Awaiting the Birth of the New Skeptics

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posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 02:07 PM
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Originally posted by Xtrozero
The problem is there will ALWAYS be another date. 21st will come and go and that only means they got the date wrong by their thinking. I believe that people are already calculating a new date since planet Nibiru hasn't taken form in the last year or so.

We also have the other side that is suggesting it is an “awakening” or something else that is totally immeasurable or detectable, well unless you are one of the lucky ones. I see a whole new breed of new wave mystics on the horizon willing to lead us, for a price of course.

In the end I see nothing changing I’m sorry to say…


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The only glimmer of light we have is that 2012 is so ingrained in the global psyche that the moment nothing happens it might bring more than the average amount of people back to reality..

To the OP, i hear ya! 6 years at ATS has made me the same way, i think it says skeptical believer in my title..... the pendulum sure swings one way more than the other after those 6 years

To Xtrozero

I also fear this will breed a new wave of snake oil salesmen, as i said above hopefully the 'hype' of 2012 failing will snap enough back to the norm




posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 04:10 PM
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posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 04:33 PM
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It would be nice if we could get past this date without the goal posts being moved but I just don't see it happening. In fact I think we're already seeing it happen. I think the best we can do is facilitate a dialogue that will attempt to investigate why people believed in this date in the first place. I don't think we'll break out of this cycle until the people that buy into these dates time and again and ask themselves why. Sadly I just don't see this happening this time around. While there may be those out there trying to help the believers learn why they are going to be drowned out by all the people gloating and saying "Told you so!" In the end 2012 is just going to perpetuate the cycle of new prediction-failed prediction-mocking-new prediction.



posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 05:21 PM
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Nothing happened? Really. Answer these questions:

1) Are the financial tables of the Money Changers turned over?

2) Do the peacemakers have any rest?

Matthew 21:12

Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves.

If you answered honestly, then Jesus has entered the temple. You will be looking for one day of change and that change is already taking place.

3) Are Egyptians turned against each other? Are they ruled by a cruel master (Muslim Brotherhood)?

Isaiah 19

A prophecy against Egypt:

See, the Lord rides on a swift cloud
and is coming to Egypt.
The idols of Egypt tremble before him,
and the hearts of the Egyptians melt with fear.

2 “I will stir up Egyptian against Egyptian—
brother will fight against brother,
neighbor against neighbor,
city against city,
kingdom against kingdom.
3 The Egyptians will lose heart,
and I will bring their plans to nothing;
they will consult the idols and the spirits of the dead,
the mediums and the spiritists.
4 I will hand the Egyptians over
to the power of a cruel master,
and a fierce king will rule over them,”

I could fill this post with other examples, but if you cannot see the events of Matthew 24 happening now, then December 21 WILL pass you by as just another day. What follows will be words, words, words and nothing more.

Barnabas:

Epistle of Barnabas 15:4

Give heed, children, what this meaneth; He ended in six days. He meaneth this, that in six thousand years the Lord shall bring all things to an end; for the day with Him signifyeth a thousand years; and this He himself beareth me witness, saying; Behold, the day of the Lord shall be as a thousand years. Therefore, children, in six days, that is in six thousand years, everything shall come to an end."

2 Days -Adam to Abraham 2000 Years of Age 1 (FATHER)
2 Days -Abraham to Jesus 2000 Years of Age 2 (SON)
2 Days -Jesus to Today 2000 Years of Age 3 (HOLY SPIRIT)
1 Day -Day of Rest (Day of the Lord) 1000 years (SALVATION)
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7 Days (7000 years - Approximately 6000 have passed)

Enoch 1

'Go, bind Semjaza and his associates who have united themselves with women so as to have defiled themselves 12 with them in all their uncleanness. And when their sons have slain one another, and they have seen the destruction of their beloved ones, bind them fast for seventy generations in the valleys of the earth, till the day of their judgement and of their consummation, till the judgement that is 13 for ever and ever is consummated. In those days they shall be led off to the abyss of fire: and 14 to the torment and the prison in which they shall be confined for ever.

A generation is one degree on the Precession of the Earth. 26000 divided by 360 = 5055. Enoch was taken at around 950 after Adam. That's 6000 years.

WITNESS 3)

Israel (Moses as the Witness):

1948 they become a nation. One generation is 72.222 years. Matthew 24 says the generation that sees Israel become a nation will see Christ return. Christ said the days would be cut short or no flesh would survive. Make the generation above 70 years as a conservative number, like a Hebrew generation, and you get 2018. Seven years of tribulation and we see 2012 pop out as a starting point for tribulation.

Book of Adam and Eve

Between Adam and Enoch, this information should be approximately 450 years difference. Enoch gave the Watchers 70 generations, or 5055 years beyond His time to be taken by God. Remember, he didn't die. He was taken.

1 God said to Adam, "I have ordained on this earth days and years, and you and your descendants shall live and walk in them, until the days and years are fulfilled; when I shall send the Word that created you, and against which you have transgressed, the Word that made you come out of the garden, and that raised you when you were fallen.

2 Yes, the Word that will again save you when the five and a half days are fulfilled."

3 But when Adam heard these words from God, and of the great five and a half days, he did not understand the meaning of them.4 For Adam was thinking there would be only five and a half days for him until the end of the world. 5 And Adam cried, and prayed to God to explain it to him.

6 Then God in his mercy for Adam who was made after His own image and likeness, explained to him, that these were 5,000 and 500 years; and how One would then come and save him and his descendants.

I am not sure why you are having trouble seeing this day and age for what it is, but I pray for all of ATS to wake up. It IS happening NOW! There is no discussion that needs to take place. It's evident.


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posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 05:54 PM
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enoch i'm asking in all sincerity.. you do not believe in a possible day.. the 21st being the rapture now do you? for it is quoted many times no one shall no the day or hour, like a thief in the night.. should I go on? please tell me you don't go for the 21st as a happening.



posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 06:21 PM
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Originally posted by Quantum_Squirrel

The only glimmer of light we have is that 2012 is so ingrained in the global psyche that the moment nothing happens it might bring more than the average amount of people back to reality..


The only glimmer of light we have is the Light. I've seen it...it's real.

Some people expect a climax to strike (or not) on one particular day (or not) only so that they can breath a sigh of relief when it doesn't. Back to business as usual! For these people, this is a defense mechanism of the ego-self. For all we know, "2012" already happened and only to a few people. Would that make it any less significant? Nope. It would just mean that people have a lot to learn. What else is new?

The average Joe-Sixpack has no idea how to understand religion or myth. The very words themselves have been twisted by common usage. The only way to cut through the pop-culture BS and so forth is to study the comparative fields. Comparative mythology, comparative mysticism, comparative religion must be studied for years. And that's just for starters.

The average Joe-Science-Specialist has not studied those fields either. One can specialize in science without religious studies. By the same token, one can be religious without religious studies. No wonder that only a very few people have any idea what's going on! Without an understanding of religion and myth and related fields, one can't form appropriate thoughts, practices, experiences, and expectations.

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posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 06:41 PM
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Originally posted by EnochWasRight
reply to post by skepticconwatcher
 



I am not sure why you are having trouble seeing this day and age for what it is, but I pray for all of ATS to wake up. It IS happening NOW! There is no discussion that needs to take place. It's evident.


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While I won't argue that these times do have an accord with the Book of Revelation, I'm not giving the "Mayan 2012 Apocalypse" one iota of credibility, whatsoever.

And as for the money changers...

Jesus Christ and the money changers wasn't a prophecy, it was a narrative about how he came into the Temple, only to find it having been turned into a Flea Market. Then he proceeded to literally whip everyone outta there.

Anyone who's bought into the 2012 Doomsday is going to be mightily disappointed.

I mean, Mayan prophecy!? Seriously!?

I feel like I missed out on my Kool Aide.

When December 22 rolls around, all of us "unenlightened", "unevolved", commoners just won't "get it", and all the Indigo-Spirit Guide-Guru-Reiki-Ascended-Cosmic Brothers will move on to a magical realm of pixie dust, free unicorn rides, and cosmic enlightenment, floating off on a cloud of patchouli to Never-Neverland, while the rest of us shmucks still have to feed our kids, and go to work?

I mean, I just want to make sure I understand the insanity just a little bit.



posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 06:45 PM
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Originally posted by skepticconwatcher
I too have a prediction for 2012, namely the week of December 21st through , lets say Christmas.

When nothing predicted by those claiming to interpret the old sayings and writings, happens, which is a guarantee, I will be here. I will be here as one who never believed any of it. One who tried to tell you to calm the **** down and stop freaking out. One who told you to enjoy your life and not obsess so much over this 2012 thing. One who warned you to save your money and be wise. But I will not be here as one who gloats and rubs it in .I will be understanding and accepting. I will be one who welcomes you into my arms and offers you a kind word of compassion for you see, I too was once a sucker. I know what it feels like to believe something and act on it only to wake up the next day and .......NOTHING.

How else you do think I came to be a skeptic in the first place my lovelies ? If you don't know how I became the skeptic that I am today, you will find out soon. This month. Those of you who believe something big will take place. When it doesn't, you will then understand me the way I will understand you. We will have more in common at the end of this month than we have ever had. Something in you will click, and a realization will take place. You will be more than disappointed. You will be disgusted. With yourself for believing, with others who lied to you and took advantage of you. All that time, wasted.. All that money, for naught. A resolve will overcome you to never be a sucker for anyone ever again. And once you embrace that resolve, my friend , you will be reborn.

A Skeptic

I look forward to your Birthday.

My aren't you special. Oh the irony!



posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 06:50 PM
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He's right 21st of december 2012 will be a non-event. Its the 21st of december 2015 when the great three headed lizard people from Gumbo Six return to claim their accumulated compound interest rate from when they lent the Pope two denari back in 536BC

Hark my words....oh and the book and dvd should be out by next Christmas - it'll make a great present for all the family.



posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 08:32 PM
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Originally posted by gnosticagnostic
reply to post by EnochWasRight
 
enoch i'm asking in all sincerity.. you do not believe in a possible day.. the 21st being the rapture now do you? for it is quoted many times no one shall no the day or hour, like a thief in the night.. should I go on? please tell me you don't go for the 21st as a happening.



I don't worry about the Rapture. It's not my department. I am a witness of these events. The 21st will come and go, but we are seeing the event horizon of the single most important time on Earth apart from Salvation coming at the end of the next 1000 years. It's called the day of the Lord (1000 years long). If the rapture is the same as salvation, then we have 1000 years to go. If salvation and the rapture are separate events, then we could very well see it happen as stated in Isaiah 26. As for the day or hour, this never assumes the season or even the week. I have no idea when that might be. I do know that many Christians will suffer the destiny of Revelation 20. Here is what Isaiah 26 said:

19 But your dead will live, Lord;
their bodies will rise—
let those who dwell in the dust
wake up and shout for joy—
your dew is like the dew of the morning;
the earth will give birth to her dead.
20 Go, my people, enter your rooms
and shut the doors behind you;
hide yourselves for a little while
until his wrath has passed by.
21 See, the Lord is coming out of his dwelling
to punish the people of the earth for their sins.
The earth will disclose the blood shed on it;
the earth will conceal its slain no longer.

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posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 08:35 PM
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Originally posted by Hopeforeveryone
He's right 21st of december 2012 will be a non-event. Its the 21st of december 2015 when the great three headed lizard people from Gumbo Six return to claim their accumulated compound interest rate from when they lent the Pope two denari back in 536BC

Hark my words....oh and the book and dvd should be out by next Christmas - it'll make a great present for all the family.


December is 33.33 degrees in nautical miles. That's 2012.9 miles. It's the start of tribulation as I see it. Psalms 111-119 are the psalms that outline 2011-2019. As you say, 2015 is the Antichrist breaking the peace plan that is coming.



posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 08:39 PM
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Jesus Christ and the money changers wasn't a prophecy, it was a narrative about how he came into the Temple, only to find it having been turned into a Flea Market. Then he proceeded to literally whip everyone outta there.

Anyone who's bought into the 2012 Doomsday is going to be mightily disappointed.

I mean, Mayan prophecy!? Seriously!?

I feel like I missed out on my Kool Aide.


Jesus said that if they destroyed this temple (His body), he would raise it again in three days.

Hosea 6

2 After two days he will revive us;
on the third day he will restore us,
that we may live in his presence.

A day is 1000 years. Two days have passed. The third day is when he raises the temple. The moneychanger tables was a prophecy.



posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 08:42 PM
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We're not on the same page - what do you think of the spirit and the bride on the last page..?



posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 08:43 PM
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I believe in UFOs, paranormal activity, and so on. I also DON'T believe in many UFO related reported events, many reports of paranormal activity, conspiracies, etc. Because I an neither a skeptic, nor a "believer." I am someone who approaches every subject with a modicum of common sense, goes through the presented evidence, and then makes a decision. Why can't more people be like this? Why must folks take a firm side? You are a debunker! You are a nutcase who believes in everything! Why such a firm stand one way or the other?

I don't believe in the 2012 nonsense because the evidence is pathetically flimsy, circumstantial, and in many cases, just created out of thin air. But just because someone believed and found it to be wrong.. why would they need to become a die-hard skeptic?

I personally don't feel the need to take a stand on either side of the court. I will go back and forth as I hear the presented facts. I recommend others do the same.



posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 08:48 PM
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I'm going to provide a video for all who are interested/skeptical about the 21st of December. This men explains in scientific terms what is going to happen energetically that day and what you should expect. Please, watch this it is very interesting the least. I promise, if anything you will learn something new.



ETA: Tiny Spoiler...Everyone have a piece of paper and something to write with cause you're going to need it on that day.
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posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 08:57 PM
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Originally posted by NewAgeMan
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We're not on the same page - what do you think of the spirit and the bride on the last page..?


Jesus is the first and last Adam.

1 Corinthians 15:45

So it is written: "The first man Adam became a living being"; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.

To see this clearly, you need to know something more about this process.

1 Colossians 1: 15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

So what are we and why is this a consummation of the Planet?

16 Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ? 17 Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all share the one loaf.

Go back to the idea of Christ being the first and last Adam. If we are all cut from the same loaf, then Christ is the heel on both sides. The heel crushes Satan's head. The head is the leader of the overall spirit. Christ becomes the head of the church, which is the soul of humanity joined to another head.

1 Corinthians 13

12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by[c] one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.

Sin and death was our previous master. We now have a new head, which is Christ as head of the church, which is the full loaf of bread here at one time.

Acts 24

I believe everything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets, 15 and I have the same hope in God as these men themselves have, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked. 16 So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.

Has Christ returned, the groom joined to the bride? Who is Christ today? What is the first resurrection? How are 7 billion souls on Earth today at one time and why? To know, read my signature link on the true meaning of baptism.



posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 08:58 PM
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When nothing predicted by those claiming to interpret the old sayings and writings, happens, which is a guarantee, I will be here. I will be here as one who never believed any of it. One who tried to tell you to calm the **** down and stop freaking out. One who told you to enjoy your life and not obsess so much over this 2012 thing. One who warned you to save your money and be wise. But I will not be here as one who gloats and rubs it in .I will be understanding and accepting. I will be one who welcomes you into my arms and offers you a kind word of compassion for you see, I too was once a sucker. I know what it feels like to believe something and act on it only to wake up the next day and .......NOTHING.


Yeah, but it'll only be a minor setback for the diehard believers. After 2012 fizzles they'll be off to the races with Nibiru 2030, Maya 3000, or the next apocalypse/rapture fail prediction. (cue Harold Camping, et. al.)



posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 09:04 PM
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This video has been posted a number of times already. The general consensus, even among 2012 believers, is that Ac Tah is a con man.



posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 09:09 PM
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Yay ! Invisibles avatar ! Keep up the invisibilty !!


Sorry only read it the other day, still coming down



posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 09:12 PM
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Originally posted by Xcalibur254
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This video has been posted a number of times already. The general consensus, even among 2012 believers, is that Ac Tah is a con man.


This video has been uploaded a week ago. Also, what is he really getting out of this if he is conning people?
I have seen couple of his videos today and he seems like a kind person spreading a kind message. I'm also interested to find out who else thinks this men is a con man. He has NOTHING to gain. He is not selling a book or wanting donations from you. What a fail to try to debunk someone.

ETA: Can you please provide some evidence of this men conning around...any links? ATS threads? Thank you kind sir.
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