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Friday, September 15, 2006

And After This Commercial Break: The Apocalypse!

Did you know that CNN has a Faith and Values Correspondent?

No, this is not a lead-in to another Onion spoof; this is our Main Stream Media (MSM) 'reporting' on idiotic and hysterical predictions based on such 'authoritative' sources like the Book of Revelations and something called the "Rapture Index". Below is the beginning of this 'important report'--

PAULA ZAHN NOW

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

ZAHN: And we’re back. One of the most disturbing and mysterious books of the Bible is Revelation. For centuries, Christians have read its visions of wars, plagues, and the end of the world and asked themselves if they were living in the so-called end times. Well tonight a lot of Christians are convinced that the apocalypse may be coming soon. Take a look at the Rapture Index on the World Wide Web. It assigns numerical values to wars, earthquakes and disasters. And tonight, it’s at 156, which is in the “fasten your seat belt” category. So are we really at the end of the world? We asked faith and values correspondent Delia Gallagher to do some checking.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

DELIA GALLAGHER, CNN FAITH AND VALUES CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): They say the end of the world is coming.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: As far as I can tell, we are at the very end and we need to prepare ourselves for that according to the world of God.

GALLAGHER: The Israeli Hezbollah conflict they say is a sign that the Bible’s final chapter, the Book of Revelation is unfolding before our eyes....read more below at the link-

Thanks to http://gods4suckers.net/archives/2006/07/25/
and-after-this-commercial-break-the-apocalypse/

MrKen45 posted some of his opinions about The MSM on 9/8-'The Fourth Estate & Bush's Lapdogs '. As corrupt as the MSM has become, however, just as serious an issue is the utter incompetence and lack of critical thinking that characterize much of network journalism. How in the world can one have informed debate in this kind of 'la-la-cuckoo land' ? Edward R. Murrow is surely spinning in his grave right now....

'Commentator: “I’m not making this up: this is what the Bible says.”---
Right. That just means someone else made it up.' --comment #38
http://gods4suckers.net/archives/2006/07/25/and-after-this-commercial-break
-the-apocalypse/#comment-48126
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I do feel that the 'end of times' for humankind is near, but not for any reason related to religious dogma. Humans' unique tool and gadget making skills have been horribly corrupted into fantastically destructive weaponry. And every weapon ever invented has been used in warfare. With more and more unbalanced regimes in the world - with the U.S.A. at the head of the 'loony' list- producing ever growing stockpiles of nuclear bombs, it's just a matter of time and circumstance until another World War erupts.

For example, can anyone imagine a peaceful conclusion to the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis with someone like George W.Bush or Dick Cheney running things? President Kennedy and his brother, the Attorney General, stood virtually alone against the entire military-industrial complex, which was pushing for a full scale invasion of Cuba. Relatively recent revelations by ex-Soviet military officers indicate that U.S. troops would have been slaughtered on the Cuban beaches by tactical nukes in the hands of local Soviet military commanders. And after our massive nuclear retaliation...BOOM!

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave MacPherson's web piece "The Rapture Index (Mad Theology!)" proves that the same Index is a hoax resting on a 19th century hoax. The Index's 45 "precursors" are said to precede and point to a "pre-tribulation" rapture, right? Well, it turns out that the "precursors" are on earth even AFTER the spot reserved for that rapture, are fulfilled DURING the tribulation that follows, and actually point to ONLY the final advent to earth and not to any kind of "pre-trib" coming - a concept that NO church before 1830 ever taught! THE OBSERVER

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