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Bible Code by tucsonmike on 23 January 2006 10:35pm
This was on History Channel yesterday. I don't believe in it as a predictor, but am fascinated by computers playing with the combinations of letters with the Bible written in Hebrew. So far, you can only use it for things that happened in the past. For example, allegedly by playing with letters, it is said Prime Minister Rabin's assasination was predicted a decade ago. You could only use it for the future with a person using it as astrology, the way Astrologers use the stars.
Having said that, what happens if you use Arabic and do the Koran? Or Sanskrit and do the Rig Veda? I just threw this out as food for thought. Also, doesn't that mean if this is true, the authors of the Bible had some force guiding their hands and they didn't know it?
I might throw this up on my Varietyviews blog. Thoughts?
Re: Bible Code by riderofthepurplesage on 23 January 2006 10:44pm
There is also a theory that if you take the letters from "Barney, the Purple Dinosaur" and convert them into roman numerals, a small mathematical adjustment will give you 666!

If you look for red mini's you suddenly find hundreds of them. They were there all along, you just didn't notice them!

Re: Bible Code by Ken Dunn on 23 January 2006 10:46pm
Do you know the story of the wise men following the star from the east when Jesus was born? A thousand years later, I think it was about August 1999 a comet passed by that was quite interesting to watch as it traversed the sky. Astronomers have periodicity data on lots of comets.
Re: Bible Code by George on 23 January 2006 11:06pm
Y'know I have somewhat the same question. Why, out of all the languages on the face of the Earth, does the "Da Vinci Code" appear to be in 20th century English? Is it because Dan Brown, the author, wants to sell books to us? Wouldn't it have been more useful to have predicted last year's tsunami in Sri Lanka than to predict the Kennedy assassination? How big of a news event was the assassination in Kenya, do you suppose?

It reminds me of the old saying, 'there are lies, damn lies, and statistics'. With enough numbers, you can prove anything you want. Do you remember, the "Late Great Planet Earth" by Hal Lindsey, who predicted Armageddon in 1979, I believe. Well, we're still here, and so is Hal Lindsey, selling books.
Re: Bible Code by Tauriel on 23 January 2006 11:27pm
George - I completely agree with you.
Re: Bible Code by tucsonmike on 24 January 2006 12:56am
Alan, it's true if you suddenly see a mini you see thousands. Barney as the devil? LOL! I know folks who would agree with you on that one!

George, there are lies, damn lies, and statistics. Have you ever read the book How to Lie With Statistics? It was written in 1954 by a man named Darrell Huff. It can still be found. I had forgotten completely about Hal Lindsey. Gurus predicting the end must hate it when the ball drops for the New Years it is all supposed to go under and....

Ken, Discovery Times just did a story about the Three Wise Men and where they possibly came from. Keep following that comet, y'all.

The constellation the Big Dipper was known to black slaves in the American South as the Drinking Gourd. It was something runaways heading North would follow. I vaguely remember a folksong called "Follow the Drinking Gourd."

And if Armageddon didn't happen when the Red Sox and White Sox won the Series....
(I'm looking at the clouds just in case).
Re: Bible Code by jaime on 24 January 2006 2:17am
Re: Bible Code by canaveralgumby on 24 January 2006 2:22am
The Apocolypse didn't come when the Red Sox won the Series. Nor did it come with the Y2K Bug. Nor at New Year's Eve 2000, or 2001. Not even when Anna Nicole Smith got her own tv show.

It's just not coming. This may be dissppinting to those who have trouble facing their problems again tomorrow, but they'll have to get over it.
Re: Bible Code by pandab on 24 January 2006 3:47am
I had a credit card once that ended in 666. Had a lot of fun with store clerks with it!

I've heard all sorts of theories that explain why certain famous people are/were the AntiChrist ... Ronald Reagan, Pope John-Paul II (that was surreal), Saddam Hussein (sp?) and whoever is in charge of Iran at any given moment.

I read Revelations and found it interesting but beyond my ability to decipher. I also saw the Armageddon Tapestry in Angers, France. I've seen all sorts of movies and TV shows on Armageddon, and never felt all that scared. For some strange reason, though, seeing those medieval tapestries was truly frightening. Maybe it was the display room ... all black with dim lighting. The tapestries are beautiful but terrible in how they illustrate Revelations. I came out quite shaken.

Re: Bible Code by George on 24 January 2006 5:27am
Pandab, most all medieval art was created to scare people, to pay their church taxes mostly.
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