It was reliably reported in the local paper that when the cyclone hit with it's 180 mph winds that a resident screamed "Armageddon-outa-here".
What I learned at the KH on Sunday 3/19/2006
Oh no, no need for a legion. I'm plenty to handle all on my very own.
I just got approved for a credit card yesterday....Wasn't that listed as one of the signs of the apocalypse?
Hey, don't knock it, the scarey shit still works.
I personally know someone who had washed their hands of the org. and then went back to it when the first Gulf War began. Of course, his change of heart only lasted a few months, then he came back to the real world.
The Red Sox and White Sox won the World Series. It's the end of the world!
The speaker told us that the end is almost here and the storm in Australia is the proof that we are in the last days.
What did he base this "proof" on? Is it just his opinion, or do others share it?
It reminds me of the time when our then - po, a bit of a nut job himself, berated everyone in the kh to give up our jobs and get out in service because the end had to be imminent. His reason? Gorbachev had just been deposed in the USSR. It's still a mystery to me how he arrived at that conclusion.
I am so glad I left that lunacy.
Storms suck. Sorry for everyone affected down under.
They always jump on natural disasters, crime, wars, disease. Whatever. When the "end" finally does "come", I'm sure it, too, will be some invisible phenomenon only the leaders could comprehend.
I don't remember Jesus listing weather tragedys in the list in Matthew. However, it's interesting how much better off we are now, than we were when you look at history. Take Pestilence, which Matthew DOES mention, we don't have the widespread death that plagued mankind because of pestilence like earlier times had to experience.
I wonder what they would think if the world was staring in the face of the Small Pox, Syphilis, Malaria, Yellow Fever, Cholera, Scarlet Fever, Typhus, Tuberculosis, Inluenza, The Spanish Flu, or the Bubonic Plague to name just a few. No one seems to remember how bad things USED to be!
Carl Olof Johnson wrote a great book entitled, "Signs of the Last Days". I highly recommend it for any who hasn't heard of it. He makes a statement in the preface, " Yet history shows that generation after generation has fixed high hopes on certain dates or predictions, only to suffer disappointment, many becoming seriously, even bitterly, disillusioned when their expectations failed to materialize."
Then he quotes Eccl. 1:9-11 - Todays English Version (later half of verse 11)"....No one remembers what has happened in the past, and no one in days to come will remember what happens between now and then."
It really is a eye opening book, easy to read too.
Did they also say that there was no loss of life.?
That's right. A whole lot of property damage, but no-one was actually killed.
They are trying to keep a storm from happening
at the WT, they crack me up , how many times do they
cry wolf , will people aren't saying how high.The end is closer for them not us .
No one seems to remember how bad things USED to be!
Spot on Lady Liberty
I guess Austrailia is jehovahs barometer at this precise time in history........ "if things are bad in Austrailia....then it must be bad!"
I guess all the areas on this planet who are experincing unusually GOOD weather along with material prosperity are being overlooked by jehovah......he's interested in Australia dammit!
If Austrailia was having nice weather, the'y simply find another area doing shitty at the present and use that for jehovah's barometer. Jehovah always has an ace-in-the-hole.