Are these the “birth pains” increasing with intensity?

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    michael17
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    Michael, is this your strongest evidence? Do you imagine you have given any of us a moment of pause that you may be onto something? It has not escaped me that you fail to answer a great many questions. When you do answer it is in the context of your religious delusion. I wonder whether you would prefer to be disabused of the authenticity of prophecy or have unshakeable faith in a delusion.

    These are dire times sir, I would prefer that you paint your entrance with blood and be spared from death.

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    These are dire times sir, I would prefer that you paint your entrance with blood and be spared from death.]

    Michael – none of us are spared from death. One of the main reasons people still cling to religion is that they are not able to handle the fact that we are mortal. Do you really believe that you are to become an immortal?

    Valar Morghulis.

     

    #30662

    michael17
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    These are dire times sir, I would prefer that you paint your entrance with blood and be spared from death.] Michael – none of us are spared from death. One of the main reasons people still cling to religion is that they are not able to handle the fact that we are mortal. Do you really believe that you are to become an immortal? Valar Morghulis.

    “And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God.”

    Then the judgement, and by grace I can become immortal.

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    jakelafort
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    A large earthquake was reported Tuesday evening near the Kuril Islands in the north Pacific, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

    So Michael, is this a natural occurrence since it is not close to a population center?
    If it had been in Moscow then it would have been further confirmation of the prophecy?

    #30741

    michael17
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    jakelafort wrote:A large earthquake was reported Tuesday evening near the Kuril Islands in the north Pacific, the U.S. Geological Survey said. So Michael, is this a natural occurrence since it is not close to a population center? If it had been in Moscow then it would have been further confirmation of the prophecy?

    According to seismologists , statistically the same amount of earthquakes strike every year. So large earthquakes outside of population centers will continue. They are innocuous until they become a megaquake such as what struck Sumatra in 2004. It vertically shifted the entire plate and permanently tilted the earth a little and sped up its rotation. It was 9.0 in magnitude and the tsunamis killed thousands. Thus this quake was unprecedented in history.

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    #30745

    jakelafort
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    Michael, if the same number of earthquakes strike every year then is it the intensity or location that has changed recently? Does your analysis as it relates to population centers account for the population explosion which in turn augments the expanse of population centers? Has the intensity of earthquakes not near population centers increased correspondingly? If not is there a natural explanation?

    #30747

    _Robert_
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    In order to get the two continental shelves to slip and grind do you think god has to squint his eyes and squeeze his butt cheeks together?

    #30749

    michael17
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    Michael, if the same number of earthquakes strike every year then is it the intensity or location that has changed recently? Does your analysis as it relates to population centers account for the population explosion which in turn augments the expanse of population centers? Has the intensity of earthquakes not near population centers increased correspondingly? If not is there a natural explanation?

    The intensity and location is shifting biased to impact more population centers.  Don’t know if the impact of urban sprawl has been addressed in the literature or the probability of higher magnitudes with increased urban sprawl. Someone should do a study then normalized the trend

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    #30751

    michael17
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    In order to get the two continental shelves to slip and grind do you think god has to squint his eyes and squeeze his butt cheeks together?

    Animism is the perspective that matter can be manifestation of deity.  Not very much en vogue nowadays.

    #30752

    _Robert_
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    Animism is the perspective that matter can be manifestation of deity. Not very much en vogue nowadays.

    Well great floods, raising of the dead, and wilting fig trees have never been en vogue around here.

    #30753

    jakelafort
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    So Michael, how can you be so certain about prophecy when you have not ruled out what ought to be the presumption-natural phenomena has a natural provenance? It is of even greater significance when the prophecy itself is a riddle wrapped in a metaphor that requires the prophet to have designated only a coterie of highly intelligent and perspicacious individuals who have an interest specifically in prophecy and made allowance for the advent of technology without which one would have no idea that a prophecy is fulfilled.

    #30754

    Simon Paynton
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    One big earthquake isn’t a trend.

    #30755

    michael17
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    Animism is the perspective that matter can be manifestation of deity. Not very much en vogue nowadays.

    Well great floods, raising of the dead, and wilting fig trees have never been en vogue around here.

    Death is the power of the enemy and with that power parochial authorities martyred the truth and is enthroned where thousands of martyrs were set on fire, on Vatican Hill. Now scufflers and naysayers can taunt until the Jews rebuild the Temple.

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    #30759

    jakelafort
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    Death is also nature’s way of slowing us down.

    #30761

    michael17
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    So Michael, how can you be so certain about prophecy when you have not ruled out what ought to be the presumption-natural phenomena has a natural provenance? It is of even greater significance when the prophecy itself is a riddle wrapped in a metaphor that requires the prophet to have designated only a coterie of highly intelligent and perspicacious individuals who have an interest specifically in prophecy and made allowance for the advent of technology without which one would have no idea that a prophecy is fulfilled.

    I’m surprise that the Skeptical Enquirer has not furnished such a study to date to quite the believers in the wake of increasing magnitudes impacting population centers.

    You have the skills to do a back of the envelope calculation and so do I. I will put it on my list

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