Sunday, September 24, 2017

The Extinction Event Did Not Happen Yesterday

        I'm not even going to write the name of the ignorant liar who made a few hundred dollars by telling everyone that Planet X, or Nibiru, would impact the Earth yesterday and wipe out all life. I do not wish even my microscopic influence on public opinion to add to the publicity this liar has already had. Still less am I going to name his wretched, wretched book about a non-existent planetoid. If any readers wish to read 115 pages of self-published poppycock they can surely find it for themselves.

        I understand this nincompoop is now claiming that he's been misquoted by the media and he never said September 23rd—the true date is some time next month. That's what end-of-the-world liars always do, isn't it? Keep advancing the date. It's truly pathetic.

        Last night Coast to Coast AM, with Jimmy Church as relief host, poked a bit of fun at this prediction, as the hours of September 23rd ticked away. Quite a lot of fun, actually. In my opinion they should have been poking fun at themselves, for having helped to make this nonsense credible in a show aired 19th January. The other guest that night was a numerologist—they made a nice pair of delusional con-men (con-persons, I should say.)

        C2C's bio-note tells us that this ridiculous person studied astronomy "at a mid-Western university," but it also noted:
"[This barefaced liar] has concluded that the prophetic Book of Revelation actually foretells the apocalyptic arrival of Planet X in our time period, and he added that Bible Code expert Rabbi Glazerson also backs a similar timeline."
So this is not just nonsense but biblical nonsense.

        This barefaced liar writes of his own work "This book is a must-read and a Survival Guide to the most important story of the century." Fuck You. It never happened.

Update:
        Exposing Pseudoastronomy also tackles this topic this week, being a bit kinder to the barefaced liar than I am.

Update:
October came and went. No Nibiru—what a surprise.

16 comments:

astroguy said...

Ah, thanks for the Jan 19. I didn't realize that he had been on C2C. Listening now for an episode of the podcast.

THE Orbs Whiperer said...

It's not Biblical, Patrick, and I take strong exception to your mischaracterization of such. You are equally mistaken as the author of the rubbish you reference. While the symbology and astral alignments might have some significant meaning, it isn't at all clear, but the Apocalyptic books of Scripture are quite clear, that the World doesn't end until one thousand years after the end of the Great Tribulation, which itself doesn't even begin, until there is the signing of a treaty for the protection of Israel, by and between the dictator of the one World government, and the head of the one World religion. That would seem to be a ways off, yet, despite genuine indication that we are relatively in the general time frame.

David Evans said...

An argument based on a misreading of the Bible (i.e. a reading you disagree with) is still Biblical.

expat said...

Another repetititive and annoying comment from Theadora disallowed.

THE Orbs Whiperer said...

To say that anything that somebody thinks is in the Bible makes whatever they say about it to be Biblical, is like saying that whatever somebody writes about Mars, is science.

astroguy said...

No, it's like saying that whatever somebody writes about Mars is martian. It's taking a noun and making it an adjective. It might be completely devoid of the original noun other than in basic roots, but your analogy is wrong.

Anonymous said...

It's not Biblical,

From a news story that appeared shortly before the apocalypse did not:


[Mr. Doomsayer] said his prediction is based on verses and numerical codes found in the Bible, specifically in the apocalyptic Book of Revelation. He said recent events, such as the solar eclipse and Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, are omens of the approaching apocalypse.

The significant number is 33, according to [Mr. Doomsayer].
“Jesus lived for 33 years. The name Elohim, which is the name of God for the Jews, was mentioned 33 times [in the Bible],” he said. “It’s a very biblically significant, numerologically significant number. I’m talking astronomy. I’m talking the Bible...and merging the two.”


Let the reader decide for himself.

(Expat can give the link to the story below or not, whichever he prefers.)

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2017/09/22/doomsday-is-not-on-saturday-after-all-writer-says-after-predicting-end-world.html

expat said...

Yet another repetititive and annoying comment from Theadora disallowed. Stop this, darlin' I'm not going to allow it.

erickson said...

Although there were compelling signs that the End was upon us, the reality of our situation did not fully dawn on me until I came to work today and realized I was still going to have to finish certain projects. I looked up in the sky to see if Nibiru just happened to be late, but it's still not there. So I think we dodged another prophetic timeline.

expat said...

Heh... I'm not a MadMag fan but that one's pretty good. Especially the peanut butter expiration.

Anonymous said...

If the loons are gonna claim Biblical prophecy for the end of the world, they oughtta start at Matthew 24, verses 35 & 36. No doubt the Truth is that not even God knows because he likely hasn't decided yet. We are a long way away yet from what is foretold, but since prophecy and prediction are not really possible, everything that has been claimed as prophecy is in reality only the execution of well-laid plans, aided by a bit of unbelievable technological superiority.

As for Planet-X, Nibiru or whatever name you like; the whole notion of it being life-supporting is a total absurdity. The chance of it roaming around undiscovered in the outer reaches of the Solar System at this stage of our technological advancement is almost as absurd.

But people who know nothing will believe virtually anything.

Chris Lopes said...

Those who truly believe the end of the world is near are more than welcome to send me all their money. If they do, I can guarantee the disaster they fear will not happen. Yes, I am that damn good.

Anonymous said...

I'm in!

I fear death... That would be a disaster, for me.

Second thoughts, what compensation do you offer, if you have a product failure? My children might want their inheritance back...

Hey! Are you proposing an illegal pyramid scheme?

Chris Lopes said...

Is there such a thing as a legal pyramid scheme?

THE Orbs Whiperer said...

It's called, 'Social Security;' invented by an Italian American, by the name of, Charles Ponzi.

Anonymous said...

... a legal pyramid scheme?

AKA The Banking System.

You deposit $100, they lend $700.

Isn't that a pyramid.