April 9, 2009
April 9, 2009
Yeah man, are you still on Earth?
Heaven's pretty cool. We got WiFi, which is awesome. There's a lack of places to sit... I guess God didn't count on so many people actually showing up.
War is an extension of economics and diplomacy through other means.
Economics and diplomacy are methods of securing resources used by humans.
Securing resources is the one necessary behavior for all living things.
War = Life
April 9, 2009
I made a joke reply but it must not have submitted early this morning, for which I'm now glad about. I found this artical about this old fool and what it caused a few people to do. He just will not shut up, and now declaring Oct 21 will be the day. This can really open up an entire debate about what damage can be done with seemingly harmless talk. Suicides are just one example, and we see it everyday with cyber bullying. The case of the Mother being prosocuted for her internet stunt that led a yound girl to kill herself. Another just a few days ago where 2 students flimed a gay encounter of a classmate, posted it, and he killed himself. Somebody should sit this old fool down, and tell him what he just did to several gullable people, and he still will not be quiet.
Failed Doomsday Has Real Deadly Consequences
EmailPrint..Benjamin Radford, LiveScience Contributor,
LiveScience.com Benjamin Radford, Livescience Contributor,
livescience.com – Tue May 24, 7:01 am ET
Harold Camping, the 89-year-old leader whose study of the Bible convinced him and his followers that the world would end, has been described by his wife as "flabbergasted" that the apocalypse didn’t start over the weekend. There are some red faces out there. And if that's all it had been, then one could argue no great harm had been done.
But while Camping and his followers try to figure out what went wrong (or right) — with news Monday night that he now says Judgment Day will come on Oct. 21 — the failed prophecy did more than just damage Camping's credibility: It also appears to have caused death and serious injury to true believers.
A California woman named Lyn Benedetto was one of millions who heard Camping's message, and became concerned that her daughters would suffer terribly in the coming apocalypse. She allegedly forced her daughters, 11 and 14, to lie on a bed and then cut their throats with a box cutter. She then tried to kill herself, though police arrested Benedetto and all three survived.
Others were not so lucky. An elderly man in Taiwan reportedly killed himself on May 5 ahead of the Rapture by jumping out of a building. He had heard that doomsday was imminent, and had taken recent earthquakes and tsunamis as early warning signs.
There were other unconfirmed reports of doomsday-related suicides around the world as well.
This is of course not the first time that failed doomsday predictions have led to tragedy. The most famous pre-apocalypse suicides in recent times occurred in 1997 when the Heaven’s Gate Christian UFO group came to believe that the comet Hale-Bopp was a sign that Jesus was returning, and the world would end soon. Prompted in part by scripture, rumors, and late-night radio talk shows, the group's fanaticism led to nearly 40 deaths.
Camping's failure holds an important cautionary lesson, because doomsday predictions are not going away. Many people, especially those in the New Age community, believe that 2012 will bring global cataclysm. It's easy to dismiss and ridicule failed prophets as modern-day harmless Chicken Littles misleading the gullible, but apocalyptic visions can have deadly consequences —even when they are wrong.
Benjamin Radford is deputy editor of Skeptical Inquirerscience magazine and author of "Scientific Paranormal Investigation: How to Solve Unexplained Mysteries." His Web site is RadfordBooks.com.
April 9, 2009
Still on Earth, me.
I will not abandon her, or her children,my siblings, even if it kills me.
that guy's an azz
Jonestown and Heaven's Gate come to mind
Willie Wonka quotes..
What is this Wonka, some kind of funhouse?
Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams
April 9, 2009
Well I tell ya, I shouldn't but I will. This is close to home for me because of a certain---relative by marriage, no I'll not name her, ah I mean ( the person )
Once brought a bunch of non-perishable food by , couple cases of water, even had some spam in the box and some articles which had been printed from the web in regard to pending doom, as in the world coming to an abrupt end.
I ran the full range of emotion within about 10 seconds. Laughter, to shock, to anger, to full out feeling super sorry for such a lost soul.
Yes, they should eliminate this man, no not kill the guy, just take away his platform, as well as simply stopping the ticket sales.
I'll always wonder why, and always wonder who it is that enables such BS in the first place.
Oh.....ever since that day................we don't really speak much.........sad but true.
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