Quote# 40066

It seems to me that things are getting worse by the day. Just when we think it can`t get any worse, some new thing comes up, and it gets a LOT worse. Again. Gas prices. The weather. The crime rate. Tornadoes, hurricanes. The desperation of mankind...

It occured to me this morning that this must be God`s way of bringing people in, so time can end, as He promised us it would.

We, God`s own people, will be alright. He fed us once with manna, and He can do it again. But a lot of people - probably MOST people - do not even know God.

People will turn to God in a heartbeat when things get desperate enough - or when THEY get desperate enough. So I`m thinking this is God`s way of working everything out - money shortages, food shortages, gasoline shortages, employment shortages, etc. And come winter there will be a heat shortage, I`m sure, for many of us.

So we need to pray, really, fervently pray, that things go on and happen as they should, that men get so desperate that they turn to God.

Because God will not shorten time and let us go home until every man, woman and child who is going to be saved, is saved.

Goldie, Rapture Ready 55 Comments [5/29/2008 4:55:47 PM]
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Jezebel's Evil Sister

Hey! Here's a great idea: Why doesn't your all-knowing, all-powerful job just provide some evidence for its existence? That's all it would take to "save" everyone who is going to be saved and avoids all the suffering and mess.

5/29/2008 4:58:56 PM

ArgleBargle

Let's do the chicken little, people!

5/29/2008 5:04:45 PM

Septic Sceptic

"People will turn to God in a heartbeat when things get desperate enough - or when THEY get desperate enough. So I`m thinking this is God`s way of working everything out - money shortages, food shortages, gasoline shortages, employment shortages, etc."

Like a pimp witholding crack to keep his whores in line! LOL! [cheering smiley]

5/29/2008 5:05:00 PM

Fek'lhr

Gee, it was hard to guess this was from RaptureReady...

5/29/2008 5:05:17 PM

Mister Spak

"And come winter there will be a heat shortage, I`m sure, for many of us. "

Not for fundies, they have an endless supply of hot air.

5/29/2008 5:06:23 PM

Eden

Weather, Tornadoes, Hurricanes;
maybe you should also think about the possibility that they are the result of people (lots of them being fundamentalists) thinking they can pollute the atmosphere at will, without any negative effects on the ecosystem (or in the false belief that god fixes it all)

5/29/2008 5:07:57 PM

Deep Search

Make things really crappy so that people will suck up to God as a last resort? Yeah, good plan... That's so nice and merciful of him and everything. Why doesn't he just do that talking burning bush thing again or whatever? That's kind of more convincing.

Septic Sceptic: Best analogy ever.

5/29/2008 5:18:14 PM

Eden

Why doesn't he just do that talking burning bush thing again or whatever?


AFAIK you have a bush as president.
Maybe you should set him on fire :D

5/29/2008 5:25:01 PM

approximate

Your god and a buck-fifty will get you a large coffee to go. (but not at Starbucks)

5/29/2008 5:27:36 PM

Botulism!

I can't remember who said it, but it's true nonetheless:

"'There are no atheists in foxholes' isn't an argument against atheists; it's an argument against foxholes."

In other words, the fact that people will often turn to religion for comfort in times of great fear and desperation does nothing to validate religious belief, any more than the fact that starving people will often turn to cannibalism validates the act of eating human flesh.

5/29/2008 5:29:02 PM

Epic Wolf

"Because God will not shorten time and let us go home until every man, woman and child who is going to be saved, is saved."
So you admit your god chooses who is to be saved and who isn't to be saved before hand. What about free will? What about the fact that this belief proves that your god knowing created people he was just going to send to hell anyways and they have no choice in the matter. If he chooses who goes to heaven, then me must choose who doesn't.

What a dick.

5/29/2008 5:31:24 PM

ArmandT

I thought the world was getting worse as time went by too. The I grew up and realized fuck-ups always existed, only I was either too young or naive to know about it, or that I didn't have the access to the media needed.

Nothing to do with God. I just got older. You did too. So grow up.

5/29/2008 5:32:08 PM

Grigadil

...that men get so desperate that they turn to God.

Not only a death cult, but a desperate death cult...and they expect everybody to join? [Cue Stupid Bomb...luckily, the bible queers don't have what it takes to research, develop, and deploy a Stupid Bomb.]

I suppose they'll be desperately waiting forever.

I'd like to tell these rapturists that they have died, and are currently spending eternity waiting for their invisible friend..

5/29/2008 5:34:32 PM

Pyroclasm

That's it! I've had it with this muthafukcing death cult on my muthafucking planet!

5/29/2008 5:35:03 PM



your bible says that 144,000 people will go to heaven, and everyone else will go to hell (read the book of Revelations).


there are currently 600 million christians in the world. how many Christians have lived and died before today?



so is God wrong about who will go to heaven, or does he just not care about you? he must not, because if he did he wouldnt be sending you and everyone you know to hell for no apparent reason.



oh wait, i know why! its because the cavemen who wrote the bible thought 144,000 was a lot of people, and they couldnt even imagine a million people, let alone 600 million! just like how they thought the world was flat and covered by a dome with an ocean over it. and how they thought snakes and donkeys could speak.


and how they believed in gods.





5/29/2008 5:37:45 PM

CtraK

Which is funny, because the Rapture Index implies otherwise.

5/29/2008 5:40:24 PM

Fanatic-Templar

Well, here's the choice. You can go the godly way, and live in the medieval Christian Golden Age, and suffer from the Black Death, not to mention famines and crusades.

Meanwhile, those who trust in the knowledge of mankind can live in the modern era and deal with global warming.

5/29/2008 5:41:15 PM

aaa

No, Bush just screwed up.

5/29/2008 5:46:57 PM

szena

These morons actually believe that they live in the worst of all times?

Can we send them back to the time of the Black Death or a massive famine so they can get some perspective? The RR crowd has it better than the vast majority of humanity ever had it yet all they can do is complain about how horrible life is.

5/29/2008 6:08:03 PM

Feminazi

Instead of sitting on your fat ass praying, why don't you go out and do something about it?

5/29/2008 6:26:44 PM

Evilutionist

Gas shortages?

That's Bush's doing. And it's no accident. It's only related to the end times in that he got elected TWICE. I mean, even I had to wonder if the world was about to end after that.

5/29/2008 7:01:27 PM

tmr

You're so special.

If your god has something to say, why doesn't he just say it? Isn't he all powerful? Doesn't he make us, and the world we live in? Why does he leave everyone but you special few to struggle with coded messages and warnings rather than just tell us?

Oh, wait, I remember. He doesn't speak to unbelievers. He just kills them with natural disasters.

Keep your god. I want no part of him.

5/29/2008 7:03:29 PM

Sanity

" And come winter there will be a heat shortage, I`m sure, for many of us."
Yeah, I remember, back in our day, standing on the corner, waiting for our daily ration of heat.

So we need to pray, really, fervently pray
And how has that been working out so far?

5/29/2008 7:28:34 PM

Lefty Link

"People will turn to God in a heartbeat when things get desperate enough"...

Yeah, you keep thinking that. Some may turn, but I will never EVER do that. And I know there are others that would never do such a thing.

5/29/2008 7:53:42 PM

Mayhem

Shit's happened in the past. Shit is happening now. Shit will happen in the future. Get over it.

5/29/2008 8:03:56 PM

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