If you are reading this please bear with me. It may seem a little rambling. Let me also say this isn’t intended to be a religious thread even
though I am a believer. It is coincidences that have happened to me in the last couple weeks.
I recently finished a book called the Reluctant Prophet. The basis of the story was a man called by God to spread a message to true believers about
the future economically. In the story (fiction) the stock market was riding high as it is today. (The book is copyrighted 2001).
The message is that the U. S. is about to be destroyed economically. The faithful are to buy put options that the market will fall. I’m not
knowledgeable in the stock market so I hope I said that correctly. At a set time the believers are to sell their options and use the money to survive
the hard times that are coming. They are also to donate one third of what they make to their church. Short version – happens just as predicted.
True believers have done as told.
The churches now go the foreclosure auctions and use that money to buy properties. The properties are sold back to the owners at no interest for the
price the church paid. They also use the money create jobs, provide shelters and feed the hungry.
The government, needing money, sees the churches and starts moves to tax the churches on all assets.
I come to ATS tonight and see these threads:
State Senator Introduces Bill That Would Force Churches to Pay Property Taxes
Major Stock Market Crash In January
US stocks slammed; Dow falls 300-plus points in worst week since 2011
The next book I chose to read is The Taking. Everyone in the story believes ET has arrived to take earth. People are being viciously killed,
possessed or beamed up. That is most of the book with only children and those selected to protect them remaining unharmed. Even though most thought
it was ET the premise of the book is actually that it is Satan and the dark side “harvesting”.
I just found the combination of the books and threads to be oddly coincidental in such a short span of time.
FYI – for context, I read everything from the classics to Stephen King; mystery to faction and everything in between. I am a book nut. So it
isn’t that I read these types of books all the time. It just happened with these books in sequence and the threads on ATS.
Chances are it is just coincidence but I thought it might be interesting to discuss.