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Should we really be joking?

This is just one story of the fallout from Campings "prediction" https://rt.com/news/teen-kills-rapture-predicted/ . So should we be joking about it. There are people out there that are taking this to heart. Not just Christians who believe in " The Rapture" but also those who have never really stepped foot in a church or  even read the bible, or any true association with Christ's followers and his teachings. I'm not talking about  the whacked out fundies that believe everything spoon fed to them, that believe the earth is only a few 1000 years old, that only a precious few are saved or the once saved always saved crowd. I'm talking about the ones who know that all have a chance of salvation at some point. That believe in God's mercy for all, at some point for we don't know the heart of those who are dying at that exact time, and place.

 
daps

Asked by daps at 9:44 AM on May. 25, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Oh! And I really hope this jerk is made responsible for the actual DEATHS he caused wit hhis "predictions". I hope he gives back all the money he got from the people he cheated and were left wit hnothing because they took him seriously.

    Sharon
    momto2boys973

    Answer by momto2boys973 at 2:26 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • lol at anon. we `cant stop these idiots, they take their own lives. its sad, but sad stories are everywhere these days. theres nothing we can do. he sounds like a cult leader, many have been lost on these kinds of paths.
    fefe87

    Answer by fefe87 at 9:52 AM on May. 25, 2011

  • It's called brainwashing.  It's powerful and effective and religion is very adept at it.

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 10:14 AM on May. 25, 2011

  • Nope... we should not be.. words do have power.
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 10:03 PM on May. 26, 2011

  • The old man isn't crazy, he is shrewd and greedy.

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 3:34 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • The man really had egg on his face didn't he???? it is not funny to them but it is to some.
    older

    Answer by older at 9:46 AM on May. 25, 2011

  • Sad that she took it to heart & believed it. If its not one idiot wailing about one thing then there will be another out there wailing about another thing. We cant help it if others take it to heart & decide to act on that.
    Mel30248

    Answer by Mel30248 at 9:49 AM on May. 25, 2011

  • My point is how many more innocents lives have been shorten, because of this idiot and those who also believe.
    daps

    Comment by daps (original poster) at 9:50 AM on May. 25, 2011

  • Harold Camping or not, the truth is some major things are happening in this world that are being pushed under the mainstream media rug. If you are not paying attention look at the wars currently happening in the Middle East. Some are saying Libya doesn't even have rebels fighting anymore and that Al Qaeda is fighting with those rebels. Those same "rebels" Obama just invited to the White House yesterday.

    Look at Fukushima. If you didn't know, it's gone into an uncontrolled state that any point could literally destroy our entire atmosphere. Why is no one talking about that? You can actually get information from UC Berkeley's website that spends time researching the amount of radiation we have in U.S. Obama is prancing around and telling others nations what to do when America is on the verge of an economic collapse. That's a sign in itself that we could shortly become the next Roman Empire. Harold is crazy, but he has a point!
    LaurenMichele

    Answer by LaurenMichele at 9:54 AM on May. 25, 2011

  • I think Campings should have some sort of punishment. To have your own believes is one thing to scare people into thinking something awful is true is another thing. However, free speech & he wont get punished. On the other hand these people shouldnt have been dumb (maybe not the 14yo but adults at least) & believed this shit anyway.
    Mel30248

    Answer by Mel30248 at 9:54 AM on May. 25, 2011

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