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Author Topic: Rapture's No Longer Funny -- The Real Deaths  (Read 8425 times)
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« Reply #9: May 25, 2011, 06:18:15 pm »

Well, as I feared, but hadn't heard about until now, the doomsday predictions DID have more serious consequences than just folks losing a lot of money and face.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20110524/sc_livescience/faileddoomsdayhasrealdeadlyconsequences

How sad this is... especially the mother and her daughters, they must have suffered terribly... and will have trauma from the experience for life probably.

I agree with what everyone has said here, this kind of thing is bound to happen, and these people who killed themselves or tried, must have had some kind underlying issue to begin with.

It's hard not to want to feel mad at the situation. I don't blame anyone as such, even if this guy had said "don't do anything rash, don't kill yourself or give away all your wordly possessions etc" it still would have happened somewhere. Fear and Faith are powerful things, especially when combined.... and dangerous in this case  Sad
I don't wish to bash anyone's faith or ideas or religion, so I hope I haven't said anything to offend, if I have I apologise in advance. This is a touchy subject.
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