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The article refers to it as "an Internet hoax," but considering the prophecy is based on Revelations 12:1, it's more accurate to call it yet another Bible hoax. Leave the good Internet alone.

I do love the comment about putting money on it being hoax. Hope someone takes them or me up on that, I could be an owner of a new house on Sun. Anyone? I'll even offer odds ...
 

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The article refers to it as "an Internet hoax," but considering the prophecy is based on Revelations 12:1, it's more accurate to call it yet another Bible hoax. Leave the good Internet alone.
it's not accurate at all because revelations doesn't give a date, and it's mostly allegory. you cant blame the bible for this crap.
here is the passage you quoted, Revelations 12:1
And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:

here it is in context:

And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.

And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.



And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.



And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.


now, if you read the above, you can see that's alot more like an acid trip than a direct prophecy of anything. no dates, almost nothing specific, no usable references to time at all, in fact. anyone who claims he learned anything about when the end of the world is from reading that is completely full of shit. in fact, all the way back in mathew, the bible DOES specifically state this about that very subject:

Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

not claiming the bible is true or any of that. i'm only posting the context to show that no one who quotes the bible can honestly say it tells them anything about when the end of the world is coming. the bible tells you in the first book of the new testament (the part where jesus shows up) that it's not giving away any spoilers. so don't blame the bible, blame the fools who claim they understand revelations.

 

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@cheezyridr, you went to a lot of effort there. I respect and appreciate that. But I didn't really quote that passage, it's just what the article referenced. I don't care either way, at all, what was written there. It was a source of a decent sarcastic joke.

I did read your post and your comments are pretty accurate (if overly polite). But the thing that always occurs to me whenever I accidentally come across this kind of thing at any detail is a massive cognitive reality dissonance with respect to the fact that a significant percentage of the species that brought us The Good Internet, take any of this with any seriousness whatsoever.

I will still take that bet, however, only a few hours left, act now ...
 
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