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17-07-2017, 03:54 AM
RE: So.. Hey guys.. Please dont yell at me (sorry the pics are huge)
Sorry if this has been posted already, but how the eclipse works is the moon passing in front of the sun. As such you can get multiple eclipses per year, but in different parts of the world:

Quote:Most calendar years have 2 solar eclipses. The maximum number of solar eclipses that can take place in the same year is 5, but this is rare.

According to NASA calculations, only about 25 years in the past 5,000 years have had 5 solar eclipses. The last time this happened was in 1935, and the next time will be in 2206.
[You can also see where in the world will be having partial and total Eclipses here: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/list.html ]

It's also worth noting that, whilst "trump" does indeed sound like "trumpet", here in the UK a "trump" is the name for a Fart/passing gas, so if anything his name is just symbolic of him being full of hot smelly air Laugh out load

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17-07-2017, 05:25 AM
RE: So.. Hey guys.. Please dont yell at me (sorry the pics are huge)
(17-07-2017 01:29 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  
(16-07-2017 07:27 AM)unfogged Wrote:  My favorite bit in the OP is that Trump+Pence=Trumpets.... if you lisp I guess...

Cuz we all know the creator of 600 sextillion stars speaks English.
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17-07-2017, 06:06 AM
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(17-07-2017 05:25 AM)unfogged Wrote:  
(17-07-2017 01:29 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  Cuz we all know the creator of 600 sextillion stars speaks English.
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Hey, if the King James was good enough for Paul, it's good enough for me!
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But it WASN'T good enough for Paul. Romans 3 verse 13: "What the fucketh is this shit???"

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17-07-2017, 06:16 AM
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Facebook and the Bible are generally not good sources for reliable information.
How to spot that something is just fear mongering and not valuable information?
If two the following things are being connected:
* the bible
* the end of the world
* faith
In your case you got: the bible + the end of the world + "science" = completely bogus.

Don't read these kind of things if you know they are having this effect on you. Scroll over it, don't click it, don't waste your time.
Once you feel more secure and more stable, feel free to look at that stuff and then, for your own sanity, pick it apart and fact check everything that is stated in these. And if you require assistance in picking this stuff apart, bring it on here like you have done before, and we will help you.

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17-07-2017, 01:30 PM
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I hear you, though, I used to be quite terrified of the "end times", myself. The first book I ever read in the Bible was Revelations. I read it when I was roughly 13. It scared the shit out of me, but was also in some strange way comforting. I think because I "knew" that it would all be worked out in the end.

Then all those crappy "Left Behind" books came out, and I read a bunch of them and I ate it up. But really, those stories are nothing more than "end of the world" porn- just like Zombie stories. Which, incidentally, I also was heavily into just before coming to terms with my atheism. The difference, though, is that the "end times" Biblical stories are intended to create a fear in you so that you can be controlled and compelled to obey your religious leaders. That's why there's so much emphasis on "it could happen any time, so you better prepare!" and "no one knows the day or the hour except the Father... so you better be right with God" and other nonsense.

This type of fear-mongering story is simply intended to control you and an attempt to send you running back to religious "comfort" (which is also part of the control mechanism).

I'm sorry that this frightened you. Please recognize it for what it is- empty threats.
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19-07-2017, 01:32 PM
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I'm sorry, I didn't fully follow. But Jewelarcher.... for what it's worth the day after the "world ends" I promise I'll give you a hug. There's something to look forward to anyway ya?

Idk.... predictions about the end of the world come a dime a dozen, but the only one's I'd place any stock in are Climate Change (potentially if we don't get our act together), the sun expanding in a few what billion years? A quasar hitting us from the center of the Galaxy. With regard to our short lifespans the only one that might effect us is Climate Change. Reminding myself of stuff like this helps me keep perspective. People have been claiming the return of Jesus for 2,000 years now. So far the score is

Jesus = 0
Science = 8709817059817095817948171

(if you wanna do the math add up every day for 2000 years Jesus hasn't come back, then add in every scientific discovery over the past 2,000 years. But hell the number is so high that numbers cease to have any real meaning. At some point continuing to score points against Jesus is just kinda cruel ya?)

I wish you all the best for what that's worth, and ya hit me up after every time the world supposedly ended and I'll give you a hug. I'm sure eventually you'll just be doing it cause you like free hugs, but I won't mind.

Edit^ I'll offer free hugs to anyone scared of the world ending. Admittedly this is mostly cause I like free hugs, but hopefully it's helpful too ya?

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19-07-2017, 09:03 PM
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*headdesk* Razzafracking end-times preachers playing amateur astronomers again? *heavy sigh*

Total solar eclipses are awesome. If you're anywhere near the band of totality, please come out and see it.

I'm sorry, but your beliefs are much too silly to take seriously. Got anything else we can discuss?
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20-07-2017, 10:34 AM
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(16-07-2017 07:16 AM)Jewelarcher Wrote:  I'm just not understanding where they are getting this Stuff from...


They're not "getting" it from anywhere—and certainly not from any scientific literature. They're (whomever "they" are) are simply making up this bullshit to post on Facebook and Twitter for a cheap thrill. You can safely ignore each and every one of these "doomsday" predictions as pure fiction.

These largely biblical predictions date back centuries; a recent one from 1910 was asserted by astronomer Nicolas Camille Flammarion, who said that the 1910 appearance of Halley's Comet "would impregnate that atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet, but not the planet itself".
"Comet pills" were sold to protect against toxic gases. The comet indicated the Second Coming to many.

And earlier this year, a Texan bloke who describes himself as a "supernatural being", purported clairvoyant Horacio Villegas, claimed that the world would descend into nuclear war on May 13, 2017, due to increased tensions on the Korean Peninsula. He also said this date coincided with the hundred-year anniversary of the visitation of Our Lady of Fatima—which itself was also a fictional story.

These nut-jobs love misinterpreting perfectly normal astronomical events and phenomena as though they're a portent of actual coming events. Which of course they're not. And they excel themselves when they talk about the "alignment of planets" and solar eclipses. The former never happens in any significant way, if at all, and eclipses are simply shadows on the earth.

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TOLD YOU SO: In 1917 Our Lady of Fatima warned three
children that Russia would be involved in a deadly war

For some further information debunking these doomsday predictions, you might like to check out this site:

Doomsday and Doomsday Cults from The Skeptic's Dictionary.

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