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Ag, well most of the stereotypes about women having are ridiculously heteronormative in there view anyway. it's like they haven't progressed from the eras when men were expected to marry virgins but that brothels were still needed because the men needed to fulfill 'their animal desires.' The naysayers you mentioned aren't even thinking about the bisexual and homosexual communities when they make there statements.
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Is Bastrop High School ever going to be taken to court for their behavior in this incidence?
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Camping has moved the date to the day he first said the world would end, October 21st 2011. Damn! My bet was out by a month
Toggle Commented May 24, 2011 on Live-blogging the Rapture at Greta Christina's Blog
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19:52 in South Africa, and there are certainly a lot of people identified as Christians here. So we don't even have 'godless country' as an excuse. Looking forward to the post-18:00 reports from Harold Camping & Co. Feel bad that these people aren't taken to court for their con-artistry...
Toggle Commented May 21, 2011 on Live-blogging the Rapture at Greta Christina's Blog
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It occurs to me that its actually very clever to say that the rapture will happen at 18:00 pm in all time zones, because it means that when Mr. Camping & co. sees that The Australia New Zealand area has had nothing happen to them, he has a lot of time to backtrack and make up alternatives long before its 6 there.
Toggle Commented May 21, 2011 on Live-blogging the Rapture at Greta Christina's Blog
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Was thinking a bit more about this and I have to say that the only thing I want now is for yesterday to be over with so that Harold Camping can reveal the date he probably thought of prior to this when "the Rapture will actually happen" after tomorrow is inevitably a no-show. I'm betting September?
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I can't say that I've ever been that concerned with doomsday predictions from religions or mysticism. Maybe its because I've been overloaded with the amount of physical things which could kill us (comets, solar flares blah blah blah) that are horribly unpredictable. A few years back there was some report from NASA that said that earth had almost been hit by a solar flare... 1 year after it would have hit. So I think that it'd be more realistic to be terrified about sudden unpredictable global destruction. But we can't really be scared of that cause their unpredictable so then we'd be scared all the time. Incidentally, I find that the idea that the whole earth, let alone the human species, is inevitably going to be destroyed doesn't really depress me as much. Its similar to how lots of people tell me atheists should be depressed that we won't live forever or see our loved ones after death. I've gotten that alot recently as my dad passed last year September and I'm the only atheist in the family. I've found that it is sad, but I accept it as a fact of existence. I can't really become depressed about believing there's no life, it'd be like being upset that I was physically incapable of flight. I just can't imagine people living on after they die, it goes against what I believe about the universe, so I can't even wish I believed in it for comfort sakes
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