Friday, May 20, 2011

Running out the clock—one day to go!

You've probably already heard that the world ends tomorrow:

"The 60-year-old ex-MTA employee has plunked down $140,000, his life savings, to help spread the word that the world will end on May 21, 2011."

And you'll probably hear it again after this one falls through like all the others:
"Doomsayers are nothing if not resourceful... Not only do they not admit when they are wrong, they become even more adamant about the verisimilitude of their beliefs, spin-doctoring the nonevent into a successful prophecy, with such rationalizations as these previously employed gems":
  1. Miscalculation of the date.
  2. The date was a loose prediction, not a specific prophecy.
  3. The date was more of a warning than a prophecy.
  4. God changed his mind in response to members’ prayers.
  5. The prophecy was just a test of members’ faith.
  6. The prophecy was fulfilled physically, but not as expected.
  7. The prophecy was fulfilled spiritually, but not recognized.

Same song yesterday. Let's start an "excuse pool".

Here are some classic doomsday cult articles by Robert Sheaffer.

And despite it being the eve of destruction, it's business as usual at Family Radio:
"Esther, the receptionist in the Oakland office, said some of her most extreme coworkers have recently driven up in fancy cars or taken their families on nice vacations as a last hurrah. But overall, she estimates about 80% of her coworkers don't even agree with Camping's May 21 forecast. She has stuck to her work as usual, booking appointments and filling up calendars for her coworkers well beyond the May 21 date."
CNN Money

"But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only"
Matthew 24:36—Isn't that the part I should be reading??

They couldn't have ridden camels. It's an anachronism

Это такое же дерьмо в русском

That's what I'm talkin' about

1 comment:

metasonix said...

Still here.....sorry......