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By the way, your argument regarding all the failed prophecies regarding the time of the Rapture would be equivalent to those prior to the Wright Brothers who presented all the failed attempts at human flight as proof that human flight would never occur. Guess how that turned out.

Douglas, ARN Discussion Forum 11 Comments [6/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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Esjeur

Well since we now know that the Write Brothers were NOT the first to fly, you lose.

4/7/2007 11:17:00 PM

Wet Walnuts

Yeah, except that flight concerns predictable physical phenomena, rather than a bunch of old mythology.

I nominate this post for the Worst Analogy Ever award.

4/8/2007 12:28:38 AM

Crimson Lizard

I'll second that. Talk about unrelated.

12/20/2009 9:05:50 PM

Angua

Well, possibly not the worst analogy ever, but it's definitely one of the worst I've heard.

12/20/2009 10:44:01 PM

Roscoe1989

I'm fairly sure that the wright brothers claimed to simply be engineers... Not omnipotent deities who created the heavens and the earth... You can allow the wright brothers a few mistakes... But I can't see why god would be REPEATEDLY fucking up the date!

1/26/2011 6:58:59 PM

KR

It turned out, that it didn't take thousands of years to get a single aeroplane flying... opposed to something omnipotent coming to raptur... oh, i can't be bothered.

1/26/2011 7:02:58 PM

The Brazilian

Ok, let´s start the flame wars... SANTOS DUMONT !!! The so called "first flight" of the Wright Brothers happened in secrecy. Dumont's flight happened in Paris, with hundreds of witness. The wright's blueprints don´t allow to build a viable plane. Dumont´s ones do.

6/15/2014 2:29:18 PM

Philbert McAdamia

Wright Brothers = Intelligent Design

Rapture = Wishful Thinking

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In other words,

Science = Millions

Fairy Tales = 0

6/15/2014 2:34:40 PM

Justanotheratheist

Even forgetting who actually did or didn't undertake the first manned flight, this analogy sucks. Working out that the laws of physics make heavier-than-air flight theoretically possible is very different from some mumbo jumbo bullshit which is not even in the Bible to begin with.

6/16/2014 5:46:46 AM

Anon-e-moose

Yeah. Although it was only for a short distance, at least they went up.

Gen. Chuck Yeager (USAF, ret.): Was almost 21 miles up, when his Lockheed Starfighter flamed out, and went into a flat spin; ejected at 8,500 ft. Nearly killed himself in the process. Still alive today. He has been touched by His Noodly Appendage, as he has The Right Stuff.

Dr. Buzz Aldrin. As a Presbyterian, he performed the first religious ceremony on another world, soon after their LEM 'Eagle' touched down in the Sea of Tranquility on the Moon. Within JFK's prediction of men travelling to the Moon & back in a decade.

The current crew of the modern-day Tower of Babel, the International Space Station.

May/October 2011. [/Harold Camping] If you don't know when that so-called (C)Rapture 'will' happen, how do you know if it'll happen, especially considering the fact that the word 'Rapture' only appears in the Bible in instances that have absolutely nothing to do with that part of Thessalonians? And even then it only says 'Taken Up', and has absolutely nothing to do with 'Rapture'.

Chuck Yeager. Dr. Buzz Aldrin. Said crew of the ISS. You jelly, much?

6/16/2014 8:25:05 AM

Canadiest

A flying machine wasn't an absolute divine revelation from a God, it was an imagined device.
You wanna go there? Because your device NEVER proved itself.

And a device can be worked on and by the time of the wright brothers it was well known devices improved over time.


The folk that predicted we would get a machine to fly and carry us,,,were right. They were few, fewer than your crowd of LIARS but growing with each decade until the Wright Brothers (the first to achieved extended flight, not much distance and after many tries and as most American claims are always established "flying thirty feet, no, flying 80 feet, no flying 140 feet, no, American flying over 20 feet, yes (no just ribbing y'all, they developed the first controllable(somewhat) flight but please America realize, this came after many other attempts they studied and all stems from their bicycle knowledge which was also European)

Oh, and by the way, of those that said man would never fly, the church and the faithful were the loudest of that crowd, not in the Bible dontchaknow.
Neither the Rapture ironically.
In your Bible it means Joyous and estatic in most cases, the actually meaning of the word is that. and is it most cases in the Bible, that. the carried away is a metaphorical interpretation forced on the scripture by the dumbest fucks to ever attempt Biblical interpretation, the fundamentalists.
Who aren't just wrong so far about this but who are damn near wrong about everything regularly.

Don't even imagine your crowd could ever rise to the accomplishments of the Wright brothers.

6/16/2014 5:30:48 PM
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