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About 30 CE: The Christian Scriptures (New Testament), when interpreted literally, appear to record many predictions by Yeshua of Nazareth (Jesus Christ) that God's Kingdom would arrive within a very short period, or was actually in the process of arriving. For example, Jesus is recorded as saying in Matthew 16:28: "...there shall be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom." In Matthew 24:34, Yeshua is recorded as saying: "...This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled." Since the life expectancy in those days was little over 30 years, Jesus appears to have predicted his second coming sometime during the 1st century CE. It didn't happen
500 CE: This was the first year-with-a-nice-round-number-panic. The antipope Hippolytus and an earlier Christian academic Sextus Julius Africanus had predicted Armageddon at about this year.
1669: The Old Believers in Russia believed that the end of the world would occur in this year. 20 thousand burned themselves to death between 1669 and 1690 to protect themselves from the Antichrist.
1919: Meteorologist Albert Porta predicted that the conjunction of 6 planets would generate a magnetic current that would cause the sun to explode and engulf the earth on DEC-17.
Originally posted by anon102
I say let it all end. Someone hit the reset button. Nothing I mean nothing makes sense! The world is rampant with Greed, conformity, complacency, apathy, and conniving people.
I want off this damn rock! .... damn I need to smoke.
Originally posted by Gazrok
Good for who?
Not sure about you, but I like:
Being able to just go buy food (instead of hunt or grow it)
Having a car (and the freedom of travel)
The ability to take a cruise or flight
The safety of Police, Ambulances, and Fire Departments (and the Military)
Without civilization, we'd have none of these things.