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(Wired)   There is no need to fear the apocalypse   (wired.com) divider line 211
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2012-08-18 08:48:09 AM
So I've been stocking my basement with jam, beef jerky and gasoline for nothing? Well that's just farking great.
 
2012-08-18 08:59:36 AM
Fear it? Why I embrace it.
 
2012-08-18 09:07:09 AM
There's four pages of that shiat? The apocalypse is not going to happen. There, done.
 
2012-08-18 09:11:20 AM

Mugato: There's four pages of that shiat? The apocalypse is not going to happen. There, done.


Sure, that is EXACTLY what THEY want us to think!
 
2012-08-18 09:15:38 AM
11:11pm?

Is that Eastern Standard Time?
 
2012-08-18 09:55:58 AM
Are we there yet?
 
2012-08-18 10:29:46 AM
Really? You're going to pretend that ozone depletion wasn't, and still isn't, a problem?

That's where I stopped reading.
 
2012-08-18 10:46:50 AM
There's nothing to fear? Then how do I decide who to vote for?
 
2012-08-18 11:45:40 AM
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it's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!
 
2012-08-18 11:47:15 AM
Please. There's nothing that would please me more than seeing all of the idiots around me suffer and die.
 
2012-08-18 11:47:33 AM
The only things we have to fear is total inaction and over-reaction.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2012-08-18 11:51:45 AM
"That is not how the end of your puny earth will come about! Morbo is annoyed with all of you"

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2012-08-18 11:54:43 AM
As a Christian it pains me to hear others say "God told me it will end on this date." Matthew 24:36, I know on this site many individuals look negatively towards religion and it seems that Christianity is the most targeted one. People that make these claims of the return of Christ will happen on such and such a date only fuels more to the fire.

Stop, please stop.
 
2012-08-18 11:55:23 AM
 
2012-08-18 11:56:42 AM

great_tigers: Stop, please stop.


Your religion is a fairy tail. Your adherence to it is a detriment to society, however small.

Stop, please stop.
 
2012-08-18 11:56:55 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: There is no apocalypse coming.
People have predicted The End for as long as there have been people.


I thought you had to be at the gym in 26 minutes?
 
2012-08-18 11:57:09 AM

great_tigers: As a Christian it pains me to hear others say "God told me it will end on this date." Matthew 24:36, I know on this site many individuals look negatively towards religion and it seems that Christianity is the most targeted one. People that make these claims of the return of Christ will happen on such and such a date only fuels more to the fire.

Stop, please stop.


Honest question: how many people do you hear say this? Are these people you know personally or are you referring to televangelists and the like?
 
2012-08-18 11:57:41 AM
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2012-08-18 11:58:40 AM

great_tigers: As a Christian it pains me to hear others say "God told me it will end on this date." Matthew 24:36, I know on this site many individuals look negatively towards religion and it seems that Christianity is the most targeted one. People that make these claims of the return of Christ will happen on such and such a date only fuels more to the fire.

Stop, please stop.


I think it's great! I like it when the nutballs get up on a stage and make with the crazy talk.
 
2012-08-18 12:00:12 PM
Sooner or later, the doomsayers are gonna be right.
 
2012-08-18 12:00:25 PM

miss diminutive: great_tigers: As a Christian it pains me to hear others say "God told me it will end on this date." Matthew 24:36, I know on this site many individuals look negatively towards religion and it seems that Christianity is the most targeted one. People that make these claims of the return of Christ will happen on such and such a date only fuels more to the fire.

Stop, please stop.

Honest question: how many people do you hear say this? Are these people you know personally or are you referring to televangelists and the like?


The later. My mother in law reads books about the return and how we are so close to it happening.

Link
 
2012-08-18 12:01:27 PM

Honest Bender: great_tigers: Stop, please stop.

Your religion is a fairy tail. Your adherence to it is a detriment to society, however small.

Stop, please stop.


I respect your opinion. Thanks for the insult.
 
2012-08-18 12:02:04 PM
I ain't worried until I look up on that stage and see Max Quordlepleen.
 
2012-08-18 12:04:12 PM
Post-apocalyptic stuff is cool, but a lot of that has to do with my being burned out on heroic fantasy and space opera.

I'm not worried about it for real.
 
2012-08-18 12:04:15 PM

great_tigers: miss diminutive: great_tigers: As a Christian it pains me to hear others say "God told me it will end on this date." Matthew 24:36, I know on this site many individuals look negatively towards religion and it seems that Christianity is the most targeted one. People that make these claims of the return of Christ will happen on such and such a date only fuels more to the fire.

Stop, please stop.

Honest question: how many people do you hear say this? Are these people you know personally or are you referring to televangelists and the like?

The later. My mother in law reads books about the return and how we are so close to it happening.

Link


Since when does anyone ever listen to what their mother-in-law says? :P
 
2012-08-18 12:04:19 PM
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/has little to say
 
2012-08-18 12:05:52 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: There is no apocalypse coming.
People have predicted The End for as long as there have been people.


It's pretty hard to say it won't happen. The only real difference is whether the rapture is next week, or the sun envelopes the earth through its natural cycle. The only thing that is consistently wrong is the people claiming to know when or what it is.
 
2012-08-18 12:08:50 PM
 
2012-08-18 12:15:30 PM

great_tigers: Honest Bender: great_tigers: Stop, please stop.

Your religion is a fairy tail. Your adherence to it is a detriment to society, however small.

Stop, please stop.

I respect your opinion. Thanks for the insult.


See, that's just it. I don't respect your opinion. It's moronic and harmful to us all. I can't help it if you find the truth insulting. Do you want me to sugar coat it for you? Too bad. You're an adult. Deal with it.
 
2012-08-18 12:15:54 PM

BunkyBrewman: 11:11pm?

Is that Eastern Standard Time?


Yea, that got my attention too. I'm pretty sure that didn't come from the Mayans.
 
2012-08-18 12:16:01 PM

miss diminutive: So I've been stocking my basement with jam, beef jerky and gasoline for nothing? Well that's just farking great.


What were you going to do if there was a flood or earthquake? You did it for nothing

HotIgneous Intruder: There is no apocalypse coming.
People have predicted The End for as long as there have been people.


Well they have been right about the end many times over..the end of the world as they know it.

Some people always survive and reproduce starting things over again across the globe. Depending on who/what survives in those small populations determines who will be the *new* advanced civilizations.
 
2012-08-18 12:16:25 PM
 
2012-08-18 12:16:44 PM
The author could have gotten to the point with one or two sentences and didnt need to abuse my eyes with red text. WTF was that shiat? Anyway, he/she is right. The latest examples of this form of magical thinking/insanity/whatever you want to call it is the global warming myth.
 
2012-08-18 12:21:28 PM

Honest Bender: great_tigers: Honest Bender: great_tigers: Stop, please stop.

Your religion is a fairy tail. Your adherence to it is a detriment to society, however small.

Stop, please stop.

I respect your opinion. Thanks for the insult.

See, that's just it. I don't respect your opinion. It's moronic and harmful to us all. I can't help it if you find the truth insulting. Do you want me to sugar coat it for you? Too bad. You're an adult. Deal with it.


You sound like you hate yourself, there for everyone else.

Sorry your life sucks, I will "*pray*" for "you"

//troll on my brother...
 
2012-08-18 12:21:56 PM

GAT_00: Really? You're going to pretend that ozone depletion wasn't, and still isn't, a problem?

That's where I stopped reading.


It isnt. The ozone scare is just another in a long line of "oh no the sky is falling" chicken little end of the world myths. I remember back in the 80s reading assorted articles claiming that half the human population would be dead by the year 2000 due to massive increases in radiation and that all the survivors would have skin cancer. Yet here we are in 2012 bumping merrily along. Similarly I remember reading in late 70s about the coming ice age. Now its the coming heat age for lack of a better description. There is one thing I have learned after 45 years on this planet. All claims about what is going to happen in the future, especially when climate is involved are shiat.
 
2012-08-18 12:22:50 PM
No shiat
 
2012-08-18 12:24:06 PM
"The sun will be aligned with the center of the Milky Way for the first time in 26000 years"
In relation to what exactly is it aligned?
 
2012-08-18 12:24:23 PM
So, a bunch of guys made some fantastical predictions back in the 70's and 80's, of which none of them have come true and that is somehow "proof" that the end of the world will never come? Seriously?
 
2012-08-18 12:24:25 PM
A lot of the environmental / pollution related 'apocalypse' talk didn't come true because actions were actually taken to stop dumping poison and filth into the air and water. See, that is the difference between Lefty doom and Conservative doom. The Left wants to stop the terrible thing from happening, while the Right embraces it.
 
2012-08-18 12:24:36 PM
Now that's a scary thought. The people most likely to survive will be those survivalist nutjobs.
 
2012-08-18 12:24:58 PM

great_tigers: As a Christian it pains me to hear others say "God told me it will end on this date." Matthew 24:36, I know on this site many individuals look negatively towards religion and it seems that Christianity is the most targeted one. People that make these claims of the return of Christ will happen on such and such a date only fuels more to the fire.

Stop, please stop.


If you think Christians are "targeted" more it's because of the evangelical Christians who push what they think is the morality part of Christianity while ignoring everything that Jesus actually said. That's why it's "targeted" more.
 
2012-08-18 12:26:17 PM

Honest Bender: great_tigers: Honest Bender: great_tigers: Stop, please stop.

Your religion is a fairy tail. Your adherence to it is a detriment to society, however small.

Stop, please stop.

I respect your opinion. Thanks for the insult.

See, that's just it. I don't respect your opinion. It's moronic and harmful to us all. I can't help it if you find the truth insulting. Do you want me to sugar coat it for you? Too bad. You're an adult. Deal with it.


The funny thing is that intolerance Is one of the greatest destructive forces developed by humanity. It has been demonstrated to kill millions at a time and decimates nations.

/Armageddon is still in the cards for us.
/because even without religion, intolerance thrives.
 
2012-08-18 12:27:36 PM

Honest Bender: great_tigers: Honest Bender: great_tigers: Stop, please stop.

Your religion is a fairy tail. Your adherence to it is a detriment to society, however small.

Stop, please stop.

I respect your opinion. Thanks for the insult.

See, that's just it. I don't respect your opinion. It's moronic and harmful to us all. I can't help it if you find the truth insulting. Do you want me to sugar coat it for you? Too bad. You're an adult. Deal with it.


Religious fundamentalism? Atheistic fundamentalism? Both are totally unnecessary.

Some people just like being dicks.
 
2012-08-18 12:27:42 PM

Ima4nic8or: GAT_00: Really? You're going to pretend that ozone depletion wasn't, and still isn't, a problem?

That's where I stopped reading.

It isnt. The ozone scare is just another in a long line of "oh no the sky is falling" chicken little end of the world myths. I remember back in the 80s reading assorted articles claiming that half the human population would be dead by the year 2000 due to massive increases in radiation and that all the survivors would have skin cancer. Yet here we are in 2012 bumping merrily along. Similarly I remember reading in late 70s about the coming ice age. Now its the coming heat age for lack of a better description. There is one thing I have learned after 45 years on this planet. All claims about what is going to happen in the future, especially when climate is involved are shiat.


Or maybe the discontinuation of the production and use of the worst chemicals actually did what it was supposed to. The hole gradually shrank and society moved on. Also, the predictions in a couple non-peer reviewed magazines (Time) of cooling in the 70s were dwarfed even then by mounting data suggesting warming which was being published in Nature.
 
2012-08-18 12:29:42 PM

lj1330: Now that's a scary thought. The people most likely to survive will be those survivalist nutjobs.


lucky for us most of them can't shoot straight OR cooperate with each other even if their lives depended on it.
 
2012-08-18 12:29:43 PM

Mugato: great_tigers: As a Christian it pains me to hear others say "God told me it will end on this date." Matthew 24:36, I know on this site many individuals look negatively towards religion and it seems that Christianity is the most targeted one. People that make these claims of the return of Christ will happen on such and such a date only fuels more to the fire.

Stop, please stop.

If you think Christians are "targeted" more it's because of the evangelical Christians who push what they think is the morality part of Christianity while ignoring everything that Jesus actually said. That's why it's "targeted" more.


This. I think it is very detrimental to have one person push their faith on another one. You believe what you believe, I believe what I believe. Instead of standing on a corner and telling people what their sins are while ignoring my own sins I will sit by and work on my own flaws. I respect peoples opinions. I realize that nothing I say will change someones opinion on here.

I just think the whole "the end is near" adds fuel to it.
 
2012-08-18 12:30:45 PM

Honest Bender: Your religion is a fairy tail.


Stop, please stop.
 
2012-08-18 12:34:09 PM
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2012-08-18 12:39:51 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Honest Bender: Your religion is a fairy tail.

Stop, please stop.


I'd like a piece of that.
 
2012-08-18 12:42:41 PM
There is, however, reason to fear steel drums.

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