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Many Dutch prepare for 2012 apocalypse

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By Virgil - Posted on 24 June 2008

Thousands of people in the Netherlands say they expect the world to end in 2012, and many say they are taking precautions to prepare for the apocalypse. The Dutch-language de Volkskrant newspaper said it spoke to thousands of believers in the impending end of civilization, and while theories on the supposed catastrophe varied, most tied the 2012 date to the end of the Mayan calendar, Radio Netherlands reported Monday.De Volkskrant said many of those interviewed are stocking up on emergency supplies, including life rafts and other equipment.

Some who spoke to the newspaper were optimistic about the end of civilization.

"You know, maybe it's really not that bad that the Netherlands will be destroyed," Petra Faile said. "I don't like it here anymore. Take immigration, for example. They keep letting people in. And then we have to build more houses, which makes the Netherlands even heavier. The country will sink even lower, which will make the flooding worse."

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ABC News: Ex-Traffic Cop Says He's Jesus

Deep in the heart of Siberia's birch forests lies one of the largest and most remote religious communes of the planet. More than 5,000 people have left their families and their homes to move here and join the Church of the Last Testament, which has more than 10,000 followers worldwide. The church centers on one man. He is known simply as Vissarion, meaning "he who gives new life," or simply as the teacher, and he claims that he is Jesus Christ.

Clarissa Ward ends the segment with an interview with the guru:

I asked whether he believed in Judgment Day,

"There is a time, a certain period of time, during which the destiny of the whole human society will be decided. This period is going on already."

He would not elaborate on what will happen at the end of the period of judgment, nor on when that would be.

The next few questions I asked provoked the same truculent answer, "That doesn't interest me." So I finished by asking if he had anything that did interest him that he would like to communicate to our viewers and to Americans.

His reply, "I am not interested to tell them anything. Their time has not yet come."

It seemed that the interview was over before it began. I hadn't expected Jesus to be a man of so few words. Leaving, I noticed a quad bike parked in front of his house. It seemed ironic that he was zipping around while his followers trekked up and down the mountain. Traveling back to civilization, I marvelled at the zeal of Vissarion's followers. What did they see that I did not? Or what did I see that they did not? I felt inexplicably disappointed.

Yet the numbers of Vissarion's followers continues to grow as more and more people abandon their lives and flock to this remote corner of the world, and to this chameleon of a man. Vissarion? The Teacher? Jesus Christ? Or perhaps just Sergei Torop, the self-proclaimed messiah of Siberia.


G-Juan Wind

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If Jesus came back, he would not be a Russian cop. That's just ridiculous!! :)

Ed's picture

I'm Jesus.

Jesus Ramirez, that is! I changed my name when I was young because Michigan farmers expected all Mexicans to work in the fields. That's too much like work!


Papa is especially fond of us

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Man. The first question that comes to mind is will the Dutch Christians have to take off those cumbersome heavy wooden shoes to be rapture ready?

Concerning the country sinking due to the immigration influx, just think of all the natural wooden arks for the rats and mice when the flooding occurs.

God is good!!!


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