"Pathetic Prophetic Failure"

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  1. Durandal

    Durandal Well-Known Member Donor

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    Great video.

    [video=youtube;j9RN8UgBBs4]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9RN8UgBBs4[/video]

    I don't know of anyone here loony enough to take these doomsday prophets seriously, but it really is funny how frequently they come along with some expected doomsdate that never comes to pass. I think the one before this 23 September 2015 nonsense was December 2012, and of course there have been many, many others throughout history. It seems we have a certain segment of the population who just get off on this sort of thing, and they are mostly if not entirely of an unstable religious persuasion.
     
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    Spooky Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Pretty much and you can bet that anyone giving a specific date has something they are selling. The great predictors, such as Nostrodamus or the Bible rarely give dates and when they do they are pretty cryptic about how they do it.
     
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    Has anyone ever interpreted a Nostradamus prediction so that they were able to ascertain what was to happen BEFORE it happened?

    Ihave never seen that. He is always brought in after the fact.
     
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    Spooky Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    You can't really because he never, or rarely, gives specific dates.
     
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    Swensson Devil's advocate

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    Now, I don't have 26 minutes right now, and when I do, I may very well chose to do something else, so could someone check and see if this video says anything intellectually stimulating, or if it's just the mental masturbation of poking fun at the same things people were poking fun at in the past? Call me embittered, but it seems to me these guys are low hanging fruit in the debate against unjustified beliefs.
     
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    How ironic: I just made this same quote in another thread. Regarding "unjustified beliefs". "Act 13:39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses."
    So you see, the beliefs of Christians in Jesus the Christ is already 'justified'.
     
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    Durandal Well-Known Member Donor

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    Actually, most of it is video clips of various doomsday prophets. Aron Ra comments relatively briefly. It's funny you mention the length - it didn't feel that long to me at all.
     
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    Durandal Well-Known Member Donor

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    That is not even a correct understanding of the 'justification' referred to in your quoted passage. Your interpretation is also meaningless, because there is justification for beliefs that are just plain wrong and stupid.
     
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    "just plain wrong and stupid".... by whose standards; yours, mine, or that of someone else?

    "correct understanding"? by whose standards; yours, mine, or that of someone else?
     

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