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BS: The end of the world is nigh.

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Subject: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: GUEST,worried
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 03:49 PM

So for many years there have been people walking around with sandwich boards which tell us that "The end of the world is nigh" So is it so????? Someone told me to read my Bible to see the truth and so I have.The references they gave me are seemingly saying that there will be earthquakes in places where they were not before YES There will be pestilence,(Mosquitos in an American city, which had to be destroyed only last year) Wars and rumours of wars etc etc etc.....So are we in the end times that the Bible predicts and if so what do we do about it??? Tell me as it really has me gripped.


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 03:52 PM

Which American city was destroyed last year because of mosquitoes? I must have missed it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 03:54 PM

I doubt if there is anyplace on earth that hasn't ever had earthquakes.

and dang few that don't have mosquitos or sickness of one sort or another.

Likewise point out to me any time period greater then possibly a few days in the last few centuries where there hasn't been "war or rumours of war" SOMEWHERE


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 03:55 PM

probably somewhere in michagen Rapaire - they grow 'em big there.


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 04:03 PM

GUEST, you are among millions and millions of people who have been worrying about this ever since the 1st Century A.D. There has never been a century in which the various signs you mention did not occur. There are always wars and rumours of war, pestilences, unexpected earthquakes in unexpected places, etc. Always! You just have to look for them and by golly you will find them. :-)

Believe me on this. The world has been "about to end" ever since the year 1, and it will be "about to end" long after you or I have shuffled off this mortal coil.

There's a pschological reason for people to think that way...which is this: they are mortal. They know darned well that the drama of their particular little physical life is going to end at some point (though I believe their soul goes on afterward, but that's another issue). Knowing that their own end is in the cards, it hardly seems fair that the whole World should go on so nicely without them. All our stories have an end, so why shouldn't the World? It makes for a neat, complete, and satisfying conclusion to the whole thing, right?

This is foolish. The World is not going to end, it's going to change. The Universe is not going to end, it's going to change. Everything changes.

Besides, those passages in the Bilbe are not really so much about an outward physical event as they are about an inner spiritual event that occurs inside each person when they go through spiritual development and change. When your spiritual consciousness undergoes a profound shift (as it does when you attain "Christ consciousness", for example) then the old World that you knew does indeed end...because you are seeing it through new eyes. That doesn't mean that the physical planet has ended, it just means that your way of perceiving life has changed radically.

So many Christians were terrified about the "end of the World" around the approach of the year 1000 that thousands and thousands of people went crazy and killed themselves....or killed other people....or did various ridiculous things, creating social chaos.

Guess what? It didn't end in the year 1000. It won't end this time either, but I would be very surprised if it didn't keep changing some. That's the nature of Life.

Anyway, whether it ended or not, that wouldn't change your spiritual challenges one iota as far as I'm concerned.


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Once Famous
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 04:08 PM

Pretty well put Little Hawk, except I would add that guest, worried is watching his life pass by and not doing enough living.

I would first suggest getting a picture of Alfred E. Newman (What, me worry?) to gaze at everyday and to consider finding something that gives his/her life meaning. Christ might not be the answer.


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 04:22 PM

Awright!!! LOL! That is a great idea, Martin. What an icon.


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 04:29 PM

Guest worried...If you wish to find out more about Christianity...which I would imagine your friend is trying to interest you in...go to Alphacourse.org and find a course near you. Go on the course, learn what is there and then choose for yourself which path you take. Be Blessed.


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Once Famous
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 04:35 PM

Of course, you could get even more confused if you go that route.

Hmmm, should I choose Lutheran, Catholic, Protestant, Episcopalan (supporting gay priests or not), Mormon, Baptist, Reformed church. I must be missing something else.


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 04:40 PM

And remember this...within Christianity itself you will find many different opinions and interpretations regarding both the Bible and the life of Jesus. Investigate, follow your own best instincts, and keep an open mind. A teaching based on love is a far better guide than a teaching based on fear.

Then, if you have the time and inclination, look into the Muslim teachings, the Hindu traditions, the Buddhist traditions, the Jewish religion, the Zoroastrian and Bahai religions, the North American Indian Medicine Way, and so on. You may find that the central spiritual ideas in all of them have a great deal in common. Or you may not. That will depend on your nature, not the teachings themselves.


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 04:40 PM

Don't worry about the end of the world worried.

Worry about Martin Gibson's sanity. Its end seems much closer to nigh.


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 04:41 PM

since, without exception, every living thing will die, why are you worried just because it may happen en mass?


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Once Famous
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 04:44 PM

Or, get a guitar and let music take your spirit.


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Once Famous
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 04:46 PM

Seeing as that Jack the Sailor has now completely destroyed this thread, watch out that you do not get gonnorhea because he has posted here. Wear latex gloves when using your keyboard.


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: artbrooks
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 04:49 PM

The Christian Bible? Probably only applies to that portion (less than half) of the world where there is a significant Christian population.


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 04:50 PM

Are you crediting Jack with Godlike powers, Martin? :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 05:40 PM

So...half of the World is going to end? That sounds awkward.


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Amos
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 06:02 PM

For my two cents worth you don't need to spend your time learning about Xianity. SPend it being who you really are, more and more. That's the only thing you leave with anyway!! :>))

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 06:03 PM

I'm waiting for the Rupture, when all the dead folks will be raised up bodily.

Sure is gonna be crowded.

Don't worry about the world coming to an end, wars and rumours of wars, stars falling from the sky, great beasts with 666 on their foreheads trotting around, or any of the rest of it.

I have it on excellent authority that no one knows the day or the hour.

                   Channel Firing

             That night your great guns, unawares,
             Shook all our coffins as we lay,
             And broke the chancel window-squares,
             We thought it was the Judgment-day

             And sat upright. While drearisome
             Arose the howl of wakened hounds:
             The mouse let fall the altar-crumb,
             The worms drew back into the mounds,

             The glebe cow drooled. Till God called, "No;
             It's gunnery practice out at sea
             Just as before you went below;
             The world is as it used to be:

             "All nations striving strong to make
             Red war yet redder. Mad as hatters
             They do no more for Christés sake
             Than you who are helpless in such matters.

             "That this is not the judgment-hour
             For some of them's a blessed thing,
             For if it were they'd have to scour
             Hell's floor for so much threatening ....

             "Ha, ha. It will be warmer when
             I blow the trumpet (if indeed
             I ever do; for you are men,
             And rest eternal sorely need)."

             So down we lay again. "I wonder,
             Will the world ever saner be,"
             Said one, "than when He sent us under
             In our indifferent century!"

             And many a skeleton shook his head.
             "Instead of preaching forty year,"
             My neighbour Parson Thirdly said,
             "I wish I had stuck to pipes and beer."

             Again the guns disturbed the hour,
             Roaring their readiness to avenge,
             As far inland as Stourton Tower,
             And Camelot, and starlit Stonehenge.


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 06:13 PM

Worry about Martin Gibson's sanity. Its end seems much closer to nigh.
_______________________________________

Seeing as that Jack the Sailor has now completely destroyed this thread, watch out that you do not get gonnorhea because he has posted here. Wear latex gloves when using your keyboard.
______________________________________

Bingo!!!

and you can say you were there when he finaly went completely off the deep end!!!!!

LOL LOL LOL


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 06:21 PM

Called it clap when I was a kid. However, . . . .

The world will end or it won't.

If it does, you won't be here to worry about it. If it doesn't end, you will be here to worry about it.

You will end or you won't. If you do end, you won't be here to worry about it. If you don't end, you will be here to worry about it.

So, it goes like this: Keep worrying, because it means the world didn't end. And if we know YOU are doing the worrying, then the rest of us can relax.


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 06:30 PM

Worrying puts a strain on the nervous system and accomplishes nothing useful whatsoever.

I can easily recall numerous occasions in the past 50 years when various people assured me that the World was shortly going to end (sometimes on a specific day even). It never did.

One was a friend I had when I was ten years old. She had heard the World was going to end and was very concerned. I said that if she really believed it, she might as well give me all her toys and stuff, cos she wouldn't be needing them. She refused! Evidently her faith was not rock solid. Well, when the World didn't end she was kind of embarrassed, but glad that at least she hadn't given me all those toys.

Now, imagine the frustration and chagrin of someone who's been telling everyone the World will end at noon on July 30th, so they'd better repent...and then he gets hit by a truck and killed on the afternoon of July 29th...and MISSES the whole thing by a day!!! ARGH! He never even gets to find out if he was right all along...and if so, to say, "See? I told you it was going to end!" to all those people who scoffed at him.


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Amos
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 06:52 PM

What on earth do you mean, LH? Of course he gets to find out, assuming he recovers from the shock of death.


( Imagine waking and finding yourself gone completely!! How would you ever figger it out?)


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 07:01 PM

In fact the world has ended every time somone has said it would, according to string theory, in some other probable world.
In another probability Chongo is typing the compleate Shakespeare, without error as we type gibberish in something called monkeycat.org


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 07:06 PM

Yeah, sure, Amos...but I mean he doesn't get to be there "in the physical" for the big event, as it were. This would be rather anticlimactic, don't you think, after having spent so much time getting all people all worked up about it?


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Lanfranc
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 07:08 PM

Contemplating the following restores a sense of perspective. Nowadays the end may come in different ways, but the sentiment is still the same!

WE WILL ALL GO TOGETHER WHEN WE GO

When you attend a funeral
It is sad to think that sooner or
Later those you love will do the same for you
And you may have thought it tragic
Not to think of other adject-
Ives to think of all the weeping they will do
(But don't you worry)
No more ashes, no more sack cloth
And an arm band made of black cloth
Will someday never more adorn a sleeve.
For if the bomb that drops on you
Gets your friends and neighbors too
There'll be nobody left behind to grieve.

And we will all go together when we go,
What a comforting fact that is to know.
Universal bereavement,
An inspiring achievement,
Yes, we all will go together when we go.

We will all go together when we go.
All suffused with an incandescent glow.
No one will have the endurance
To collect on his insurance
Lloyds of London will be loaded when they go.

We will all fry together when we fry.
We'll be french fried potatoes bye and bye.
There will be no more pain or misery
When the world is our rotisserie,
Yes, we all will fry together when we fry.

Down by the old maelstrom
There'll be a storm before the calm.

And we'll all bake together when we bake.
There'll be nobody present at the wake.
With complete participation,
In that grand incineration
Nearly three billion hunks of well-done steak.

We will all char together when we char.
And let there be no moaning at the bar.
Just sing out a Te Deum
When you see that I.C.B.M.
And the party will be "come as you are".

We will all burn together when we burn.
There'll be no need to stand and wait your turn.
When it's time for the fallout,
And Saint Peter calls us all out
We'll just drop our agendas and adjourn.

You will all go directly to your respective Valhallas
Go directly. Do not pass GO. Do not collect two hundred dolla's

And we will all go together when we go
Ev'ry Hottentot and ev'ry Eskimo
When the air becomes uranious
We will all go simultaneous
Yes we all will go together when we all go together
Yes we all will go together when we go


Words and music by Tom Lehrer

Alan

(who still hasn't figured out how to set an internal blue clicky to Digitrad)


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: freda underhill
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 07:17 PM

Whatever fears, philosophy, beliefs you might have, the unconscious ones have just as powerful impact on your life as the conscious ones. eg do you believe life is a struggle or that things will always work out for the best; are people basically good or basically lousy.. other larger philosphical positions tend to get influenced by those unconscious ones, that are learnt as a kid through the way people treat you.

but the test for any views held has to be..   does this enhance my life or limit it. do these views make me feel good or bad. and what sort of people do i meet who share these views - are they worth knowing? i am cautious of many people who purport to have "answers" - remember, if you don't like the answer, are you asking the wrong question?

there's absolutely no point worrying about things you can't control, this is not denial, its sensible. its a good thing to occasionally look at small parts of your life that you can control, and make them more enjoyable. (from cooking more interesting food, reading different things, changing the channel, joining a film club, hiking, going one night a month to a comedy club, who knows what).

these things don't answer the big questions, but they make the many small moments more fun.. and that, to me, is the answer..

best wishes

freda


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 07:38 PM

Well said, Freda.


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: wysiwyg
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 07:51 PM

Any slice of time you look at real closely can look just like those prophecies. Not to worry about which slice is THE slice, though. The good news is, the principles for living are not time-specific. The bad news? Ya still gotta figgger 'em out for yourself and then actually try to LIVE them.

So never mind the temptation to hysteria-- assume you had forever, available to you: What would you like to be doing, that you know would be a good thing to do, that you aren't doing? Do it! :~)

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Amos
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 08:02 PM

I hear yoyu, LH -- he would probably just hang around in space muttering "I was right!! I was right!!" over and over for a few millenia.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Don Firth
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 08:39 PM

This "Repent! The End is Near!" stuff is from nominal Christians who have spent more time reading The Book of Revelation than they have reading the Gospels, which, to me, calls their "Christianity" into question. The core of Christianity is to be found in Matthew 25:35-40, and Matthew 5:3-11, not in The Book of Revelation, which, historically, was less of a religious text and more of a polemic against the Roman Empire. There are many Bible scholars who maintain that it doesn't even belong in the Bible and wonder why the geezers back then chose to include it.

Will the world come to an end? Most certainly. Life, of course, could be obliterated on earth any number of ways:   some group of morons at the helm of some aggressive and/or paranoid nation could start an all-out thermonuclear war, precipitate a "nuclear winter," and wipe out all higher forms of life, but will probably leave a few life forms about to begin evolution again (unless, of course, radioactive saturation of the planet is sufficient to destroy all life); with our polluting of the oceans and the atmosphere, we could poison the planet's ecosphere and wipe out most or all life (what would be particularly lethal would be for humanity, through carelessness, stupidity, and greed, to push the planet beyond the point-of-no-return into a runaway greenhouse effect, in which the earth could become like Venus, where there are no oceans and the atmosphere is somewhat hotter that a well-stoked pizza oven); the planet could be struck by any one of a number of earth-orbit crossing asteroids big enough to blast away much of the atmosphere, cause tidal waves thousands of feet high, and earthquakes of a power beyond imagining. Or maybe some tenacious, virus, undetectable or unstoppable by medical science could sweep through both human and animal populations of the world, leaving only plant life. Or perhaps some equally unstoppable blight might evolve and destroy all plant life on earth( the basis of the food chain), in which case, animal life (including us) would starve to death. Or maybe—

But earth abides. If we humans cause a planetary catastrophe and obliterate ourselves, the earth, following the natural processes it has followed for billions of years, will cleanse itself, heal, and quite probably evolve many new species—possibly a species far wiser than we.

But even than, the world will come to an end—when the sun has used up all of its fuel and begins to implode into a white dwarf. In the first phase of this, the sun bloats temporarily into a red giant, with its outer atmosphere expanding as far out as the orbit of Mars or beyond. This, of course, will blow away the atmosphere, boil off the oceans, and incinerated all life on earth. Following this, the sun's outer atmosphere will dissipate into space, leaving a hot, dense, white star not much larger than the earth. It will continue to burn intensely for many billions more years, then gradually fade into a red dwarf (famous in British telly), a brown dwarf, then fade into a dark cinder that continues to drift through space. But not a black hole. The sun does not contain enough matter to implode that violently.

And when will all this begin to happen? Approximately five to seven billion years from now.

When this happens, it may be that we, should we manage somehow to transcend our own flaws and acquire wisdom, or that inherently wiser species I spoke of, will have survived long enough to have spread to many other planets, and are living in peace among themselves and the others they may encounter in the Universe.

There is the joke about the astronomy class, in which the professor outlined the eventual death of the sun, as I have above. A hand went up in the back row. "Yes?" asked the professor. "How long will it be before this happens?" asked a tremulous voice. "Well, astronomers estimate that it would be five to seven billion years." "Oh, thank God!" said the tremulous voice, "I thought you said five to seven million years!"

I wouldn't sweat it a lot.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Once Famous
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 10:05 PM

Don't say no.
It's the end of the world.
It ended when you said goodbye.

..............Skeeter Davis   Nashville, Tn. C.1962


Don Firth, the world is at threat when you fart.
I'm concerned.


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Bill D
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 10:19 PM

well, Don Firth told my joke, so I will just say, yes, the world IS in trouble....but I doubt any "Supreme Being" has any interest in it all. It isn't going out suddenly with water, fire, earthquakes etc., but going 'downhill' slowly and sneakily with pollution, overpopulation, famine and human enhanced entropy.

"Ww have met the enemy, and he is us!"
                Pogo Possum


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 11:01 PM

So, uh, Don, what's the BAD news?


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: InOBU
Date: 09 Jul 04 - 12:03 AM

Dear Guest:
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the world ended a week and a half ago... but no one noticed. Cheers Larry


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Jul 04 - 09:11 AM

I've been partial to Frost's

Fire and Ice

Some say the world will end in fire,        
Some say in ice.        
From what I've tasted of desire        
I hold with those who favor fire.        
But if it had to perish twice,              
I think I know enough of hate        
To know that for destruction ice        
Is also great        
And would suffice.        

The great prophet William Miller predicted, correctly, that the world would end on 22 October 1844. It did, and the Millenium came and the Rapture came and all the rest happened. It's been over for nearly 160 years. However, humans are perverse and either didn't notice or chose to ignore it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Don Firth
Date: 09 Jul 04 - 02:19 PM

My post was not written for your benefit, Marty. It's too long for your attention span, I used words of more than two syllables, and the concepts are far beyond your ability to grasp. A comparison between our two posts will, I think, give people a pretty good idea of how far each of us has advanced on the scale of evolution.

Sorry, Bill D. I first heard that joke in an astronomy class I took while at the U. of W. It was told by the professor.

And GUEST, the bad news is that we could be wiped out in a whole variety of wild and hairy ways. The good news is two-fold:   
1. Some of the ways we could be wiped out, we have control over if we choose to exert that control; and
2. We're still here.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Little Hawk
Date: 09 Jul 04 - 02:34 PM

I noticed, Larry! I really did. The trouble is, though, it no sooner had ended than everthing started up all over again!

Kind of like dogs and barking.


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Amos
Date: 09 Jul 04 - 02:51 PM

Besides , Marty, you misquoted the song, which goes, "Don't they know it's the end of the world...." in the context of "Why do the birds keep on singing...?", etc.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Once Famous
Date: 09 Jul 04 - 04:55 PM

Don, we could get wiped out by your big, hairy behind.

If you wrote a post here, I reserve the right that it is for my benefit and the right to respond.
You take yourself and this crap way too seriously.

You are about as profound as ham sandwich.

Amos, BFD.


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Don Firth
Date: 09 Jul 04 - 05:38 PM

And you are as shallow as a birdbath.

". . . full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: GUEST,petr
Date: 09 Jul 04 - 05:57 PM

an old man walks the cities
a large sign in his hand

it says the world will end at midnight
12:30 in Newfoundland


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Once Famous
Date: 09 Jul 04 - 06:01 PM

You are not so significant Don.

No one here is getting too excited about your end of the world crap.


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: ddw
Date: 09 Jul 04 - 06:30 PM

Well, I'm fairly certain the end of the world is near. Just a couple of weeks ago I saw a post from Bobert that I agreed with.

cheers,

david


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jul 04 - 08:32 PM

You misunderstood him, ddw.


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: ddw
Date: 09 Jul 04 - 11:38 PM

Nope. Nothing to misunderstand. The thread was about the worst president the U.S. ever had and he named Lincoln. Can't disagree with that, tho' JFK and LBJ gave him a good run for the title.

cheers,

david


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Bill D
Date: 10 Jul 04 - 11:57 AM

(Don...the wonderful thing about that joke is it's universal application to Large Parts of Humanity...I LOVE jokes that make a point about attitudes & thinking in general!~) I can't remember when I first heard it..30-35 years???)


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Megan L
Date: 10 Jul 04 - 12:38 PM

Never leave home or go to sleep in anger you might never get the chance to say sorry. If you love someone tell them, do not expect them to "know it" tell them now tommorrow may be to late. Share lifes small pleasures with those you love, for if you spend your time looking for great joy you may leave them no happy memories. And live every day as though it will be your last, some day you will be right.


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Don Firth
Date: 10 Jul 04 - 04:21 PM

I'm not trying to get people exited, Marty, I was merely discounting the apocalyptic view of the end of the world and outlining a few real possibilities.

You seem to be one of these people who approaches anything you don't understand with an open mouth.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
From: Amos
Date: 10 Jul 04 - 05:19 PM

Marty....

GROW UP. It doesn't hurt. Honest.


A


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