Here's an ad which has been appearing on Craig's List around the
"Are you attending the rapture on May 21st, 2011? I expect to be left
behind when it happens, so if you aren’t going to need your worldly
possessions; be they money, cars, canned food, durable goods, etc; I
would gladly take them off of your hands. Serious responses only,
please. And remember, time is short! You can contact me by replying to
this ad. I live in Graham, But I’m willing to travel for said goods."
It’s a real test of faith, isn't it? If you think you’re going, but
hedge your bets by not giving away your material possessions, you
might be exhibiting a lack of true belief that gets you bumped off the
On Tue, 17 May 2011 10:12:30 -0400, Stormin Mormon wrote:
It was supposed to be May 12, but that passed by. No surprise. We do NOT
know the day or the hour. And the finale on October 12. I guess that once
the 12th passed it became the 21st instead. Just like his 88 reasons Christ
is returning in 1988 and the follow-up 89 reasons Christ is returning in
1989. So much for the 7 years of tribulation (wrath of God) and Christ's
1,000 year reign on earth. Just another Jim Jones or David Koresh who end
up making a mockery of Christ before the nations. I like Augustine's
response to knowing it was the last day. "I would pay a debt and plant a
tree." Much better than raking up the debt and leaving people high and dry.
Not much of a testimony.
It was a hot day - there was KoolAid. Who wouldn't drink it?
I'm really not up on that particular event, but if JJ said, "This is
poison, drink it and you will die and go to Heaven." and then
everybody drank it, he missed his calling. He should have been in
re: "He should have been in sales."
He was, and was quite good at it.
Thing is, he was selling "a way of life" not used cars.
One of the reasons he moved his cult to Jonestown was to avoid paying
taxes on his sizable net worth, a lot of which was gained by
convincing (see "sales") his followers to liquidate their assets and
turn them over to his church.
After convincing (see "sales") some of his followers to gun down
Representative Leo Ryan, 3 reporters and a defector as they tried to
leave the Jonestown complex, he ordered his followers to drink the
kool-aid in what he deemed a "revolutionary suicide". He convinced
(see "sales") parents to give the drink to their children first and
then themselves, kind of opposite of the oxygen mask instructions
given on an airplane.
Those that didn't buy his sales pitch regarding the suicide were
mudered by those that did.
If he didn't deserve Salesman of the Year in 1978, no one did.
On Tue, 17 May 2011 23:13:36 -0500, The Daring Dufas wrote:
I like this response to Saturday's prediction:
I wonder if any of his followers would like to give me their bank accounts
and property today as they will not need it after tomorrow!
On Tue, 17 May 2011 17:34:36 -0400, Stormin Mormon wrote:
Not only doesn't he get the message, but unthinking fools don't get the
message! Our local Christian radio station picked up on it and made fun of
it. Not even the Son of Man knows the day or the hour, but this guy has
even more knowledge than Jesus! Of course it would be nice to leave the
burdens of this world behind, but it could be today, tomorrow, next year,
next century! We are supposed to be prepared every day. Live today like it
is the last, but also prepare for dying of old age.
So am I "of an age where prioritizing my time is important, because I
don't feel quite so immortal anymore"?
What do the "dozens or perhaps hundreds" of clues you've ferreted out
tell you about my age?
In true carny style, if you come within 2 years, you can choose one of
...but you gotta pay me $2 first.
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