What do you believe?
thefish
6/2/2006 2:36:03 PM
ak....

Hahahaha....thank you, thank you...I needed a good laugh today!

The world will end when it ends. The sun will explode and boom, gone!

According to scientists, that's not for a long, long time!

I believe that if this could happen once, well, it can happen over and over and over and over...there is a other earth out there just waiting for us...always waiting...to believe anything else is to doubt that "God" is all powerful...

In other words, everlasting life is not what you think...and "God" is not stupid...

Peace
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akbusch
6/2/2006 1:33:26 PM
I will once again quote St. Alfred (E. Newman): "What! Me Worry?"

On the other hand, the thought of yet another Ann Coulter book hitting the shelves--and people actually buying and reading it--scares the ever livin' liver out of me!
gerald_ford
6/2/2006 1:19:53 PM
worst...article...ever.
Jstanl
6/2/2006 12:59:26 PM
"Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. (13:18, KJV)

Obviously the number is not about a date, it's the name of a person when the name is written in Hebrew/Aramaic.

Jim
Jstanl
6/2/2006 12:55:46 PM
rbethell,

The Hegira (Islamic) calender has twelve months, six of 30 days and six of 29 days. It's a lunar calender based on 29 1/2 days per month for a total of 354 days. This means that on the Hegira calender a given date moves forward on the Gregorian calender eleven days.

Jim
jacknky
6/2/2006 12:45:26 PM
I can't even believe B'net is making an issue of this.
rbethell
6/2/2006 10:46:49 AM
Jesus and his disciples would have had little use for the Julian calendar on which a 6/6/06 could even appear. In the Middle Eastern provinces of the Roman Empire, most cultures used a nine month calendar of the kind Judaism and Islam still use today.
ChottoMatte
6/2/2006 10:41:40 AM
I love it. We really should have been scared at the beginning of the month. And now we'll have to hold our breaths until after primary day.
filmalicia
6/2/2006 10:19:47 AM
The numbers! The numbers are evil! (LOL all you "Lost" fans.)

The bit about how 666 may actually be 616 reminds me of Irshad Manji's suggestion in "The Trouble with Islam Today" that the "72 virgins in Paradise" for suicide bombers may have been mistranslated -- it should actually read (according to one scholar) as "72 white raisins in Paradise." ROFLMAO
Heretic_for_Christ
6/2/2006 10:11:22 AM
Some years ago, a lot of people noted that the planets were soon going to line up in an astronomical "grand alignment," and they predicted that it would tear the Earth apart. My 7th-grade science students back then could have told them that the gravitational effects of a grand alignment of planets would be infinitessimal. But at least that pseudoscientific prediction was fun. I am SO bored with religious apocalyptic notions from people who are so disappointed in their lives that all they can envision is a violent end in which God comes down to vindicate them and kill everyone they resent - a variant of the picked-on kid who snarls at his tormentors, "Just wait. My big brother is going to come and beat the crap out of you."
ABlkCat
6/2/2006 8:41:25 AM
I never ceases to amaze me that zealots build evil events into dates, but you never hear about something wonderful happening like ..on 07-07-07 we predict the worlds starvation, poverty and sickness will be eliminated. Hurrah!

I thinks it more fun being childish and blaming woes on stupid things rather than people's actions.
dawnpiper
6/2/2006 8:22:18 AM
Not to mention that the mark, if it existed, would actually be khi-ksi-sigma...
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