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    Religious Cect awaiting the end...

    http://news.aol.com/story/_a/sect-ho...00010000000001


    MOSCOW (Nov. 15) - At least 30 members of a Russian doomsday cult have barricaded themselves in a remote cave to await the end of the world and are threatening to commit suicide if police intervene, officials and media said Thursday.


    Ummm I am a tad bit confused ...

    "They are simple Christians," a local priest, Father Georgy, told NTV television station. "They say: 'The church is doing a bad job, the end of the world is coming soon and we are all saving ourselves'."

    Isn't suicide kind of against the rules of Christianity??

    This reminds me of when I was in 5th grade... My friends mom was a total loon..
    We were talking about what we were going to be for Holloween and I asked what she (my friend) was going to be next year...
    Her mother, who was driving us home from school, said "Oh, we will not be here next Holloween" Of course being 10 or 11 I was a bit confused and asked why? She then proceeded to explain that before the next Holloween true believers would be taken back to heaven. She actually depicted it as though they would literally float up to the sky and the rest of us would just watch these bodies floating skyward.
    Even then I thought she was not mentally healthy.
    I do wonder whatever happened to them and what she made of the fact that she never floated up ??

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    hehehe i wonder what costume your friend picked out

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    "She actually depicted it as though they would literally float up to the sky and the rest of us would just watch these bodies floating skyward."

    Oh great! That's all we need is people floating in the sky,taking up more air space.As if the airlines need anymore problems!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by capps View Post
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    Oh great! That's all we need is people floating in the sky,taking up more air space.As if the airlines need anymore problems!!
    capps,
    You got that right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capps View Post
    "She actually depicted it as though they would literally float up to the sky and the rest of us would just watch these bodies floating skyward."

    Oh great! That's all we need is people floating in the sky,taking up more air space.As if the airlines need anymore problems!!
    I don't know. Considering the folks who believe such things, would we really miss them?

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    I was raised in a religious tradtion a lot like that. Our church called it "The Rapture", and our Sunday school teachers used it to terrify us. We were told that if we didn't behave, when The Rapture came our mothers and fathers would disappear and we'd be left all alone to be killed by the antichrist. My sister still has nightmares about it and she's 38.

    I recently converted to Catholicism, and in my first RCIA class, when our priest asked if we had questions, I said "Does the Catholic Church believe in The Rapture?"

    He laughed and said no, the Church did not endorse The Rapture like fundamentalist Protestant religions do. In fact, it's not even Biblical.

    I felt like someone had lifted a ten ton weight off my back, and I realized that all my life, believing in God had meant believing that at any minute, I would be left on earth alone to face the antichrist without any of my family or loved ones.

    Needless to say, I have very little sympathy with religions that preach the end of time above everything else.

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    Pastafarianism

    Quote Originally Posted by Nova View Post
    I don't know. Considering the folks who believe such things, would we really miss them?
    These guys seem to be well grounded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amraann View Post
    http://news.aol.com/story/_a/sect-ho...00010000000001


    MOSCOW (Nov. 15) - At least 30 members of a Russian doomsday cult have barricaded themselves in a remote cave to await the end of the world and are threatening to commit suicide if police intervene, officials and media said Thursday.


    Ummm I am a tad bit confused ...

    "They are simple Christians," a local priest, Father Georgy, told NTV television station. "They say: 'The church is doing a bad job, the end of the world is coming soon and we are all saving ourselves'."

    Isn't suicide kind of against the rules of Christianity??

    This reminds me of when I was in 5th grade... My friends mom was a total loon..
    We were talking about what we were going to be for Holloween and I asked what she (my friend) was going to be next year...
    Her mother, who was driving us home from school, said "Oh, we will not be here next Holloween" Of course being 10 or 11 I was a bit confused and asked why? She then proceeded to explain that before the next Holloween true believers would be taken back to heaven. She actually depicted it as though they would literally float up to the sky and the rest of us would just watch these bodies floating skyward.
    Even then I thought she was not mentally healthy.
    I do wonder whatever happened to them and what she made of the fact that she never floated up ??
    i really do remember when my neighbors who were Johovah Witness believed the world was coming to an end. It was in Oct, but I don't remember what year. Sometime in the 70's, I think. I even read a book he had on Armageddon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JuJuBee View Post
    I was raised in a religious tradtion a lot like that. Our church called it "The Rapture", and our Sunday school teachers used it to terrify us. We were told that if we didn't behave, when The Rapture came our mothers and fathers would disappear and we'd be left all alone to be killed by the antichrist. My sister still has nightmares about it and she's 38.

    I recently converted to Catholicism, and in my first RCIA class, when our priest asked if we had questions, I said "Does the Catholic Church believe in The Rapture?"

    He laughed and said no, the Church did not endorse The Rapture like fundamentalist Protestant religions do. In fact, it's not even Biblical.

    I felt like someone had lifted a ten ton weight off my back, and I realized that all my life, believing in God had meant believing that at any minute, I would be left on earth alone to face the antichrist without any of my family or loved ones.

    Needless to say, I have very little sympathy with religions that preach the end of time above everything else.
    Mine did this, too. I was only about 8 when they showed us that scary film where the woman is left alone to be hunted down and killed. EIGHT!! Once I hit my teens, I realized they were spewing hatred and quit going. (My parents did not attend and didn't make me once I decided to quit.)

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    Couldn't they have waited until next year? I heard on the radio I think that they think it will be in May of 08.


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    At least their leader isn't in there with them and after being arrested is trying to convince the people to come out of the cave. Maybe the children won't be hurt, any more than they are of course. Even though the word rapture isn't in the word, I disagree that the whole concept of it isn't biblical if a person cross references different verses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GonzoReiter View Post

    Where do I join up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by txsvicki View Post
    Even though the word rapture isn't in the word, I disagree that the whole concept of it isn't biblical if a person cross references different verses.
    It's all pretty much based on Revelations. It's a lot of different interpretations of this book of the bible.

    Edited it add: If they want to stay in the cave, let 'em. Just don't let them kill anyone but themselves...i.e. don't try killing any of the little kids!!! THey don't get to make a choice what to believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nova View Post
    I don't know. Considering the folks who believe such things, would we really miss them?
    Well if it really happened (which would have to, for anyone to miss them) then they would have been proven right, wouldn't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanetElaine View Post
    Well if it really happened (which would have to, for anyone to miss them) then they would have been proven right, wouldn't they?
    No, it'd just mean empty heads hold lighter-than-air gases. I think we already know that.

    (For the record, I'm not talking about everyone who believes in the Rapture, though I find that belief highly dubious. I'm talking about those with the chutzpah to think they can predict the precise date.)

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