Saturday, March 21, 2015

Wake me up when September ends

Conflicting advice
unless it ends early for some reason(s):
The claim that the U.S. government has information about an impending asteroid impact catastrophe, but is keeping the information secret to prevent mass panic, is spreading fast and causing growing anxiety among doomsday believers. 
 Following a series of warnings from doomsday prophets, there is increasing convergence of opinion among believers that an asteroid apocalypse will occur in September, 2015...
Now, I don't give any more thought to the prophesied September asteroid than I have in the last half dozen similar warnings. Catastrophic threats of this nature are best utterly ignored. After all, if we're gonna get it, it's not fatalistic to say, "Oh, well." It's realism.

But what is of interest to me is how certain months seem to collect reasons why we are going to be destroyed therein, whereas others leave us homefree.  I don't see anyone worried about April.*  But like December of 2012, which accumulated multiple conflicting reasons why that was it, September of this year seems to have plenty as well.

Among them:

1. The aforementioned asteroid strike.

2. "The Harbinger," Jonathan Cohn's prediction of doom that is tied into the Hebrew calendar (the 70th year of Jubilee) and is therefore a divine judgment.  Of interest is that the aforelinked article was published in 2012, so September of this year has apparently been on the disaster calendar for a while.

3. Last year, French Foreign Minister Fabius famously warned the world that "We have 500 days – not a day more – to avert a climate disaster," While it is believed to have been referencing a conference scheduled for Paris in November, 500 days and 'not a day more' falls in late September, 2015.

4. The last of the current tetrad of "Blood Moons" arrives on Sept 28, Israel's Yom Kippur, leading any number of pastors and would-be prophets to expect God to shake things up in the Middle East this fall. According to their claims, which I have not checked**, the last 2 such tetrads took place in 1967 and 1948, years most people familiar with modern history can tie to big events in that state.

5. The Pope is scheduled to come to America to address the US and the Congress in late September.  Some who take St. Malachy's prophecy seriously are certain this means something double plus ungood.

6. Market prophets and other prophets are saying September might be a good time to short TWTR or even AAPL.

So what does it all mean?  Heck if I know.  I suspect that by the time it does arrive, we'll be so caught up in the Most Important Election of Our Lifetimes to notice all the disasters that fail to befall us. But if they fail to fail to befall us this fall, at least we can't say we weren't warned.

* So maybe we should be.
** Not really taking them seriously enough to do so.

5 comments:

  1. Entertaining, from the perspective of a writer. From what I have 'seen', I am sticking with the bible. Oh, catastrophe(s), fine, yeah. They come and go. The big one, if you have read the bible at all, will be clear as day. Even the "atheists" and pagans will be grumbling about all the doings. The events will be too big too be hidden. Oh, and there won't be many Christians left, not even the phony ones. If their name is in some ledger, in some church, they will most likely be gone.

    Still, it is a time where massive changes will begin happening. Just not the final end. Era, epoch, age, forms of government, things like that, are ending. There just isn't a way around it. On that score, a meteorite of some significance, to add to the woe, isn't beyond the pale. Although, actually, if a global governance is actually about to happen, the meteorite might be a gift. Better to rebuild than to have to fight through the insanity and brutality of a powerful, very technically advanced, all-seeing government first. Personally, I'm pulling for a major space strike, if I have to choose, or... even if I only get that as an option.

    It might even get people off their damn cellphones!*

    *yeah, I know, the disruption would do it. Just... saying, sort of.

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  2. The one I thought most interesting, and which I belatedly added and deleted, was a woman who was certain of The Day (Matt 24:36 notwithstanding)*, which would be the 22nd, followed the next day by the asteroid impact, followed then the next by CERN's Large Hadron** Collider opening a portal to hell. This was based on a flyer for a rock concert scheduled to take place near Atlanta.

    Some prophets are more equal than others. I've read God's. They don't pick dates, so much.

    * well, reinterpreted actually.
    ** That is a word that is as difficult to spell correctly as it is important

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    1. God wants writers to be happy, so He made sure of rock and posters!?!

      Yep, none will know the day. I abide that. Though there will be portents. And I have no doubt there are death cults, some higher in power than is comfortable to know, who would bring it about if they could. Can't hurry love, or God, or His plan though. Hmm... that might make an interesting mix-diddy?

      Even with all that, I hope you know I am chuckling a storm? If you get it, good. If not, try it. You might like it. Just a twist, push, pull and... no, that might break your neck. No! Just in the mind. Try that in flesh and something bad might pop. :p

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  3. I've moved you up, to the top bracket on my links, "Friends For My Part", section. Too good to just in the prepper section. Just didn't want you to think I'd booted you, if looking for your link.

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