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Sometimes, you get lucky, twice.

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AlephZero
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May11-11, 05:17 PM
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This hardly needs debunking, but it's quite a coincidence.

"Rome braces for prophet-predicted quake":
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13354988
Note, that page was on the BBC site today before the one below...

"Spain: Earthquake rocks Lorca, Murcia, killing 10"
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13368599

And he was nearly right with his first prediction, back in 1924.
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May11-11, 05:21 PM
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You know what they say about a broken clock...
Darken-Sol
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prophecy is just a lucky guess. one of the best is the one in the bible about egypt never being a great nation again. i had once thought that prophets were some how recieving messages at key times in history from the future. like us sending info back to avoid a certain doom or what not.

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May13-11, 04:26 AM
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Sometimes, you get lucky, twice.

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prophecy is just a lucky guess. one of the best is the one in the bible about egypt never being a great nation again.
The prophecy in Ezekiel 29 about Egypt being completely uninhabited for 40 years is indeed an excellent example of the Bible being flat wrong.
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May13-11, 02:22 PM
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If an earthquake had struck Rome at least seismologists couldn't have been indicted for not giving enough warning this time!

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Doc/Laquila...SC_Support.pdf
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May13-11, 06:32 PM
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The prophecy in Ezekiel 29 about Egypt being completely uninhabited for 40 years is indeed an excellent example of the Bible being flat wrong.
...and an example of how a shrewd believer can turn being flat wrong into a successful prediction!
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The prophecy in Ezekiel 29 about Egypt being completely uninhabited for 40 years is indeed an excellent example of the Bible being flat wrong.
Hold on a second.
The Bible is a collection of writings.

To say that all of it is wrong because there is an error in one is exactly like suggesting that an error in a modern history book automatically invalidates everything else it says.
Or that a mistake in a math book means that the entire book has to be wrong.
Or that a misspelling in a dictionary portends that the entire dictionary is bunk.

That type of "error-branding" is precisely what conspiracy theorist do: They find one thing wrong and declare that all must be wrong.


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