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(WFLA Tampa Bay)   Newly discovered Comet Leonard swings by Earth next week with closest approach December 12th. Guidance how to see it to the left; debate whether comet heralds end of the farking world on the right   (wfla.com) divider line
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2021-12-05 9:24:27 AM  
I've heard a two separate Christians lately talking about God being a higher intelligence alien that intentionally deposited life on Earth and is still monitoring it in space craft that resemble comets.  Neither had heard of the Heaven's Gate Cult and neither was receptive to the idea that we weren't being constantly watched and judged by sky beings that are invisible to us.

Is this some new religious trend?
 
2021-12-05 9:31:34 AM  
i got my koolaid and white nikes, now to start a cult,..


Glorious Golden Ass: I've heard a two separate Christians lately talking about God being a higher intelligence alien that intentionally deposited life on Earth and is still monitoring it in space craft that resemble comets.  Neither had heard of the Heaven's Gate Cult and neither was receptive to the idea that we weren't being constantly watched and judged by sky beings that are invisible to us.

Is this some new religious trend?


no, they are just looking for any excuse that is remotely more acceptable then the 'ghost sky daddy' and the arbitrary emotional swings of the bible.
they know its bullshiat, but don't want to acknowledge that they have been following bullshiat their adult life,. so they find other bullshiat that fits the world view they want and run with it.

my advice to you would be avoid them on the night of the comet, you may find one that has Kool-Aid and is willing to share.
 
2021-12-05 9:50:45 AM  

Glorious Golden Ass: I've heard a two separate Christians lately talking about God being a higher intelligence alien that intentionally deposited life on Earth and is still monitoring it in space craft that resemble comets.  Neither had heard of the Heaven's Gate Cult and neither was receptive to the idea that we weren't being constantly watched and judged by sky beings that are invisible to us.

Is this some new religious trend?


Sounds as plausible as any other religion.
 
2021-12-05 9:57:35 AM  
Lots of "maybe" in that article. It may be bright or it may not. It may be seen by the naked eye, or not. It may have swung by earth 75,000 years ago or maybe 80,000.
 
2021-12-05 9:59:51 AM  
Just watched Lifeforce last night, so I'm getting a kick out of this

/got a bigger kick out of Mathilda May
//IYKWIMAITYD
///three for the 3 seconds I'd last with her even today
 
2021-12-05 10:12:44 AM  
Does it have a tail?  If it doesn't have a tail, then get out of here.  I saw the last comet, which was spectacular.  and what a tail.
 
2021-12-05 10:18:57 AM  
Short for "Leonard Part 6", a traditional omen of doom.
 
2021-12-05 10:29:17 AM  
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2021-12-05 10:39:59 AM  
The only way a comet could herald the end of the world would be if a big enough one slammed into the planet.

Even then, the "world" wouldn't end, just a bunch of stuff on it that we care about, like booze.

If the world did end after a comet appeared in the sky, it would be correlation, not causation.
 
2021-12-05 10:44:49 AM  
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2021-12-05 10:45:14 AM  
Comet to be bright in the sky for the next two weeks? Well then, I guess it's gonna be cloudy here for the next two weeks as a result.
 
2021-12-05 10:46:25 AM  
Comet Leonard Part VII. The one where the comet drugs the earth before smashing it.
 
2021-12-05 10:46:50 AM  

Glorious Golden Ass: I've heard a two separate Christians lately talking about God being a higher intelligence alien that intentionally deposited life on Earth and is still monitoring it in space craft that resemble comets.  Neither had heard of the Heaven's Gate Cult and neither was receptive to the idea that we weren't being constantly watched and judged by sky beings that are invisible to us.

Is this some new religious trend?


I read in a book somewhere that God made man in his own image.
Which means the the universe was designed by the intelligence of your average human.
Answers a lot of questions.
 
2021-12-05 10:48:37 AM  
Are the tabloids going to predict gloom and doom and say it's gonna hit earth?
 
2021-12-05 10:49:37 AM  

germ78: Comet to be bright in the sky for the next two weeks? Well then, I guess it's gonna be cloudy here for the next two weeks as a result.


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2021-12-05 10:59:25 AM  
Well, your friend Leonard sounds like a real weenie.
 
2021-12-05 11:12:15 AM  
I bet we could peg it with a rocket. We can name the rocket Penny
 
2021-12-05 11:30:08 AM  
Comet -- it makes your teeth turn green.
Comet -- it tastes like gasoline.
Comet -- it makes you vomit.
So take some Comet, and vomit, today.
 
2021-12-05 11:45:49 AM  
Comets Sheldon, Rajesh, and Howard unavailable for comment.
 
2021-12-05 12:04:13 PM  

Driver: Lots of "maybe" in that article. It may be bright or it may not. It may be seen by the naked eye, or not. It may have swung by earth 75,000 years ago or maybe 80,000.


Hard to predict what a comet will do visually as it approaches the sun.  It's not uncommon for them to break apart.
 
2021-12-05 12:04:39 PM  

The Reverend Sam Hill: Comet -- it makes your teeth turn green.
Comet -- it tastes like gasoline.
Comet -- it makes you vomit.
So take some Comet, and vomit, today.


Wow, that brings back childhood memories. Don't think I've heard that in 40 years. I learned it like this back in the 70s.

Comet will keep your bathroom clean
Comet will make your face turn green
Comet will make you vomit
So get your Comet and vomit today
 
2021-12-05 12:06:49 PM  

dittybopper: Comets Sheldon, Rajesh, and Howard unavailable for comment.


*whoosh**whoosh**whoosh*

"Penny"

*whoosh**whoosh**whoosh*

"Penny"

*whoosh**whoosh**whoosh*

"Penny"
 
2021-12-05 12:22:39 PM  

Glorious Golden Ass: I've heard a two separate Christians lately talking about God being a higher intelligence alien that intentionally deposited life on Earth and is still monitoring it in space craft that resemble comets.  Neither had heard of the Heaven's Gate Cult and neither was receptive to the idea that we weren't being constantly watched and judged by sky beings that are invisible to us.

Is this some new religious trend?


I can't see anyone believing that being called a "Christian."  Space aliens can't give you life after death. Are you sure you are not seeing a creationist saying that in "science" one can't prove the designer is not an alien so it is okay to teach "intelligent design" in public school classrooms?
 
2021-12-05 12:28:57 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: Glorious Golden Ass: I've heard a two separate Christians lately talking about God being a higher intelligence alien that intentionally deposited life on Earth and is still monitoring it in space craft that resemble comets.  Neither had heard of the Heaven's Gate Cult and neither was receptive to the idea that we weren't being constantly watched and judged by sky beings that are invisible to us.

Is this some new religious trend?

I can't see anyone believing that being called a "Christian."  Space aliens can't give you life after death. Are you sure you are not seeing a creationist saying that in "science" one can't prove the designer is not an alien so it is okay to teach "intelligent design" in public school classrooms?


I cant believe anyone is stupid enough to think God would care about 10 completely random rules more than how you act over the entire course of your life but a lot of people are that stupid
 
2021-12-05 12:49:50 PM  

lifeslammer: TheMysteriousStranger: Glorious Golden Ass: I've heard a two separate Christians lately talking about God being a higher intelligence alien that intentionally deposited life on Earth and is still monitoring it in space craft that resemble comets.  Neither had heard of the Heaven's Gate Cult and neither was receptive to the idea that we weren't being constantly watched and judged by sky beings that are invisible to us.

Is this some new religious trend?

I can't see anyone believing that being called a "Christian."  Space aliens can't give you life after death. Are you sure you are not seeing a creationist saying that in "science" one can't prove the designer is not an alien so it is okay to teach "intelligent design" in public school classrooms?

I cant believe anyone is stupid enough to think God would care about 10 completely random rules more than how you act over the entire course of your life but a lot of people are that stupid


Did you ever consider that maybe their god is that stupid?
 
2021-12-05 12:51:27 PM  
It'll probably be overcast the whole time.
 
2021-12-05 1:23:50 PM  
That's no comet. That's Shai Hulud.

I told you guys to watch your step.
 
2021-12-05 1:40:07 PM  

TwilightZone: lifeslammer: TheMysteriousStranger: Glorious Golden Ass: I've heard a two separate Christians lately talking about God being a higher intelligence alien that intentionally deposited life on Earth and is still monitoring it in space craft that resemble comets.  Neither had heard of the Heaven's Gate Cult and neither was receptive to the idea that we weren't being constantly watched and judged by sky beings that are invisible to us.

Is this some new religious trend?

I can't see anyone believing that being called a "Christian."  Space aliens can't give you life after death. Are you sure you are not seeing a creationist saying that in "science" one can't prove the designer is not an alien so it is okay to teach "intelligent design" in public school classrooms?

I cant believe anyone is stupid enough to think God would care about 10 completely random rules more than how you act over the entire course of your life but a lot of people are that stupid

Did you ever consider that maybe their god is that stupid?


They're working within the bounds of "I have to say Jesus is real or I'll go to hell" and knowing resurrection and miracles don't make sense.  So, it's got to be advanced technology.

Personally, I have nothing against good rules to follow - whether they come from an invisible sky wizard, the galactic morality research, or just thoughtful consideration.
 
2021-12-05 1:51:40 PM  

freddyV: Are the tabloids going to predict gloom and doom and say it's gonna hit earth?


Does the pope shiat in a funny hat?
 
2021-12-05 2:17:28 PM  
Last year we LARPd "The Stand"
Now we get to do "Lucifer's Hammer"
 
2021-12-05 2:41:39 PM  

Glorious Golden Ass: TwilightZone: lifeslammer: TheMysteriousStranger: Glorious Golden Ass: I've heard a two separate Christians lately talking about God being a higher intelligence alien that intentionally deposited life on Earth and is still monitoring it in space craft that resemble comets.  Neither had heard of the Heaven's Gate Cult and neither was receptive to the idea that we weren't being constantly watched and judged by sky beings that are invisible to us.

Is this some new religious trend?

I can't see anyone believing that being called a "Christian."  Space aliens can't give you life after death. Are you sure you are not seeing a creationist saying that in "science" one can't prove the designer is not an alien so it is okay to teach "intelligent design" in public school classrooms?

I cant believe anyone is stupid enough to think God would care about 10 completely random rules more than how you act over the entire course of your life but a lot of people are that stupid

Did you ever consider that maybe their god is that stupid?

They're working within the bounds of "I have to say Jesus is real or I'll go to hell" and knowing resurrection and miracles don't make sense.  So, it's got to be advanced technology.

Personally, I have nothing against good rules to follow - whether they come from an invisible sky wizard, the galactic morality research, or just thoughtful consideration.


I'm just allowing for the possibility that their god is real and he is, in fact, an idiot.  That would explain much about his followers.
 
2021-12-05 2:59:51 PM  

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Wait...did Paradox seriously farking do that!?

/wouldn't be surprised
//there's a Hitchhiker's reference as a random event in Stellaris
///the event even uses the word 'hoopy frood'
 
2021-12-05 3:08:07 PM  
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2021-12-05 3:30:06 PM  

studebaker hoch: Last year we LARPd "The Stand"
Now we get to do "Lucifer's Hammer"


I shall grab a surfboard and look forward to hot fudge Tuesday!
 
2021-12-05 4:05:12 PM  
Go get 'em, champ!

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2021-12-05 5:04:04 PM  
I never thought the leonards would eat MY face.
 
2021-12-05 8:14:14 PM  
If only, subby... if only.
 
2021-12-05 10:14:18 PM  

The Reverend Sam Hill: Comet -- it makes your teeth turn green.
Comet -- it tastes like gasoline.
Comet -- it makes you vomit.
So take some Comet, and vomit, today.


As a child of the 70's, I applaud.  And thanks for the ear worm.
 
2021-12-06 1:00:25 AM  

The Reverend Sam Hill: Comet -- it makes your teeth turn green.
Comet -- it tastes like gasoline.
Comet -- it makes you vomit.
So take some Comet, and vomit, today.


Yep, every time I watch 'Bridge On The River Kwai'...
/except we sang 'mouth' instead of 'teeth' and 'get' instead of 'take'
 
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2021-12-06 4:24:03 AM  

lifeslammer: TheMysteriousStranger: Glorious Golden Ass: I've heard a two separate Christians lately talking about God being a higher intelligence alien that intentionally deposited life on Earth and is still monitoring it in space craft that resemble comets.  Neither had heard of the Heaven's Gate Cult and neither was receptive to the idea that we weren't being constantly watched and judged by sky beings that are invisible to us.

Is this some new religious trend?

I can't see anyone believing that being called a "Christian."  Space aliens can't give you life after death. Are you sure you are not seeing a creationist saying that in "science" one can't prove the designer is not an alien so it is okay to teach "intelligent design" in public school classrooms?

I cant believe anyone is stupid enough to think God would care about 10 completely random rules more than how you act over the entire course of your life but a lot of people are that stupid


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2021-12-06 9:47:25 AM  

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That's a good image - what game is it from ?
 
2021-12-06 10:11:57 AM  

nanim: RTOGUY: [Fark user image image 624x448]

That's a good image - what game is it from ?


Europa Universalis 4.
 
2021-12-06 7:50:12 PM  

GoldSpider: Driver: Lots of "maybe" in that article. It may be bright or it may not. It may be seen by the naked eye, or not. It may have swung by earth 75,000 years ago or maybe 80,000.

Hard to predict what a comet will do visually as it approaches the sun.  It's not uncommon for them to break apart.


I know there can be variables to the appearance. And the possible breaking apart was vividly demonstrated when Shoemaker-Levy 9 hit Jupiter in 1994.
But the part that gets to me is that they claim this comet "may have" passed by earth between 75K to 80K years ago. Which means they aren't sure if it really did. Yet they confidently claim the comet is on its way out of our solar system, never to return again. That sounds like a disguised guess because who's gonna be around to call them out if the comet does come back 75 or 80 thousand years from now?

/ I do have to admit that the astronomers have a much better accuracy record than the meteorologists.
 
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