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Peter's gotten annoying. He kept asking to see my ticket stub before he'd let me back in, and he frisked me for outside food and drinks.
What a douche.
     
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May 23, 2011, 12:19 AM
 
I agree. Thankfully though, Shaddim is back with us, and these forums can keep on winning.
     
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May 23, 2011, 08:38 AM
 
mmmm Family Radio worldwide sure is a classy web site. I guess it was designed just before the last rapture prediction and they haven't seen the need to update it since.

I has a look on the What's new page (which was last updated today (the 23rd) but it didn't seem to have any info on why the rapture was postponed, or any indication that it was ever due.

Still this seems to cover what happened:
YouTube - ‪Harold Camping's Excuse‬‏

How God is managing the 2011 rapture - The Oatmeal
This space for Hire! Reasonable rates. Reach an audience of literally dozens!
     
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Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
mmmm Family Radio worldwide sure is a classy web site. I guess it was designed just before the last rapture prediction and they haven't seen the need to update it since.
Pfff, click on the Calendar, it was last updated it in 2007.

They didn't even feel the need to put the Rapture on it.

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May 23, 2011, 09:32 AM
 
It's been updated today but there's no information on there about the prediction and its failure. The more I think about it, it's just a sad situation. Not really for Camping but for his pathetically gullible followers who thought he was a prophet.
Originally Posted by USA Today
The San Francisco Chronicle has tracked down the failed prophet of the Saturday doomsday prediction, Harold Camping, and found him subdued and somewhat "flabbergasted." Ya think?

He answered his door in the early evening, hours after the world was supposed to face Judgment Day with Christian believers airlifted to Heaven. Alameda, Calif., may be heavenly but there's no pearly gate there. It has been a really tough weekend," said Harold Camping, the 89-year-old fundamentalist radio preacher who convinced hundreds of his followers that the rapture would occur on Saturday at 6 p.m. He told the paper he was engaged in prayer and consultations and expected to be back to his radio network office Monday to face the music -- and it's not harps. He told the Chronicle: I'm looking for answers. But now I have nothing else to say. I'll be back to work Monday and will say more then."

Ed Stetzer, president of Lifeway Research, tweeted some very specific expectations: Harold Camping, pls update www.family.radio.com w/your repentance statement & instructions to your now-broke followers. At National Public Radio, Barbara Bradley Hagerty called some Camping followers on the sobering morning after the non-apocalypse.... most didn't answer the phone. Those who did wouldn't talk on the record. But one man, his voice quavering, said he was still holding out hope that they were one day off. Another believer asserted that their prayers worked: God delayed judgment so that more people could be saved, but the end is "imminent."

But Hagerty also learned from a board member of Camping's Family Radio that he hoped they would somehow return the funds donated by believers who wanted to get out the May 21st word. But he offered no guarantees, just a hope that God would be merciful. God may be merciful but the public? Maybe not so much. Would you believe anything Camping says now? Did you before? (Link)

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May 23, 2011, 09:34 AM
 
...and we're gonna have to go through this crap again next year.
     
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May 23, 2011, 09:35 AM
 
Oh, not that 2012 crap again.
     
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May 23, 2011, 12:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by brassplayersrock² View Post
I agree. Thankfully though, Shaddim is back with us, and these forums can keep on winning.
Damned right, you're all lucky.
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May 23, 2011, 12:40 PM
 
MacNN... sh*t; I'm still only in MacNN... Every time I think I'm gonna wake up back in the jungle...

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May 23, 2011, 12:41 PM
 
Originally Posted by brassplayersrock² View Post
Oh, not that 2012 crap again.
Personally, I have more faith in the Mayans.
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May 23, 2011, 03:58 PM
 
Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
They need to learn how to name things properly.

It's named Viepoerkngpomsojmedfsijiki or some crap like that. Damned nutty Icelanders.
That might have worked last year—but seriously, Grímsvötn is only nine letters, and not hard to say at all. (It’s said roughly like ‘greems-vuh-dn’)

Edit: Page 3? Huh, where did that come from?!
     
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May 23, 2011, 04:30 PM
 
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MacNN... sh*t; I'm still only in MacNN... Every time I think I'm gonna wake up back in the jungle...
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May 23, 2011, 04:36 PM
 
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... Grímsvötn is only nine letters, and not hard to say at all. (It’s said roughly like ‘greems-vuh-dn’)
Grímsvötn is an excellent name for a volcano. To an English speaker, it suggests a translation of Grim Mountain, recently imported from Mordor.
     
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May 23, 2011, 04:41 PM
 
We're importing mountains now? We don't have enough American mountains looking for work?
     
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May 23, 2011, 04:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
Grímsvötn is an excellent name for a volcano. To an English speaker, it suggests a translation of Grim Mountain, recently imported from Mordor.


(In actual fact, it just means Grímur’s Waters/Lakes, whoever the hell Grímur might have been at some point in history …)
     
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May 23, 2011, 09:04 PM
 
It seems we have Randy Savage to thank!

     
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May 23, 2011, 09:37 PM
 
Camping is holding a press conference right now.
     
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May 23, 2011, 09:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by Chongo View Post
Camping is holding a press conference right now.

In his transcript he says he has "spiritual rule" over his wife as the "head of the household". I can't believe there are still people who believe in this sort of garbage.
     
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May 24, 2011, 12:35 AM
 
Camping is not completely defeated yet. He's saying he was still correct about May 21st but that the rapturing was only on an invisible spiritual level. And he says that the absolute real end is still coming October 21st.

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May 24, 2011, 12:40 AM
 
I wonder how much money those rapture oriented companies like the ones that offer to take care of your pets or send a letter to a loved one post-rapture made recently? These companies smell like complete scams only what they do is perfectly legal. It's brilliant.
     
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May 24, 2011, 12:48 AM
 
Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
Camping is not completely defeated yet. He's saying he was still correct about May 21st but that the rapturing was only on an invisible spiritual level. And he says that the absolute real end is still coming October 21st.
The end can't be in Oct. The Temple hasn't been rebuilt.
     
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May 24, 2011, 12:57 AM
 
Originally Posted by Chongo View Post
The end can't be in Oct. The Temple hasn't been rebuilt.
Obviously Camping has a substantially different eschatological vision in mind versus regular Christian tribulationists.

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May 24, 2011, 12:14 PM
 
EOTW – Tacoma Atheists

Most of the predictions involve one or more of the following:

The second coming of Jesus Christ.
The war of Armageddon (a massive battle in Israel).
The arrival of the Antichrist.
The Tribulation, a seven-year glee-fest of suffering and death.
The Rapture, when Christians who have been born again will finally go away.
Or, some other horrendous natural disaster.
It is impossible not to notice that all of the following predictions have failed. Predictions being made today about the future will also fail.
Can not vouch for the veracity of information in this link.
     
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May 24, 2011, 12:21 PM
 
What I find funny is that those making the predictions frequently predict the end during their own lifetime. They are filled with such self-importance that such an amazing event would have to happen while they are alive. I mean seriously... how else can they explain their awesomeness?
     
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May 24, 2011, 12:25 PM
 
My personal favorite:
1284: Innocent? Not so much. Pope Innocent III computes this date by adding 666 years onto the date the Islam was founded.
     
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May 24, 2011, 01:12 PM
 
Personally, I've got the antichrist coming before Christ.
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May 24, 2011, 01:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
Personally, I've got the antichrist coming before Christ.
No-no, that’s the Antechrist. They get rather angry when you mix them up.
     
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May 24, 2011, 02:32 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
Personally, I've got the antichrist coming before Christ.
Yep, pre-trib, midi-trib, both wrong.
     
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Yep, pre-trib, midi-trib, both wrong.
No. Before 0 A.D.
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Well, Jesus was born in 7 BCE, so…
     
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Well, Jesus was born in 7 BCE, so…
I don't recognise "BCE".
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A "common era" which just happens to coincide with the BC/AD reference point but is constructed in such a way so militant atheists donkeyorifices don't have to reference the religion that their western societies are hewn out of... ...nope, don't recognise that.
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May 24, 2011, 04:54 PM
 
Fine.

Well, Jesus was born in 7 BC, so…

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May 24, 2011, 05:09 PM
 
Not logically possible.
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Please explain. Time began with Christ's birth? Recorded ancient history is a lie?

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May 24, 2011, 05:14 PM
 
It's not logically possible for Christ to have been born Before Christ was born. Chalk it up to calendar problems over the years.

Why has this conversation taken on the pedantry of a German tax office all of a sudden?
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Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
Please explain. Time began with Christ's birth? Recorded ancient history is a lie?
or maybe just mistaken ?

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What calendar is the expiration date of dairy products based on? I'm so confused...
I like chicken
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Meow Mix, Meow Mix
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It's not logically possible for Christ to have been born Before Christ was born. Chalk it up to calendar problems over the years.
So do you normally refer to the current year as 2018 AD? If not, then why the fuss about not going with the flow, BCE, etc.

Why has this conversation taken on the pedantry of a German tax office all of a sudden?
It's fun for me. Also, I find people who practice a sort of selective counter-culture in a way I perceive to be attention-whorish to be annoying. Just a pet peeve.

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May 24, 2011, 05:19 PM
 
I'm pretty sure this is how the Rapture starts.

Or I just want to die after reading it.
     
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May 24, 2011, 05:24 PM
 
I want this thread to die. And then get resurrected on October 22 when Camping's third doomsday prediction utterly fails.

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It's fun for me.
You need a hobby.

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Also, I find people who practice a sort of selective counter-culture in a way I perceive to be attention-whorish to be annoying. Just a pet peeve.
So what's this selective counter-culture you're talking about? And which culture is it counter to? And at which high school did we sign up to said culture as a whole?
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What calendar is the expiration date of dairy products based on? I'm so confused...
Wait. So your dairy products are so plasticy and processed that you have a year printed on the expiration date?
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Wait. So your dairy products are so plasticy and processed that you have a year printed on the expiration date?
Ya gotta track where the fakes were made somehow.
     
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A "common era" which just happens to coincide with the BC/AD reference point but is constructed in such a way so militant atheists donkeyorifices don't have to reference the religion that their western societies are hewn out of... ...nope, don't recognise that.
You mean Jews.

Because, you know, the "common era" is a compromise where minimal change (adding an "E" to the "BC") results in a tip of the hat to a shared cultural history, while acknowledging that there is a rather longish cultural history that predates it.

Unless, of course, you don't recogniserespect Judaism as a basis of our Western society.
     
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