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      CommentAuthorliquidcow
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2008
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    First of all, the number - I believe - given in the Bible of people taken to Heaven is supposed to be a set number (where I've heard, somewhere's around 100,000). Now, is that supposed to change?


    You have to remember that in Biblical times people probably had no idea how big the world really was and so a number like 100,000 was like saying a million billion.
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    I can't wait! Hopefully we can turn it into a peaceful kind of Ghandian Anarchy. Self governed awesomeness for smart people, and hatchetneck for idiots. (Hatchetneck: A syndrome developed among idiots involving their necks being smashed with hatchets)

    Really? You think anyone in Government would be raptured :D.

    I think Therefore Repent! did a really good job at showing a 'post rapture' society. Pretty much went on as normal except for a few odd bits.
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    Have you read TR all the way through? Things start getting really weird towards the end. Excellent story.

    But yeah, according to Xtian mythology, the Rapture is supposed to be followed by a world war and locusts and demons and all kinds of nasty shit, culminating in The Ultimate Battle Between Good and Evil. Personally, I'd prefer having the Jesus-freaks around, as relatively harmless entertainment.
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2008 edited
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    @ScottBieser

    THANK YOU! I keep trying to tell these guys, but they don't listen to me!

    DEATH! GRUESOME GNARLY DEATH! FOR EVERYBODY!!

    And I think if you die in the Apocalypse, you get a free pass into Heaven which is filled with the Jesus freaks you all mock, anyways. How rad does the rapture sound now?
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2008
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    I'd rather this than the Catholic version: Jesus comes back in fire and blood yelling "I HAVE HAD IT UP TO HERE WITH YOU FUCKING PEOPLE."
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2008
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    "But yeah, according to Xtian mythology, the Rapture is supposed to be followed by a world war and locusts and demons and all kinds of nasty shit, culminating in The Ultimate Battle Between Good and Evil. Personally, I'd prefer having the Jesus-freaks around, as relatively harmless entertainment."

    I think according to the most popular version of Rapture theology (pretribulationism ?) every thing continues as normal for about seven years then things start to screw up and when they do there's still time to repent and be saved. Hell you can be a "Tribulation Saint" and go around blowing shit up and killing people and still get into Heaven.

    I think there's even one version where there's a second rapture before the seven seals are opened and the people who've converted AFTER the rapture make it into Heaven while avoiding the scorpions and the rains of blood.

    Either way - six years 11 months to party.
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2008 edited
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    • CommentAuthorBerryPop
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2008
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    I really don’t think life after the rapture sounds pleasant at all. I fully agree with Egon.
    Being an Atheist I think the closest thing we will get to a kind of Rapture is either a huge natural disaster or nuclear holocaust. During he period of time after such an event I don’t think half of you will remain alive long enough to enjoy its later effects. Also I really don’t think such an event would somehow create a society with utopian ideals. Not a society that functioned anyways.

    As for food and gas prices, wouldn’t they rise for quite awhile while humans learned to be self sufficient again?

    Read Alas Babylon by Pat Frank its good stuffs.
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2008
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    Problem is - the Rapture was supposed to already have happened. Nero being the BEAST as it were.
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    @ScottBieser Yeah I've read it all the way through, I was mostly referring to the first half though as far as what I'd expect after the 'rapture'. I just didn't want to give much away about it for those that haven't read it.