Hey, remember how we were occasionally checking in on the fun folks over at The Lords’ Witnesses and the True Bible Code website to see how many guesses they’d make on when the U.N. was going to be blown up by a dirty bomb before they finally threw up their hands and admitted defeat? We started all the way back on June 8, 2006 with an entry about their dire predictions of death and destruction and we checked in again on June 12, 2006, August 23, 2006, August 29, 2006, November 16, 2006, and finally April 1, 2007. The last time we stopped by their site they were up to guess number 30 and still striking out, though they at least had the decency to stop pestering the news media every time they pushed the date back well before they reached that point.
I made a prediction quite awhile back that these yahoos would never give up guessing, wrongly, about when the U.N. would be blown up by a dirty bomb and it looks like I’m still much better at foreseeing the future than the idiots at the The Lords’ Witnesses and the True Bible Code website. Since we last checked in they have made an additional 32 guesses, 31 of which have been wrong which brings their current total of predictions to a whopping 62 predictions that utterly failed to come true. Here’s their next prediction:
Our new predicted date is 2007Heshvan18 [before Sundown Thursday November 15th, 2007 – Ed], this being the month at the end of the 70 weeks of years of Daniel 9 that started with the protestant reformation when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg, and this day being the only weekly sabbath day in late Booths, and being the 3rd hour of the month of Heshvan on a 24 hour timetable for the month in accordance with Acts 2
As an example of the Immunity to Reality that comes with being a True Believer™ it’s hard to beat The Lords’ Witnesses. No matter how many times their predictions are proven wrong by the simple passage of time and the U.N.‘s stubborn refusal to be blown up by a dirty bomb, they just keep shifting those goal posts another week or two down the calendar and then tell themselves that this time, by golly, they’ve got it right! I used to think that they’d get bored or grow tired or at least try to cover up the fact that they’ve been wrong so many times so as not to drive away potential converts, but I’ll at least give them credit for being honest enough to reveal what lousy Bible Decoders they really are.
You really have to wonder how it is they can keep believing in the nonsense they’re peddling after being disappointed so many times over so long a period. My cynical side would say it’s proof positive that strong faith makes you stupid.