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Funny Craig's list post!

Posted by on May. 21, 2011 at 3:22 PM
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 Borrowed from another group, too funny!

http://westslope.craigslist.org/com/2385606082.html

Being raptured? (Western Slope)




Now this is a honest to good option for some folk out there, so don't make this political.

If you are being raptured this Saturday and are uncertain about what to do with your worldly possessions, I am willing to take them off your hands. I am a good, decent person who is really poor, so this is basically doing God's work. It's better than just leaving your stuff around to incite violence, riots and looting.

I am 99.97% I will not be raptured so you can feel confident that your belongings will be in good but needy hands.

Serious inquiries only please!
by on May. 21, 2011 at 3:22 PM
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Alejandra10
by Alejandra-Mexican on May. 21, 2011 at 3:23 PM
Rofl
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kgmmw
by Kimberly-US/Mex on May. 21, 2011 at 4:14 PM
Lol
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RainyRain
by Reyna on May. 21, 2011 at 4:16 PM
LoL
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glamorous_mami
by on May. 21, 2011 at 5:03 PM

 lol wow

karma729
by Karina-D.R. on May. 21, 2011 at 5:10 PM
The sad part is like I post in the other post. The Lunattic that said the world is ending today had people giving him their money( willingly ) and has more than 20+ millions collected.
sophiesmom07
by on May. 22, 2011 at 10:36 AM

 

Quoting karma729:

The sad part is like I post in the other post. The Lunattic that said the world is ending today had people giving him their money( willingly ) and has more than 20+ millions collected.

 Wow, really? Didn't know that, hadn't really been following the story.  Wasn't that convenient!

sophiesmom07
by on May. 22, 2011 at 10:45 AM

 Despite Careful Calculations, the World Does Not End

By
Published: May 21, 2011

OAKLAND, Calif. - Whew.

 
Jim Wilson/The New York Times

At Apocalypse Central, Preparing for What Happens, or Doesn't (May 21, 2011)

With the clock running out on a much-hyped - and much-ridiculed - apocalyptic prediction, it appeared on Saturday that humankind had survived, with few if any signs of the end of the world. (Except, of course, another year without a Triple Crown winner in horse racing.)

The prophecy, made by Harold Camping, an 89-year-old Christian radio entrepreneur, had gained traction in the popular imagination in large part as a result of a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign, paid for and promoted by Family Radio, Mr. Camping's nonprofit network of more than 200 religious radio stations.

The blitz also included thousands of billboards and millions of pamphlets announcing - in no uncertain terms - that May 21, 2011, would be Judgment Day. ("Have you heard the awesome news?" read one ad. "The End of the World is Almost Here!")

But as of late Saturday, planet Earth seemed to continue to spin in the cosmos, even as the jokes seemed certain to continue to percolate through sports radio, comedy clubs and David Letterman's Top 10 list ("Top 10 Things I, Dave, Need to Do Before the End of the World: No. 4. Tell Oprah that I love her") .

Those jabs came as several church leaders in the Bay Area offered outreach to disappointed believers. Dave Nederhood, a pastor at Christian Reformed Church in Alameda, said he was particularly concerned about those who may have given away possessions or left jobs in the days leading up to Saturday.

"This guy is not an evangelical, he's not a minister," Mr. Nederhood said of Mr. Camping. "He is self-deluded."

Mr. Camping said that he had calculated the exact day of the end of the world using a mathematical method involving various dates - and prophecies - derived from his reading of Scripture.

Calls and e-mails to Family Radio were not returned on Saturday. But at the group's offices near the Oakland airport, a crowd gathered at 6 p.m. - the time Mr. Camping had predicted the end of the world would begin on the West Coast - mostly to party and poke fun.

Ed Holmes, who goes by Bishop Joey in the satirical group First Church of the Last Laugh, led several countdowns to Armageddon as revelers drank beer, danced and released helium balloons with blowup dolls attached.

"There's a lot of gullible people in the world," said Mr. Holmes, 65, adding that the Bible was a "Bronze Age fable" being exploited by Mr. Camping. "This guy needs to be exposed."

Some struck a more serious tone, including a group from the Calvary Bible Church in nearby Milpitas, which planned a 10 a.m. service Sunday to comfort believers of Mr. Camping's preaching.

"We are here because we care about these people," said James Bynum, a church deacon. "It's easy to mock them. But you can go kick puppies, too. But why?"

Still, some true believers had not given up hope. Gary Daniels, 27, of Newark, Del., who quit his job because of the prediction, said Saturday afternoon that he was convinced the end was nigh.

"We're still watching and waiting for Christ's return," Mr. Daniels said, adding, "It's a beautiful night for a rapture." He said that while there had been a few dramatic geological hiccups this weekend - an earthquake in New Zealand, a volcano in Iceland - it was nothing compared with what the end would be like.

"A volcano is a volcano!" Mr. Daniels said. "This is the end of the world - that's not even an hors d'oeuvre!"

Ashley Parker contributed reporting.

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