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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Oh, Good Grief

Rev. Franklin Graham thinks the tsunami that hit Japan might mean that Jesus is returning to earth soon.

Graham said that Jesus told his followers that earthquakes were one of the signs of the second coming.

"Maybe this is, I don't know. But regardless, all of us need to be prepared to stand before almighty God," Graham said.

As he explained, an increase in natural disasters was just like how "as a woman gives birth to a child, those labor pains as they begin they start intensifying with more frequency."

Sometimes you just want to say: "Shut up! Will you just please shut up!!"


Blogger Grandmère Mimi said...

The death rate for humans is 100%. You, me, Franklin - our next breath could be our last. Be prepared.

What's the difference? Either way you meet Jesus - or not.

3:00 PM  
Blogger olvlzl said...

He needs to pump up the PR machine, just like PZ Myers or Lady Gaga do. But that's show biz.

I've always wondered how they figure they know more than Jesus said he did about the time of the end. You'd think they'd be farther down the need to know list on that.

The Christian religion suffers from this kind of thing being the face of Christianity. Too bad that couldn't be avoided, but honesty and reason aren't what gets the buzz.

Anthony McCarthy

5:21 AM  

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