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Posted by: ificouldhietokolob ( )
Date: April 18, 2018 09:03AM

And yet, here we are.
Again.

I think I'll go have another cup of coffee :)

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Posted by: csuprovograd ( )
Date: April 18, 2018 09:11AM

A coordinated worldwide apocalypse will catch some people in the middle of the night. What if they sleep through it?

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: April 18, 2018 09:17AM

Oh me oh my.

Get ready to die.

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Posted by: Shinehah ( )
Date: April 18, 2018 09:59AM

Aren't we having the end of the world next week as well?

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Posted by: Jane Cannary ( )
Date: April 18, 2018 03:51PM

Nice to have a flexible departure date!

Maybe this god person isn't so inflexible and controlling as we thought . . .



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/18/2018 03:53PM by jane.

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Posted by: blind mule ( )
Date: April 18, 2018 10:02AM

A fascinating read by Michael Shermer, How we believe: the search for God in an age of science. Tells stories of so many apocalyptic events starting with the new testament Jesus is returning quickly. It narrates through time a lot of other so called 2nd coming events. My take away was the fact that Joseph Smith was a part of the movement. Ironically I was listening to 2018 General Conference. It seems like a theme to the conference is the need to "light a fire" on the church members that these are indeed the last days, get your act together. I find this humorous because my dead grandmother (been dead for 20 years) patriarchal blessing stated that she would live to see the second coming. So I guess I had better get another cup a coffee before the big event!

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Posted by: Chica ( )
Date: April 18, 2018 10:08AM

My grandpa's patriarchal blessing also said he would live to see the "Second Coming". He died 20 years ago.

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Posted by: ificouldhietokolob ( )
Date: April 18, 2018 10:15AM

The whole "you will live to see the 2nd coming" thing was big before the year 2000. People born in the 1900s got it in their fortune-telling reports (err, "Patriarchal Blessings") regularly.

After 2000 came and went, with no Jesus and no trek to Missouri, they mostly stopped being in PBs. Almost as if somebody told the Patriarchs to knock it off...:)

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Posted by: Chica ( )
Date: April 18, 2018 02:46PM

I wonder what's the latest trend in blessings nowadays.

Maybe:

"I bless you that as you continue to pay an honest tithe, and keep your temple recommend current, you will..."

"I bless you that as you faithfully obey the leaders of the church, without hesitation or question, you will..."

"I bless you that if you will remove all doubt from your mind and heart about the truthfulness of the gospel as your leaders have taught, you will..."

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Posted by: Done & Done ( )
Date: April 18, 2018 10:08AM

Promises, promises . . .

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Posted by: NormaRae ( )
Date: April 18, 2018 10:14AM

I've told this story here before, so humor me if you've heard it. I remember being in a religion class at Ricks College in 1974 and discussing end-of-times opinions. I wish I could remember the dude's name, but I can't. Anyway he (the teacher) was asking the class what they would predict about when the second coming would be.

Probably half the class or more said in the year 2000. Some said in a hundred years, etc. Then he said (paraphrasing), "This is the problem. The membership of the church thinks it's at least 25 years off. We don't realize that we are in the 12th hour and the 59th minute. The reality is that the brethren know we're only talking about the number of years you can count on one hand or less. It's much more likely for it to happen tomorrow than in 2000." Then he said that the last thing we will see right before the end is the Priesthood given to the Negro race.

So imagine my horror when 3+ years later, on June 8, 1978, I had just put my hubby on a military plane to Okinawa (I and my 4-month-old baby were supposed to join him in a couple of months) and I vaguely hear over the radio in the background the name "Spencer W. Kimball." I thought he must have died for it to be on national radio. But when I got home my mother told me the exciting news about the revelation. I was so scared. The end was coming--like tomorrow. I would never see my husband again (now I can only wish that happened). It was what our Ricks teacher had said.

Let's see, that baby just turned 40. They're putting more temples in Africa, yet T-Rump is president and has control of the nukes. So it's anybody's guess. I just don't feel it in my bones for today.

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Posted by: nomonomo ( )
Date: April 18, 2018 10:22AM

Is it time for the world to end again already? *sighs*

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Posted by: gemini ( )
Date: April 18, 2018 10:33AM

Whew! Well I'm glad I got my coffee finished and the jumble and the crossword puzzle done! I guess I should go take a shower and put on clean underwear, cause my momma always told me to have on clean underwear for special occasions.

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Posted by: ificouldhietokolob ( )
Date: April 18, 2018 10:37AM

Good idea. Jesus will certainly check your underwear when he arrives, to make sure you're clean enough to be raptured.

Unless the mormons are right (hah!), then you're screwed anyway because you have the wrong clean underwear!

:)

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Posted by: Badassadam1 ( )
Date: April 18, 2018 03:45PM

ificouldhietokolob Wrote:
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> Good idea. Jesus will certainly check your
> underwear when he arrives, to make sure you're
> clean enough to be raptured.
>
> Unless the mormons are right (hah!), then you're
> screwed anyway because you have the wrong clean
> underwear!
>
> :)

I have the infamous costco underwear hahaha. If he disproves of these then (cussing) fuck him.

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Posted by: slskipper ( )
Date: April 18, 2018 10:46AM

I'll see you all at the Big Bang Burger Bar on the day after!

Maybe I'll get a steak from one of the animals that wants me to eat it. Something off the shoulder perhaps?

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Posted by: Aquarius123 ( )
Date: April 18, 2018 10:48AM

ok. Just let me finish this parfait I'm currently working on. oh well, McDonald's is a good a place as any to go.

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Posted by: Brother Of Jerry ( )
Date: April 18, 2018 11:57AM

This is rather like a rock band having its fourth annual farewell tour.

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Posted by: ificouldhietokolob ( )
Date: April 18, 2018 12:15PM

Well, since it's already April 19 on much of the planet, this has already fizzled. :)

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: April 18, 2018 12:27PM

I believe that there are 25 times zones. If this is true (I'm not wasting my last few precious hours of existence looking something up), then apparently it's always tomorrow somewhere!

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Posted by: saucie ( )
Date: April 18, 2018 02:59PM

I'm telling Jesus that I want a dollar for everytime the world

was supposed to end and didn't. He lied. F*****n Jesus. F*****n God.

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Posted by: Badassadam1 ( )
Date: April 18, 2018 03:42PM

saucie Wrote:
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> I'm telling Jesus that I want a dollar for
> everytime the world
>
> was supposed to end and didn't. He lied. F*****n
> Jesus. F*****n God.

Yes it really bothers me as well i got manipulated pretty bad when the year 2000 happened.

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Posted by: saucie ( )
Date: April 19, 2018 10:19PM

Badassadam1 Wrote:
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> saucie Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I'm telling Jesus that I want a dollar for
> > everytime the world
> >
> > was supposed to end and didn't. He lied.
> F*****n
> > Jesus. F*****n God.
>
> Yes it really bothers me as well i got manipulated
> pretty bad when the year 2000 happened.

Who manipulated you and did they try to get money our of you?

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Posted by: Lot’s Wife ( )
Date: April 18, 2018 10:36PM

What lie did Jesus tell about the world ending?

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Posted by: ificouldhietokolob ( )
Date: April 19, 2018 12:16PM

saucie Wrote:
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> I'm telling Jesus that I want a dollar for
> everytime the world was supposed to end and didn't.

Sorry, Jesus doesn't have any money. Or if he does, he doesn't share it.

That's why so many humans have to keep asking for money in his name. I'm not sure what they do with it when people give it to them, but whatever it is, they don't give it to Jesus.

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Posted by: sbg ( )
Date: April 18, 2018 03:18PM

Could have done it before I got lectured about the importance of meeting deadlines even when everyone supplying the information I need to meet mine missed theirs. My day might not have sucked as much as it has.

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Posted by: Badassadam1 ( )
Date: April 18, 2018 03:41PM

If jesus comes to missouri today i am going to laugh my butt off.

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Posted by: rhgc ( )
Date: April 18, 2018 04:28PM

So far.....the Donald has failed to set off the war...

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Posted by: Jonny the Smoke ( )
Date: April 18, 2018 04:57PM

The world "as we know it" ends everyday.

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Posted by: thedesertrat1 ( )
Date: April 18, 2018 04:59PM

That is only supposed to happen if you are alone or with somebody

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Posted by: MeM ( )
Date: April 18, 2018 09:57PM

The amateur doomsayers are the only ones who name a specific day for the end of the world.
The real pros (like Mormon leadership) always just say it's near at hand. That way they can keep the followers fearful and obedient without actually having to produce an actual apocalypse.

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Posted by: BYU Boner ( )
Date: April 18, 2018 10:12PM

Yeah, but April 20th is right around the corner :)

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Posted by: Lethbridge Reprobate ( )
Date: April 18, 2018 10:16PM

There's still 3 hours and 45 minutes left as I write this....but I ain't holding my breath.

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Posted by: anonyXMo ( )
Date: April 18, 2018 11:49PM

Maybe it did end and it's exactly the same, lol

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Posted by: caffiend ( )
Date: April 19, 2018 12:02AM

April 18 just passed Eastern (Daylight) time. Nothing happened. Maybe I should wait for Eastern Standard Time to elapse?

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: April 19, 2018 12:29AM

I've got two & a half hours to sweat it out, while you're basking in April the 19th already!!!

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Posted by: hgc2 ( )
Date: April 19, 2018 12:20AM

I'm sorry, I can't do the end of the world this year. I have too many plans. I would lose a deposit on a cruise.

Maybe next year.

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Posted by: ookami ( )
Date: April 19, 2018 01:36AM

At the least the world didn't end on the 18th- that would have spoiled my birthday.

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Posted by: tumwater ( )
Date: April 19, 2018 12:13PM


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Posted by: thedesertrat1 ( )
Date: April 19, 2018 04:59PM

actually it is now the 19th and once again I missed thewhole thing!

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Date: April 19, 2018 05:07PM


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