May 21 and the wingnuts
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13-04-2011, 07:00 PM
RE: May 21 and the wingnuts
GK - I think we should go on the premise that the rapture will indeed happen on 21 May and come the 22nd, all still here were left behind - no wrong date, no chance to revise for a new date. The train left and you weren't on it - now deal Wink

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13-04-2011, 08:01 PM
 
RE: May 21 and the wingnuts
(13-04-2011 07:00 PM)Seasbury Wrote:  GK - I think we should go on the premise that the rapture will indeed happen on 21 May and come the 22nd, all still here were left behind - no wrong date, no chance to revise for a new date. The train left and you weren't on it - now deal Wink

Oh that's nearly cause to make someone join Theologyonline.com, or any Christian website that's currently promoting 5/21/2011 so that on the 22nd, they can make their first official post. One that goes along the lines of, "Hi! I'm an atheist and I just wanted to say hello to all the damned Christians! On May 22nd!" Tongue
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14-04-2011, 12:11 PM
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(13-04-2011 06:45 PM)GassyKitten Wrote:  What I find fascinating about Rapture enthusiasts, is they can't wait to leave the life god gave them. While thinking he's going to kick some ass on everyone that ever doubted there was only one god, one way to have faith that's true, and one way to look at life so as to be rewarded for the loyalty when they're dead.
We have been talking christianity in my comparative world religion class, and the prof hit on a point I never thought of. In christian wedding ceremonies, they are married "until death do us part." Technically in bare bones christian ideas, marriage doesn't carry over into the afterlife. I figure everyone is all excited about the rapture so they can go hit up the great singles bar in the sky...

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14-04-2011, 06:58 PM
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(14-04-2011 12:11 PM)cfhmagnet Wrote:  We have been talking christianity in my comparative world religion class, and the prof hit on a point I never thought of. In christian wedding ceremonies, they are married "until death do us part." Technically in bare bones christian ideas, marriage doesn't carry over into the afterlife. I figure everyone is all excited about the rapture so they can go hit up the great singles bar in the sky...

I know that Mormons believe that marriage and family continues into the afterlife (that's why they get so damned upset when they find out that a family member is a non-believer), but I hadn't really thought about the consequences of any other afterlife-believing religion and marriage. That's a good question to ask a religious couple before they get married: "What do you think will happen to your marriage after you die? If one of you gets remarried after the other one's death, how does that work in heaven?"

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14-04-2011, 08:36 PM
 
RE: May 21 and the wingnuts
(14-04-2011 12:11 PM)cfhmagnet Wrote:  We have been talking christianity in my comparative world religion class, and the prof hit on a point I never thought of. In christian wedding ceremonies, they are married "until death do us part." Technically in bare bones christian ideas, marriage doesn't carry over into the afterlife. I figure everyone is all excited about the rapture so they can go hit up the great singles bar in the sky...
Tongue Perhaps there's a passel of 72 Christos Virgins they're keeping secret on that side of the Abrahamic fence. Hmmm, never thought of that before.
OK, but this did just come to me. Do you think they serve bloody Mary's at that singles bar? Ahhhhhhhh!

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15-04-2011, 07:57 PM
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I live in the bible belt, and I haven't seen or heard one peep about this here (other than on the internet). Nothing on radio, billboards, newspaper, in conversations, nothing. I'm sort of surprised that I haven't heard discussion of it, even if they don't believe it. Dog knows they discuss every other religious topic.

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15-04-2011, 09:42 PM
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We actually saw a billboard for this driving between wilmington De and Philly today - pretty exciting stuff Wink

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15-04-2011, 10:14 PM (This post was last modified: 15-04-2011 10:18 PM by Efrx86.)
RE: May 21 and the wingnuts
The wingnut billboard... en espaƱol

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I notice they're using the name "Jehovah" when citing Isaiah 13:6, which leaves little room to guess which specific Christian sect is behind it all.

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17-04-2011, 07:48 PM
 
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Apparently, their billboards reached us all the way in Canada. They put one up in Winnipeg >.<

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18-04-2011, 01:58 AM
 
RE: May 21 and the wingnuts
I am sure there's going to be some very devastated people. Exactly how this plays out is only speculation at the moment. There may be some suicides, but I don't expect the numbers to be very huge.
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