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14-03-2014, 05:20 PM
RE: The end times happening soon?
(14-03-2014 05:15 PM)Deidre32 Wrote:  My question is...who cares? If the world ends today, or in 1000000 years...who gives a shit? lol
I don't get why Christians flail their arms about, in worry over this. Maybe they are worried because they have concocted a bs myth about heaven and hell, and I *guess* I'd be worried if I thought I might be spending *eternity* in a torturous bbq pit.

*sigh*

They care because it helps people like answers in genesis stack paper to the ceiling. It is what causes fear in christians and makes them spread the bs so they can make more people slaves to the religion of christianity.

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14-03-2014, 05:28 PM (This post was last modified: 14-03-2014 05:32 PM by Charis.)
RE: The end times happening soon?
Because in Christian eschatology (depending on which version you subscribe to) the world doesn't simply come to an end. Supposedly, politics, natural disasters, etc are supposed to ratchet up to a very intense degree. Nations will be in turmoil, someone called the Antichrist will come on the scene and bring about a (false) peace with Israel and the rest of the world. After a short amount of time, (usually believed to be 3.5 yrs) he will betray Israel and turn against that country, all the Jews and all the Christians and will ultimately start executing anyone who does not pay fealty to him, especially Jews and Christians. Basically a global dictatorship.

MEANWHILE, plagues from God will be taking place. These plagues are commonly referred to as the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the Vial Judgements and the Bowl Judgements. Supernatural events besides these are said to become very obvious to the point that nobody will have any excuse for not seeing that God is real... they will have to either consciously accept or reject him.

This will eventually culminate in the 2nd coming of Jesus... and he won't be a sacrifice that time. He will slaughter. He will then set up a 1000 yr reign on this earth (over believers and some non-believers) and then after that 1000 yr reign will destroy this version of creation and re-create everything. And then the Great White Throne Judgement, when everyone living and dead (the dead will be raised) is brought before Jesus and the unbelievers are cast into the lake of fire.

There are some variations regarding the order of stuff, but that's a synopsis of why all the hype.

Right now, you'll see them looking for the "signs of the times" which are also mentioned in the Bible, and this could be any combination of things which would seem to set the stage for said events. There's a lot more that goes into it, but that's it in a nutshell.
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14-03-2014, 05:58 PM
RE: The end times happening soon?
(14-03-2014 05:28 PM)Charis Wrote:  Because in Christian eschatology (depending on which version you subscribe to) the world doesn't simply come to an end. Supposedly, politics, natural disasters, etc are supposed to ratchet up to a very intense degree. Nations will be in turmoil, someone called the Antichrist will come on the scene and bring about a (false) peace with Israel and the rest of the world. After a short amount of time, (usually believed to be 3.5 yrs) he will betray Israel and turn against that country, all the Jews and all the Christians and will ultimately start executing anyone who does not pay fealty to him, especially Jews and Christians. Basically a global dictatorship.

MEANWHILE, plagues from God will be taking place. These plagues are commonly referred to as the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the Vial Judgements and the Bowl Judgements. Supernatural events besides these are said to become very obvious to the point that nobody will have any excuse for not seeing that God is real... they will have to either consciously accept or reject him.

This will eventually culminate in the 2nd coming of Jesus... and he won't be a sacrifice that time. He will slaughter. He will then set up a 1000 yr reign on this earth (over believers and some non-believers) and then after that 1000 yr reign will destroy this version of creation and re-create everything. And then the Great White Throne Judgement, when everyone living and dead (the dead will be raised) is brought before Jesus and the unbelievers are cast into the lake of fire.

There are some variations regarding the order of stuff, but that's a synopsis of why all the hype.

Right now, you'll see them looking for the "signs of the times" which are also mentioned in the Bible, and this could be any combination of things which would seem to set the stage for said events. There's a lot more that goes into it, but that's it in a nutshell.

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It's terrifying to think that many world leaders believe this kind of thing.

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14-03-2014, 05:59 PM
RE: The end times happening soon?
(14-03-2014 05:15 PM)Deidre32 Wrote:  My question is...who cares? If the world ends today, or in 1000000 years...who gives a shit? lol
I don't get why Christians flail their arms about, in worry over this. Maybe they are worried because they have concocted a bs myth about heaven and hell, and I *guess* I'd be worried if I thought I might be spending *eternity* in a torturous bbq pit.

*sigh*

Well... I'd rather the world didn't end tomorrow to be honest.

I've got to get up early for work, and I just can't be dealing with that shit as well.

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14-03-2014, 06:36 PM
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(14-03-2014 05:09 PM)Bible Belt Brawler Wrote:  What is with Christians and Earthquakes?

My Grandmother and JW leaders claim there have been more earthquakes every year since 1914 and the bible called it...

Tell them it's because we have instruments that can detect that stuff real well, now. Do you know how many earthquakes there are a day in Alaska? 50 - 100. A lot of these register quite low on the Richter scale, and humans can't feel a 3.0.

We're not having more. We can just detect it better. There's no reason to believe there were fewer back then. The burden of proof is on them to back that up.


(14-03-2014 05:15 PM)Deidre32 Wrote:  My question is...who cares? If the world ends today, or in 1000000 years...who gives a shit? lol
I don't get why Christians flail their arms about, in worry over this.

They're worried they didn't make the cut and missed the rapture. Fundies who believe in the rapture can be pretty creepy. Especially when they make their seven-your-old-son watch a bunch of Left Behind garbage. What? That didn't happen to all of you, too? Tongue
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14-03-2014, 06:51 PM
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The future's uncertain and the end is always near.





just for the people who like to go down slow.

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14-03-2014, 06:52 PM
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14-03-2014, 06:53 PM
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(14-03-2014 06:52 PM)Minimalist Wrote:  [Image: cat_rapture1305843596.jpg]

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14-03-2014, 07:41 PM
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(14-03-2014 05:28 PM)Charis Wrote:  Because in Christian eschatology (depending on which version you subscribe to) the world doesn't simply come to an end. Supposedly, politics, natural disasters, etc are supposed to ratchet up to a very intense degree. Nations will be in turmoil, someone called the Antichrist will come on the scene and bring about a (false) peace with Israel and the rest of the world. After a short amount of time, (usually believed to be 3.5 yrs) he will betray Israel and turn against that country, all the Jews and all the Christians and will ultimately start executing anyone who does not pay fealty to him, especially Jews and Christians. Basically a global dictatorship.

MEANWHILE, plagues from God will be taking place. These plagues are commonly referred to as the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the Vial Judgements and the Bowl Judgements. Supernatural events besides these are said to become very obvious to the point that nobody will have any excuse for not seeing that God is real... they will have to either consciously accept or reject him.

This will eventually culminate in the 2nd coming of Jesus... and he won't be a sacrifice that time. He will slaughter. He will then set up a 1000 yr reign on this earth (over believers and some non-believers) and then after that 1000 yr reign will destroy this version of creation and re-create everything. And then the Great White Throne Judgement, when everyone living and dead (the dead will be raised) is brought before Jesus and the unbelievers are cast into the lake of fire.

There are some variations regarding the order of stuff, but that's a synopsis of why all the hype.

Right now, you'll see them looking for the "signs of the times" which are also mentioned in the Bible, and this could be any combination of things which would seem to set the stage for said events. There's a lot more that goes into it, but that's it in a nutshell.

lol you said eschatology

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14-03-2014, 07:58 PM
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(14-03-2014 05:20 PM)ThePaleolithicFreethinker Wrote:  
(14-03-2014 05:15 PM)Deidre32 Wrote:  My question is...who cares? If the world ends today, or in 1000000 years...who gives a shit? lol
I don't get why Christians flail their arms about, in worry over this. Maybe they are worried because they have concocted a bs myth about heaven and hell, and I *guess* I'd be worried if I thought I might be spending *eternity* in a torturous bbq pit.

*sigh*

They care because it helps people like answers in genesis stack paper to the ceiling. It is what causes fear in christians and makes them spread the bs so they can make more people slaves to the religion of christianity.
Yup.

(14-03-2014 05:59 PM)Paranoidsam Wrote:  
(14-03-2014 05:15 PM)Deidre32 Wrote:  My question is...who cares? If the world ends today, or in 1000000 years...who gives a shit? lol
I don't get why Christians flail their arms about, in worry over this. Maybe they are worried because they have concocted a bs myth about heaven and hell, and I *guess* I'd be worried if I thought I might be spending *eternity* in a torturous bbq pit.

*sigh*

Well... I'd rather the world didn't end tomorrow to be honest.

I've got to get up early for work, and I just can't be dealing with that shit as well.
Call in sick, just in case. Laugh out load

(14-03-2014 06:36 PM)RobbyPants Wrote:  They're worried they didn't make the cut and missed the rapture. Fundies who believe in the rapture can be pretty creepy. Especially when they make their seven-your-old-son watch a bunch of Left Behind garbage. What? That didn't happen to all of you, too? Tongue
Laugh out load

Ugh, the word 'rapture.' Angry

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