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Conspiracy Theorists Think The Eclipse Will Begin A 'Massive Human Sacrifice Event'

I agree completely - hogwash.
What is interesting is how these people get through their day. I mean, those anticipating the Rapture or other end of the world see patterns and signs everywhere. How do they manage to leave the house and focus on boring things like doing the laundry and grocery shopping? Just wondering... this is rhetorical post, I don't expect anyone has the answers.
 
What is interesting is how these people get through their day. I mean, those anticipating the Rapture or other end of the world see patterns and signs everywhere. How do they manage to leave the house and focus on boring things like doing the laundry and grocery shopping? Just wondering... this is rhetorical post, I don't expect anyone has the answers.
You're right as far as I'm concerned. I can't answer that.

I also wonder what does the person think when their predicted event doesn't happen?
 
I also wonder what does the person think when their predicted event doesn't happen?

they seem either to continue teh delusion in some form - prayer averted it for example - or they become a danger to themselves and others.

Although I can't actually think of an example of the latter... notwaco, not heaven;s gate...
 
What is interesting is how these people get through their day. I mean, those anticipating the Rapture or other end of the world see patterns and signs everywhere. How do they manage to leave the house and focus on boring things like doing the laundry and grocery shopping? Just wondering... this is rhetorical post, I don't expect anyone has the answers.
If we look at it as a form of mental illness, then they manage their day to day lives as many with paranoid delusions do - by creating themselves a 'safe space' with ritual and habit and not deviating from it.
 
One of my old school friends and her familly ardently believe in all this. They are decent enough people and lead productive lives ... while annoying other people with their constant evangelising.

Now for a very short time in my mispent youth I did believe so when I met her on my return to the area I thought it best to tell her right away than I no longer believed. She looked concerned and then asked in all seriousness how would I feel when when the Saviour appeared in the sky and I saw all the people being caught up.

I was very good, after all this belief is what's been sustaining her and her fellow meeting hall friends for decades and I didn't want to be unkind. So I didn't say that I would think 'oh that's very clever of the aliens to hitchhike a preexisting belief to stage a mass abduction event' Oh but it was tempting.

As I didnt' say anything she then broke out into a smile as this American telly evangelist had asserted in a recent service that 'once saved always saved' so I'd be caught up with the rest of them anyway.

oh dear oh dear whatever makes her happy I suppose sigh.
 
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