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Rapture or Party Time
« on: May 19, 2011, 06:34:23 AM »
It seems the end of the world is nigh. In the city of Melbourne placard waving Christians were espousing the good news (for some) is it the end are we to see the rapture as biblical scholars tell us or are they just another bag of peanut?
For the heads up read  and add your views. If all is well then damn I have work next week and if not well the landlord can go jump in he lake (of fire) he ain't getting squat

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/05/18/MN1N1JFUB4.DTL

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2011, 07:02:19 AM »
I wasn't aware of this until I was invited to the post-Rapture looting on Facebook.

I plan on attending.   >:)

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2011, 07:33:51 AM »
See it on a stolen big Screen Plasma Televison in Living color

Offline Oniya

Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2011, 07:45:39 AM »
I think this sums up my opinion on the matter:

1999: Prince

Offline Wyrd

Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2011, 07:46:42 AM »
This sounds completely stupid. This is why I hate most Christians. Thats what the world need right now, more fear. 

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2011, 07:49:33 AM »
I like to remind these Christians what is in their own Bibles:

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Matthew 24:36-44 (New International Version)

    36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.

   42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2011, 07:50:14 AM »
To be fair, 'most Christians' probably think this guy is full of hooey too.

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2011, 07:51:38 AM »
Oh, I'm sure most do, but to me any Christian who claims to know the date of The End is an automatic failure.

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2011, 07:56:59 AM »
True enough.  Actually, I was responding to the post above yours.  Even though I'm not Christian, (or even monotheistic) there's no sense in tarring them with the acts of what's really a very specific branch.

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2011, 08:16:00 AM »
I believe the rapture has been expected since shortly after Jesus's death.

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2011, 08:44:39 AM »
Monty python Life of Brian showed it perfectly people are gullible, will believe anything and just think hell would be stuck with these bozos for eternity.

There is also reference in the Bible to be aware of false prophets many will claim such things but will only be looking at profits from them .

fear and loathing and the nashing of teeth I guess it is funny that my work place only offered me shifts up till Saturday 4pm this week, no Sunday..Do they know something?
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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2011, 02:54:09 PM »
I've got a bet going with some locals, if the Rapture does happen I'll look after their pets. If not, they owe me a coke.

Offline Oniya

Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2011, 02:56:45 PM »
What if the Rapture happened and nobody disappeared?  Talk about embarrassing!

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2011, 02:58:03 PM »
Then how would we know the Rapture happened?

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2011, 03:13:48 PM »
I've got a bet going with some locals, if the Rapture does happen I'll look after their pets. If not, they owe me a coke.

Now I'm curious what their pets did to prevent them from being "taken up".   :P

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2011, 03:27:44 PM »
Now I'm curious what their pets did to prevent them from being "taken up".   :P

Clearly, "All Dogs Go To Heaven" was a lie.

Offline Noelle

Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2011, 04:48:52 PM »
The part that worries me the most is that there are people who are financially ruining themselves over this fringe lunacy and probably seriously screwing over their family in the long-term. I can't dredge up the article at the moment for some odd reason, but Yahoo ran an article about it that did a short interview with a family with a small child who budgeted all of their money so that come May 21st, they would be completely broke because they didn't think they would need it after that.

The good news is, looks like I'll be getting a promotion on the 23rd when I find I'm the only one left at work!

Offline Oniya

Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2011, 04:52:54 PM »
On that note, I'm now hoping that we don't have any Heaven's Gate flashbacks.   :-\

Offline Noelle

Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2011, 05:03:41 PM »
I wonder if grocery stores will be running any specials on Kool-Aid...*

Disclaimer: I'm not actually hoping anyone commits suicide and I would pretty heavily frown upon anyone who would wish for such a thing. The kool-aid joke was too good to pass up. I WAS BORN THIS WAY, OK??

Offline Oniya

Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2011, 06:02:22 PM »
I LOL'ed.

Offline Beauty Rapax

Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2011, 06:24:50 PM »
Clearly, "All Dogs Go To Heaven" was a lie.

A bit off topic but I remember when the priest at my family church told me my dog lacked an immortal soul. Way to go Catholicism; emotionally scarring one eleven year old at a time. Catholicism= always winning.

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2011, 06:38:37 PM »
So here's a question:  Does the Rapture all happen at the same time?  Is it corrected for time zones?  What about places like Australia, where it's tomorrow already?

Offline Noelle

Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2011, 07:03:46 PM »
According to the link, New Zealand will know first and the show begins at 11PM PST...That's 1AM CST/2AM EST for the rest of us who'd like to tune in to the wreckage -- just in time to have your last drink!

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« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2011, 07:06:10 PM »
So those of us with friends Down Under will be first to know it's a hoax, too d ;D b

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2011, 03:33:39 AM »
New Zealand is four hours ahead of me so does that mean I have to wait longer or will it be all over before we get any action. Australia is often left out.

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2011, 07:45:18 AM »
I believe the rapture has been expected since shortly after Jesus's death.

As it happens it's a doctrine invented in the US (or rather the Massachusetts Bay Colony, at the time) by Increase & Cotton Mather. So those who believe in it have only been expecting it since about the beginning of the 18th century.

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2011, 07:50:28 AM »
I ,as an ordained cleric in the Universal Life Church, confer upon all members of this site a perpetual indulge for all sins from now until the end of eternity, and therefore free of taint before Gods eyes in the name of Jesus.

In case that is not want you want I do the same thing for the realm of Lucifer assuring a nice spot in Hell maybe with air conditioning and a nice red light district around you with top entertainments in Lucifers name.

There all taken care of.

For me my companion and I are going to be getting together for one hell of a lay just in case might as well go out with a smile and exhausted sweaty body in the arms of my lover.

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2011, 07:51:54 AM »
I may have gotten mixed up. I may have been think of the return of Jesus instead.

They can have their rapture, Valhalla will be a lot more fun :)

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2011, 07:52:08 AM »
What Avis said. Ask an Easterner like me about it, and you'll get a headscratch at best.

Time to cue in the theme song yet?

Blondie - Rapture

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2011, 07:57:11 AM »
Ask an Easterner like me about it, and you'll get a headscratch at best.

Hell, ask an Episcopalian about it & you'll get a heavy sigh. Outside the States, it's - well, let's call it a rare doctrine even among Protestant sects.

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2011, 08:00:41 AM »
Oh the Rapture!!
  Such a mindfuck. Our true purpose here is not to live in fear if any God. Yet, to break all the binding man made fears we have been led through generations to control us. We each have higher purposes.  Our world is about to change, yet not in the biblical way. Our consciousness is going to become awoken and we are all going to move forward. I have seen many dates come to pass of this ' rapture". Saturday will also bring us into Sunday, and on Monday, we will all wake up and go to work. Fear, is a great weapon.

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2011, 08:02:16 AM »
Hell, ask an Episcopalian about it & you'll get a heavy sigh. Outside the States, it's - well, let's call it a rare doctrine even among Protestant sects.

At least those familiar with it can look on it with some indulgence for the village idiot. Further east you'd get blank stares (pre-explanation) and a twirling finger at temple level (post-explanation). Ils sont fous, ces Romains!

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #32 on: May 20, 2011, 10:10:31 AM »
I didn't realize the coming tribulations were going to travel around the world time zone by time zone - why would the Lord God start precisely in NZ, by the way? The fact of the dateline running in the mid-Pacific is a purely human convention.  :D


As always, there are business opportunities to be made:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13468131

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An atheist and entrepreneur from North Hampshire, Bart Centre, is enjoying a boost in business for Eternal Earth-bound Pets, which he set up to look after the pets of those who believe they will be raptured.

He has more than 250 clients who are paying up to $135 (£83) to have their pets picked up and cared for after the rapture.

They would be disappointed twice, he told the Wall Street Journal. "Once because they weren't raptured and again because I don't do refunds."


Me and mine are going to see Wagner's  The Valkyrie by video link to a movie theatre on Sunday, so I would be mightily miffed if the Met, and the internet, has been knocked for six by then. Plus, we would all be punished for disgracing Sunday by watching an opera involving heathen gods and heroes.  ;)

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2011, 10:25:19 AM »
For the end of the world party i have listed a few songs that can be played

Rapture by Blondie
The End of The World As We Know It  by REM
Lake of Fire  by Nirvana
Raise Me Up by Westlife
Deadman's Party by Oingo Boingo
Waiting For The End of The World by Elvis Costello

I have my deck chair on the balcony and a few mates and pizza and so on ready to watch the fireworks show, but I figure it will just end up as always watching the guy over the road mow his lawn and the mates checking out the form of the ladies strolling by. Either way my Saturday night Sunday is sorted

Of course i'm going to look stupid if it happens huh?

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« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2011, 10:27:03 AM »

Of course i'm going to look stupid if it happens huh?

Yeah, but you'll have all of eternity to live it down. ;D

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #35 on: May 20, 2011, 10:32:23 AM »
This guy will find the time, too:

Hell! by James Brown

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #36 on: May 20, 2011, 11:13:28 AM »
Me and mine are going to see Wagner's  The Valkyrie by video link to a movie theatre on Sunday, so I would be mightily miffed if the Met, and the internet, has been knocked for six by then. Plus, we would all be punished for disgracing Sunday by watching an opera involving heathen gods and heroes.  ;)

And it would be so much more appropriate to be watching Götterdämmerung, anyways.  ;D

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #37 on: May 20, 2011, 11:34:36 AM »
Add in AC/DCs Highway to Hell maybe? :)

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« Reply #38 on: May 20, 2011, 11:55:13 AM »
Hell's Bells, maybe? After all, they're saying you don't even have to go anywhere - Hell will come to you!

Offline Oniya

Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #39 on: May 20, 2011, 12:18:34 PM »
We thought that they were angels
But to my surprise
We climbed above their star-ship
We headed for the skies!


Styx - Come Sail Away Live 1996

Offline TheWriter

Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #40 on: May 20, 2011, 12:32:27 PM »
Well, it's been the 21st of May for a good three and a half hours now.  Nothing out of the ordinary so far.

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #41 on: May 20, 2011, 12:34:36 PM »
I plan on toasting 21 May as it arrives here, and (knowing my tolerance levels) having the other half of the bottle as 22 May arrives.

Offline ReanimateMagnus

Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #42 on: May 20, 2011, 01:38:03 PM »
Tomorrow's my brother wedding. I hope we don't all disappear, with the exception of a cousin who shall not be named...

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #43 on: May 20, 2011, 02:40:33 PM »
Just in case anyone was unclear on whether or not you will be raptured:


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« Reply #44 on: May 20, 2011, 02:56:18 PM »
*chuckles*

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« Reply #45 on: May 20, 2011, 03:10:23 PM »
*laughs* Nice find Star, very amusing.

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #46 on: May 20, 2011, 03:26:15 PM »
I always found the idea of the Seventh Day Adventists, that God would have made it the key point of recognition to see which day of the week He is worshipped on, an amazing notion. Since 99% of Christians settled for Sunday, they must be condemned on the last day: they were one day out of sync for two thousand years! I remember reading in the Bible that "a thousand years are like one day to you, Lord" but apparently in this one, a lag of one day at the outset is all-important.  ::)

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« Reply #48 on: May 20, 2011, 06:21:27 PM »
...I just laughed so hard I popped out a contact. It was my last one...

And it was still worth it.   :D

Offline Oniya

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« Reply #49 on: May 20, 2011, 06:22:42 PM »
Quote from: Twitter
If Harold Camping is so sure about his prediction for the end of the world on Saturday, why does his ministry continue to accept donations?

Offline Revolverman

Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #50 on: May 20, 2011, 07:10:24 PM »
eh, all I need is a Rifle, a leather jacket and a loyal dog.


Bring on the Rapture baby!

Offline Falanor

Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #51 on: May 20, 2011, 07:31:37 PM »
Best thing to come from this (at least to me) was found on Twitter.

@DamonLindelof: Note to Rapture: Do not follow up end of days with shots of plane wreckage on beach. It confuses the fuck out of people.

Offline Phobetor

Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #52 on: May 20, 2011, 07:52:58 PM »
Look, I'm all fine with the Rapture...but why is the CDC recommending I prepare for Zombies?  :-\  :-\  :-\
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ac/20110518/us_ac/8495307_cdc_recommends_preparing_for_all_disasters__even_zombies

Cause...lemme tell ya...I'm not surviving THAT.

Checklist:
1. Rapture happens.
2. Zombies arrive.
3. Tootsie blows her head off.

The end.

*Goes to hide under her bed*

Edit: And yes I know there's already a topic about this but...you know...Rapture and Zombies go hand in hand.
Like peanut butter and jelly!
Pickles and Ice cream!
Unicorns and Glitter!...>_<
« Last Edit: May 20, 2011, 07:56:33 PM by GrapeTootsiePop »

Offline Oniya

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Offline Revolverman

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« Reply #54 on: May 20, 2011, 08:12:09 PM »
Who knew the end of the world would be so fun!?

As long as theres no damn special infected...

Offline Beauty Rapax

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« Reply #55 on: May 20, 2011, 10:05:21 PM »
I'm totally baking cookies and drinking whiskey for the Rapture.

Offline Vekseid

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Offline Wyrd

Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #57 on: May 20, 2011, 10:12:54 PM »
Soooo.... Why is some old fuck saying the end is nigh getting so much attention? My grandpa talks about machines killing us all in blazing hell fire yet we're not running around searching for John Conner. Fuck this guy!

Offline Vekseid

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« Reply #58 on: May 20, 2011, 10:23:54 PM »
Because he has a radio show with several hundred thousand listeners.

Offline Wyrd

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« Reply #59 on: May 20, 2011, 10:27:31 PM »
 So does Alice Cooper and yet the number in baby deaths has not sky rocketed.

Offline Oniya

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« Reply #60 on: May 20, 2011, 10:42:49 PM »
Because he has a radio show with several hundred thousand listeners.

Actually, he owns a radio network, with 150 outlets - not just a single show.

Offline Wyrd

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« Reply #61 on: May 20, 2011, 10:44:48 PM »
So he's just an old wrinkly, prophetic douche? God I hate old people

Offline Oniya

Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #62 on: May 20, 2011, 11:02:15 PM »
Midnight Eastern Time - if there's a Rapture, then I'm 'left behind'.

(Thank the Powers that Be!)

Offline Wyrd

Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #63 on: May 20, 2011, 11:12:45 PM »
Oh!!!! Wait! Something... is.... Happening!!! AAAaagahahagahgaha!!! Oh, wait! nope, just passing gas.

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #64 on: May 20, 2011, 11:42:55 PM »
Oh!!!! Wait! Something... is.... Happening!!! AAAaagahahagahgaha!!! Oh, wait! nope, just passing gas.

*Replace "poopin" with "rapturin"*

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #65 on: May 21, 2011, 12:07:35 AM »
I have to say that the best germaine comment was made by one of the article's readers:

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I have a lot to do tomorrow leaving sets of my unwanted cloths and shoes arranged on sidewalks and lawns.

I have to say, I like the way this person thinks.

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #66 on: May 21, 2011, 02:11:36 AM »
Has Harold Camping been raptured yet?

 ;D

Better have some rockets in your pockets to go up by yourself if the Almighty hasn't seen fit to haul you! - No wait, partying is much more cool.

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #67 on: May 21, 2011, 02:27:09 AM »
Like this?



[noembed]We'll Meet Again[/noembed]

(Is feeling like being silly)

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #68 on: May 21, 2011, 03:04:41 AM »
6pm here in Melbourne still here damn

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #69 on: May 21, 2011, 03:22:07 AM »
The landlords won't be foiled so easily.

And here's the theme tune for the left behind. It's Saturday. PARTY!

Extreme - Get The Funk Out

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #70 on: May 21, 2011, 04:01:47 AM »
The landlords won't be foiled so easily.


Those unable to pay the rent will make their escape through the Incredible Time Tunnel.

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #71 on: May 21, 2011, 04:24:04 AM »
At the end of the day we take each Armageddon as it comes

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #72 on: May 21, 2011, 04:56:26 AM »
Ho hum... Another day, another plague *breaks out nail file*

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #73 on: May 21, 2011, 08:48:03 AM »
This is crap! I was all ready for the Rapture...and it didn't happen.

Now a friend tells me  it's supposed to happen at 6pm in each time zone...
I'm still going to be at work at 6pm!

This Rapture blows! >_<

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #74 on: May 21, 2011, 08:58:07 AM »
Awake and unRaptured. This is my sad face. :-\

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #75 on: May 21, 2011, 09:03:50 AM »
Im just mad because I missed the looting party i sure could have done with a plasma screen tv even if it was only for a few days.

i wonder if Mr Camping is rapture or rat shit right now

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #76 on: May 21, 2011, 09:55:02 AM »
All this talk and I did not see ONE rapture raptor, this was lame!


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Re: Rapture or Party Time
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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #78 on: May 21, 2011, 12:26:20 PM »
Well, he's got till midnight, the way I see it.  Post-Rapture looting can be put off to the 22nd.

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #79 on: May 21, 2011, 12:56:46 PM »
No rapture here in Australia all clear still doesn't stop us having a bbq. I am beginning to think it is a dud. go Figure

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #80 on: May 21, 2011, 01:09:16 PM »
I can't wait to hear what Camping has to say for himself tomorrow :)

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #81 on: May 21, 2011, 01:16:47 PM »
His best bet would be to not say anything, not show up to his station, etc., and try to create the illusion that he's vanished off the face of the earth.


Of course, I know we won't be so lucky.

Anti-doomsday clocks
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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #82 on: May 21, 2011, 01:26:29 PM »
I find it interesting how much media attention is being devoted to this religious nut-bag.  It's rather sad, really.

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #83 on: May 21, 2011, 01:56:41 PM »
We could always look at it as a celebration of the fact that we're not dead.  That might put it in a more positive light.

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #84 on: May 21, 2011, 03:17:40 PM »
I'm amazed by the human tendency to attach artificial significance or meaning to numbers, whether round numbers like 10, 100, 1000, a million, etc., or repeating numbers like 7 in this case.

If there is a Creator, I think that it is clear that He doesn't favor round numbers.  Heck, just look at Pi. Or e.


Offline Oniya

Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #85 on: May 21, 2011, 03:24:28 PM »
I've mentioned this on another thread, but once you start deciding that a number is 'significant', then you start noticing it everywhere.  Heck, if I were to decide that the color orange was significant, then I would tend to start noticing it more.  Even if the number/color didn't naturally occur in a situation, I'd start coming up with ways that it was related.  (In the 'orange' example - the sky is blue, and if you take the other two primary colors and mix them, you get orange.  Ooooh, scary!)

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #86 on: May 21, 2011, 04:49:24 PM »
I've mentioned this on another thread, but once you start deciding that a number is 'significant', then you start noticing it everywhere.  Heck, if I were to decide that the color orange was significant, then I would tend to start noticing it more.  Even if the number/color didn't naturally occur in a situation, I'd start coming up with ways that it was related.  (In the 'orange' example - the sky is blue, and if you take the other two primary colors and mix them, you get orange.  Ooooh, scary!)

Except the three primary colors are red, blue, and green, and the color opposite the color wheel of blue is yellow >_>

Which is why the Sun looks yellowish on Earth, but white in space.

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #87 on: May 21, 2011, 04:53:44 PM »
Except the three primary colors are red, blue, and green, and the color opposite the color wheel of blue is yellow >_>

Which is why the Sun looks yellowish on Earth, but white in space.

In light the three primaries are Red, Blue and Green (the additive color wheel), but in pigment they are Red, Blue and Yellow (the subtractive color wheel) ;).  In pigment, blue's complement is orange.  There we go Oniya, orange is everywhere!

edited cause yeah, I can't type.
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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #88 on: May 21, 2011, 05:01:31 PM »
In light the three primaries are Red, Blue and Green (the additive color wheel), but in pigment they are Red, Blue and Yellow (the subtractive color wheel) ;).  In pigment, blue's complement is orange.  There we go Oniya, orange is everywhere!

edited cause yeah, I can't type.

Which is what I was going with - and yes, I know that light is subtractive and would make more sense to use with anything relating to the color of the sky, but it only goes further to prove that these sort of 'X is everywhere' coincidences can rely on selective fact-usage.

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #89 on: May 21, 2011, 06:05:18 PM »
I know why the rapture didn't happen.



Thank you Randy "Macho man" Savage/ for saving the world a second time

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #90 on: May 21, 2011, 06:07:29 PM »
*laughs*  Thanks for sharing that - I've saved it for Mr. Oniya to see when he gets home.

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #91 on: May 21, 2011, 06:08:42 PM »
You're welcome! *Sigh...* I'll miss you Macho man

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #93 on: May 21, 2011, 06:15:53 PM »
According to the Anti Doomsday Clocks (thank you, Mr. Freud, for that near-typo), L.A. has under 2 hours until the 'new deadline' of 6 PM.  Waiting to see if Mr. Camping is the only one to be raptured.

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #94 on: May 21, 2011, 06:17:06 PM »
Maybe they'll take that old fart and give us randy back

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #95 on: May 21, 2011, 09:15:28 PM »
I know why the rapture didn't happen.



Thank you Randy "Macho man" Savage/ for saving the world a second time
To good to be censored in a quote!

I thought I was having a good day until I saw this, now it is a GREAT FUCKING day!

Rip Macho Man!

Offline Oniya

Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #96 on: May 21, 2011, 10:11:55 PM »
Hawaii's got an hour to go - unless Camping moves the time again.  Even so, it's only an hour till midnight on a sunny day here.

http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/articles/149707/20110521/failed-doomsday-prophet-harold-camping-hiding-silent.htm

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #97 on: May 21, 2011, 11:14:05 PM »
Great pics, Wyrd, especially the Macho Man one - and you can't help wonder if "know the Lord" means something rather different when it's Biblical knowledge we're talking about - as in "Abraham knew his wife" (not wishing to insult Christians in general here, but then the vast majoirty of Christians don't pretend to know the future as a fact through prophesy).
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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #98 on: May 21, 2011, 11:42:05 PM »
In light the three primaries are Red, Blue and Green (the additive color wheel), but in pigment they are Red, Blue and Yellow (the subtractive color wheel) ;).  In pigment, blue's complement is orange.  There we go Oniya, orange is everywhere!

edited cause yeah, I can't type.

Pigments are cyan, yellow, and magenta. They are the complements of red, blue, and green respectively.

Check you're printer's color ink : )

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #99 on: May 22, 2011, 01:03:29 AM »
I'm amazed by the human tendency to attach artificial significance or meaning to numbers, whether round numbers like 10, 100, 1000, a million, etc., or repeating numbers like 7 in this case.

If there is a Creator, I think that it is clear that He doesn't favor round numbers.  Heck, just look at Pi. Or e.



Isn't it funny that Pi, the mathematical constant whose value is the ratio of any circle's circumference to its diameter, is a number as far away from round as you can get?

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #100 on: May 22, 2011, 01:16:10 AM »
Pigments are cyan, yellow, and magenta. They are the complements of red, blue, and green respectively.

Check you're printer's color ink : )

The question was primary colors, in pigments they are red, yellow and blue. And very specific hues of the three as well. All other colors can be made from a mixture of these. It took me 4 years of art school to learn that. In light, the colors are different, red, blue, and green.

Printers use cyan, yellow, and magenta, and black usually. I believe that it is probably because of their transparency. Printers may use a lot more colors as well, thus 3 color, 4 color, 5 color and 6 color runs of the press. The more colors the more accurate the reproduction.

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #101 on: May 22, 2011, 01:18:11 AM »
I was using crayons.  They don't let me have sharp objects in here.  (j/k)

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #102 on: May 22, 2011, 01:55:32 AM »
The question was primary colors, in pigments they are red, yellow and blue. And very specific hues of the three as well. All other colors can be made from a mixture of these. It took me 4 years of art school to learn that. In light, the colors are different, red, blue, and green.
 
Printers use cyan, yellow, and magenta, and black usually. I believe that it is probably because of their transparency. Printers may use a lot more colors as well, thus 3 color, 4 color, 5 color and 6 color runs of the press. The more colors the more accurate the reproduction.

It's because it's a fact that, for the human eye, the CMYK model produces the widest possible gamut from three non-black colors. They correspond to absorbing a specific wavelength of light that the eye sees. Cyan pigments absorb red light. Magenta pigments absorb green light. Yellow pigments absorb blue light. A non-CMY primary will have a weakness in one region of the color spectrum (but it's stronger in another e.g. reds and yellows for RYB - important since 89% of our color vision is red and green). Painters also have white on their color wheel which they can use to lighten colors. Printers just need to dither for that.

My printer has five colors (plus black). The extra two are light cyan and light magenta, in order to produce lighter colors than CMYK typically allows. This sort of thing is why printers don't want you to submit things in CMYK necessarily.

.../tangent >_>



On topic, apparently mister Camping has been very quiet. And now we're hearing stories about people who ruined their lives because they believed him -_-

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #103 on: May 22, 2011, 02:09:46 AM »
I feel really sorry for those people.  I hope that they're able to recover from the irresponsible acts of this nutcase (possibly a class-action against Family Radio?)

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #104 on: May 22, 2011, 03:07:44 PM »
I feel really sorry for those people.  I hope that they're able to recover from the irresponsible acts of this nutcase (possibly a class-action against Family Radio?)

On what basis? Fraud? The major problem with that would be proving that Camping knew what he was claiming was false. I actually think Camping almost certainly believed his own delusions.

I can't think of another justification to sue in order to retrieve donated money, that is, money not used to purchase goods or services).

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« Reply #105 on: May 22, 2011, 03:27:36 PM »
On what basis? Fraud? The major problem with that would be proving that Camping knew what he was claiming was false. I actually think Camping almost certainly believed his own delusions.

I can't think of another justification to sue in order to retrieve donated money, that is, money not used to purchase goods or services).

*sigh*  I know.  It's just really unsettling to think that he's convinced people to destroy their lives (I've read reports about the 60-year-old in New York who spent his life savings on pamphlets and advertising for this guy, a 27-year-old expectant mother who budgeted her money to run out on May 21, and a woman in California who tried to kill herself and her two daughters) and now he can just go 'Whoopsie, forgot to carry the seven!'

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #106 on: May 22, 2011, 04:37:27 PM »
Pigments are cyan, yellow, and magenta. They are the complements of red, blue, and green respectively.

Check you're printer's color ink : )

You know, I almost added that they are turquoise, acid yellow and fuschia, because as a dyer I cannot make turquoise from 'primary' blue, or acid yellow from primary yellow dyes, but didn't want to confuse people ;).  I agree with you completely.  In fact, when I teach my design classes at my university, I give both pigment primary models, because you generally do not see CYM listed as primaries in art textbooks, but it's far easier to mix colors using it as starting place. 

There's a really interesting book on color that came out recently, where the author spent the time to figure out where the traditional pigments sit on the color wheel in terms of their optical qualities.  Then he figured out how they correspond to serveral common brands of artist's paints in order to facilitate the mixing of true neutrals.  His name is Stephen Quiller, and the book is Color Choices: Making Sense Out of Color Theory.  It's a fun read for artists, and very useful for color mixing. 

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« Reply #107 on: May 22, 2011, 04:41:38 PM »
The two completely unrelated lines of discussion in this thread are kinda surreal.

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« Reply #108 on: May 22, 2011, 04:45:52 PM »
The two completely unrelated lines of discussion in this thread are kinda surreal.

I was kind of wondering how that happened as well.  Reading back, it makes sense though!

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« Reply #109 on: May 22, 2011, 04:46:57 PM »
*Is sort of regretting the original comment...*

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« Reply #110 on: May 22, 2011, 04:59:08 PM »
Sowwy.  </tangent>

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« Reply #111 on: May 22, 2011, 07:59:46 PM »
*Is sort of regretting the original comment...*

OH GOD, IT HAS ORANGE IN IT!?! WHAT DOES IT MEAN, JESUS?!

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #112 on: May 22, 2011, 08:14:27 PM »


Jesus...
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« Reply #114 on: May 22, 2011, 09:01:26 PM »
LMAO, Noelle!!

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« Reply #116 on: May 22, 2011, 09:38:32 PM »
*Sigh...* We can always dream...

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« Reply #117 on: May 22, 2011, 11:16:26 PM »
I'm really amused by the fact that one of the 'Ads by Google' on that was for ChristianMingle.com.

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« Reply #119 on: May 24, 2011, 10:18:07 AM »
Camping is holding firm that the world will end by October. Apparently he said something along the lines of God not wanting to punish the world with five months of destruction.

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"We've always said October 21 was the day," Camping said during his show. "The only thing we didn't understand was the spirituality of May 21. We're seeing this as a spiritual thing happening rather than a physical thing happening. The timing, the structure, the proofs, none of that has changed at all."

However, Camping said his group would not be mounting another advertising push. In the months leading up to May 21, Family Radio billboards popped up across the country, warning that the end was near. -Source

*shakes head*

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #120 on: May 24, 2011, 10:44:39 AM »
Right...

Any advice to the sheeple that blew all their finances '5 months early?'

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« Reply #122 on: May 24, 2011, 10:49:52 AM »
Right...

Any advice to the sheeple that blew all their finances '5 months early?'

In the same article, he says:

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Reporters who were allowed to ask questions during the broadcast Monday pressed Camping on this issue, but he would not admit that he bore any blame for his followers' predicaments.

"I don't have any responsibility. I'm only teaching the Bible. I'm telling ... this is what the Bible says. I don't have spiritual rule over anybody ... except my wife as the head of the household."

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« Reply #123 on: May 24, 2011, 11:03:20 AM »
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I'm telling ... this is what the Bible says.

He must have spilled something over Matthew 24:36... ::)

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #124 on: May 24, 2011, 01:05:34 PM »
Hey, just because my birthday is the day before, means it is reason to feel like it is in the end of the world. A end of the world hangover is nothing like the actual end of the world! Just saying!

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #125 on: May 24, 2011, 01:48:54 PM »
Hey, just because my birthday is the day before, means it is reason to feel like it is in the end of the world. A end of the world hangover is nothing like the actual end of the world! Just saying!

You mean those weren't just belated birthday parties? ???

;)

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #126 on: May 24, 2011, 03:34:25 PM »
I spent almost a half hour yesterday talking to an old woman who was extremely disappointed this thing didnt go off. She's my neighbor, and shes really a sweet, kind old woman (who will never, EVER shut up once she starts talking, but cutting her off makes  you feel like you just kicked a puppy, so), and she was letting me borrow her vacuum cleaner. While we were chatting, a news byte came on about this thing and she went on for nearly twenty minutes about how sad it was that it didnt happen (but of course, also beating the whole Matthew reference to death over and over, as so many have by now). Her whole family (and mine too, sadly) believe in a coming rapture, but thankfully none of them actually bought this shit. Still, its really sort of horrifying to be reminded that I'm basically living in a community with a bunch of people who WANT the frickin world to end. And people wonder why i don't like getting out more and want to move...

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #127 on: May 24, 2011, 03:54:30 PM »
He must have spilled something over Matthew 24:36... ::)

You beat me to it!   XD

I used this as a teaching moment with a student who brought it up.  "Always, always check your work," I advised.

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Re: Rapture or Party Time
« Reply #128 on: May 24, 2011, 03:59:48 PM »
You beat me to it!   XD

I used this as a teaching moment with a student who brought it up.  "Always, always check your work," I advised.

Sometimes, the long, brown and sticky thing is really a stick! ;D