posted on Nov, 6 2008 @ 12:34 PM
Ah, I love threads like this. I may be new to ATS, but I have been on enough forums to get the 'characters' right. Remember, skeptics and
theorists all have their special spot in this world. The theorists see things - whether it is patterns, ufos, aliens, angels, strange black dudes in
dreds - and they interpret meaning through these things. The skeptics doubt and naysay in an effort to keep things as empirical and 'black & white'
as possible. There is a balance here though, and that helps truth to be told. Because we must all admit, truth lies somewhere between the theorists
and skeptics. The traditional skeptics are gonna hate this post though, but it is a fun post and just about as much of a 'prediction' as anything
else dealing with the future in that you should only take it with a grain of salt unless things start matching the pattern of events.
I used to be a pretty good skeptic. I still am, but to a point. Why do I say this? Well, it is personal and my job is not to convince anybody to be
different from who they are. What I will say is that I firmly believe there is no such thing as coincidence and that humankind is on the verge of
great knowledge. I base some of this out of reality (a nice little combination of Moore's Law and Occam's Razor!) and my beliefs are reinforced
daily. When I doubt, the reinforcements get stronger. When I get complacent, I get wake-up calls.
Enough about me though, because that is not the point here. OP - hoaxer or not - touches on a few valid points. First, the Montana thing... odd that
this happens to be the location of a super volcano. But then again, maybe not? Our sun is entering a new solar cycle. The period between cycles is
predictable, and the recent 'quiet period' was pretty pronounced. This may indicate a rather strong cycle and you can all chime in with when
scientists at the Space Environment Center in Boulder, Colo. are predicting the peak of the next cycle: 2011 to 2012.
Okay, so what if this solar period is stronger than before? Well, there are some studies that link geomagnetic storms and seismic activity. If we
are entering an especially strong solar cycle and a biggie gets popped in our direction, it has the potential to unleash some heavy earthquakes. If
that is the case, I would not want to be near the Pacific coast (ring of fire) nor the Atlantic (Canary Islands tsunami). So Montana may not be that
bad of an idea.
As for the Egyptian references, Part I of Zeitgeist the movie points out the significance between Egyptian religion, the sun, and Christianity.
Horace, Jesus, the solstice... some things just seem to 'fit'. OP may want to watch that film, it is free. Google it. The sun is essential to
life - gives us life.
Just remember, everything is cyclical in the universe. Balance is only achieved though matching opposite amplitudes. What has happened once, will
happen again in a resonant form. Since the biblical text seems to have personified the sun as Jesus, perhaps the antichrist is also just a
personification of something else... something more cosmological.
As for the 'fire' prediction. We know solar flares can disrupt electronics. The last super-flare was in 1859 and was believed to cause fires in
buildings with electrical wires in them and the aurora were so bright that you could read a newspaper at night. Now fast-forward to present day and
imagine a super-flare hitting Earth. With all of our electronics and every single dwelling being wired with AC electrical wiring... it makes one
wonder what the possible ramifications could be. Sweeping fire in the sky may not be so far fetched. (I think Nostradamus even said something to
this effect.) Maybe a cave in Montana is not such a bad idea to worship all that is beautiful in this universe?