The Doomsday Thread

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Re: The Doomsday Thread

Postby triplemultiplex » Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:19 pm

Contemporary doomsday-ism seems remarkable considering the horrendous shit we've been through as a species already.

Imagine it's the first day of 1942 and you look around the world and you see fascist dictators steamrolling Earth's continents. People are being rounded up and placed in concentration camps. Freedoms of speech, press and assembly are being suppressed the world over; even among the "good guys". If there ever was a time when it seemed reasonable that the world would end, it would've been then.

Or say it's medieval Europe and half of your neighbors are dying from a mysterious plague.

You're a Native American whose people are being ravaged by disease and forcibly removed from your homeland by thousands of foreign invaders who are waging genocidal warfare against you.

That's all much more apocalyptic than the situation we face today.

Oh, Jesus is coming because there was an earthquake and Israel did whatever and Muslims are being derka-der? Really that's all you got?

Plagues, world wars, genocide, volcanoes, earthquakes, floods; we're still here.

Humans are going to be around for a long-ass time still. There's 7 billion of us and it'll be virtually impossible to get us all.

Nobody's a bigger fan of the end of the world than me. I'm truly fascinated by the idea of civilization collapsing and everything getting all 'Road Warrior' and stuff. Our current path as a species is wholly unsustainable and bad things will continue to happen to us with increasing frequency as our population continues to expand. But the idea that 'the end' will for sure happen on date X is fucking stupid.
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Re: The Doomsday Thread

Postby angeldeb82 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:35 am

Well, here's an update on "Rapture predictor" Harold Camping: He has suffered a stroke.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43378751?GT1=43001
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Re: The Doomsday Thread

Postby NeuroHeart » Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:48 am

triplemultiplex wrote:The guy's methodology was flawless: grab several random numbers out of his version of the Bible, punch them into a formula he made up...

Yeah, what was that formula again? Length times girth divided by angle...
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Re: The Doomsday Thread

Postby Big-Will » Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:34 pm

angeldeb82 wrote:Well, here's an update on "Rapture predictor" Harold Camping: He has suffered a stroke.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43378751?GT1=43001

He'll have his own rapture soon enough.
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Re: The Doomsday Thread

Postby GeminiShamrock » Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:31 pm

angeldeb82 wrote:Well, here's an update on "Rapture predictor" Harold Camping: He has suffered a stroke.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43378751?GT1=43001


Well, he is 89, after all. I don't wish any ill will on him, but dude's gotta learn you don't book (Read: schedule) God; God books you.
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Re: The Doomsday Thread

Postby BigGuy101 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:01 pm

The end of the world will come a result of World War III. But to be more specific, it will come as a result of worldwide nuclear holocaust. That's what I believe (and please don't put any comments saying I'm crazy because each and everyone of you knows it; no matter how many times you deny it).

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In the twenty-first century, war was still waged over the resources that could be acquired. Only this time, the spoils of war were also its weapons: petroleum and uranium. For these resources, China would invade Alaska, the United States would annex Canada, and European Commonwealth would dissolve into quarreling, bickering nation-states, bent on controlling on the last remaining resources on Earth. The reasons, as always, purely human ones.

In the year 2077, after millennia of armed conflict, the destructive nature of man could sustain itself no longer and the storm of world war had come again. It was the Great War. The earth was nearly wiped clean of life. A great cleansing, an atomic spark struck by human hands quickly raged out of control. Spears of nuclear fire rained from the skies. Continents were swallowed in flames and sunk beneath the boiling oceans. Humanity was almost extinguished, their spirits becoming part of the background radiation that blanketed the earth. A quiet darkness fell across the land, lasting many years."

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Re: The Doomsday Thread

Postby VACOOLA » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:27 pm

So it's that time of year again, and Santa's balls can be heard ringing. Or is it the four horsemen approaching? I guess we'll find out in less than 3 days.
In the meantime, does anyone have any last words to say before everything goes b00m?
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Re: The Doomsday Thread

Postby Milo Vonnegut » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:15 am

It won't be long until the world unknowingly commits suicide. :twisted:
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Re: The Doomsday Thread

Postby Mamont » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:28 am

VACOOLA wrote:In the meantime, does anyone have any last words to say before everything goes b00m?

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Re: The Doomsday Thread

Postby VACOOLA » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:20 pm

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Re: The Doomsday Thread

Postby (ugly)Bob » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:13 pm

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VACOOLA wrote:In the meantime, does anyone have any last words to say before everything goes b00m?



Okay what about ..."the world won't end - it's tomorrow in Australia"

On an unrelated note (sorta) I wonder what time zone the doomsday believers are using?

- in other news ( i don't believe in doomsday) I'm worried for those that might land up causing WW3 from all the hysterics and/or mass suicides..
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Re: The Doomsday Thread

Postby VACOOLA » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:12 pm

(ugly)Bob wrote:Okay what about ..."the world won't end - it's tomorrow in Australia"

Of course it won't end: not tomorrow, not the day after tomorrow, not in Australia, not anywhere else. No such luck, thanks for reminding. But what about some wishful thinking? Don't you want this world to end? Just a little bit? If you do, try and use your imaginaaaation…..
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Re: The Doomsday Thread

Postby (ugly)Bob » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:16 pm

Well I always worry about people and their sometimes wacko beliefs
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Re: The Doomsday Thread

Postby mo303564 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:31 pm

If anyone wants to know when the world is "Supposed" to end...the only place that will see December 22nd for some 11 minutes is that strange island where part of it is one day and the other part is the next :P :shock: :twisted:

Or....

At 11:11AM in Jersalseum. (5:11 US Eastern time?)

Something like that. :roll:
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Re: The Doomsday Thread

Postby Big-Will » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:10 am

The deadline will pass when the sun crosses the International Date Line...

at 4 am Pacific on the 21st. At
4:01 am Pacific on the 21st, New Zealand will be at
12:01 am on the 22nd, and some parts of Kiribati will be at
2:01 am on the 22nd

What's more, Kiribati will be a full day ahead of Hawaii, even though they're on the same longitudes.

In short, there's no chance the world can end on 12/21/12, because when Hawaii enters the 21st, Kiribati enters the 22nd.
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