First of all, how great is this picture? Looks a little like Freddy Krueger crossed with Venom from Spider-Man! It is now my desktop background, yes… it’s that great! I have no idea who made it if anyone’s planning to ask. Just thought I’d share it!
With all the “It’s the end of the world!” talk recently, I thought I’d share a end of the world prediction from history.
This is a funny one and testament to how stupid and gullible Humans can be!
The Millerites were a U.S. Christian sect who formed around William Miller‘s prediction that Jesus would return to Earth on the 22nd of October in the year 1843. Miller predicted this using the book of Daniel and the Day-Year Principle of prophecy (That basically means a day mentioned in the Bible is a full Year on Earth).
Millier managed to gain 50,000 followers at the peak of his prophesying. Most of those followers believed in him so much that they sold all their belongings! Some tried to be a little more crafty, one lady tied her trunk to her so that when she ascended to heaven the trunk would have to follow! I don’t know about you but I know Jesus wouldn’t be having any of that!
Another interesting story is the man who tied Turkey wings to his shoulders in preparation to for his ascent to heaven. He sat in a tree and waited untill it was time and jumped out of the tree expecting to go up to heaven. He had no such luck, he fell down and broke his arm!
Other equally stupid people held on to umbrellas to help them ascend in to heaven!
One Man had given his farm and home to his son, who was a non-believer, and when nothing happened on the day Jesus was supposed to come to Earth, he went back home and his son wouldn’t give the farm back!
When the day in which Jesus was supposed to come back to Earth had passed, all the people went home, apart from the bloke who broke his arm and the bloke who gave his farm away, one went to the hospital and the other to the local mission, I should imagine!
Of course, Mr. Miller was somewhat disliked for his wrong predictions. However, in a fit of depression he suddenly realised he was calculating using the Christian year and not the Jewish year. So he came back with a new set of numbers, which said the world would end on 22nd of March 1844. It never happened! Miller died five years later, disliked more than a Jew at a Neo-Nazi rally.
Ah well, at least he admitted he was wrong before he died, how many people in his line of work do that?
People are still at it lol:
I Smell another William Miller on the way! Though I can’t see them calling it Camperism or his followers Camerites after Mr.Harold Camping LOL! How is this guy still in business?
Anyway, note it in ya diaries folks, 22nd of May 2011!