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Prophecy of Truth

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posted on May, 24 2011 @ 08:57 PM
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This is a compilation of suicides related to dooms day predictions…that never happened
Harold Camping, the 89-year-old leader whose study of the Bible convinced him and his followers that the world would end, instead ended up with egg on his face.
The jokes were immediately flying, some alluding to that fact that the Rapture really did occur but, when God got here, he could not find anyone worthy enough to take back to heaven with him.
However, there was a darker side to the fact that the end-of-days failed to occur.
A report from Live Science tells about a California woman named Lyn Benedetto was one of millions who heard Camping’s message. She immediately became concerned that her daughters would suffer terribly in the coming apocalypse. She allegedly forced her daughters, 11 and 14, to lie on a bed and then cut their throats with a box cutter. She then tried to kill herself, though police arrested Benedetto and all three survived.
Others were not so lucky. An elderly man in Taiwan reportedly killed himself on May 5 ahead of the Rapture by jumping out of a building. He had heard that doomsday was imminent, and had taken recent earthquakes and tsunamis as early warning signs.
There were other unconfirmed reports of doomsday-related suicides around the world as well.
There have been reports of believers of Camping spending their life savings in preparation for The Rapture. One man reportedly used his $140 thousand savings, all the money he had to his name to buy billboard and advertising space trying to spread the word that the world was coming to an end.
This is not the first time that doomsday predictions have been made nor will it be the last. Camping himself is no stranger to predicting the apocalypse and in fact has once again revised his time-line and now says he was off by five months; the real apocalypse will happen in October 21.
This is no new happening…
When amateur astronomist Chuck Shramek took a fuzzy CCD image of the comet Hale-Bopp, which was set to reappear in 1997, he mistakenly observed that a Saturn-like object was trailing behind it. The observation reached message boards on the early, pre-YouTube Internet and spread, making UFO enthusiasts predict that an alien spacecraft was trailing the comet.

The closeness of the comet's appearance to the new millennium led religious cults like Heaven's Gate to see it as a sign of the apocalypse.

39 people in the cult committed mass suicide in California because they believed the UFO disguising itself through the comet was there to rescue them from a doomed Earth. How they thought killing themselves would help them get on the UFO makes no sense. Other cults who thought themselves to be creatures from other planets were waiting for the UFO to take them back home and end their "visit" on Earth.

Later it was discovered that two astronomers from the University of Hawaii had actually taken the photo and Shramek's had been altered to add the object. Oh, how gullible people were before the magics of social media and Photoshop were well known. I'll be right back, I need to drink my Acai, wheatgrass and bacon shot.

The Heaven's Gate cult has been made fun of in various parts of pop culture and has become one of the many cult laughing stocks that we now have forever. We have that information now, and can make fun of it whenever we want, so maybe it's not that big of a fail.




posted on May, 24 2011 @ 09:50 PM
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Every few years there is some doomsday prophecy that never eventuates. This is a world full of deception and lies, I put it down to a matter of natural selection for those that cannot see past the BS. This is a warning for some of the bigger con jobs going on as either we wake up or they will overcome us.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 01:28 PM
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yeah..like right after the guy failed his prediction..he just gave it another date..like we are supposed to trust his lies after hes been wrong 2 times



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 01:35 PM
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More like 'prophecy of fail'. It is a shame so many get lead into these falsehoods, thanks to false prophets(there are many as we know).



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 08:38 AM
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yeah...i relly really really think that they should be out in jail for the suicides and problems they have caused..if they didnt have the "lord" on their side they would be in soooo much trouble...but religion is to much of a touchy subject



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 09:10 PM
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Just for the record

People don't kill themselves over prophesies.
They kill themselves for the same reason they believed in the prophecy.

They're mentally ill.



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 09:25 PM
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I'm just curious? Are you qualified to make this assessment? You spoke to these people?
I was just curious otherwise that is harsh judgement without knowing the facts.



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 10:08 PM
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It amazes me that you could even consider mentally healthy people would fall into these ideas.
It then amazes me that you could even consider someone who's mentally healthy would kill themselves...

It may very well (and most likely) be true that their illness was exploited, but it doesn't negate the illness.

The burden lies on you to prove to me that a prophecy can make someone, who was not previously mentally ill, kill themselves - its an extraordinary claim.

Show me one mentally healthy individual who took their own life. Then we have a discussion.

In the meantime, the short answer is yes, I think I'm qualified.

If your intent wasn't to argue, but to establish my credentials, I apologize for sounding defensive.
I don't think with such a logical statement, that giving credentials is necessary.
You got google.



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 10:15 PM
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Socrates often called out Homer for telling fables about Hades to children ("Education of Youth" chapter in Plato's Republic). By telling the children of Hades with exaggerated stories, children learn to fear dying. They then cannot become brave physically and mentally, which is necessary to create Guardians for ideal societies.

The earth is a beautiful creation...why would it's creator seek to destroy it? Heaven and Hell are complete nonsense.



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 11:03 PM
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My mind is not wrapping around the OP heading of "Prophecy of Truth", where is the Prophesy? and what Truth did it reveal based on that Truth?

Is it that Prophesies cause suicides? I don't think a few individuals could rally that cry.

As for the Rapture, it did happen it just did not happen to ____________ (fill in your name here). I got Raptured! I really did. That very day I had an epiphany about Spirit, my Life, and about my relationship with GOD, I literally was "Raptured" right out of my old paradigm into my new paradigm. Didn't anyone else?

As for why I am still here, well I don't think I am worthy of being one of the 144,000 who will be "taken" to be part of the Army of Christ. I really do not meet the criteria that I can see; unless of course I somehow have rejuvenated my virginity. Maybe virginity has more to do with the Heart? I will keep that wick trimmed!

I feel for the fearful I really do, but that is not what this is all about, it is about the Faithful not the Fearful!

Today, ironically, is touted as the first day of "Tribulation", and I was tried against my wits with my own emotions as I grappled with thoughts across the spectrum of ATS. Personally I know that I need to stop thinking that others are as kind as I am, and that others are as sharing as I am, because I do want to believe that there is hope for Mankind. The News about the Sun is probably the beginning of the End for most, but that is just a prelude to what is really going to happen and that is..., well, you know the Story!

The Truth will reveal itself, and those who embrace Life will live, those who embrace Money will fall, and those who embrace Death will perish! I choose Life because this Universe is Heaven, we just have to take it back from Hell and those who wish to make it so.



posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 12:33 AM
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People will never stop trying to predict the future, I don't know why but there is something just cool about it. Why they would kill them self over this just makes no sense though.



posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 02:59 PM
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Believing the end of the world is near is one thing...
Killing yourself over it is entirely different.
Why wouldn't you want to see the end of the world?
Look there's only 3 or 4 real possibilities:
The world ends and you're a good person you go to heaven, the world ends you're a bad person you go to hell, but you know it's going to happen so you can repent, right?, the world doesn't end.
This is all according to Christian logic.

You HAVE to be very mentally ill to kill yourself for thinking the world is nigh.



posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 03:08 PM
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Just for the record People don't kill themselves over prophesies. They kill themselves for the same reason they believed in the prophecy. They're mentally ill.

And yet lots of people would still be alive without the doom and gloom pushers. Mentally ill, or not.
Convincing people that the world will violently end and only very few will escape has its price. It is not convincing people to buy dish washer, conciquences are to be expected.



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