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Rapture- this Saturday?

post #1 of 176
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I'm kind of curious as to what you guys think about this... I saw it in the news a couple months ago. Basically this group of people have left their homes, lives, everything else behind to drive around the country in a big caravan to let everyone know that the Rapture is coming up on May 21st. Now I'm starting to see it on my Facebook feed, which reminded me of it- I'd actually forgotten!

Personally, I think that's silly- last I checked, the Rapture didn't really have a timeline. Maybe I need to read Revelations again?
post #2 of 176
Ruh roh. I see another religion thread coming our way!!



DH found a website once that offered to take care of people's pets while they went off and threw themselves into the rapture. First we wondered how much money they made from that website, then wondered why we didn't think of it ourselves.

Being an atheist, I can't help but think that what they are doing is darn right silly. People can try to interpret the rapture through the bible passages, but if view that book as just another form of mythology, then there is no way you can believe any of it.

I find rapture in the nature around me. Not the end of mankind as some view it.
post #3 of 176
Well, I'm not ready is all I have to say! Well, I guess that's not ALL I have to say . According to the Mayan calendar, isn't it supposed to be Dec. 21 or 29th or some time in late DECEMBER, 2012????? Whatever - this Saturday I"m busy. No time for any Rapture business
post #4 of 176
Oh I'm fed up of all the stupid prediction dates,there has been so many,remember the hype before the millenium??There are atleast 2000 on record Mad,I am also busy this saturday going to my friends bbq and next sat I am going out on the town so no time for rapture x
post #5 of 176
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Originally Posted by Momofmany View Post
DH found a website once that offered to take care of people's pets while they went off and threw themselves into the rapture. First we wondered how much money they made from that website, then wondered why we didn't think of it ourselves.
That is excellent! I do hope all those people didn't just go off and leave their pets... though they probably did, because some of them left their CHILDREN behind.

As for me, I'll be performing at a wedding, so- no time for Rapture this weekend! Maybe next week?
post #6 of 176
Does this mean that I don't have to do my laundry this week?
post #7 of 176
I always make sure to have all my reusable shopping bags in the car on rapture days, so I have some place to store all the goodies I can pick up. Sort of like a yard sale, with freebies.
post #8 of 176
I'm not going to pay my bills, you know, with the world ending Saturday and all.
post #9 of 176
I've been meaning to start this thread for weeks - every time we drive by the big billboard that says that Judgement Day is May 21, "The Bible Guarantees It!" I really need to take a picture of that billboard on Sunday with the photo datestamped. "flail:

Fox News has the story covered

The End of the World as We Know It

D.C. DOT Warns No Work After Rapture

I personally love how this guy foretold of Judgement Day for 1996, but since we're all still here that was apparently just a cut-off date or something.

And I can't even imagine how folks in the Middle East reacted to the billboards over there.

When I was in ~8th grade or so, my friend and I got into the whole Revelations thing (apparently we thought the end of the world was cool or something!) and I talked to my mother about it. Mom worked at the church so she was pretty knowledgeable about Scripture.

She pointed one verse out to me (IIRC): "No man shall know the day or time of the Lord." So I think of this guy who thinks he knows...and his followers. If the Bible says flat out that "No man shall know..." then does this guy think that he's outsmarted God?
post #10 of 176
I'm using it as an excuse not to do my assignment.
post #11 of 176
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Originally Posted by orangeishcat View Post
I'm kind of curious as to what you guys think about this...

Personally, I think that's silly- last I checked, the Rapture didn't really have a timeline. Maybe I need to read Revelations again?
No man knows the day or hour - I think that was in Matthew. Not Revelations.
post #12 of 176
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Originally Posted by valanhb View Post
I've been meaning to start this thread for weeks - every time we drive by the big billboard that says that Judgement Day is May 21, "The Bible Guarantees It!" I really need to take a picture of that billboard on Sunday with the photo datestamped. "flail:
So funny! Please do this.
post #13 of 176
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Originally Posted by cococat View Post
No man knows the day or hour - I think that was in Matthew. Not Revelations.
I've always called myself The World's Worst Catholic for good reason. I know vaguely what's been said, but couldn't tell you where or how for the life of me.
post #14 of 176
I wouldn't worry either way. As it will only affect those that are truly ready to go, I doubt it will be a big enough event to even be noticeable.
post #15 of 176
Yep, my Facebook feed is flooding ( bad pun) with these messages. One reply someone posted was; There is a common misconception that the Father, the son and the Holy Spirit is actually refering to God. It is actually refering to Chuck Norris. This is symbolising how there is no end to Chuck Norris (as stated by the Bible Leviticus 20:13, 20:10, 20:37, 21:20) I wouldn't be surprised if someone had believed that to be honest
Oh well, that means I won't have to do the jobs around the house this weekend!
post #16 of 176
It's been years since I was really into end-time prophecy. Help me out - does the Rapture precede the Anti-Christ not being allowed entry into Israel's "Third Temple"?

I only ask because with Obama's newly revealed Middle East policy, I'm pretty sure he's the Anti-Christ.

I'm half-kidding. At least, half of me is.
post #17 of 176
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Originally Posted by Keycube View Post
It's been years since I was really into end-time prophecy. Help me out - does the Rapture precede the Anti-Christ not being allowed entry into Israel's "Third Temple"?

I only ask because with Obama's newly revealed Middle East policy, I'm pretty sure he's the Anti-Christ.

I'm half-kidding. At least, half of me is.
Actually, there's very little new happening there.

What's so shocking' about Obama mentioning 1967 borders?
post #18 of 176
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Originally Posted by cococat View Post
No man knows the day or hour - I think that was in Matthew. Not Revelations.
You're right...I wasn't clear in my first post because it was gobbled into cyber-space and I had to re-compose it real quick.

My friend and I were all into the whole end-time prophesies and how they were all coming true based mostly on Revelations. Mom pointed out that passage, notably outside of Revelations, to say that the so-called prophets who tell you when it's going to happen have been, 100% of the time thus far, full of it.
post #19 of 176
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Originally Posted by valanhb View Post
You're right...I wasn't clear in my first post because it was gobbled into cyber-space and I had to re-compose it real quick.

My friend and I were all into the whole end-time prophesies and how they were all coming true based mostly on Revelations. Mom pointed out that passage, notably outside of Revelations, to say that the so-called prophets who tell you when it's going to happen have been, 100% of the time thus far, full of it.
That's the irony too, isn't it. These "Men of God", who think they have their finger on the pulse of when it's all going down, are the ones that are going to have some serious explaining to do when it's all said and done.
post #20 of 176
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I just wonder what's going to happen to all those people who are so convinced that the Rapture really is going to be here on Saturday... they're predicting huge earthquakes and so forth, giant disasters. Won't they be kind of embarrassed if none of that happens?
post #21 of 176
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Originally Posted by orangeishcat View Post
I just wonder what's going to happen to all those people who are so convinced that the Rapture really is going to be here on Saturday... they're predicting huge earthquakes and so forth, giant disasters. Won't they be kind of embarrassed if none of that happens?
Embarrassed? That's for the dude who made the prophesy.

I'm afraid for the people who have bought into it so completely that they have cashed out all of their worldly goods and spent all of it to spread the word, or worse sent it to this guy and his church, and they either 1) realize they've been played (unlikely); or 2) fear they have been deemed unworthy by God Himself and instead of living through the next phase (which is supposed to be really really really bad) they commit suicide.

The real irony of all of this is that this whole Rapture stuff isn't in the Bible.
post #22 of 176
The old adage comes to mind - "There's a sucker born every minute."
post #23 of 176
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
I'm using it as an excuse not to do my assignment.
From a Teacher friend of mine:
Q: With the rapture coming, should I bother working on my final paper? A: Yes. The odds are you will not be judged worthy of ascent to heaven, in which case your grades will still be a basis of judgment for rewards in this earthly sphere

Party pooper, isn't she?
post #24 of 176
And just as I had eye surgery it turns out I won't need it?
post #25 of 176
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Originally Posted by rapunzel47 View Post
From a Teacher friend of mine:
Q: With the rapture coming, should I bother working on my final paper? A: Yes. The odds are you will not be judged worthy of ascent to heaven, in which case your grades will still be a basis of judgment for rewards in this earthly sphere

Party pooper, isn't she?
Awwwwwwwwww
post #26 of 176
This is going to happen, but nobody knows the day or the hour. It will be like a thief in the night.
post #27 of 176
With all due respect.. I truly believe it is going to happen- my family & I have listened to Harold Camping for years (most of my life) and he's not some joke- he makes a lot of sense. He is a teacher.

Sure, I don't read the Bible, but I am under the hearing of the word of God, so I do believe I will be one of his people. Have I lived my life perfectly? Of course not and I am not saying I am perfect.. nobody is except God.

So if you truly believe in God, pray hard tonight that he will save you & your family (and friends.) and you are one of his people and won't have to witness the earthquake, dead bodies being thrown up from the grave, and see people die every day until October 21st.

I am truly worried what will happen to my pets, though. My brother is coming into town tomorrow and I pray he makes it safe...

Blueyedgirl- Whoever is not watching for Christ's return, he will come upon them as a thief in the night.
post #28 of 176
well, here we are
post #29 of 176
What is that supposed to mean? I don't care if people make fun of me, I believe what I believe in and that's God..
post #30 of 176
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Originally Posted by Miagi's_Mommy View Post
What is that supposed to mean? I don't care if people make fun of me, I believe what I believe in and that's God..
Oh sorry - I didn't mean to offend. All I'm saying is that we aren't supposed to know the exact date. Post #26 sums it up nicely.

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Originally Posted by blueyedgirl5946 View Post
This is going to happen, but nobody knows the day or the hour. It will be like a thief in the night.
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