Monday 7 May 2012


People and groups alike have been forecasting the end of the world for longer than any of us have been alive and despite their predictions, we are all still here and the world hasn’t come to an end.

What is wrong with these freaks that they should be so stupid and make such outlandish predictions? Are they insane? Not really. Are they mentally ill? To some degree they are.

Every time these really stupid mentally defective people have made these predictions, none of their predictions have come true. Not one of them. If any of their predictions had come true, I wouldn’t be around to write this article and you wouldn’t be around to read it. Doesn’t that in itself justify my observation of these people that they are to some degree mentally ill and mentally defective?

Let’s look at the most recent prediction as submitted by a group of nut cases who are members of an organization called “Growing in Grace International” and according to them, they are in five cities in Canada and in more that 130 countries around the world. They are led by a Texas-based leader who calls himself, Jose de Luis de Jesus.

One of his self-styled Canadian bishops, Alex Poessy said of his leader that he is human (Oh! I never would have guessed that) but that his flesh is going to be immortal. That could happen if he was placed in a freezing capsule like some bodies are but when the payments stop; there will be a great thaw. Their flesh will definitely not become immortal the way this so-called bishop claims. Then this cuckoo says that his leader will live forever. If you believe that, perhaps I can interest you in buying the Brooklyn Bridge from me.

This so-called bishop also claims that all the followers of their organization are going to live forever but all the rest of us are going to die when the world comes to an end. It has been determined by scientists that the world will come to an end millions of years from now when the sun enlarges and engulfs our planet. None of us will be around then of course and that goes for the nutty people who are followers of de Jesus and his screwball teachings.

Now according to de Jesus’ prediction, the world is going to come to an end on December 21st 2012—roughly half a year from now. He (and others I might add) arrived at that date after reading the inscriptions of a large circular stone chiseled  by the Mayans centuries ago.

Now if you think by now that de Jesus is really simply mistaken, consider this prediction of his. He claims that although the second coming of Jesus Christ will wipe out most of humanity this year, the members of his organization will survive and be transformed with super powers and have the ability to fly and walk through walls. If you believe that, my offer to let you buy my bridge is still open.

Alex Cooley, (the Canadian bishop’s daughter) said to a reporter;

“We can run and not get tired. Go through fire and not get burned. I could be talking to you right now and then I could go through that wall.” unquote

No. She didn’t go through the wall. Are you surprised with that revelation?

She admitted however that the world wasn’t going to end. Rather (she said) currency markets will fail, governments around the world will be forced to resign and a new government called 666 will take over. The number 666 comes from Revelation 13:18 which is the last book of the New Testament. This is what it says with respect to that number;

“Here is wisdom, Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”

These fools believe that the New Testament teaches that the antichrist will gain total economic and religious control of the entire world. All people will worship him and receive a mark on their hands or upon their foreheads in order to buy or sell. Those who refuse to take the mark will be hunted down and eliminated.

The number 666 is seen as an evil number. This is no doubt because of its appearance in occult films and upon the bodies of certain rock musicians. The number almost puts terror in the hearts and minds of some believers.

In the New Testament, specifically in Revelations 13:17 it says;

“And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”

It is the ‘number’ that has so intrigued believers throughout the centuries. As to be expected, this has resulted in many weird and wonderful revelations. Various numerical codes have been devised to calculate the ‘name’ of the antichrist. The following persons have been identified as the beast only to be proven wrong; Nero, popes, Luther, Calvin, Napoleon, Hitler, and even Henry Kissinger. Others have shown that the word ‘computer’ adds up to 666 using a special code. The fact is that names have been manipulated in the past to reveal a person as the antichrist. To arrive at 666 usually English is used. If that does not work out then they will use any other language. If is still does not calculate, then a twisting of the spelling or an addition of a title may work. Such practices are ridiculous and non-scriptural as is the belief by the members of the 'Growing in Grace Movement' that that a new government will take over. Who will run the new government? Why the members of the 'Growing in Grace Movement' because (remember their prediction) only they will survive the catastrophe that will engulf the world.   

Listen. Can you hear it? A cuckoo bird is telling us that something is amiss. I will tell you what is amiss. The brain cells of the followers of de Jesus are not making the right connections. There are gaps between them that is resulting in their brains be partially muddled.

In 1973, while living in Massachusetts, de Jesus (whom his followers call “Dad” out of their love for him) had a vision of two angels visiting him. He claims that the body of Jesus Christ entered into his and then he knew what is goal in life would be. By 1986, his organization ‘Growing in Grace’ was growing in Puerto Rico. His teachings to his followers were based on the writings of the Apostle Paul and Revelations.

His Movement came under fire and it was accused of being a cult. Many people believed that de Jesus’ followers were being brainwashed. Questions were also raised about funds flowing from its followers into Growing in Grace’s coffers. This so-called church was paying $144,000 a year to de Jesus’ first wife as alimony. He claimed that was merely part of his salary. Also donations from Columbia went into de Jesus bank account. Some of that money was used to pay for a $60,000 condominium. This group has around 200 members in Canada. I don’t know how much they pay into the Movement.When I think about these silly fools giving money to this man and his Movement, I think of bowel movements because most of what is ingested into this man's coffers is similar to that which goes straight down the toilet. It's gone for ever.

On April 22 of this year, de Jesus gave his latest public speech before retreating from public view. It was in a video posted on U-Tube and the Movement’s website. During what he claims is his final speech, de Jesus called for his followers to enter into the final countdown until their government (his Movement) will come into power.

This twit said to his followers;

“(Our) government will govern everything with a perfect order. This is my last farewell for you. The time is finished. We will see each other soon in Armageddon (the last battle between good and evil). 

Dr. Lorne Dawson, a University of Waterloo sociologist and religious studies professor who specializes in new religious movements says that when a religious movement sets a deadline (in this case, December 21st 2012) it is a sign that the movement is running into trouble.

The trouble de Jesus’ movement is having could be simply that many of his followers are leaving his movement or fewer funds are coming in to support it and de Jesus. The professor thinks that de Jesus’ final speech is an indicator that de Jesus and his Movement’s authority is slipping out of their grasp because they are losing followers and not recruiting new one like they did before. There is nothing that will galvanize a group of misfits more than the mention of the world coming to an end.

Consider what occurred when Harold Camping in California forecasted the end of the world in his capacity as the leader of a religious cult. He first forecasted the end of the world saying that it would happen on September 6th in 1994. It didn’t end. Then he forecasted that the end of the world would take place on October 21st in 2011. Again the end of the world didn’t happen. Later he said that it wasn’t the wrong date he gave his followers—he just has to add seven years to it. That would make it October 21st in 2018. If that prophecy is wrong (and it obviously is) then he will come up with another explanation and set a new date for the world to come to an end. Meanwhile his coffers will fill up from the donations of his obviously stupid followers.

Just before October 21st 2011, many of his followers sold off all of their property and belongings and gave Camping their money. After all, if the world is coming to an end, who needs money? When they realized that Camping had placed himself into a corner in which he couldn’t wiggle out of, they asked for their money back. He told them that they should think of their donations to his Movement as an investment that went sour. Hey. Their money didn’t sour in his bank account.

It is amazing that anyone has taken Harold Camping seriously but as a famous circus owner (P.T. Barnum) is alleged to have said, “There’s a sucker born every minute.”

Here is some advice for those who are conned into donating their money to a religious cult that is forecasting that the world is coming to an end.

Be prepared to accept that you are wrong. Many others have claimed to know the end of the world before now, and obviously they were wrong. Even the Mormons forecasted the end of the world eight times and they too were wrong.

Before the date in which the end of the world is forecasted to you by your leader, do not sell your house and belongings and give the money away to the man or woman who told you that the world is coming to an end. Do not stop paying bills, do not say anything you will regret to friends and family, don't quit your job, don't abandon your loved ones. Don't do anything that will damage your life if the end of the world doesn’t happen.

Don't harm yourself or others. Some people who were convinced the end was coming have committed suicide or even hurt or killed others.

Heaven's Gate was an American UFO religion  based in San Diego, California,  founded and led by Marshall, Applewhite (1931–1997) and Bonnie Nettles (1928–1985). On March 26, 1997, police discovered the bodies of 39 members of the group who had committed suicide in order to reach an alien space craft which they believed was following the Comet Hale-Bopp which was at its brightest.

The Order of the Solar Temple, headquartered in Switzerland and operating in Canada as well, was the secret society that believed in the continued existence of the Knights Templar. Their aims were to establish correct notions of authority and power in the world, to prepare for the Second Coming of Jesus, and to unify the Christian and Islamic faiths. Then in October of 1994, 48 adults and children were found dead, shot through the head, victims of a mass suicide in a Swiss underground chapel that was found lined with items of Templar symbolism.

A frightening tale of mass suicide was carried out by members of the People’s Temple, a cult born in the 1950s with the supposed objective of practicing Apostolic Socialism. In the 1970s a Caribbean missionary post was established in Guyana; “Jonestown” was allegedly a benevolent communist community and sanctuary for racial and social equality headed by leader and self-styled prophet Jim Jones. In November 1978, Jones brainwashed his 912 followers into committing mass suicide by drinking poison. It was the largest mass suicide in modern history. 

In closing, let me add the following observation to those false prophets about their prophecies being fallible. Emperor Galerius said to a soldier who kept missing the mark with his spear.

“Allow me to offer my congratulations on the admirable skill you have shown in missing the mark. Not to have hit once in so many trials argues the most talents for missing.” unquote

To those unfortunate fools who believe in these false prophecies, I will say this.

To follow the follies of others is the greater folly.

UPDATE (May 11)

Archaeologists have recently discovered a tomb where Mayan scribes kept track of astronomical records and their intricate calendar. Experts say that the calendar does not predict the end of the world to be in December 2012 because the calendar's time span is 6,000 years which goes much further than 2012. 

UPDATE (May 25, 2012)

The mother of a five-year-old boy in Mexico gouged out the eyes of her son on May 25, 2012 because she believed that the world was going to come to an end and she wanted to prevent earthquakes so that the world would not end. 

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