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False Prophets and the End of the World

Paulus Textor Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 6:39 AM
I've seen this political theater at least ten times (just on the federal level) during my lifetime. In EVERY CASE, with NOT ONE SINGLE EXCEPTION, the phony argument was about REDUCING THE PROPOSED RATE OF SPENDING INCREASE. It was NOT about actually CUTTING any program. Observe the curious unity of Republicans and Democrats. Republicans tend to shriek that REDUCING THE INCREASE in alleged "defense" spending will result in world chaos. Democrats shriek that REDUCING THE INCREASE in welfare spending will cause riots in the streets, and force grandma to eat cat food. Then, the two parties reach a "compromise": They BOTH agree to INCREASE spending on ALL PROGRAMS. A pox on both their houses.

Remember back in 2011 when radio broadcaster and end-of-the-world prognosticator Harold Camping predicted the world’s end on October 21 yet the day passed with nary a sign of Armageddon?

Last year, the ancient Mayans and a few North American self-proclaimed prophets like Warren Jeffs had various dates in December pegged for the end. Imagine the surprise of their true believers when the sun came up the next day. Did they feel relief? Disappointment? Skepticism (somewhat overdue) toward their leaders? Some no doubt have left the cult while others wait in trepidation for their prophet to predict a new date of apocalypse....