment?

And why did he go up?

Is there something between the Earth and our moon that he traveled to .... like Heaven?

Of course, back in those times they didn't know what the moon was and J.C. didn't tell them for some reason .... maybe just an oversight.

I'm sure there is a logical, scientific explanation for all of this mumbo jumbo.
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:57 AM
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10. Holy Evaporation and Holy Condensation?
:shrug:
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lapislzi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:29 PM
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21. It was the transpiration. You could look it up. n/t
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:53 PM
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25. "It's Raining Men, Hallelujah": That song FINALLY makes sense.
:shrug:
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:51 PM
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24. I would posit Holy Sublimation
He started in solid form, then became a vapor. Hence, sublimation.
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:56 AM
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9. Hey, Du'ers! When the Rapture comes, party at my house!
:woohoo: :party: :beer: :woohoo:
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:58 AM
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11. I'll be there...Lord knows I won't be risin' up to heaven!
Will there be beer and tequila at the rapture?
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TygrBright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:11 PM
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28. AFTER I collect my new Lexus from the side of the Interstate.
Hopefully the nutbag fundie driving it will have a minute to pull over safely...

anticipatorially,
Bright
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:47 PM
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30. Got any fundie neighbors? We can party at their houses, too!
:woohoo:
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:57 PM
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40. I do!! Lots and lots and lots of them.
And they all drive much nicer cars than I have, so I have marked the map, just waiting till Free car day!!
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callous taoboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 07:53 PM
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49. Block party, in my case...
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Permanut Donating Member (477 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:05 PM
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13. Okay, so when Pat Robertson,
John Hagy, Creflo Dollar (there's a name for ya), Benny Hinn, Rod Parsley, Kenneth Copeland, Jesse Duplantis, Joel Osteen and the Crouch family stop scamming money from the gullible, and start giving it all away, that's a sign? And if so, I'll be happy to take care of those dollars in the meanwhile.
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lunasun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:43 PM
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37. This is why they do not care about the enviroment, nuc energy etc. because
whoppee we are all gonna die soon and go to heaven so it doesnt matter how we fuck up the earth :crazy:
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vlad Donating Member (62 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:10 PM
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14. Manah, Manah...
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FirstLight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:54 PM
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26. Yea!
thanks, i needed that! ;)
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:11 PM
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15. I can't wait until all those batshit;s are Raptured...then maybe the planet will have some peace
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Volaris Donating Member (479 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 07:54 AM
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42. Amen to that...Ive always thought that if they are right and
those of us stuck down here are left to fight off the antichrist, that whole thing will be MUCH easier without them lol=)
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adigal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:23 PM
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19. Read this paragraph and tell me these people are not insane
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 12:24 PM by adigal
Our Lord is coming back to remove his bride from the coming wrath of God that seems to be at the door. Those who love and trust the true and living Father and our Lord Jesus Christ are not appointed unto his wrath. Soon we shall be with him in Heaven, but until that glorious day arrives we are to cry out to our friends, family, and our enemies for them to repent and receive the Lord Jesus who shed his blood for their sins, rising from the dead, and then promising to return at the end of the age as he ascended into the clouds, his followers watching in awe.

Religious is one thing, but these people are fanatics. With different circumstances, they would be in an insanity hospital.
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lapislzi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:28 PM
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20. Shit, I'd better get my nails done.
I hope I can fit into that red dress.
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:49 PM
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22. Who TF is "His bride"
When I read stuff like this, I remember why it is that I am not religious.
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LiberalAndProud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:54 PM
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27. The Church is the bride of Christ, biblically speaking.
He can have her. I don't want her. She's a whore.
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Duval Donating Member (377 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:51 PM
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23. Omg! I am sooo relieved!
:bounce: :hug:
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:15 PM
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29. Oddly, the fallen angels ruling over nations appear to be on the skids.
Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Iran...the hard-liners and dictators are falling and being replaced by freedom.

:shrug:
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:48 PM
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31. Blah blah blah BLAHblah blah blah BLAH blah BLAHBLAHBLAH blah blah blahblahblah
That is all.
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a simple pattern Donating Member (426 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:51 PM
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32. "the seducing lies of the evil one"
"you're so much better than those fags and sluts and poor people"
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BobbyBoring Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:17 PM
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33. Holy Face Palm Batman!
Does this mean Michelle Bachman is the anti christ? If you multiply her name 35 times and divide by 6 and play Revolver backwards, it says Michelle Bachman is the anti christ!
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 08:26 AM
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46. LOL
:rofl:
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davidthegnome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:21 PM
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34. I think we're not considering...
one very important thing...

THE RAPTURE. If you haven't heard - God is going to take all the good Christians away on a cloud and leave the rest of us here to suffer through life without them... the very thought of such an existence...

We aren't going to have to fight much longer. When God comes for them, he'll leave the rest of us behind. We'll have a much saner world to live in.
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:22 PM
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35. facepalm x infinity
.
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Terra Alta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:52 PM
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38. I used to believe in the "rapture"
Back when I was a sorta fundie.

Of course, back then I was also deathly scared of the possibility of going to hell when I died, too. I'm still a Christian(though I prefer the term Christ-follower) but I no longer take the Bible literally and certainly no longer believe in the Rapture(which is not even IN the Bible, FFS). Oddly enough, I also no longer fear my own death. I have often found myself wishing there would be a Rapture though.. a fundie free world, would be a very nice one to live in! :)
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deaniac21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:56 PM
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39. Oh shit! We could have only 24 business hours keft!
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GTurck Donating Member (569 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 07:31 AM
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41. I was Christian...
until all this baloney became prominent even among us Roman Catholics. Couldn't bear to copy the vacuous picture either. I keep getting these e-mails from people who don't even know their Bible let alone their theology but who seem to think they are now "saved". What a crock!
Their vision of Deity/Creation is sadistic destruction and control. No wonder they are so screwed up.
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Volaris Donating Member (479 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 08:09 AM
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44. It occurs to me (and this might seem strange to some) that if there
is any merit whatsoever to the notion that there actually IS an all-loving Deity who gave of Itself to save the souls of us mere mortal sinners, that the following is true...

it is in no way, shape, or form vain to know that one is ALREADY saved,
but it IS the height of hubris and arrogance to presume that everyone else is NOT.

This Rapture nonsense is, as far as I am concerned, nothing more than an attempt to mitigate the psychic trauma associated with the realization that someday, all of us are going to die, and not everyone alive today possesses a mind in which that fact is tolerable. And the idea that one DESERVES immortality is based on Vanity, (...supposedly the Devils FAVORITE sin, by the way ...{...does anyone else see the irony there???} =)...) and not a Damn thing else. Idiots.
That is all,
Peace
=)
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 08:18 AM
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45. The thing that always gets me is: God is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, right?
Edited on Fri Apr-08-11 08:29 AM by deutsey
THIS is the best that a Deity like that can come up with to end the world and doom billions of people to eternal damnation?

An all-powerful, all-knowing God Who is present everywhere would be able to come up with an unambiguous way to communicate to everyone on Earth at the same time a message that everyone would understand about the world ending. This God would also be able to reveal what we all have to do about it to participate in the transformation.

Why all the "signs" and convoluted drama of earthquakes and Beasts and Four Horsemen, etc.?
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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 09:28 AM
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47. *psst!* He's also got a hell of a sense of humour!
> This God would also be able to reveal what we all have to do about it
> to participate in the transformation.

He has ... don't take any notice of the bat-shit crazies (albeit more
delicately phrased as "false prophets") and be good boys & girls in the
meantime (="Do unto others ...").

:evilgrin:

The "signs", etc., are merely corroborative detail, intended to give artistic
verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative (to quote a
certain excellent writer).

:think:
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 09:41 AM
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48. Cosmic Drama Queen, if you ask me
Seriously, I believe in something I call God (closer to Hindu Vedanta or Philosophical Taoism than anything), so I don't really think there's a BIG GUY sitting on a throne somewhere Out There doing all the crazy shit fundies believe He is.

I just don't get why people would think an all-powerful (and all-loving) Deity would do the horrible and unnecessary things to bring about some kind of cosmic transformation.

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chervilant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-11 08:34 AM
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50. Thus
are we witness to the continuing childlike mythologies that once were used to explain the inexplicable. Science--human intellectual prowess--has ripped these mythologies a new one, so many of the 'true faithful' have their wee panties in a twist.

Vanity, and power-mongering of EVERY kind, is one of the most delish ironies of the 'true faithful' set.
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ellie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-11 08:53 AM
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51. Well, I am sure
that I will be staying, so if anyone needs me to feed their pets, let me know! Unless dogs and cats are going and then I will have to find an evil cat to hang out with.
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tdog8 Donating Member (24 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-11 09:56 AM
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52. There is a service for that!
You can pay for the care of your pets after you are sucked up in the cosmic vacuum. I read an interview with this guy and he is completely serious AND he's making a fortune.

http://eternal-earthbound-pets.com /

For those who would go without their pets.
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caseymoz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-11 05:29 PM
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54. Last time I checked Revelations, nuclear accidents weren't mentioned.

Either way, we know what causes earthquakes and tsunamis, and God hasn't been implicated in either. Funny God would hit the people of Japan. Are they the most sinful on earth or is God just fooling around? It seems like He's fooled around with earthquakes and tsunamis a lot since the Bible was written.

Remember when nuclear war between the Soviet Union and the US was supposed to start the End of Times? Lately they've had hopes that Iran invading Israel would be it.

Personally, I so much miss that nuclear war scenario these days.
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-11 05:47 PM
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55. I have heard this kind of crap since I was a wee baby
Edited on Sat Apr-09-11 05:54 PM by JitterbugPerfume
from my fundy family and their fundy friends. I wish some of them would get raptured and get it over with . I am beginning to think they are delusional :shrug:
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