Will there be a Rapture Chat?


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May21-11, 10:39 AM
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Didn't the prophet priest claim that it would happen 6pm "American standard time" even though no such thing exists?
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May21-11, 10:40 AM
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how come all the christians don't believe in the rapture? is that a deal breaker?
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May21-11, 10:48 AM
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Quote Quote by Darken-Sol View Post
how come all the christians don't believe in the rapture? is that a deal breaker?
It's not about not believing in it, it's about carving the date in stone. That's wholly man-made.

The Bible explicitly says that only God knows when it will occur.

Matthew 24:36 - Jesus is quoted saying; "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only"
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*sings* Come into my world....
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*sings* Come into my world....
Huh, huh huh huh huh huh.

Helix, I can see Uranus.

huh huh huh.

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are you Beavis?
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May21-11, 10:28 PM
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Hey! You! Christian!

What the hell are you still doing doing here!

And you!

...all cloggin' up my planet & everything...
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Are we all still here?
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Quote Quote by DaveC426913 View Post
Hey! You! Christian!

What the hell are you still doing doing here!

And you!

...all cloggin' up my planet & everything...
You do realize this was just one small group of nuts, right? In fact, his prediction explicitly contradicted biblical teachings [no man can know the day or the hour, not even the son], so even devout believers didn't take him seriously.
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Quote Quote by DaveC426913 View Post
Hey! You! Christian!

What the hell are you still doing doing here!

And you!

...all cloggin' up my planet & everything...
DaveC426913
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May21-11, 10:43 PM
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Quote Quote by Ivan Seeking View Post
You do realize this was just one small group of nuts, right? In fact, his prediction explicitly violated biblical teachings, so even devout believers didn't take him seriously.
Those nuts didn't think it applied to just them. By their accounting, Christians should have disappeared all over the planet, whether or not they believed today was the day. I'm not accusing all Christians of being nutty.
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Those nuts didn't think it applied to just them. By their accounting, Christians should have disappeared all over the planet...
Maybe they did and no one here noticed.

I have a cousin who is an ordained minister and a rapture nut. I remember him giving us all sorts of weird predictions when I was a kid. Even then we kids knew he was nuts, and we were devout Catholics!
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May21-11, 11:19 PM
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i dont think it was in good taste to have forums and chats about this.
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May22-11, 12:06 AM
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Quote Quote by Physics-Learner View Post
i dont think it was in good taste to have forums and chats about this.
As Ivan says, it's just a few nuts.

And they were wrong.

Because they're nutty.
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May22-11, 12:16 AM
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if these people were physically disabled, no chat would be happening.

they are simply mentally or emotionally disabled, and we should be doing the same thing.

we are simply making fun of people who have problems. surely, we have better things we can and should be doing.
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May22-11, 12:21 AM
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Quote Quote by Physics-Learner View Post
if these people were physically disabled, no chat would be happening.

they are simply mentally or emotionally disabled, and we should be doing the same thing.

we are simply making fun of people who have problems. surely, we have better things we can and should be doing.
Well, not quite; if they were physically, mentally or emotionally disabled they would be interested only in their own lives, and not the destruction of others. They would not be predicting doom for the souls of the rest of us, or heralding the end of the Earth.

No, they don't have a disease or a disability, they have chosen a belief system that damns people not like them. They are quite capable of having compassion for their neighbour, but choose not to.


Anyway, granted. Making fun of people for their beliefs does not make me a better person.
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May22-11, 12:31 AM
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not true - mental disability can bring out all sorts of weird behavior. you are thinking with a rational mind. that is not necessarily true of someone with mental/emotional problems.

if you cant see the immaturity of our actions at this point, there is nothing further that i can say to demonstrate this to you.
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May22-11, 12:37 AM
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Quote Quote by Physics-Learner View Post
not true - mental disability can bring out all sorts of weird behavior. you are thinking with a rational mind. that is not necessarily true of someone with mental/emotional problems.
We have no reason to believe they are mentally disabled. You can't use that as an argument. That's circular logic.


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