Seriously, why would these moonbats waste a perfectly good end-of-the-world nuclear holocaust prediction for Thursday the 12th? Really, they're just doing it wrong!
From the article:
Shane Dee, the local district attorney, says there's no way to describe the group except as a religious cult.
Oh, I can think of plenty more colorful descriptions.
This particular kook has made several end-of-the-world predictions in the past: September 2006, June 2007 are the most recent.ReplyDelete
Wikipedia's article about Yisrayl Hawkins contains more information.
If there is no war, he can claim it was "held back" as a result of their prayers.
If there is a war, he was right.
He can't lose!
Weirdly, I just saw this group interviewed on TV--well, members and their leader. Their leader is going to court for polygamy-type things. But I wrote down an interesting quote from the show I was going to use in the Batman show, but didn't get to. I hope I still have it for the second part of that presentation (on my desk somewhere). It was about control through fear. But the example given by an ex-member, indicated nothing different than doctrine presented by nearlly any Xian church (basically, the rapture is a-comin', so you'd better be on god's short list).ReplyDelete