THIS AND THAT michelle cahill Are you ready for it?

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SO THE end of the world was sup­posed to have hap­pened on Satur­day. Hmm. How come I’m still here? Did I hon­estly do so many bad things that I’ve been left be­hind? Re­ally, that is a rhetor­i­cal ques­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to dooms­day the­o­rist David Meade, the planet Nibiru, or other­wise known as Planet X, was meant to wipe us out on Satur­day.

A few years ago, Nasa se­nior space sci­en­tist David Mor­ri­son de­bunked an apoc­a­lyp­tic claim as a hoax.

No, there’s no such thing as a planet called Nibiru, he said. No, it’s not a brown dwarf sur­rounded by plan­ets, as it­er­a­tions of the claim sug­gest. No, it’s not on a col­li­sion course to­wards Earth. And yes, peo­ple should “get over it”.

But the claim added to it the pre­cise date of the astro­nom­i­cal event lead­ing to Earth’s de­struc­tion.

And that, ac­cord­ing Meade, was sup­posed to be Septem­ber 23 2017. Un­sealed, an evan­gel­i­cal Chris­tian pub­li­ca­tion, fore­tells the Rap­ture in a vi­ral, four-minute YouTube video, com­plete with spe­cial ef­fects and omi­nous dooms­day sound­track. It’s called Septem­ber 23 2017: You Need to See This.

Meade’s pre­dic­tion is based opin­ion (and re­mem­ber we see ‘through a glass darkly’), will be­gin in the lat­ter part of Oc­to­ber of 2017. Not the end of the world, but the end of days as proph­e­sied in the Bi­ble. The world is not go­ing to end but, as I’ve stated be­fore to re­porters, ‘the world as you know it will end’. It will change. Nor­malcy bias will cease.”

He goes on to say that the ma­jor signs that con­verge on Septem­ber 23 are “in­deed amaz­ing, but those are ce­les­tial events”.

“They are time mark­ers. The main­stream me­dia states that some­thing vis­i­ble will oc­cur on these dates. I don’t be­lieve that. The ac­tual event of the be­gin­ning of the Tribu­la­tion oc­curs on Oc­to­ber 15. That’s when the ac­tion starts. Hold on and watch – wait un­til the mid­dle of Oc­to­ber and I don’t be­lieve you’ll be dis­ap­pointed.”

This is not the first time we have had pre­dic­tions that the world would end on such and such a date and it will not be the last.

The big ques­tion is: Are we ready for it? I’m not go­ing to get all preachy and stuff, but we need to right our wrongs as far as pos­si­ble – and not just be­cause we think the world is go­ing to end.

We need to do it be­cause a.) We might not get an­other chance and b.) It is just the right thing to do.

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