Re: [humanism-174] Mayan apocalypse: End of the world, or a new beginning?

From: Mark Tiborsky
Sent on: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 3:15 PM

Makes a good piece of fiction, yet certifiably insane when accepted as truth!

Meanwhile- Chinese authorities have rounded up around 500 members of a doomsday cult:

http://m.newyorker.com/online/blogs/evanosnos/2012/12/chinese-mayan-doomsday-cult.html

On Dec 19, 2012 2:47 PM, "sheri presloid" <[address removed]> wrote:
Let's try that again!:

Applewhite believed that once they reached the Next Level, they would facilitate evolution on other planets.[121] He emphasized that Jesus, whom he believed was an extraterrestrial, came to Earth, was killed, and bodily rose from the dead before being transported onto a spaceship.[122] According to Applewhite's doctrine, Jesus was a gateway to heaven but had found humanity unready to ascend when he first came to the Earth.[12


On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 2:45 PM, Sheri Presloid <[address removed]> wrote:
I am reading his wiki page and this makes more sense than the bible:



On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 2:44 PM, Mark Tiborsky <[address removed]> wrote:

Oh yeah, "Heaven's Gate"! According to the wiki article there were a total of 39 bodies found. I wonder if anyone ditched out on them at the last minute, realizing how incredibly stupid it was.

On Dec 19, 2012 2:21 PM, "sheri presloid" <[address removed]> wrote:


On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 2:17 PM, Tim Campbell <[address removed]> wrote:
In a message dated 12/19/2012 2:16:03 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, [address removed] writes:

As long as they don't become like... what was the name of the UFO cult who thought they could hitch a ride on Hale-Bopp by killing themselves?

On Dec 19, 2012 1:03 PM, "Tim Campbell" <[address removed]> wrote:
Have to agree with you Mark and with you, Sheri.  Kooky, but a benign kooky!
Tim Campbell
That would take them out of the "kooky but benign" category!
Tim




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