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Image of the Beast, Robotics?

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posted on Jul, 2 2005 @ 05:37 PM
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FROM THIS WEBSITE:
www.bible-prophecy.com...


QUOTE:
Image of the Beast
Because of the signs he was given power to do on behalf of the first beast, he deceived the inhabitants of the earth. He ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed.
Revelation 13:14-15 (NIV)

The Image of The Beast is not the same as the Beast himself (Antichrist). It is a statue that has "come to life." In modern terms this would be a life-like robot. We have been accustomed to life-like images since the introduction of "Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln" at Disneyland in 1965. There has also been a growing interest in "cyborgs," or bionic men, first popularized by the television series "The Six Million Dollar Man," and a steady development on Star Trek type programs of the concept of "The Borg" with their collective consciousness.

Dramatic advances in the fields of Computer Science, especially Artificial Intelligence, Computer Animation, and Robotics, have made it possible to picture the fulfillment of this prophecy.

THE TIME LORD:
Could it be some future technology like holographic images or maybe intelligent TVs A.I.TV technology that can speak to you or computers like in star trek.


What do you think? Do you have another explanation?






Mod Edit: ALL-CAPS title and to insert bbcode quote box.

[edit on 2-7-2005 by kinglizard]




posted on Jul, 2 2005 @ 08:04 PM
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Pretty good theory but i still believe it will be a human being. But yea machines are starting to take over..



posted on Jul, 2 2005 @ 09:26 PM
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I was never a Trekkie or anything, but the one thing that I loved about Star Trek was the "Holideck." That has got to be the greatest invention ever... and I'm sure we're gonna see something very similar to it in our lifetime (excluding you elderly ATS'ers!). As much as that technology excites me, it also worries me that a computer could have the ability to create a false reality that cannot be distinguised from what is really here.



posted on Jul, 3 2005 @ 02:06 AM
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Wow the author of that article has absolutely no knowledge of robots in media at all.
The first film robot was in Metropolis back in 1927, and that caused a stir of pulp fiction full of robots
that has been followed through to this very day.
Man giving life to a statue was shown in the film "The Golem" in 1920.

To the K-a-razy Christians everything is the Anti-Christ.
I saw some religious show about how computer generated special effects were the work of the devil, this was just one episode, but guess what this show used in its opening and between and ending segments every single week? Thats right computer generated special effects
Idiot hypocrites!



posted on Jul, 3 2005 @ 07:43 PM
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There has been articles about bio-technology where they might use human tissue to work along side machines and use human biology to create neurons along side technology.

news.bbc.co.uk...
www.businessweek.com...

Its the principle that a living machine or robots of the future with some awareness will be used as a tool to show the anti-christ's power of making life that only God can do. The theory is that it sounds like a robot type being having it becoming aware. Could be used to solve world problems, I Robot, no more work for people no povety.
Like the Terminator films, I think people are quite adjusted with this idea if it happened for real. DNA computers its the future.

People look for signs to see if Prophecy can be better understood and the more globalised and advanced we become the more probable the prophecies sound.

Everybody will see the false prophet be killed by a sword and be astonished he rose 3 days later. How could everybody on earth see this event happen in the future? We have TV for that if some one asked 150years ago. Its all these small details that make it probable like maybe a technology can impliment for example the mark of the beast world wide. ID cards the marks first generation and the new RFID chips



[edit on 3-7-2005 by The time lord]



posted on Jul, 30 2005 @ 11:45 AM
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QUOTE FROMTHE LINK BELOW:
Thousands of pilgrims have flocked to a church in southern Italy since word spread over the weekend that a statue of the Virgin Mary has repeatedly come to life before stunned faithful, Italian media reported
abclocal.go.com...#

It's things like this that get the public motivated and believing in Idol and Images that come to life. Its more popular now than ever before or has been about lifeless objects having life. Its quite similar to the Image of the beast theory and the Chatholic religion has been known as the one world religion to spawn the anti-christ.

There is another small but worth wondering theory that all the depictions of Christ in paintings are in fact Satan who will look like the Son of man but have us decieved.

No one has really answered here for a while maybe its thread that just too specialised.



posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 10:00 PM
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After a few months of no one noticing this site, we have conflic by the Muslim religion about publishing of pictures about Mohammad. This Anti- Christ will demand an image of him self and to be worshipped I wonder how that gets into the sytem of this generation of thought for the world to fall into that trap of doing so. But then again only God needs himself to give rights so what ever happens lies or no lies its overalled.



posted on Jun, 3 2008 @ 07:54 PM
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Maybe it's computers because they are everywhere and they make it easy for people to worship it in what ever form it's meant. Most things have speakers and devises on that make sound and video. So maybe its the start of it on Computers and TV that we could be worshipping the Beast or it's sytem.



posted on Jun, 3 2008 @ 08:29 PM
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Time Lord,
Robot is definately a good theory..as are others mentioned. I thought maybe it is a clone(exact image).. Obviously this is SCiFi speculation but we know at that point that people are forced to receive the mark also that the first beast received a mortal wound but is healed(or was it). I believe at the time of the image is when the worst of the 3 and 1/2 years is taking place on earth..Maybe the "clone" is filled with Satan thus forcing worship.
Which brings the question would clones have souls- I think so but I am just going with the clone case for the antichrist..
BP



posted on Sep, 12 2008 @ 12:27 PM
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The best way to implement the Image of the Beast is through TVs and PCs because that is how the world communicates and if they are converted into worship centres then the Image of the Beast is here right now, but not activated.

It could be Holographic TVs of the future where images can appear in 3-D in your rooms. Someone also mentioned a self proclaimed prophet who is building a statue for him self. But will it speak, and be able to live? That is another part of the variable.



posted on Apr, 25 2009 @ 09:49 AM
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What if we are becoming that image of the beast through communication devices? We use phones all the time, phones now have cameras on them.
What if we through webcams are doing the devils work, we are worshipping the images and its from the beast which is computers and electronic devises. Taxi's for example with radio signals, the image was allowed to speak so it could be something very obvious but we just don't realise it. Not to bring confusion just a thought and maybe once this anti-Christ leader comes to power he will use these devices to force us to worship him as his tool of operation.

But then again if the God is also sending out a message through communication means, be it spoken language and technology, the counterfeit would probably mean a literal image like a statue that speaks and demands worship from the world. So it could be after all like the Bible says a talking living robot or Clone type being, or it could be a type of Arc that projects from heaven down to earth.
It could be holgraphic in nature we are not sure but its possible in the future to come.




[edit on 25-4-2009 by The time lord]



posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 01:48 PM
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So once again no one seems interested in this thread, no one is really taking much notice then, I hope people can give some views on it if they ever come across it in the Bible.



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 09:13 AM
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I believe you are correct. It will be a super computer that is capable of making your life very easy or very difficult depending on your dedication to its program for you. It will be very life like. I've also heard theorized that the mark will actually be like a wound that the beast had suffered but lived. A form of self mutilation? Have you heard of this?



posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 12:49 AM
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Originally posted by The time lord
FROM THIS WEBSITE:
www.bible-prophecy.com...


QUOTE:
Image of the Beast
Because of the signs he was given power to do on behalf of the first beast, he deceived the inhabitants of the earth. He ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed.
Revelation 13:14-15 (NIV)

The Image of The Beast is not the same as the Beast himself (Antichrist). It is a statue that has "come to life." In modern terms this would be a life-like robot. We have been accustomed to life-like images since the introduction of "Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln" at Disneyland in 1965. There has also been a growing interest in "cyborgs," or bionic men, first popularized by the television series "The Six Million Dollar Man," and a steady development on Star Trek type programs of the concept of "The Borg" with their collective consciousness.

Dramatic advances in the fields of Computer Science, especially Artificial Intelligence, Computer Animation, and Robotics, have made it possible to picture the fulfillment of this prophecy.

THE TIME LORD:
Could it be some future technology like holographic images or maybe intelligent TVs A.I.TV technology that can speak to you or computers like in star trek.


What do you think? Do you have another explanation?






Mod Edit: ALL-CAPS title and to insert bbcode quote box.

[edit on 2-7-2005 by kinglizard]


Watch Terminator 1-3, then check out "Terminator Salvation" 5-21-2009. It is going to happen, the question is when?



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 05:23 AM
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One question that I have to ponder is that because so many possible outcomes of the image of the beast can manifest in, what if we are without knowing worshipping it? What if it’s the computer screen, the TV the phone or endless devices? But then again, no one is forcing us to worship anything. What people need to sort out is, Adultery of religion and idol worship is probably more related to Babylonian life style of the present age, and the image of the beast being something more individual in nature.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 06:11 AM
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Maybe you guys are on the right path with the robot theory, in that by "image" they mean a manmade creation..


Here's my interpretation my thoughts in bold:


Because of the signs (campaigning) he was given power (elected) to do on behalf of the first beast (to carry on the agenda of a previous leader) , he deceived the inhabitants of the earth(through mass media hypnosis). He ordered them to set up an image (manmade construct, not necessarily a robot..) in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived (Ronald Reagan). He was given power to give breath (life) to the image (clone) of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed.
Revelation 13:14-15 (NIV)



This isn't necessarily what I believe to be true, just another way of looking at it..


[edit on 5/1/2009 by nasdack24k]



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 06:41 AM
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excuse me but i would like to know if im allowed to put the Islamic point of view about the Anti Christ and the beast in this thread ? because i do believe that we have some similarities.

thank you



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 08:14 AM
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AI System in Gematria is 666. So yes it may definitely be a robot of some sort.

Maybe like a flash clone of the Beast in a sense. The name MAITREYA is 666 in like every language that has the system. I've done the calculation.

But then there's this:

www.maitreyaproject.org...

www.share-international.org...




posted on May, 1 2009 @ 09:19 AM
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People can feel free to put which view they like. Even Islamic or Buddhist perspectives or what ever they feel. I may have some counter arguments about other systems and faiths because I am seeing it through one eye of Biblical faith which covers many topics.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 11:14 AM
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Now regarding the beast that you have mentioned in your post, it has been also mentioned in the Qur’ân:

[27][82] And when the Word (of torment) is fulfilled against them, we shall bring out from the earth a beast for them, to speak to them because mankind believed not with certainty in Our Ayât (Verses of the Qur'ân and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him))

Now as you can see that it is clearly mentioned in the Qur’ân.

We Muslims refer to two things in our religion:

1-the holy book ( Qur’ân )
2-The Hadith (the sayings of the prophet Mohamed peace be upon him addressing his followers) because we believe that he doesn’t say anything on his own but what shall he hear from Allah (our God) through angel Gabriel he shall speak.

And because he also mentioned this creature which is called the beast in some of his conversations with his followers, and described it as creature with four legs, it will speak to people, it will stamp the people on their faces with a mark that either says infidel or believer, and that will be a sign and miracle before the end of the judgment day.



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