The teaching of the Christianity is to be vigilant, always ready for death, so live your life the right way. I fail to see how that is an analogy, since yes it is a matter of faith, but it has no contradiction in reason, either. My speculation means nothing, like many of the other speculations, since the emphasis is on what we do, and to rightly direct ourselves to live the proper way. We can discern the signs of the times, but it's only to prepare our lives and to maintain our faith; that's the point.John wrote: ↑Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:37 pm** 25-Mar-2021 World View: Predictions
Since thousands of people have believed something similar for
the last 2000 years, and they've all been proven wrong, you must
have some reason to believe that "This time it's different." Do you
have such a reason?
It's a good analogy because it provides a point of comparison. I guessCool Breeze wrote: ↑Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:10 pm> I haven't written books and made predictions on the parousia, nor
> have I made a forum about it, nor have I guaranteed anything about
> it. So it's not really a great analogy, but I've played your game
> even so. The point of the parousia is not to predict, so in that
> sense, you are missing a great deal of the theology around it
your point is that the Second Coming is entirely a matter of faith, with
no basis in reason or historical analogy. (Correct me if I'm wrong.)
As an analyst, I would say that if 2000 years of predictions have all
failed, then they're likely to fail for the next 2000 years, unless
there's some reason to conclude otherwise.
Not at all. When I set up my web site in 2003, my expressly stated
purpose is that I would post analyses and predictions, and leave them
there for all to see. If they had been proven wrong, then no
"religious devotion" would have helped. I would have dropped
Generational Dynamics like a hot potato, and would probably have gone
on to be a much happier person, with more friends. As things stand,
those analyses and predictions have always been right, so I'm stuck.
The prediction of a likely war with China is entirely analytical, for
reasons I've posted many times. Briefly:
So the evidence for the Generational Dynamics prediction of war is entirely
- Based on the cycles of history, Generational Dynamics predicts
a world war around this time.
- There were two world wars in the last century, and massive additional
wars on every continent. In fact, there have been massive wars on
every continent every century for millennia, so it's nearly certain that
there will be massive wars and one or two world wars this century.
- If there were a way to assign a numeric measure to xenophobia, then
that number would be going up in China towards Japan, Taiwan, the Phillipines,
Russia, India, Kazakhstan, etc. These numbers have been growing steadily,
with no sign of leveling off. Applying the rule that "If something can't
go on forever, then it won't," there has to be a war.
analytical, and has no "religious devotion" component at all.
I don't know what a "scientific materialist" is, but it sounds
Have you read Tom Mazanec's short story on the Singularity?
** 'Maybe we'll get it right this time' by Tom Mazanec
** http://www.generationaldynamics.com/pg/ ... 090309.htm
If you have been predicting war since 2003, how have you "always been right"? Before you basically made guarantees in your posts about the coming war at a certain time. That's the only time I ever piped up and objected, precisely because your predictions haven't come true, yet (I agree, they may come soon, but I don't claim to know like you seem to claim).
I have said many times that I predict a "likely war with China" as well. So I agree with you. But again, you have said in prior posts that you guarantee at this point that it'll happen (in 3-4 years very likely, and in 10 a guarantee). If you would like to retract that, fine, I have no problem understanding that you are correcting maybe a prior error in use of language. So please set the record straight.
I'll take a look at Tom's analysis. I am interested in futurists, mainly because they doubt religious people (yes a lot of religious people are fanatics and ridiculous) but the amusing thing to me is that futurists have an absolutely hysterical nearly equivalent faith in "science" or "progress" claiming things "have to happen" although they clearly don't and they can't predict the future. Their God and Kingdom is what lefties also pursue, which is "progress" where HUMANS become the Gods. It's quite dangerous and disgusting, when you consider what humans are doing right now, and will do, in trying to achieve this. As if the human leaders and intelligent among us are somehow moral, or holy. It's laughable. They are as corrupt as any peon they call a "useless" eater, just in different ways. Yet they think they are something special, even though they too will go to dust like the rest of us.
Uploading some digital something or other (which is basically nothing) is easily the dumbest idea I have seen that smart people apparently have come up with, calling it a sort of immortality. Unreal how stupid this non-sequitir is, it's quite laughable again. How does anyone take this BS seriously?
Finally, the idea of the existence of alien life forms (while of course possible and I have no problem with it) is the ultimate faith paradigm, as there is absolutely no evidence for it. Pure faith in some silly "mathematical" nothing idea. No evidence whatsoever. At least Kartik Gada over at The Futurist is wise enough on this topic to state that if by 2030 we have no contact by an alien life, there is a near 100% probability none exists. I agree. If you disagree, that is faith and a faith based religion.