Harold Camping's 2011 Apocalypse Theory:

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51 Kinkajou26th Mar 2011 10:10:16 PM from you're not your
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I'm gonna have to point to Matthew 24:36 on this one; and in fact Rapture isn't in our theology, so why bother?

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People who predict the Rapture are incrdibly annoying. The people who predict the end of the world according to "the Mayan calendar" are equally annoying, though.
Except for 4/1/2011. That day lingers in my memory like...metaphor here...I should go.
53 Pykrete27th Mar 2011 01:32:48 PM from Viridian Forest
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But the rock we'll have to carve the new calendar on is so expensive that we're all going to die!
I want to wait till 2013 and see how many theories are left with the history to back them up. The fact that a great deal of "apocalypse" events are going to have past in the last 2 decades and resulted in (quite honestly) fuck all, will hopefully dissauede people from it after some time.
55 Usht27th Mar 2011 02:53:31 PM from an arbitrary view point.
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2013 will be a year we all die because 13 is an unlucky number. I'm going to call that someone claims that right now.
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56 Ratix27th Mar 2011 03:06:33 PM from Someplace, Maryland
See, I can understand why, looking at all the disasters going on people would then go "oh noes signs of the end!" Except natural disasters occur all the time, throughout history.

Now, is our civilization stable enough to last centuries or millenia to come? That I'm not sure of, though it's changed in the past, it'll likely change again. And then the next generation can come up with their own doomsday scenarios.
Inb4 someone goes "OH, we were being dyslexic! The Mayans meant 2102."
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58 Kinkajou29th Mar 2011 07:00:57 AM from you're not your
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See, I can understand why, looking at all the disasters going on people would then go "oh noes signs of the end!" Except natural disasters occur all the time, throughout history.

The advent of high-speed communications and mass media hasn't helped it, creating the impression that disasters are more frequent.
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[up] And that disasters are getting worse, when they're not.
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60 InverurieJones29th Mar 2011 07:24:07 AM from North of the Wall. , Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
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Politically and economically we're in for an interesting few years; it may even seem 'apocalyptic' to some who are excessively attached to our current way of doing things, but the end of the world seems a bit of a stretch.

Besides, you'd think someone who believes in, but has so obviously never even tried to follow, what's in the NT would live in terror of the rapture.
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I took a flier from a woman in the New York subway system last year about how the world was going to end in 2011 unless humanity united in faith and prayer. I wish I still had it so I could scan it.

I usually take fliers when anyone is handing them out, and always if they're religious apocalypse ones. It's a thankless job, and I like them to feel like they're doing some good, but I especially wouldn't wish on anybody the sort of stress that probably comes from believing that the world is ending soon, and nobody is paying attention.
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62 Fighteer29th Mar 2011 05:47:04 PM from the Time Vortex , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
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Really? I'm sympathetic as I would be to anyone with mental illness, but that doesn't mean I have to pretend to buy what they're selling.
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I'm a little ashamed now. It's honestly never crossed my mind that it hurts the flyer person's feelings.
Except for 4/1/2011. That day lingers in my memory like...metaphor here...I should go.
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And all this time, that Google ad space under the Add Post button is providing links related to said apocalypse. Or acceptance of God as your Lord and Savior.

Yup, even when the end of the world is only two months away, someone is trying to cash in on it.

edited 29th Mar '11 7:28:58 PM by MalagasyParrot

[up][up]Seconded. It must be tough to see themselves as Cassandra, being sure that people are going to die and unable to stop them.

Which is to say, the more reasons to be angry at those who propagate such beliefs among their followers. For those unfortunate people end up seriously traumatized.

edited 29th Mar '11 9:19:34 PM by Beholderess

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66 Wolf106630th Mar 2011 02:43:36 AM from New Zealand , Relationship Status: In my bunk
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Oh, not the Rapture thing, again.

As I said to a Christian friend of mine a couple of years ago: "The Rapture's already happened and there are only you False Prophets and us Damnèd Pagans left. All the True Christians ascended to Heaven ages ago - I personally said 'good-bye' to both of them."

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67 DracMonster21st May 2011 09:04:25 AM , Relationship Status: Singularity
His facebook page has gone viral. Some of the comments are hilarious. "I just saw Justin Beiber rising into the clouds... then Jesus beaned him with a water bottle."
69 tclittle21st May 2011 09:41:32 AM from Somewhere Down in Texas
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Please lock this post as there is a much better one on the forums.
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I take the religious/apocalyptic flyers that people hand out just because they're usually a good source of lulz.
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