The world will end (again) on Friday night

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The world will end (again) on Friday night

Post by Ben » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:14 am

This shocking prediction comes from US Christian broadcaster Harold Camping, the same man who said the world would end on May 21 - and also on September 6, 1994.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/5 ... iday-night" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Is there anything of benefit we can take from this?
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Re: The world will end (again) on Friday night

Post by Jhana4 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:20 am

No need to plan on doing laundry?
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Re: The world will end (again) on Friday night

Post by plwk » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:21 am

Live every day like it was your last....

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Re: The world will end (again) on Friday night

Post by Kim OHara » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:25 am

From the same site:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/games ... m-Sim-City

Provisional conclusion: USA's public life has more reasons for :rolleye: than ours.

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Edit: fixed typos :embarassed:
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Re: The world will end (again) on Friday night

Post by Nicro » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:51 am

One of these times he has GOT to be right. Its like rolling dice, your gonna get a 7 at some point...Right?

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Post by chownah » Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:37 am

Nicro wrote:One of these times he has GOT to be right. Its like rolling dice, your gonna get a 7 at some point...Right?
I think that man is one die short of a pair so I don't think he'll ever get to seven.
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Re: The world will end (again) on Friday night

Post by palchi » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:17 am

Don't underestimate the value (if not the probability) of predictions - Harold Camping et al just won the 2011 igNobel price of mathematics:

MATHEMATICS PRIZE: Dorothy Martin of the USA (who predicted the world would end in 1954), Pat Robertson of the USA (who predicted the world would end in 1982), Elizabeth Clare Prophet of the USA (who predicted the world would end in 1990), Lee Jang Rim of KOREA (who predicted the world would end in 1992), Credonia Mwerinde of UGANDA (who predicted the world would end in 1999), and Harold Camping of the USA (who predicted the world would end on September 6, 1994 and later predicted that the world will end on October 21, 2011), for teaching the world to be careful when making mathematical assumptions and calculations.

http://improbable.com/ig/ig-pastwinners.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: The world will end (again) on Friday night

Post by Claudia » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:24 am

If this also would be the end of my Samsara, I would really appreciate it. :thumbsup:
Many greetings from

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Post by PeterB » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:13 am

You have your own samsara ?

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Post by retrofuturist » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:28 am

Greetings,

Wooohoo! The end of the world...

SN 12.44: Loka Sutta
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Dwelling at Savatthi. There the Blessed One addressed the monks: "I will teach you the origination of the world & the ending of the world. Listen & pay close attention. I will speak."

"As you say, lord," the monks responded to the Blessed One.

The Blessed One said: "And what is the origination of the world? Dependent on the eye & forms there arises eye-consciousness. The meeting of the three is contact. From contact as a requisite condition comes feeling. From feeling as a requisite condition comes craving. From craving as a requisite condition comes clinging/sustenance. From clinging/sustenance as a requisite condition comes becoming. From becoming as a requisite condition comes birth. From birth as a requisite condition, then aging & death, sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress, & despair come into play. This is the origination of the world.

"Dependent on the ear & sounds there arises ear-consciousness. The meeting of the three is contact... Dependent on the nose & aromas there arises nose-consciousness. The meeting of the three is contact... Dependent on the tongue & flavors there arises tongue-consciousness. The meeting of the three is contact... Dependent on the body & tactile sensations there arises body-consciousness. The meeting of the three is contact... Dependent on the intellect & mental qualities there arises intellect-consciousness. The meeting of the three is contact. From contact as a requisite condition comes feeling. From feeling as a requisite condition comes craving. From craving as a requisite condition comes clinging/sustenance. From clinging/sustenance as a requisite condition comes becoming. From becoming as a requisite condition comes birth. From birth as a requisite condition, then aging & death, sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress, & despair come into play. This is the origination of the world.

"And what is the ending of the world? Dependent on the eye & forms there arises eye-consciousness. The meeting of the three is contact. From contact as a requisite condition comes feeling. From feeling as a requisite condition comes craving. Now, from the remainderless cessation & fading away of that very craving comes the cessation of clinging/sustenance. From the cessation of clinging/sustenance comes the cessation of becoming. From the cessation of becoming comes the cessation of birth. From the cessation of birth, then aging & death, sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress, & despair all cease. Such is the cessation of this entire mass of stress & suffering. This is the ending of the world.

"Dependent on the ear & sounds there arises ear-consciousness. The meeting of the three is contact... Dependent on the nose & aromas there arises nose-consciousness. The meeting of the three is contact... Dependent on the tongue & flavors there arises tongue-consciousness. The meeting of the three is contact... Dependent on the body & tactile sensations there arises body-consciousness. The meeting of the three is contact... Dependent on the intellect & mental qualities there arises intellect-consciousness. The meeting of the three is contact. From contact as a requisite condition comes feeling. From feeling as a requisite condition comes craving. Now, from the remainderless cessation & fading away of that very craving comes the cessation of clinging/sustenance. From the cessation of clinging/sustenance comes the cessation of becoming. From the cessation of becoming comes the cessation of birth. From the cessation of birth, then aging & death, sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress, & despair all cease. Such is the cessation of this entire mass of stress & suffering. This is the ending of the world."
Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: The world will end (again) on Friday night

Post by cooran » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:44 am

But Friday night is SO inconvenient! I was thinking of going to the Southbank Craft and Produce markets here.

Can we negotiate a Saturday or Sunday end? Or maybe the Northern Hemisphere can end on Friday night and we can be scheduled for Saurday?

Open to discussion ....
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Re: The world will end (again) on Friday night

Post by Guy » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:02 am

I will be going to the temple on Friday night, so, hopefully that will help me get a good rebirth somehow.
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Re: The world will end (again) on Friday night

Post by Tex » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:21 pm

Dammit, I just paid five bills today! Could've used that money on amusement park rides or something.
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Re: The world will end (again) on Friday night

Post by BubbaBuddhist » Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:19 pm

I don't know whether to spend my last day at the bordello or the temple. Guess I'll flip a coin.

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Re: The world will end (again) on Friday night

Post by David2 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:30 pm

I wonder when people will finally get bored with predicting the end of the world? :shrug:
Is it really that much fun to predict the end?

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