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InvisibleSwami
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A Prediction...
    #898531 - 09/22/02 12:12 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

... that doesn't predict is not a prediction.

I know it sounds silly when I say it like that, but people ALL TOO OFTEN look to the Bible, Nostradamus, Sylvia Browne, Edgar Cayce, et al; AFTER a significant event has happened, then somehow make it fit some nebulous passage.

I will say it one more time, if it doesn't predict, it isn't a prediction.

To predict according to Webster is to "make known in advance". In advance people. Not after the fact.



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Re: A Prediction... [Re: Swami]
    #898558 - 09/22/02 12:26 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Also predicting evrything you can think of and then being proud of what you are correct on is not predicting. (e.g doomsday has been unsuccesfully predicted millions of times now)


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Re: A Prediction... [Re: Swami]
    #898562 - 09/22/02 12:29 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I don't think events are totally fixed, but I do think that some things are "highly probable" to happen. When someone makes a prediction that doesn't happen, that does not necessarily discredit the predictor, it only shows that anything can happen...


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Re: A Prediction... [Re: Adamist]
    #898598 - 09/22/02 12:49 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Maybe Clairvoiance(sp?) is a better word??!


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Re: A Prediction... [Re: Adamist]
    #898603 - 09/22/02 12:52 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

When someone makes a prediction that doesn't happen, that does not necessarily discredit the predictor

Of course not. When your doctor diagnoses you with a heart condition and you have cancer, that doesn't mean he is a quack. It fact, it gives him even MORE credence.


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Re: A Prediction... [Re: Swami]
    #898691 - 09/22/02 02:09 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

there is always room for human error. I make errors, and you make errors. Well wait, you are...well, a robot...arent you? Anyways, that is why you always get a second opinion when it comes to doctors.  :grin: 


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Re: A Prediction... [Re: Swami]
    #899041 - 09/22/02 12:14 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

what about that irish mystic who recorded all the popes?


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Re: A Prediction... [Re: CleverName]
    #899056 - 09/22/02 12:23 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Can you be a little more vague?


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Re: A Prediction... [Re: CleverName]
    #899058 - 09/22/02 12:23 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

if i were to write down a bunch of vague predictions now, for the future, knowing what the future may be like, then many people in the future would say i was the man if my predictoins was somewhat correct. no, i dont believe any man can tell whats in store after this second has elapsed....to do so would nullify free-will, wouldnt it?


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Re: A Prediction... [Re: Swami]
    #899061 - 09/22/02 12:25 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

im not sure of his name, i saw about him on the TV. ill go try to fetch some info online, ill be back


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Re: A Prediction... [Re: Swami]
    #899067 - 09/22/02 12:31 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

http://www.800ga.com/b/seers/Malachy/malachy.htm

i predict you will check out that web site... :wink: 


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Re: A Prediction... [Re: CleverName]
    #899076 - 09/22/02 12:38 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Why do you even bring this up? Calling some future pope "the glory of the olive" is hardly a prediction nor is "from the toil of the sun". This can be applied in a thousand ways and says NOTHING.

I predict something blue will have significance to you in the coming years.


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Re: A Prediction... [Re: Swami]
    #899086 - 09/22/02 12:45 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

i dunno swami, i agree with you in the sense that it is vague, but some of the descriptopns werent. now, why do i even bring this up? dont ask obvious questions just to be annoying, please.


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if you can't find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?

this is the purpose


Edited by CleverName (09/22/02 12:46 PM)


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Re: A Prediction... [Re: Swami]
    #899090 - 09/22/02 12:48 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

In reply to:

I predict something blue will have significance to you in the coming years.




omg, did you make this prediction a few years ago? cause like, I had a dream involving the color blue which changed my life
you are so fucking psychic, man
even if you just made it, it's still a great prediction, it's like, prediction of the past, yeah!


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Re: A Prediction... [Re: CleverName]
    #899099 - 09/22/02 12:54 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I'm annoying? Why don't you post one of his exact descriptions of the Pope's name, age, country of origin and when he reigned. "Blue of Moon" or whatever doesn't count in my book.


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Re: A Prediction... [Re: Swami]
    #899110 - 09/22/02 01:01 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

ah, didnt mean to say you were annoying, how could you be? i meant to say dont ask annoying ???s


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Re: A Prediction... *DELETED* [Re: CleverName]
    #899116 - 09/22/02 01:04 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

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Re: A Prediction... [Re: Swami]
    #899118 - 09/22/02 01:05 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

like i said before, i dont believe any man can tell whats in store after this second has elapsed, but a "god" maybe, and thats a tough maybe...


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Re: A Prediction... [Re: Swami]
    #899121 - 09/22/02 01:07 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

sure swam, ill remove it...didnt mean to make anyone cry...just making a funny, thats all


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Edited by CleverName (09/22/02 01:07 PM)


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Re: A Prediction... [Re: Swami]
    #899124 - 09/22/02 01:09 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

AWWWW  :frown:
I missed it :frown:
what did he say?  :smile:


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