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Harold Camping's 2011 Apocalypse Theory:

Wasn't entirely sure where to put this, but I wanted to show y'all a new theory on a relatively new apocalypse theory.

http://familyradio.com

The tl;dr version is this guy has crunched some numbers and "figured out" that the rapture will happen on May 21, 2011.

While I still don't believe it will happen, he makes some good points. Although the entire "Gay Pride is a sign of the apocalypse" really made me crack up.

What do y'all think?

edited 25th Mar '11 11:56:27 AM by tclittle

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 2 Usht, Fri, 25th Mar '11 11:57:10 AM from an arbitrary view point.
Lv. 3 Genasi Wizard
Nah, pretty sure that number crunching is once again false and that humanity is still overly excited to get itself killed. When the apocalypse happens, everyone will know it and it won't be predictable.
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 3 Aondeug, Fri, 25th Mar '11 11:58:07 AM from  Our Dreams
Oh My
I doubt it will happen, but if it does I won't be around to care now will I?
If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
 4 Fighteer, Fri, 25th Mar '11 11:58:21 AM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Apocalypse Day Planner. Seriously, the date of the apocalypse has been upon us for thousands of years and I refuse to lend any credency to anybody claiming that they've made some amazing discovery that makes their prediction somehow more likely than any others. I categorically reject numerology, astrology, and any other -ology that is not based in real science.

In short, the guy is an arrogant, self-aggrandizing, pretentious ass and I hope that he is prepared to ascend to his own personal afterlife in May, regardless of anybody else doing so.

Edit: I had the wrong trope.

edited 25th Mar '11 12:00:13 PM by Fighteer

Neoclassicism, AKA the Tinkerbell school of economics.
They've put up billboards on this, and I have to drive by one at least 5 days a week when I go to work. It's annoying.
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Well, at least they had enough decency to let this one celebrate her birthday (which should be in May)
If we disagree, that much, at least, we have in common
 7 Ratix, Fri, 25th Mar '11 12:14:25 PM from Someplace, Maryland
Wouldn't mind hearing what he has to say on May 22nd.

 8 pvtnum 11, Fri, 25th Mar '11 12:16:44 PM from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
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^ Right there with you on that.

I've heard this crap before - "oh noes teh raptuur iz coming, durr hurr!" - and I'm all 'duh, this isn't news to me', but then they spit out a date. One guy told me a time and the date.

Could be next week for all I know, or next century. unless this guy got a sneap peek at God's Master Schedule Of Important Events, we simply DO NOT KNOW when it will happen, end of story.

edited 25th Mar '11 12:20:44 PM by pvtnum11

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 9 Barkey, Fri, 25th Mar '11 12:27:03 PM from Bunker 051 Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
War Profiteer
Wait.. You mean all truly faithful Christians will disappear ten days before my birthday?

EARLY BIRTHDAY PARTY EVERYBODY!
The AR-15 is responsible for 95% of all deaths each year. The rest of the deaths are from obesity and drone strikes.
 10 pvtnum 11, Fri, 25th Mar '11 12:27:44 PM from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
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You know you'll miss me, man. [lol]
Happiness is zero-gee with a sinus cold.
 11 Barkey, Fri, 25th Mar '11 12:32:41 PM from Bunker 051 Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
War Profiteer
Yeah, but compared to all the people who I won't miss, you'd be an acceptable casualty bro, no offense. Acceptable Losses and such.

It's a win/win, you guys party in heaven, we'll party in post-rapture earth for a little while, and then maybe we'll meet in the field of battle when the judgement comes or something.
The AR-15 is responsible for 95% of all deaths each year. The rest of the deaths are from obesity and drone strikes.
 12 pvtnum 11, Fri, 25th Mar '11 12:34:05 PM from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
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Sounds good to me, man, I'll try to save you a seat. wink
Happiness is zero-gee with a sinus cold.
 13 Usht, Fri, 25th Mar '11 12:35:49 PM from an arbitrary view point.
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Eh, sure, if you don't mind that Famine, Pestilence, War, and Death will be stepping all over you.

Then again, from what Shin Megami Tensei has taught me, all I need to do is level up some more and I should be okay.
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 14 Ekuran, Fri, 25th Mar '11 12:37:19 PM from somewhere. Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
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[up][up][up]Nothing like being Like a Badass out of Hell in rapture, storming the gates of heaven and generally being awesome After the End.cool

Of course, it's all bullshittongue, but it's a fun idea.

edited 25th Mar '11 12:38:01 PM by Ekuran

[Insert seemingly profound or amusing phrase here.]
 15 Barkey, Fri, 25th Mar '11 12:40:51 PM from Bunker 051 Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
War Profiteer
Nah, heaven and hell will be waging war on Judgement day on post-rapture earth...

THEN SUDDENLY, ABRAMS TANKS AND A-10's, THOUSANDS OF THEM! Come rolling over a hill to join the battle.

"The Atheists have arrived."
The AR-15 is responsible for 95% of all deaths each year. The rest of the deaths are from obesity and drone strikes.
 16 Usht, Fri, 25th Mar '11 12:42:04 PM from an arbitrary view point.
Lv. 3 Genasi Wizard
No shit, you don't try to fight an omniscient, omnipotent being and expect to even exist afterward.

[up]Flat Earth Atheist much?

edited 25th Mar '11 12:42:28 PM by Usht

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 17 The Gloomer, Fri, 25th Mar '11 12:47:32 PM from Northern Ireland
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I don't know. My problem with all of these doomsayer types is that their theories seem a little too easy. Perhaps there is evidence one could use to forecast the end of the world, but doesn't that seem kind of, well, obvious?

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Omnipotent, but does not get involved directly. Hes got angels for that shit. Angels with swords... iron swords... I think there best bet would be long range god fire... Turn the armies to salt.. Maybe an ambush on the believers then so they get hit also...

Man someone needs to start drawing the strategies for this. Where would the battle be? Theres some cool looking places on the planet, but I think a desert would be most thematic...
Please.
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I know its a little insensitive but the idea of the four horsemen showing up with a fuckhuge army of getting ready to lay waste to the country side discovering that they took a LITTLE too long to get here and watch as a shitton of bombers are approaching their mass horde going "oh...shi-" makes me laugh like crazy.

 20 Barkey, Fri, 25th Mar '11 1:06:23 PM from Bunker 051 Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
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No shit, you don't try to fight an omniscient, omnipotent being and expect to even exist afterward.

I never said I expected to win or survive.

People don't seem to get that point, if it's a tyrant that I refuse to worship, omnipotent or not, then defiance and then cessation of existence is preferable.

That and I should never have read The Salvation War.

If the powers that be aren't as all-powerful as we thought, then fight. If they are, then fight, and lose. I don't see why everyone has that "Why fight? You'll just lose." mentality about that sort of thing.

edited 25th Mar '11 1:08:59 PM by Barkey

The AR-15 is responsible for 95% of all deaths each year. The rest of the deaths are from obesity and drone strikes.
 21 Usht, Fri, 25th Mar '11 1:09:29 PM from an arbitrary view point.
Lv. 3 Genasi Wizard
You're also assuming that God is a tyrant? Death of the Author I suppose. The Author is evil.
The thing about making witty signature lines is that it first needs to actually be witty.
It'd be cool if the end of the world was that close, but I don't put any stock in end-of-the-world predictions that are based on mythology, especially that of the Abrahamic faiths.

edited 25th Mar '11 1:11:13 PM by Tongpu

 
 23 Usht, Fri, 25th Mar '11 1:11:42 PM from an arbitrary view point.
Lv. 3 Genasi Wizard
How about Norse mythology then?

EDIT: Darn ninja edits. But why especially those faiths compared to Greek or something?

edited 25th Mar '11 1:12:51 PM by Usht

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 24 Myrmidon, Fri, 25th Mar '11 1:14:37 PM from In Antartica
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[up][up] No it wouldn't be, shut up.
Kill all math nerds
 25 Meeble, Fri, 25th Mar '11 1:31:23 PM from the ruins of Granseal
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So he believes that the rapture, in which Christians pious enough to make the cut are taken directly to heaven and everyone else is left behind to await hell on earth, is coming in May?

... who else thinks staging a mass disappearance of Christians he personally knows on that day would be a great idea? >=D
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