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Boldly Going Nowhere
Bret Burquest

The End of the World

Posted Saturday, January 10, 2009, at 9:26 PM
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  • The big difference between Jehovah's Witnesses and Christians is that the Watchtower Society's central core creed proclaims Jesus second coming in October 1914.They sometimes try to obscure this failed prophecy,and say that he came 'invisibly'.

    Yes,all other Christains are awaiting Jesus return,the JW say he ALREADY came back in 1914 and is only working through their Watchtower society.

    Jehovah's Witnesses have lost membership in all countries with major internet access because their false doctrines and harmful practices are exposed on the modern information superhighway.

    The Watchtower is a truly Orwellian world.

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    Danny Haszard www.dannyhaszard.com

    -- Posted by DannyHaszard on Sun, Jan 11, 2009, at 12:54 AM
  • I love this article. It takes into account all of the Doomsdayers who have levied a date upon us, as well as their propensity to frighten their followers, who seem in turn to like to be frightened. I would also like to point out the meaning of the word, "apocalypse", which does not mean "Doomsday", but rather, "revealing". Several versions of the apocalypse exist previous to and outside of Christianity, in particular, it is a Hindu concept. I do not think the world will end because of war, disease, and famine, but rather, will end when we have run out of water, food, medical supplies, and resources.

    The reason is this: humanity has suffered many wars, diseases and famines. It has had little chance in each case, however, without the prerequisite resources, food, water, and medical care.

    -- Posted by Glitta on Sun, Jan 11, 2009, at 11:50 AM
  • Interesting article. It isn't quite accurate on the claim that Joseph Smith predicted that Jesus would return in 56 years, but that is a common false claim.

    He wrote the following in the book Doctrine and Covenants, Section 130

    "I was once praying very earnestly to know the time of the coming of the Son of Man, when I heard a voice repeat the following:

    Joseph, my son, if thou livest until thou art eighty-five years old, thou shalt see the face of the Son of Man; therefore let this suffice, and trouble me no more on this matter.

    I was left thus, without being able to decide whether this coming referred to the beginning of the millennium or to some previous appearing, or whether I should die and thus see his face.

    I believe the coming of the Son of Man will not be any sooner than that time."

    He alluded to this comment a couple of other times where he said Christ wouldn't come before that 56 year time period was up.

    He also said, "I also prophesy, in the name of the Lord, that Christ will not come in forty years; and if God ever spoke by my mouth, He will not come in that length of time. Brethren, when you go home, write this down, that it may be remembered. Jesus Christ never did reveal to any man the precise time that He would come. Go and read the scriptures, and you cannot find anything that specifies the exact hour He would come; and all that say so are false teachers."

    -- Posted by Gordy on Sun, Jan 11, 2009, at 12:48 PM
  • The Large Hadron Collider malfunctioned in 2008 before collissions could begin. You'll have to wait at least until summer 2009 for high energy collissions.

    -- Posted by JTankers on Mon, Jan 12, 2009, at 7:35 AM
  • Awesome article! There are so many doomsday acolytes I must share this with! Thanks Bret.

    -- Posted by sweattshop on Fri, Apr 22, 2011, at 3:34 PM
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