Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Christian Hope

There’s nothing like the hope offered by Christianity:
There’s a lot there to look forward to when you’re a believer.

I’m reminded of Richard Noone’s predictions for May 5, 2000 in his book 5/5/2000: Ice.

I know what you’re thinking: that didn’t pan out quite as predicted. But don’t worry, I understand that there’s a revised edition.

Oh, wait, that dates from before the failed predicted date.

But I’m sure David Meade’s nailed it this time! Planet X is here with a vengeance, and it’s going to X us all out of existence.

So, nice knowin’ y’all! It’s been great. Have a cold one and enjoy your precious last moments.

by Dawson Bethrick


Bahnsen Burner said...

Hmmm... Here we are. It's September 24, 2017. I thought the world was supposed to end yesterday. Did an asteroid destroy the world and I just didn't notice? Or, perhaps the Christian prophet was off by a week, a month, or a year? A decade perhaps?


Ydemoc said...

Hey Dawson,

Good stuff!

With your post in mind -- and maybe i've mentioned this before -- but shouldn't this failed prediction earn Meade a place in the "False Prophecy Hall of Fame"? -- where I believe storybook Jesus should have been among the first to be inducted.

I mean, how long does one officially have to wait for a prophecy to be fulfilled before someone is tagged as a false prophet? When it comes to storybook Jesus' prediction of a second return, seems people like to bend over backwards to give him a pass.

Thanks again!


Bahnsen Burner said...

Hi Ydemoc,

Hope you've been well!

Yes, you're right. Seems that Meade, like many others throughout the past, are just following in Jesus' footprints of failed prophecies. Then again, who am I to judge? After all, when Jesus (per Rev. 22:12) says "Behold, I come quickly," who's to say that "quickly" isn't actually relative to geologic time?

But wait, like a favorite infomercial for the latest linoleum mopping gadget, there's more! Check out this headline:

Doomsday Rescheduled: ‘Researcher’ Moves End Of The World To October

Yes, I kid you not! This guy isn't giving up! Here's the opening paragraph:

"CBS Local — After Sept. 23 came and went without a rogue planet crashing into the Earth, some might think Christian numerologist David Meade would be out of the doomsday prediction business. But, lo and behold, the self-proclaimed “researcher” now says the end of the world is still on, it’s just been moved to October."

Central Command, we've got a squirter!


Ydemoc said...


Thanks for that, Dawson.

If the past is prologue (if I'm using this phrase correctly), then I guess all I can say at this point is: See everyone in November!


Jason mc said...

One might think that the date of a failed doomsday prophesy would mark the end of their influence... but over and over again, cults like this persist. A failed apocalyptic prophesy can even serve to strengthen a cult. It's a filter to push away wavering adherents so only the most hardcore, dedicated members are left over.

95BSharpshooter said...

And.. they're.. coming to take me away, ha, ha, he, he
To the Funny Farm, where life is beautiful all the time.
And all those young men in their nice white coats...