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Sometimes, you get lucky, twice.

  1. May 11, 2011 #1

    AlephZero

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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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  3. May 11, 2011 #2

    Pengwuino

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    You know what they say about a broken clock...
     
  4. May 12, 2011 #3
    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.
     
  5. May 13, 2011 #4
    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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  7. May 13, 2011 #6

    russ_watters

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    ...and an example of how a shrewd believer can turn being flat wrong into a successful prediction!
     
  8. May 15, 2011 #7
    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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