Where oh where are the moderators. This should have been shut down already.
Why does one man referencing God offend you so much? Just askin.
Take a look at your signature line sir, what are the next two words? Or have you conformed to the politically correct version?Quote:
=Hopyard;2007113]Where oh where are the moderators. This should have been shut down already.
"One Nation Indivisible."
Edit: Actually it's not the next two words, you have already omitted the two words, so you have conformed to political correctness.
No need to answer sir, it's obvious. How was the "kool-aid"?
Truth is like a rock thrown into a pack of rabid dogs, the one it hits barks the loudest. :aargh4:
I just don't get how your (Magnum) comment was so offensive. If the context of someone's statement doesn't apply to you, then the easy thing is to disregard it.
Without getting too deep into the religious debate, pro2alib, some people's 'misguided religious beliefs' are not so to them. It's called Faith. The question was about whether a WROL would happen soon, and This person responded from a religious angle. I'm sure he didn't intend to encroach on anyone's personal beliefs. Remember, This is America. We should be tolerant of each other's beliefs, no matter what they are.
Okay... you asked for us.. We are here!
Moderator hat on: So far while religion has been mentioned it has not yet turned into a religious debate. It SURE is getting close though.
As a Christian I'm going to say I do believe the end is near but I won't try to argue dates. I think we are given a pretty good list of "signs of the times" from the Bible but I also think the Bible is pretty clear that no man knows the hour or the day, etc.
That being said, while I don't have a problem talking about this kind of thing Religious debate is against forum rules.
I will let the previous comments stand that address apocalyptic/rapture induced WROL but this thread IS perilously close to being WROL itself.
Let's get it back on topic or it will be closed.
Now.. with moderator hat off.....
I am more inclined to agree that short of nuclear war or a massive scale disease or some sort of collapse of utilities we will only see anarchy in isolated areas.
And, no, I do not trust the good will of people to rise to the occasion. Under pressure and hungry good will has a tendency to dry up and blow away. People can and do become very selfish and very cruel. I might be pleasantly surprised from time to time but in general I believe that a good majority of people would sooner eat their neighbor than do anything to help him when the chips are down.
That being said I think our nation is FAR too dependent on other countries and on electricity.
All it would take is a wide-scale blackout lasting more than a couple of weeks to send people into a full-on, devastating panic.
I think in 1890 or 1910 or something like that, there was a massive solar flair that fried all of the telegraphs in 3/4 of the country. It didn't affect the nation much because not a lot more was run by electricity but the news from NASA is that if a similar sized solar flair hit North America it would shut down power in 3/4 of the country for as much as 4-6 months.
4-6 months of 3/4 of Americans without power is a very very very scary thing.. especially if we are talking about the winter months.
A few weeks.. heck, a few DAYS without power anywhere in the US and we get news reports of people going hey-wire.
4-6 months?!?! There would be anarchy on massive scales.
Are we, personally, prepared for it? I'd have to be honest and say no. We've talked about it a few times and made noises about purchasing enough food and supplies and water and a heating unit, etc to sustain us for at least a couple of months but we haven't done much more than talk.
If something like a massive solar flair were to happen tomorrow I would be severely kicking my own butt and start immediately on a long-term backup plan because we'd need it.