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My Prediction for May 21st, 2011
When Jesus fails to return to rapture his saints on May 21st, 2011, as predicted by Harold Camping and the Family Radio Network, I predict that many complicit fingers will be pointing at them calling them radical, extreme, a cult, and out of the mainstream of Christianity.
But Harold Camping is only doing what all Christians, Muslims and followers of Judaism do: reading the scriptures, trying to understand them and trying to apply them to their lives today. That is why I am going to POINT MY FINGER at the following list. This list is just a small portion of whose names should be included. I have included a short list of those who are responsible for taking the words of men and women and elevating them to holy writ. By elevating these human writings to canon and circulating them all over the world to men and women of every conceivable intellect, station in life, language and temperament, those on this list are guilty, in my opinion, of placing a loaded gun in the hands of a child. As I have mentioned many times before (see my last post), there are so many weird and conflicitng passages in the scriptures of monotheistic religions, that when a zealous believer goes ballistic, one can rightfully blame those who led him to this situation. So I blame all those who elevated the Bible to the status of holy scriptures. And quite comically, most all of those who are pointing their bony fingers at Harold Camping indeed have his blood on their hands.
Complicit in Harold Camping's Mistake
King David, King Solomon,
O.T. writer "J", O.T. writer "P", O.T. reviser "E", O.T. revisor "R",
St. Clement of Rome, St. Ignatius of Antioch, St. Polycarp of Smyrna,
Didache, Shepherd of Hermas, St. Irenaeus of Lyons,
St. Clement of Alexandria, Origen of Alexandria., St. Athanasius of Alexandria,
St. Cyril of Alexandria, St. John of Chrysostom, St. Maximus the Confessor,
St. John of Damascus, The Cappadocian Fathers,
St. Cyprian of Carthage, St. Abrose of Milan,
St. Jerome of Stridonium,
St. Augustine of Hippo,, St. Gregory the Great, St. Hilary of Poitiers,
St. Isadore of Seville, St. Anthony the Great, St. Pachomius,
Eusebius of Caesarea,
Athanasius, Arius,, Eusebius of Nocomedica, Alexander of Alexandria,
Eusebius of Emesa, Martin Luther, King James,
Rabbis, Clerics, Theologians, Pastors,
Followers of Judaism, and
The Multitude of Translators and Revisers who have published their version of the Bible in so many languages
and the millions more who have been complicit in elevating the writings of men and women to the status of Holy Scripture and Word of God,
and making it available to all mankind to read, mediate upon, and emulate.
Yes, that's right! I point my finger at every person who has had a hand in elevating the human writings contained in the Bible to the status of holy writ. That includes most of the religious folks on the other end of the bony fingers pointing at Harold Camping. You've kept the myth going. You've overlooked its glaring inconsistencies. You've used it as a tool to separate your group from those groups who interpret the Bible differently. And Christians, Muslims and Jews have used their falsely elevated scriptures to wreak division, death and havoc in our world. When the clock strikes midnight in my time zone, I will be pointing my finger at all of those over the centuries who have made this moment of idiocy possible.