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Doomsday day: Signs, signs, everywhere a sign

2012

OK, first of all, sorry for this rush post. It's got to go up quick because, well, you know, Saturday is doomsday day, so talk about publish or perish!

Honestly, I hadn't put much stock in this latest prediction. The Times, for example -- which, naturally, is where I go for all my serious news -- posted a snarky photo gallery headlined "Apocalypse when?: May 21 and other doomsday dates on film." 

It recalled fun predictions from the "Terminator" movies and the like -- all wrong, of course. (Trust me, though, the photo folks here can afford to be snarky: None of them will be going if the "rapture" does arrive.)

But then I dug a little deeper into the paper, and things got scarier.

In the Business section Friday, for example, was this story, "Chrysler to repay bailout." It seems that the automaker will pay back money the U.S. government loaned it to stave off bankruptcy two years ago.

This is either a sign of the apocalypse or of hell freezing over -- which may be the same thing, actually.  (I admit I'm a little sketchy on evangelical Christianity and the like.)

In the same section was "Facebook gets grilled in hearing on privacy."  Staff writer Jim Puzzanghera reported:

A leading senator, angry that Facebook Inc. failed to stop millions of preteens from using its social networking site, accused co-founder Mark Zuckerberg of lacking "social values" and being more concerned with building the company than with children's privacy.

"It's my general feeling that people who are 20, 21, 22 years old really don't have any social values at this point," Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.) told another top Facebook executive at a hearing Thursday.

See what I mean?  If Mark Zuckerberg lacks social values, and so do most of our young people, what hope is there for Earth?

Then there's this shocking front-page news: "Ebersol leaving NBC Sports."

Dick Ebersol, one of the most influential and colorful figures in sports television for the last four decades, abruptly quit as chairman of NBC Sports Group less than a year before he was to produce what many expected to be his crowning achievement -- the 2012 Olympic Games from London.

So now I'm thinking, hey, if anyone knows there's no point in going on, it's Ebersol. Is he headed for that cave with the ships in China, like in that doomsday movie "2012"?

Of course, obviously not everyone has gotten the news, or believes it. Take Republican Tim Pawlenty.

"No more exploring: Tim Pawlenty will announce candidacy Monday," The Times reported Friday. Yes, the former Minnesota governor will make official his run for the GOP presidential nomination, but not until Monday.

Personally, I think this puts Pawlenty in a tough spot. I mean, the GOP's evangelical wing can't be happy with this blatant diss: Couldn't he have waited to announce that he's going to announce until he's sure the rapture hasn't arrived? Or, is Pawlenty suggesting that the rapture will arrive Saturday but he's not going to be among the chosen, so he can wait for Monday. But if that's the case, why vote for him?

On such weighty decisions are presidential races won and lost.

Anyway, there are plenty more signs, and stories, and permutations.

But as I said, I've gotta get this post up quick.

Oh, and good luck with that announcement speech, Tim.

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-- Paul Whitefield

Photo: A scene from "2012." Credit: Columbia TriStar

 

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Robert NO longer in LA

Quite frankly, I hoping Rapture ARRIVES; I'll be damned GLAD to see the end....of hypocrisy, by these oh, so pious, delusionals. It will be a RELIEF, not to be hounded about 'Burning in 'ell for All Eternity,' if I do not IMMEDIATELY embrace this delusion. Religion is a PERSONAL issue, between EACH of us, and our Creator....if you want to believe this mumbo jumbo, huckstered by VERY RICH 'middlemen,' PLEASE....TAKE IT WITH YOU, tomorrow, or ....whenever!

Jim

I'm pretty certain a sign of the Apocalypse is a sweeping conversion of the worlds people to Christianity.

David Blum

10:35 in Korea Saturday morning. I was going to go to the gym, but if today's the Apocalypse why bother? By the way, whose time zone is designated?

Rev. Daniel W. Blair

I am very sad for those who have been following this lie that the rapture will occur on May 21st. Even if they attempt to explain away “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven nor the Son, but only the Father” (Mark 13:32), they cannot explain away that most every Christian, theologian, scholar, and prophet from the first Century until the Nineteenth Century all believed that the church would go through the Great Tribulation and not escape through some secret rapture that would leave the world paralyzed. I pray that they will take a moment and read my book, “Final Warning” because the hour of is His judgment has come. http://www.revelation-truth.org

Rev. Daniel W. Blair

I am very sad for those who have been following this lie that the rapture will occur on May 21st. Even if they attempt to explain away “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven nor the Son, but only the Father” (Mark 13:32), they cannot explain away that most every Christian, theologian, scholar, and prophet from the first Century until the Nineteenth Century all believed that the church would go through the Great Tribulation and not escape through some secret rapture that would leave the world paralyzed. I pray that they will take a moment and read my book, “Final Warning” because the hour of is His judgment has come.

geebee090

Not being gay, I dated a girlfriend of mine for tomorrow 05:30 PM so to enjoy together once more ... and for sure not the last one!

God bless you all!

cpesyle

I think everyone that believes this is fallowing a man on Earth, the bible warns those of false prophets! This has now become a cult! Pretty scary for the people who are are preaching false teachings! They all said in the interviews yesterday that they "People need to pray more now than ever!" I believe that they need to begin to pray and ask God to forgive them for preaching false things!

cpesyle

I think everyone that believes this is fallowing a man on Earth, the bible warns those of false prophets! This has now become a cult! Pretty scary for the people who are are preaching false teachings! They all said in the interviews yesterday that they "People need to pray more now than ever!" I believe that they need to begin to pray and ask God to forgive them for preaching false things!

Bradley Lanphere

Just spoke with the Tooth Fairy and Easter Bunny and they told me that Santa Claus was on his way with presents and gift certificates so not to worry. If the end is near your head must be in it. What was that noise?

epespinoza who else

The good senator from WVA is right...I didn't have any social values except for the ones provided by crooked politicians, ineffective bureaucrats, greedy prime government contractors and seedy movie picture actors.

But I got over it. I started to listen to all my parents had told me...and that sage advise turned out to be true.

As for the term itself "social value", ask a 4 year old with its belly swollen from hunger while the rich eat caviar what it means...more than likely the child will tell you "Can you eat it?"

GM

Well first off if people would read the bible instead of leaving it sit for dust to collect maybe they wouldn't be so freaked out.

"And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. " Matthew 24:11.

The Anti-christ HAS TO come one the scene FIRST.

"Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; " 1 Thessalonians Chapter 2. Verse 3.

Please read the WHOLE chapter : 1 Thessalonians Chapter 2.

The Anti-christ has he been revealed. That kind of NEWS woud have HIT the WORLD WIDE a LONG TIME Ago.
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Mat 24:23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.


Mat 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

Please read the WHOLE Chapter :Matthew Chapter 24. You will get a Better understanding.

Theres More..... but you should research it,this will help you understand more clearier.

GM

The son of perdition- for those who would like to understand th is word: –noun
1. a state of final spiritual ruin; loss of the soul; damnation.
2. the future state of the wicked.
3. hell ( def. 1 )

THE Anti-christ , I say THE because there are more then one.

I remember being in a store one day with my the woman who raised me and brother that I grew up with and this man looked at me and the brother I grew up with and he said: "Hi See this pentigram in my hand,I am God." the woman who raised me ,over heard that and Rebuked him right in that store in the name of Jesus Christ. That man took off out of that store as fast as he could in fear.

GM

I'm not yelling -just stating a strongere message in caps.


I am NOT going to laugh or make fun of all the people that believed this guy and his so called,"prediction." What does it take to get his followers to LEARN:DON'T FOLLOOW ANOTHER HUMAN. Christians are to follow CHRIST. NOT a teaching of a person,or a person, or a prediction. READ THE WORD AS IT IS,CHAPTER AFTER CHAPTER.

READ MY LAST 2 COMMENTS.

READ OTHERS COMMENTS HERE.

GM

stronger,I meant to say.

Mark L Holland

Sooner or later there will be an end of days, simply because of who and what we are, polluting the planet destroying the environment, we have killer algae in the Mediterranean ocean and it is being found off the coast of CA and other countries. A population explosion of giant jelly fish off the coasts of Japan destroying the fishing industry.

Sooner or later there will be an end of days, no Jesus or Rapture, just our own stupidity that will toll the bell for us.


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