And when this doesn’t happen it’s doubtful those involved will be ready to say ‘gosh we were wrong’, nor will they lose faith in this or future predictions. As Erik wrote to me today:
People like this always have some rationalization if their prophecy doesn’t come true. There was some Christian group a few years ago that was convinced the Rapture was coming and they had to be in Jerusalem for it. So…they traveled to Israel and obviously it didn’t happen. Apparently the minister associated with the group praised god for giving humanity a second chance and they went home.
And my prophecy for Saturday: life goes on…...................
I think it was 1960 when there was somehow a prophecy that the world would end. I was in 7th or 8th grade in Korea and a girlfriend and I were going to the high school gym on base to see The Time Machine and I think it was a Thursday night. She was the one to tell me that the world was to come to an end that night, that she’d read it or her parents had. I remember thinking how very normal everything seemed to be. There were no clouds or storms and I knew my parents were home doing all the normal and boring things they did and I didn’t want to be late for supper. Seemed to me that there should be stuff happening, birds trying to find shelter or something but it was just a warm afternoon.
Her telling me sent shivers down my spine though and I remember being surprised when I got home that no one there seemed any different than always.
Since then I’ve heard these predictions so many times that I’m surprised we haven’t all just given up the ghost with the tellings!