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GomezLives Donating Member (256 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:22 AM
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This May 21 doomsday date is based on bad history.
The preacher is basing the date on a date 722,500 days from April 1, 33 AD - the alleged date of Jesus' crucifixion.

But historians have determined Jesus died in AD 29 because he was 33 then and was born in 4 BCE.

So the world should have ended 4 years ago.
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:29 AM
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1. What about Leap Years?
were those counted? That could fubar this whole thing right up...
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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:29 AM
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2. I think his date calculation misses a thousand leap days as well.
And, his important numbers, seem, Biblically, not so much Biblical.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:35 AM
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3. Maybe the world did end and we just haven't noticed yet.
It does seem to be going to Hell in a handbasket.
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GomezLives Donating Member (256 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:39 AM
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4. They need to remember the Gregorian calendar
and also the Friday after Passover in 29 AD
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itsrobert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:41 AM
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7. Maybe we are already hell huanted by all these teabaggers
Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, etc.
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GomezLives Donating Member (256 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:42 AM
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10. Hell is other baseball teams to a Pirate fan
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Kurmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:39 AM
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5. No one knows the day anyway.... n/m
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GomezLives Donating Member (256 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:41 AM
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6. If you're going to fly that day make sure the pilot is a sinner.
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 01:15 AM
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14. Heck, doesn't the relevant verse specify that even Jesus wouldn't know it? (nt)
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Kurmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 02:11 PM
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20. At that time, yes. Now. most likely. n/m
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Lucky 13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:41 AM
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8. Calculations and history are the least of these fools problems
I'd start with the complete delusion...
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Keith Bee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:42 AM
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9. So.....there's GOOD history to base such predictions on???
:rofl:
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GomezLives Donating Member (256 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:43 AM
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11. I recall it based on Herod and Pilate's reigns
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:47 AM
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12. Not to mention that the calendar has been through a few revisions as well.
Like the switch from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar in 1582.

In any case, this is such simple-minded silliness that it's a waste of time to even bother poking holes in it. It's nothing but holes to begin with.
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GomezLives Donating Member (256 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:51 AM
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13. I based it on the fact that Lady Gaga's album debuts 5/22
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:39 AM
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15. That seems reasonable to me
If anything would be a sign, that may very well be it.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:11 AM
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Well, if the world ended four years ago, we can still blame it on George Bush
Phew, what a relief!
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ReggieVeggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:11 AM
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16. maybe Jesus' world ended at that time
and the Jesusers don't know what to do so they just get meaner and less tolerant
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:32 AM
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17. No historian has determined either the year of birth or death of Jesus
even the ones who feel certain he existed. The only source for such speculations - the Bible - contradicts itself on the matter. 2 gospels give completely different years for his birth.

Is that '33' in the Bible too? Or just someone working back from their personal reckoning of his dates?
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:39 AM
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18. Aw fuck that.
It's a perfect time to take over the world by pretending to be Our Lord and Savior (TM).
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:25 AM
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19. I cannot keep all these dates separated. Last I heard, it was
12-21-12.
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