Saturday, August 12, 2006

2006: Two Doomsdays in one year

2006 will go down in history as the year that the End of the World didn't happen, twice.

You'll recall the frenzy leading up to May 25, when Comet 73P was supposed to cause global havoc by splashing into the Atlantic Ocean. Nada.

Now, right there in the Wall Street Journal, professor Bernard Lewis, the President's favorite historian, says Armegeddon will kick off in about 10 days, on August 22.

The Iranian president has promised to give his answer to the U.S. about nuclear development on August 22.

Lewis demystifies the date: "What is the significance of August 22? This year, August 22 corresponds, in the Islamic calendar, to the 27th day of the month of Rajab of the year 1427. This, by tradition, is the night when many Muslims commemorate the night flight of the prophet Muhammad on the winged horse Buraq, first to 'the farthest mosque', usually identified with Jerusalem, and then to heaven and back (cf, Koran XVII.1). This might well be deemed an appropriate date for the apocalyptic ending of Israel and, if necessary, of the world."

It's only August. We have plenty of time for other End of the World scenarios. An Ice Age could hit! The Sun could explode! Jesus could come back! American Idol could be cancelled!

But I'm not cancelling my reservations for New Year's Eve.

Our thanks to Cristo Lumen for the heads-up on this one.

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8 comments:

  1. August 22? Here I was looking forward to a happy birthday on the 25th. I sure hope they hold off at least until after I celebrate number 41!

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  2. the oncomming terror storm?


    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7516705476148472744&hl=en

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  3. End Times
    What exactly is the Battle of Armageddon and will it usher in the end of the world?

    http://www.intouch.org/myintouch/exploring/bible_says/end_times/armageddon_148700.html

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  4. Oh good - I was supposed to go to a wedding on the 26th, so maybe I won't have to shell out a couple hundred bucks as a gift.

    The Tao of Masonry

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  5. The masons are behind it all! Did you see the pyramid at the end of that video?

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  6. Mr. Anonymous # 2... has chimed in with his ranting about what the "End-Times" will bring. Hey! Haven't these guys been really WAY OFF THE MARK BEFORE? I mean...It didn't happen in the 1800's...I mean... Battle of Armeggedon???

    When someone brings up a good subject, we always get one or two Christian fundamentalist, dispensationalist whackos doing their "snipe & run-giggling" jobs because they can't stand up to a good discussion or argument. So...They hide under "ANONYMOUS" and surf the blogs like a giddy teenage hooligan looking for a house to toilet-paper.

    Intouch is a hack-job from the beginning! They've become rich off of the old "charismatic" vein of big-time programming to weak-minded sheep that buy their load of CRAP. They even have a section on their site where you can BUY stuff and contribute to the "church". Calling this organization a "church" is a disgrace!

    It's nothing more than an INFECTED BOIL ON THE PIMPLY A*S OF SATAN, HIMSELF!

    Hey, Anonymous #2!!! GET AN IDENTITY, SOCK-PUPPET!!!

    Hey, Mary & the Widow's Son... You gonna leave that "in-touch" link up there?

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