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Rapture Ready purge?

Post by jegs2 » 2007-06-18 01:45pm

Noticed today that my username on Rapture Ready is no longer there. They must have done some sort of purge. Strange, since I never trolled the board. Anyone else recently purged from that site?
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Post by Faram » 2007-06-18 01:59pm

All the users got raptured, and you sinners are left here?

No idea really RR is way to creepy for me.
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Post by Keevan_Colton » 2007-06-18 02:47pm

Maybe your account got carried off to heaven and you got left below by mistake?
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Re: Rapture Ready purge?

Post by Frank Hipper » 2007-06-18 03:17pm

jegs2 wrote:Noticed today that my username on Rapture Ready is no longer there. They must have done some sort of purge. Strange, since I never trolled the board. Anyone else recently purged from that site?
I thought they were under new management, that the board has a new name?
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Post by Solauren » 2007-06-18 08:03pm

It's possible they started Googling user names on other boards and purged people on boards they disapproved of.

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Post by Napoleon the Clown » 2007-06-19 03:05am

Solauren wrote:It's possible they started Googling user names on other boards and purged people on boards they disapproved of.
Teens-4-Christ does that. FYI, they're even worse than Rapture Ready. I died a little inside when I encountered that creepy fucker "Bro. Randy"...

How often did you post on there?
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Post by jegs2 » 2007-06-19 11:27am

I'm back on, though under a different name now. Looks like the board was taken over by new owners and a lot of people had to start again from scratch. I'm trying to talk about the challenges involved in attacking Iran and why it might not be such a great idea right now.
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Post by Galvatron » 2007-06-19 02:34pm

So you're the liberal pariah of Rapture Ready then?

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Post by wolveraptor » 2007-06-19 03:47pm

The idea of jegs2 as a liberal pariah amuses me greatly.
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Post by jegs2 » 2007-06-19 05:08pm

Galvatron wrote:So you're the liberal pariah of Rapture Ready then?
Wouldn't go so far as to say that, but some of the ideas are reactionary beyond belief. Many aren't even questioning the wisdom of attacking Iran, despite the fact that US flag officers have threatened to resign if such a decision is made. They aren't considering second and third order effects.
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Post by jegs2 » 2007-06-19 05:09pm

jegs2 wrote:They aren't considering second and third order effects.
This is the thread in question.
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Post by Galvatron » 2007-06-19 05:42pm

I'm afraid the stupid in that thread would make brain explode.

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Post by Darth Servo » 2007-06-19 05:57pm

My, my, the "they're developing WMDs" line. Where did we hear that before? Are they really so stupid that they fall for the same shit twice?

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Post by Spice Runner » 2007-06-19 06:33pm

Seeing Thaumaturgy and UNA_Lion trying to reason with the hordes of fundies is hilarious. Every other response seems to be 'RAR Islamosfascists are evil!'

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Post by Surlethe » 2007-06-19 06:39pm

This might be a fun tactic to take:
You shall not murder. Attacking Iran, by necessity, requires murdering Iranian civilians, either accidentally or on purpose.
If we don't attack Iran, then they'll end up murdering in cold blood a whole lot more people than will die if we do attack Iran. So it's justified.
That's a nice bit of eisegesis there. God didn't say "Murder if by murdering you prevent others from dying", he said "DON'T MURDER." That says nothing about the actions of others, and only about your actions. Seriously, where's your faith in God to pull through for you if you obey his commandments?
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Post by Aaron » 2007-06-19 07:29pm

The delusion and blatent hard on for Israel in that thread is very disturbing. Funny though, I don't recall anything in the bible saying that the United States must defend or back Israel. What are these fools smoking?
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Post by Surlethe » 2007-06-19 07:35pm

Cpl Kendall wrote:The delusion and blatent hard on for Israel in that thread is very disturbing. Funny though, I don't recall anything in the bible saying that the United States must defend or back Israel. What are these fools smoking?
Keep in mind that a reconstituted Israel under attack is one of the signs of the Apocalypse under certain interpretations of Revelation. Therefore, since the religious right has been in bed recently with the nationalist right, they really, really want the US to be on the winning side. After all, the US has been blessed by God, and is a Christian NationTM.

There's also a healthy dose of pro-Israeli propaganda going on, too, to support Israel because they think it's in the right (and the black-and-white mindset means that since Isral is in the right, Iran must necessarily be in the wrong), but the expectation of the Apocalypse kind of makes things a bit more extreme.
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Post by Aaron » 2007-06-19 07:41pm

Israel's been under attack since it came into being. Still no sign of the rapture yet. I wonder what it's like to spend your entire life waiting and hoping for something that never seems to happen?
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Post by Stile » 2007-06-19 08:53pm

Cpl Kendall wrote:Israel's been under attack since it came into being. Still no sign of the rapture yet. I wonder what it's like to spend your entire life waiting and hoping for something that never seems to happen?
Heh, the original Christians though Jesus would be back within their lifetimes. I get touchy when I have to wait for my pizza; imagine waiting 2000+ years.
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Post by Darth Wong » 2007-06-19 09:57pm

It's always rather sad to see diehard Christian theocrats lambasting Islamofascists for ... trying to force others to obey their beliefs. It's painfully obvious that they must be incredibly stupid for not noticing the obvious hypocrisy. I especially like the way they blast Islam for rules that violate modern humanistic morality codes, even though the Old Testament has similar rules and they routinely quote from it.
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Post by Pelranius » 2007-06-20 02:24am

It's always amused me how the fundies are pushing for Israel, and then saying that the Jews will all die and go to hell if they don't convert at the Second Coming. Guess that's what they really think of Jews.

I don't suppose the RR people also subscribe to the shit about the Catholic Church masterminding Islam, Communism and Nazism?
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Post by OmegaGuy » 2007-06-20 04:24am

No, they think the RCC is the "Whore of Babylon" or some such thing.
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Post by Masami von Weizegger » 2007-06-20 05:11am

Cpl Kendall wrote:Israel's been under attack since it came into being. Still no sign of the rapture yet. I wonder what it's like to spend your entire life waiting and hoping for something that never seems to happen?
Aren't they waiting for Russia and Germany to invade too (and get reamed by Israel)? Or is that just one fringe interpretation of Revelations?

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Post by wautd » 2007-06-20 05:52am

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Post by Aaron » 2007-06-20 09:45am

Masami von Weizegger wrote:
Aren't they waiting for Russia and Germany to invade too (and get reamed by Israel)? Or is that just one fringe interpretation of Revelations?
I really have no idea. I'm not up on all the interpretations of Revelations. Sounds pretty far out though. Especially as Germany doesn't have the means to invade Israel.
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