Sunday, April 22, 2018

New Nibiru Rapture Tomorrow!

David Meade is back. After being relentlessly mocked here on Augoeides over last year's Rapture/Nibiru end of the world conspiracy theory, the dude has no idea when to quit. Now he's made a new prediction that's exactly the same as the last.

Oh, except that it happens tomorrow. Cue the mass hysteria!

According to conspiracy theorists, codes in the Bible suggest the end of the world is imminent, with Earth set to be destroyed tomorrow, April 23. One theory suggests the end times dates back to astrological constellations appearing on November 23, matching the book of Revelation 12:1-2. The passage signals the start of the Rapture and the second coming of Jesus Christ.

The passage 12:1–2 reads: “And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of 12 stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth.” It is thought that Virgo is the woman from the passage. On April 23, the sun and moon will be in Virgo, as will Jupiter, which represents the Messiah. Experts at first dismissed this claim when they discovered this alignment happens very 12 years. However, the conspiracy theories claim another planetary alignment, representing “the Lion of the tribe of Judah’, will make this time the Rapture.

Christian conspiracy theorist David Meade is the main expert suggesting the end times are here. Mr Meade also predicts a mythological planetary system known as Planet X or Nibiru will appear in the sky on April 23. He claims it will then pass the Earth in October, causing the start of the Rapture with huge volcanoes and volcanic eruptions due to its gravitational force.

He said: “During this time frame, on April 23, 2018 the moon appears under the feet of the Constellation Virgo. “The Sun appears to precisely clothe Virgo… Jupiter is birthed on April 08, 2018. The 12 stars at that date include the nine stars of Leo, and the three planetary alignments of Mercury, Venus and Mars – which combine to make a count of 12 stars on the head of Virgo. Thus the constellations Virgo, Leo and Serpens-Ophiuchus represent a unique once-in-a-century sign exactly as depicted in the 12th chapter of Revelation. This is our time marker.”

Well sure, unless it isn't. It is not necessarily a stretch to suggest that the various descriptions in Revelation are related to constellations and the zodiac. Where the problem comes in is when you start trying to shoehorn a text from the Second Century into William Miller's idea of The Rapture, which only dates to the Nineteenth Century. The result of doing that is a mess, and it's inaccurate to boot.

So here's the deal. The Earth won't be destroyed, and I likely will mock David Meade yet again - you know, unless this whole thing is getting so old that it doesn't even merit a laugh any more.

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