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The New Jerusalem decends from Heaven or from above to the earth. This is a city of I think 1500 sq miles that will become the capital of the world.

You can see it will be a very fancy place. Now we are doing good to build out of granite & marble. But then they will be using a transparent gold to pave the streets. The gates of the city will be made out of what traditionaly have been precious stones. Of course even now crystals of different colors are not as rare as they use to be. People are able to grow them out in their garage. If you go to a gem show you can buy very large pieces of what use to be precious stones.

JohnR7, Christian Forums 25 Comments [9/30/2006 12:00:00 AM]
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hairband

These people really love to show off their future material status.... Whenever I hear a fundie predicting a life provided by his god, I can't help but think of a hip hop music video I once saw. Enormous SUVs, a mansion, gorgeous women dressed in very little and expensive champagne being drunk like soda; all on offer to very young men in large pants. I'm sure that fundamentalism holds the same appeal to the intellectually and socially indadequate as hip hop does to angry teenage boys: success without effort and the chance to lord it over all those who once mocked you.

9/30/2006 10:45:47 AM

Brain_In_A_Jar

\"But then they will be using a transparent gold to pave the streets\"

I'm gonna focus on this little gem.
1. There is no such thing as transparent gold.
2. Gold is a pathetically soft metal and useless from a structural engineering point of view, thus a ridiculous choice for a hardwearing road surface.
3. Gold's only attractiveness is its colour and shine - make it transparent and you take away the only value it has, apart from being a good electrical conductor.
4. What's the net gain in having a transparent road surface? That would make your beautiful city look like it had dirt tracks for all its roads!

9/30/2006 10:47:50 AM

Matilde

So, next time let´s call interior decoration magazines. They will pay you one hundred bucks for your creativity.

9/30/2006 11:19:20 AM

Prince Macho Belly

Hey JohnR7! I got a thousand pounds of perfectly transparent gold right here that I'll letcha have for just three easy payments of $99.95.

9/30/2006 11:37:02 AM

Wolf O'Donnell (SWHQ)

Transparent gold... There's no such thing! This is tantamount to being delusional. Why isn't he in a mental institute?

9/30/2006 12:03:11 PM

Hadanelith

It's JohnRStupid. What more need be said?

9/30/2006 2:16:39 PM

JustinGG

But then they will be using a transparent gold to pave the streets.


I'll be the first to say: The Emperor has no streets!

9/30/2006 2:39:33 PM

Sandman

Who knew Heaven was going to be so bling? I wonder if Jesus is going to come back in a hopped-up 79 Caddy with gold chrome and spinners.

9/30/2006 2:46:20 PM

Tiny Bulcher

Sandman, that's just what I was thinking. Pimp my heaven, dude.

9/30/2006 3:10:13 PM

xplicit_UK

Alright, so New Jerusalem will be 1,500 sq miles - that's roughly 2.5 times the size of London, or 3 times the size of New York City. For starters I hope it will have a half way decent public transport system, otherwise it's really gonna suck to get from one end of town to the other (not that it matters much in eternity I suppose). But even so, a city of 1,500 sq miles probably won't hold more than 30-40 million citizens comfortably, which I think is a bit short sighted, given that there are billions of Xians alive these days and a huge number of dead ones as well, and I suppose most of them would want to live in the capital, if that's where god is. You might want to rethink your numbers, mate.

9/30/2006 3:26:53 PM

Kitsune Koji

At another point in that Thread, after someone calls he and Dad out on how stupid Transparent gold is, Johnny boy whips out some word redfinition action.

In the new kingdom of Jerusalem, \"transparent\" means it generates it's own light.

That thread makes my brain want to die.

9/30/2006 4:13:09 PM

Distind

Transparent gold building material, and growing rocks.

Yea, he's about par.

@Kitsune Koji

Could someone tell the idiots that'd be known as luminescent.

9/30/2006 5:40:48 PM

Napoleon the Clown

Transparent gold? What the hell? \"Hey, I can see the sewers! Ah shit, I just fucked up the road turning to fast...\"

9/30/2006 6:09:31 PM

Moe

As I've said before, fantasies like this always sound very childish to me. There's never any mention of any peace, or love or knowlege. It's always about all the rewards that Sky Daddy is going to give you for being good.

And a place made of gold and jewels sounds pretty tacky to me, too.

9/30/2006 7:56:51 PM

Scott

I have two tons of transparent gold, John. They're yours for a buck an ounce.

9/30/2006 8:22:27 PM

Old Viking

You start to drift a little toward the End, John, with the people growing crystals in their garage bit.

9/30/2006 8:38:49 PM

Kelian

He's talking about crystal growing using ammonium magnesium sulfate, ammonium dihydrogen phosphate, or copper sulfate kits (there are other base materials, but those are the ones we've worked with). My kids love doing those projects.

9/30/2006 10:43:49 PM

CousinTed

Have fun when your golden mansion collapses due to poor structural integrity. There's a very good reason why we don't build large structures out of certain materials.

9/30/2006 10:51:04 PM

Data

I love how John inevitable drifts off topic in every post to something off the fucking wall.

9/30/2006 10:59:51 PM

Julian

Kelian. JohnR7 lost marks for eating his.

10/1/2006 1:11:06 PM

Redhunter

I read along until i saw, \"transparent gold\", then I looked at the name of the poster. I knew it.

I think JohnR7 grows rocks in his head.

10/2/2006 6:39:22 AM

Coffee

Hmmm. From what I've read, Christians follow their god for the bling and Muslims follow their god for the nookie. Atheistic morality just looks better and better.

10/2/2006 1:15:47 PM

Mister Spak

\"But then they will be using a transparent gold to pave the streets. \"

How do you tell the difference between transparent gold and transparent aluminum? They're both the same color.

10/2/2006 7:48:45 PM

Gjervan

"Of course even now crystals of different colors are not as rare as they use to be. People are able to grow them out in their garage. If you go to a gem show you can buy very large pieces of what use to be precious stones."

"Wanna go to the fair an' see the jewels 'em farmers got this year?"
"Nah, the missus wants me to mow the mine"

1/30/2008 2:11:46 AM

Dread Pirate Crotchbeard

Okay, I think this establishes that the core of of the faith of a great many religious fundamentalists consists of fear of torture, coupled with greed, bigotry, anger and a desire for revenge. And they call the whole thing "love."

1/30/2008 2:21:46 AM
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