Information icon.svg Survey Closing: The RationalWiki Community Survey 2017 will close this Friday, November 24th. See the results.

Talk:Rapture

From RationalWiki
Jump to: navigation, search

This article is typical of the Left - obfuscatating and selectively quoting to suggest that the Man from Mars is consuming guitars. The actual quote explains that

"'Cause the man from Mars won't eat up bars when the TV's on And now he's gone back up to space Where he won't have a hassle with the human race"

I think it's been made ABUNDANTLY clear that we won't be having any problems with the Man From Mars. Doggedpersistance 18:07, 8 August 2007 (CDT) (except it was sometime earlier.

You bastard! But, you might be right. So, fix the article, eh? humanbe in 23:16, 15 June 2007 (CDT)

OK, so this article is as good a place to ask a question I've been wanting to ask forever about RW. It goes to the heart of what RW is supposed to be. What would be different about the Rapture article on RW vs. the article on the subject on Wikipedia? What 'different' kind of view are we taking here? What are we doing here that would offer a different view? Doggedpersistance 18:07, 8 August 2007 (CDT)

Have you read RationalWiki:Project Whitewash/What is a RationalWiki article? Talk page there might be good to talk about it too. tmtoulouse beleaguer 18:12, 8 August 2007 (CDT)

Could this be used in the article at all? :P Oh, and I can't find anything on Oscar Wilde saying "No more sodomy for me!" Subtle, intelligent wandalism? NorsemanWassail! 23:52, 22 October 2007 (EDT)

There's an ongoing joke at Uncyclopedia where people make up some really weird "quotes" from Oscar Wilde. Researcher 23:59, 22 October 2007 (EDT)

Can I rework this bad boy someday?-αmεσ (heckuva job!) 00:43, 14 December 2007 (EST)

Considering it's at best my vague memory of the early 80's? I hope so! Just leave the Blondie snark in there when you're done, ok? humanUser talk:Human 02:41, 14 December 2007 (EST)

No True Scotsman[edit]

I just got the idea of sorta mixing The Rapture with No True Scotsman. It seems to me that if it actually were to happen, like three people are going to go. Who'd notice? --Edgerunner76Your views are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter 12:47, 22 July 2008 (EDT)

Rapture Ready[edit]

Is there room on the article for this hilarious website? Including it's remarkable Rapture Index, the 'prophetic speedometer of end-time activity'? (we don't have long to add it, though - we are currently at the 'fasten your seat belts' level) seventhrib 06:19, 12 February 2009 (EST)

My contribution...[edit]

I was about to make a comment about my whimsical contribution to this article, but it got deleted before I even had the chance. Oh well, here is the pre-excised version. Aryan = Blondie, for the record. I was trying to present in the format of the bogus Mayan nonsense that floats around. Voxhumana (talk) 06:44, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

I liked it, though I didn't get it until the man from Mars. Restored - David Gerard (talk) 22:12, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

JWs and the rapture[edit]

The part on rapture predictions is wrong. JWs do not believe in the rapture. I have a publication which explicitly says that this doctrine is considered unbiblical (aka false). The dates they've publicized refer to the start of the Armageddon, which is an entirely different thing and does not involve anyone being disappeared by God. In an ideal case a JW would expect to live through the Armageddon, as only unbelievers will be killed in the war, then live forever on Earth without ever dying. --Tweenk (talk) 02:04, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

No Biblical basis[edit]

I guess the article should mention at one point that there is no Biblical basis for the Rapture. At the earliest it is a five hundred years old doctrine, and possibly more recent (I'll have to check). In fact, the occurence of the Rapture would actually prove the Bible wrong, because Christians are supposed to be persecuted during the Tribulation.--173.237.243.124 (talk) 06:40, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

The article does mention that Darby created the idea by use of a single verse from 1st Thessalonians-though that could be expanded upon to note how concocted the idea is-stitching together the disparate verses independent of context in a manner comparable to conspiracy theorists. Arachne1988 (talk) 06:48, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Any way to tell between these two?[edit]

Is there some way to distinguish between "Rapture happened and nobody made the cut" and "Rapture is going to happen but not right now"? K61824ZOYG I edit like Ken! 22:22, 4 August 2016 (UTC)