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OfflineNesil
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So about that Rapture thing...
    #2579418 - 04/19/04 09:28 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Hey, all.

I was just thinking today about the Rapture and all that stuff the Christian religion preaches. I was picturing the day when the Rapture happens -- Jesus comes down in a blaze of light and picks up all the believers. He looks around sheepishly and says, "There ya go. Sorry," then just goes back into the sky.

Hey, it could happen.

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Re: So about that Rapture thing... [Re: Nesil]
    #2579470 - 04/19/04 09:40 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Whahah..  :grin:


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Re: So about that Rapture thing... [Re: Nesil]
    #2579484 - 04/19/04 09:44 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Then he slaughters the millions of bullshiters, liars, creepos, mother fuckers. With one fell swoop. .... Alpha and the Omega... The beginning and end. Christ and Anti Christ... maybe? Maybe the whole legend of the anti christ is wrrapped up in the mis interpretation of jesus in the firtst place.


The Beast is here, call it what you will. Some call it the machine, some put demonic or alien forces behind it.

I was thinking the anti christ was just the antithesis to the first... benevolent, soft as sheep christ...

WELL he got fucked. And he is gonna be a pissed off *** and he is gonna come KNOCK the shit out of so many people....  :evil: (vengeful)

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Re: So about that Rapture thing... [Re: Zero7a1]
    #2579647 - 04/19/04 10:24 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

Zero7a1 said:
Then he slaughters the millions of bullshiters, liars, creepos, mother fuckers. With one fell swoop. .... Alpha and the Omega... The beginning and end. Christ and Anti Christ... maybe? Maybe the whole legend of the anti christ is wrrapped up in the mis interpretation of jesus in the firtst place.




Thats a VERY interesting paragraph :smile:


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OfflineNesil
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Re: So about that Rapture thing... [Re: Zero7a1]
    #2579817 - 04/19/04 10:48 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I was recently pondering over the idea of God as a very, very ego-centric alien of some kind. He stops by our planet in its infancy, screws around with some folks, tells them to write this book, says he'll be back, and leaves. Civilization grows up with the belief in an all-powerful diety who will return some day to bring them up to paradise for believing.

Flash to the present day -- God comes back, ready to reap his harvest of believers/worshippers. He takes them up to their eternal paradise and leaves the rest of us alone for our own personal ventures. Everyone's happy. :-)

I bet he could even show the believers the destruction of Earth just like he promised -- Just by making the believers 'see' it. Why does he have to waste all the energy of actually going about destroying the planet when he can just make people *think* he did by showing them visions or whatnot?

Another question I was pondering... How could a guy with the word 'Antichrist' stamped on his forehead get into any position of power in the world? I mean, we've all heard the stories they preach about the Antichrist and the sign of the beast and all... Who would want to follow someone if he showed up and claimed to be the Antichrist? And who would want to get branded with a number anyway?

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Re: So about that Rapture thing... [Re: Nesil]
    #2580150 - 04/19/04 11:39 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

"Flash to the present day -- God comes back, ready to reap his harvest of believers/worshippers. He takes them up to their eternal paradise and leaves the rest of us alone for our own personal ventures. Everyone's happy. :-)

I bet he could even show the believers the destruction of Earth just like he promised -- Just by making the believers 'see' it. Why does he have to waste all the energy of actually going about destroying the planet when he can just make people *think* he did by showing them visions or whatnot?

Another question I was pondering... How could a guy with the word 'Antichrist' stamped on his forehead get into any position of power in the world? I mean, we've all heard the stories they preach about the Antichrist and the sign of the beast and all... Who would want to follow someone if he showed up and claimed to be the Antichrist? And who would want to get branded with a number anyway"

From what is sounds you are illuding to the Revelations? You must not take the text literally, especially not the book of revelations. There are at least 10 books I have heard of and possibly more just about theorys around revelations, and many more by mouth theorys exist. The symbolism in the book is very important.. yet still, some people think God will do it just the way exactly as it is in the text when the time comes for 'it to end'. Whatever the case may be, I think it is important not to get too tied up in the exact details and technicality of 'the rapture'. When the time comes it comes, and no one will be able to do anything about it in THAT MOMENT, so there will be no other fate except the one you destined for yourself. I think if the rapture does exists, it may be at the point of when something catostpohic: atom bomb, destryos the entire earth, and the souls of all the people will either exist in a conscious state of harmony or discord, and will do whatever consciousness' do when thier bodies die. /ramble off


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Re: So about that Rapture thing... [Re: Nesil]
    #2581485 - 04/20/04 06:22 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

From cassiopaea.org:

Excerpts from a canalization session between Laura Knight and some alien entities called the Cassiopaeans:

Q: (L) On the subject of the 666, I was given an insight into this several years ago as to another meaning of it, is that interpretation also correct?
A: Maybe. VI is 6 in Roman Numerals. S was 6 in ancient Egypt. A was 6 in Sanskrit. VISA, see, is 666. Interesting that to travel for extended periods one needs a "visa" also, yes?

Q: (L) Okay, it says: "Here is room for discernment, a call for the wisdom of interpretation, let him who has intelligence, penetration, insight enough calculate the number of the Beast, for it is a human number, the number of a certain man, his number is 666. What does this mean?
A: Visa as explained previously. Everyone will get their own number and it will be a Visa number, the number of the Beast.


Hah I`ve always been a little sceptic of what the effects of global economization would be :grin:


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Re: So about that Rapture thing... [Re: 2Experimental]
    #2581488 - 04/20/04 06:26 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

You're right. Revelations shouldn't be taken literally.

But the essence of the events doesn't change -- The idea about God coming down through the second coming of Jesus and destroying the entire world to make it clean for the coming of the 'kingdom'. This is "the thing" that religion preaches about -- The end that's fast approaching us. Revelations is just how Christianity thinks it'll happen.

I used to love trying to draw parallelisms between Revelations and the present day... Even succeeded sometimes, I think. Some of today's modern technological devices can be worked into Revelations, but never enough to clearly say 'where' in Revelations we may be already. I could point out things that might be the atom bomb, jet planes, nanotechnology, a catastrophic incident on the moon, maybe.

But what determines which events will actually take place? Who knows.

EDIT: I guess I was just trying to reconcile Revelations with the present-day attitudes of society. I mean, if every Christian vanished tomorrow, I'm sure the rest of us would notice it. And then we'd hear from the pseudo-Christians, the ones left behind, all this stuff about the Antichrist. So why would we still go latch on to this guy who's supposed to have 'Antichrist' on his forehead?

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Re: So about that Rapture thing... [Re: The_Visionaire]
    #2581759 - 04/20/04 10:39 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I don't know about the technique for getting the 666 from VISA (you can make a lot of words with letter/number correlation), but...

The concept of it is interesting... So she implies that the Beast is the global community in general? Or each individual nation? "The number of a certain man" ... What's this part mean? THE man, but in many locations in the form of society or something?

And does that mean that even good, God-fearing Christians who got Visas would be stuck here with the rest of us when the 'Rapture' comes? ;-)

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Re: So about that Rapture thing... [Re: The_Visionaire]
    #2582256 - 04/20/04 12:56 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

What if VISA just represented $$

as in credit cards.

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Re: So about that Rapture thing... [Re: Magus]
    #2582640 - 04/20/04 02:11 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

then mastercard is on the side of the good guys ?


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Re: So about that Rapture thing... [Re: gnrm23]
    #2582959 - 04/20/04 03:11 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Very good point... Apparently that rumor about VISA might've been started by someone working for Mastercard or Discover or somethin'. ;-)

Magus: Now we're getting a little broad. EVERYONE uses money -- Except, maybe, the Amish... Or those monk/hermit-types...

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