Brilliant allegory Leolaia... you get a "G" on illustrations, next time you're working on gesturing...
So the moral of the story is, that if Mary Magdelene just told the disciples the bloody "BIG NEWS" when they asked her, they wouldn't have all gone off speculating in their different ways.
Hehe, i'm just kidding Mary Magda... oops, i mean, Barbara, i know you must have a good reason for not spilling the beans yet.
Barbara: I just learned about the release of the "Big News" and was told that what I've been calling "Big News" won't be released today or tomorrow but hopefully sometime this week. So please don't say the 15th. If anyone is saying the 15th it is because we were told months ago that it would be mid-December when the Big News would be released. As soon as I know the day, you will know. Please be assured I'm not playing with your emotions.
I hope not
katiekitten: Ive just had a horrible thought - what if this news is eclipsed by some other huge piece of freak news (like the Tsunami), or like the second Asian earthquake that has just been announced on the BBC?
It sometimes happens.
I really hope it doesnt happen to our news.
Again, I hope not
Seeker4: I had to laugh about a huge news story pre-empting this announcement.
You must remember that this is news about Jehovah's Witnesses - the birth of a two-headed calf in Ufukistan would pre-empt it. JWs are not of much interest to anyone except JWs and ex-JWs.
Once again, I hope not... although the birth of the two-headed calf in Ufukistan would be quite interesting. A new species of animal, found in a new country no one even imagined existed... i want to to move there, the name sounds intriguing ...
...but seriously though, if the news really is "will hardly be earth-shattering" as you said, then why all the hype and appetite whetting and secrecy and mystery surrounding this "Big News" which was first reported "months ago" according to Barbara? It all still seems a bit dodgy to me, even though you've all said its not a hoax. How can you keep the lid on something as big as what you've described, for "months" in this Internet age?... I'm not convinced.