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About doomsday scenarios, fake prophecies and the benefits of sanity

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About doomsday scenarios, fake prophecies and the benefits of sanity

Allegorical painting "The Tree of Life"


In the previous article (“Forces and signs of fate. Prophets, politicians and generals ”) we gave four tips to potential prophets and soothsayers and spoke about the predictions that politicians and generals received. At the beginning of this article we will talk about predictions not to people or even countries, but to planet Earth and all of humanity.

"End of the world"



Jose Gutierrez Solana. End of the world

The tradition of predicting all kinds of disasters to our poor planet, and even death, has been going on for thousands of years. The most famous of these predictions is the Apocalypse of the Apostle John.


Three Beasts of the Apocalypse

So Pope Sylvester II didn’t trifle either, and he predicted not a fire and not someone’s death, but the end of the world. And he inadvertently called it the exact date: January 1, 1000. Thus, he provoked a wave of panic throughout Europe, part of the population of which fasted and prayed, while others, apparently not hoping for salvation, on the contrary, started all the hardest. The end of the world did not come, and the disappointed Romans expelled the pontiff (and also Emperor Otto III) to Ravenna the following year. Later, Sylvester still returned to his duties, but the upheaval undermined his health, and he died in 1003.


Sylvester II, portrait in the Basilica of St. Paul, Rome

Another pope, Innocent III (who initiated the Albigensian Wars and organized the IV Crusade - the "Latins" was then captured by Orthodox Constantinople), "calculated" the new date of the End of the World: 1284 - 666th after the advent of Islam. Until the date indicated by him, this pope wisely did not live.


Pope Innocent III

In Russia, many expected the end of the world in 1492 - the seven thousandth from the creation of the world, since it was believed that our world was created by God for exactly 7 thousand years.

At the turn of the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries, apocalyptic sentiments spread widely in Italy. Botticelli presented his painting “Mystical Christmas” to the public:

“I, Sandro, painted this picture at the end of 1500, in a difficult time for Italy, after half the time predicted in the 11th chapter of the Revelation of St. John, in the second cup of anger from the Apocalypse, when Satan was given power over the Earth for three seconds half a year. "


That is, the end of the world was expected in 1504.


Sandro Botticelli Mystical Christmas

In England, the Great Fire of London, which was raging from September 2 to 5, 1666 goals, was considered the harbinger of the End of the World - and again they did not guess.


Great fire of London, engraving


Children's Song London's Burning

The well-known Tommaso Campanella predicted the collision of the Earth and the Sun in 1603.

The French astronomer Camille Flamarion at the beginning of the 1910th century already knew that a collision of the Earth and the Sun was unlikely, but he really wanted to shuffle something around his home planet. He chose comet Halley, which was supposed to fly in XNUMX. He reported that she would either collide with the Earth, destroying all life, or poison everyone with poisonous gases from her tail.

Alexander Blok wrote to his mother:

“Its tail, consisting of a synergist, can poison our atmosphere, and all of us, having reconciled before death, will sweetly fall asleep from the bitter smell of almonds on a quiet night, looking at a beautiful comet.”


Rogues in the USA (worthy heirs of Jeff Peters and Andy Tucker, the heroes of O. Henry) immediately began to sell the "antidote."


Such a comet Halley was seen in March 1986

Mark Twain, who was born in the year of the previous appearance of this comet (1835) in 1909, said that he would be disappointed if he did not die at her next visit. The comet did not disappoint him - he died.

Igor Severyanin wrote in the poem Sextin:

"A hunch - more languid than a comet,
Unknown but visible everywhere
Listen to what the omens say
About a painful, painful star ...
The end of the world hidden in the star -
The secret mission of the comet ...
I see death coming in the star ...
She is coming, she is already everywhere! ..
Hello to the punishing star. ”


In general, the horror is creepy, but when nothing happened, many were disappointed.

And after 9 years, another “misfortune” happened - the "parade of planets", and the American astronomer and meteorologist Albert Port told everyone that for this reason the sun must certainly explode. December 17, 1919, making sure that our star remained unscathed, Port found the strength to bring a public apology. It is hard to believe, but in 1999 some also expected some disasters from the next "planet parade" on May 5th.

On January 1, 2000, the funniest end of the world was appointed of all possible: on this day all the computers on Earth had to go crazy and plunge the recklessly trusted humanity into chaos. Someone on this scam made good money.

On December 21, 2012, very many expected the end of the world predicted by the many-wise Maya Indians, who were too lazy to continue their calendar beyond this "sinister" date. Smart earned money by making films, opening courses on survival in the conditions of the apocalypse, building underground bunkers and selling tickets to ready-made ones. Stupid, as usual, paid for all this.

The unfulfilled prediction of the “end of the world” is also attributed to the popular now blessed Matron of Moscow:

“Without war, everyone on Earth will die. And it will be in 2017. "


It should have happened as follows:

“At sunset, all people will fall to the earth, and at sunrise they will rise, and the world will be different. And great tribulations await the people, which they have not yet experienced. ”


Currently, officials of the Russian Orthodox Church deny the authenticity of this prophecy, claiming that Matron was simply misunderstood.

Two truly terrible cases are knocked out of this series of curious expectations of the Apocalypse.

In the spring of 1997, the public in the United States and around the world was shocked by the mass suicide of members of the Sky Gate sect, who believed that a spaceship was hiding in the tail of comet Hale-Bopp, which they were supposed to "plunge into." To this end, 39 people gathered at the Santa Fe Ranch (California) took a drug from the barbiturate group, which, for the sake of fidelity, was washed down with vodka.

In October 2007, 35 people from the Gorniy Jerusalem sect left for a shelter dug by them in the ground near the village of Nikolskoye in the Penza Region in order to survive the end of the world caused by the fall of the comet Armageddon, unknown to science. The leader of this sect, Pyotr Kuznetsov, remained on the surface. He was arrested on November 16, declared mentally ill and hospitalized. The leadership of the sect passed to 82-year-old Angelina Rukavishnikova. In February 2008, a fire broke out in the dungeon; in March, the roof partially collapsed. Since March 29, the "recluses" began to take turns to the surface, the last of them left the "shelter" on May 16, 2008. During this time, 2 people died in the dungeon.

In total, from 2008 to 2020, various “prophets” planned 12 “doomsday”. Draw your own conclusions.

The next “doomsday” we will safely survive in 2021 - the inversion of the Earth’s magnetic poles is “assigned” to this date. And there, and the end of the world according to Newton is not far off - in 2060. Those of us who survive will have fun. In 2061, Halley’s comet also flies again, adds fumes. And in 2080, our children and grandchildren will once again be convinced that Nostradamus is a worthless prophet: they will not wait for the “global flood” predicted by him: “Most of the land will go under water, on the rest people will die of thirst.”

"I did not say that!"



It must be said that attributing false predictions to dead celebrities or distorting quotes is a very common practice.

Most often, the prophecies of Nostradamus are faked, because, despite an extremely small percentage of guessing, the authority of this astrologer remains high. Numerous forecasts are still written on his behalf in retrospect. The first Centuri fakes appeared in France in 1649 - the enemies of Cardinal Mazarin “predicted” his fall:

"Sicilian Nizaram (which will
In high esteem), but then he gets bogged down
In the quagmire of civil war ...
One night, Gaul will be disturbed.
Great Croesus horoscope predicts
Saturn’s position that his power will be expelled. ”


Nizaram here is an anagram named Mazarin.

Do not disdain the fake texts of Nostradamus today. Here is one example of such fraud:

“Thunder will strike in God's city,
and two brothers will be torn apart by chaos,
While the fortress can withstand
the great leader will surrender
The third big war will begin
when the big city lights up. ”


Guess what it is about? If not, here's another one for you:

“On the 11th day of the 9th month
two metal birds will collide
with two tall statues
In a new city
And soon after that the end of the world will come. ”


Well, September 11th and in New York City ...

The first pseudo-shot was written as a joke by Canadian student Neil Marshall and placed in his work, A Critical Analysis of Nostradamus. The author of the second wished to remain anonymous, but it is known for sure that this verse is not in any of the collections of real quatrains of Nostradamus.

Nostradamus is not the only "victim". Another example of this kind is Paracelsus, to which many divination is also attributed. Here are some of them that allegedly refer to Russia:

“A new huge state will appear on the mainland. It will occupy almost half of the Earth. This state will last a whole century and it will happen in 400 years. ”
“Muscovy will rise above all states. Not with her hand, but with her soul she will save the world. ”
“In Muscovy, about which no one had ever thought of as a country in which something great could happen, great prosperity would shine on the humiliated and rejected. They will conquer the sun. "
“There is one people that Herodotus calls hyperboreans. The current name of this people is Muscovy. You can not trust their terrible decline, which will last many centuries. Hyperboreans are experiencing a great decline, and a huge prosperity. "
"In the very country of Hyperboreans, about which no one ever thought of as a country in which something great can happen, the Great Cross, the Divine Light from the mountain of the country of Hyperboreans will shine on the humiliated and rejected, and all the inhabitants of the earth will see it."
“They will have three falls and three elevations”



Quentin Matsays. Portrait of Paracelsus

Everything is just wonderful, isn't it? The only problem is that these prophecies are contained in the book “Oracles”, which is not mentioned anywhere in the list of works of this doctor and scientist. It suddenly appeared out of nowhere in the XNUMXth century, apparently, then it was written.


In the West, Lenin is often credited with words that actually became Goebbels' calling card:

"Lies said often enough become true."


But Goebbels also edited this phrase a little: the source is the novel “The Crown of Life” written in 1869 by the little-known English writer Isa Blagden:

“If a lie is printed often enough, it becomes quasi-true, and if such a truth is repeated often enough, it becomes a symbol of faith, a dogma, and people will die for it.”



Isa Blagden

And in our country, Lenin is attributed a gruesome phrase: "Every cook is able to rule the state." Meanwhile, in the original, it sounds as follows:

“We are not utopians. We know that any laborer and any cook are not capable of immediately taking control of the state. ”

(The article "Will the Bolsheviks hold state power.")

Now it's time to get back to the advice of potential prophets and soothsayers. In a previous article, we already made four valuable recommendations, line five.

“Without sucker, life is bad”


Fifth rule: soothsayers should avoid talking to skeptics. The fact is that in the process of divination or fortune-telling, a kind of programming or self-programming occurs, which can have both positive and negative effects on the fate of a person. Predictors act (often against their will) on the subconscious of the person who has trusted them. As a result, an overly gullible client begins to adjust his fate to the received prophecy. A good prognosis can push a person to action. Failures are forgotten, and success is remembered for a long time. On the other hand, an unfavorable forecast may force one to abandon the implementation of the planned plans, or to implement them insufficiently vigorously, with the expectation of an imminent collapse and failure, even if the chances of success are very high.

So, during the war with the Persians, the Spartans received the following prophecy: either their king would die in battle, or - the state. They were sensible and pragmatic people, and therefore, after conferring, they came to the very logical conclusion that finding a new king in exchange for the murdered one was not a problem at all. And against the huge Persian army they sent Tsar Leonid to Thermopylae at the head of three hundred hoplites and thousands of pereks.


Monument in Thermopylae

Termopil’s position was simply excellent (there was no open battle, contrary to popular belief - the Greeks built a wall in the narrowest place where only one wagon could pass), and if Sparta sent all her troops to it, a Persian military campaign , that year ended, not having time, as it should, to begin. A military maneuver along a goat’s path causes a condescending smile: blocking this mountain path was even easier than blocking the passage itself. But Leonid was required not to win, but to die in battle. He coped with the task. At the decisive moment, he even sent several thousand allies (according to various estimates, their number ranged from 3500 to 7000 people!), Which could prevent him from doing this. And only when the Persians went around them, the Spartans lined up the phalanx and entered into an open battle, in which all but one died (this is described in the article This is Sparta! Part II (Ryzhov V.A.)).

And here is how astrologers “helped” Khorezmshah Al Al-Din Mohammed II.

Rashid ad-Din reports that, having learned about the movement of the Mongols to Khorezm, he, extremely worried, turned to astrologers who told him that the location of the stars was extremely unfortunate for him, and, “until the ill-fated stars pass, from caution can not proceed to any case directed against the enemies. "

Khorezmshah had at his disposal an army three times the size of the Mongol army, his son, Jalal ad-Din, as subsequent events showed, was a brilliant commander, perhaps the only one in the whole world capable of fighting on equal terms with Genghis and any of his four "Dogs". But Muhammad after receiving such a forecast completely lost heart. Rashid ad-Din tells:

“In Samarkand ... he walked over the moat and said:“ If every soldier throws his whip out of the army that opposes us, then the moat will fill up at once! ”

Subjects and the army from these words of the Sultan became discouraged. "


Further - even “more fun”:

"The Sultan set off on the road to Nahsheb, and everywhere he went, he said:" Get out yourself, because resistance to the Mongol army is impossible. "


Jalal ad-Din, who begged to entrust him with an army, promising to destroy the Mongol army in an open battle (the vast majority of chroniclers are sure that this was entirely possible), Muhammad accused of childishness.

Khorezm fell, and the main reason for the defeat of this rich and strong state was the absurd and cowardly behavior of the Shah.


"Extraction of the stones of stupidity." Allegory of Jan van Hemessen

And Tamerlan demonstrates a completely different model of behavior in a similar situation. Before the battle of Delhi, astrologers informed him of the unfavorable position of the stars. Timur shrugged and scornfully said:

“What a great importance is the coincidence of the planets!” I will never postpone the execution of the one for which I took the necessary measures. ”


He did not change anything in his plans, sent troops into battle and won the battle.


Tamerlane

And sometimes a superstitious ruler has a wise adviser, who can turn any not too good omen into a favorable one. Genghis Khan as such was a talented Khitan Yelyu Chu-tsai. In the Chinese source "Yuan Shi" ("History (dynasty) Yuan ”) it is reported that in the summer of 1219, before going to Khorezm, on the day of the“ sprinkling of the banner, ”heavy snow suddenly fell and snowdrifts appeared. Genghis Khan mistook this abnormal snowfall for a bad sign, but Yeluy reassured him, declaring with the cleverest air:
"The breath of Xuan Ming (the deity of winter) at the height of summer is an omen of victory over the enemy."



Eluy Chu-tsai, adviser to two Mongol khans - Genghis Khan and Ugadei. Monument in the city of Jinzou

The mysterious decision of Ivan IV to cede his throne in 1575 to the great-grandson of the Great Horde Khan Simeon Bekbulatovich remains a mystery.


Simeon Bekbulatovich. Portrait of an unknown Polish artist, late XNUMXth - early XNUMXth century

Often they try to explain this act by tyranny or by some sophisticated mockery of the boyars forced to serve the Tatar. But, firstly, outwardly, Ivan himself cringed at the new “tsar” no less than the others, “traveled simply, like a boyar, in shafts” (S. Solovyov), and turned to Simeon in full accordance with the protocol adopted in those days: “Tsar Grand Duke Semion Bekbulatovich of all Russia Ivanets Vasiliev with his children, with Yvanets and Fedorets, they beat the brow.”

Secondly, service to the direct descendant of Genghis Khan in those days could not be considered shameful in Russia: the origin from Genghis was considered royal, from Rurik - princely. There are cases when natural Rurikovich tried to ascribe to themselves the origin of the Tatar "princes".

There is a version that, temporarily giving up the throne, Ivan IV tried to deceive fate: the court astrologer, allegedly, predicted the king an imminent death. But, seeing that the Tatar was not going to die, he regained his crown, appointing Simeon as Grand Prince of Tver.

Strong-willed people don’t turn to interpreters - they themselves will come up with the necessary explanation for any “sign of fate”.

Guy Julius Caesar during one of the campaigns fell, leaving the ship. He did not wait for everyone around to yell about a bad omen, and shouted loudly for everyone to hear: “You are in my hands, Africa!”


J. Bellini. Fortune

Just a delightful answer Caesar received from the priest, who conducted a purification sacrifice on the eve of the Battle of Farsal. When asked if he noticed signs of a successful outcome of the battle, the priest answered:

“You can answer this question better than me. The gods announce a great change, therefore, if you believe that the present state of affairs is favorable for you, then expect failure, but if it is unfavorable, expect success. ”


An amazing and very unexpected sanity, isn't it?

And when the haruspex declared to Caesar about the unfortunate sign - supposedly the animal that he had killed did not have a heart, our hero answered:

“Everything will be fine, if I wish so.”


Here is another example from Roman history: the court astrologer of Tiberius predicted that Caligula would rather ride on horseback through the Bay of Bai (5 km long) than become emperor. Having come to power, Caligula, in spite of this astrologer, ordered the construction of a bridge across the bay: large ships were anchored in two rows, an earth cover was poured on top. True, due to the shortage of cargo ships, then there were problems with the transport of bread to Rome, but the arrogant astrologer Caligula was shamed twice: he became the ruler of Rome and rode through the strait indicated by him.


Caligula, bust. New Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen

Paradoxical as it may seem, it must be admitted that so many events in world history really could not have happened if they had not been predicted.

Here, for example, is how Titus Flavius ​​Vespasian literally pushed to power.

When Vespasian performed the duties of aedile, Caligula, angry at the neglect of timely cleaning of the streets, ordered him to put dirt on the bosom of the senatorial toga. And what do you think? Someone explained to Vespasian that this mud is a symbol of the Roman land, which, over time, will all fall into his bosom: the whole state will fall under his protection and patronage.

One of the reasons for the First Judean War, Guy Suetonius Tranquill calls the prophecy that has spread throughout the country that the world is destined to rule a native of Judea. It turned out that all Jews, except one, misunderstood the prophecy. Priest Joseph bin Matityahu, one of the two survivors in the Yotopat fortress (the rest of her defenders killed each other, in order not to be captured, on his advice), explained to the commander who captured the fortress that he, Vespasian, would be this person who came out of Jews to become a Roman emperor. And the quick-witted Joseph eventually became a Roman citizen, a wealthy landowner, and the author of several historical works.


Vespasian Roman Dinar (doesn't smell)


John Winston Reconstruction of the portrait of Josephus Flavius

However, skeptics and people with a strong will do not follow the “instructions” of a soothsayer or fortuneteller, greatly spoiling their statistics and scaring away customers. But such is always a minority. If the installation of a predictor is sometimes performed even by people with large inclinations, then what about an ordinary person?

Imagine that the boy was predicted at birth that he would become famous on the battlefield. And parents from an early age at every convenient and inconvenient case tell him about it. While teaching him various useful things in military affairs. Most likely, over time, he himself will believe in all this. And, when he grows up, he will go to the battlefield - to be glorified, as prescribed. Most likely, he will die, or end his life as a poor disabled person. But, if something works out, he will certainly tell the descendants about a successful prediction. And if he had been predicted that he would glorify a local university? Most likely, his life would have gone in a different scenario.

But it’s better to not go to fortune-tellers, astrologers and “psychics” in general: why should some charlatans and scammers allow themselves to be manipulated?

Fatum Julius Caesar


A little more about Caesar. The title of the king who destroyed him was assigned to him because of the prediction contained in the Sibylline books. According to this prophecy, only the king can win a victory over Parthia (on the campaign against which Caesar was going to). And therefore, the Senate endowed Caesar with this title, but with the caveat: he was appointed king only in relation to the provinces and allied states. In Rome and on the territory of Italy, Caesar, as before, remained emperor (honorary title, not position) and dictator (temporary position). But some then had serious suspicions that for Caesar this was only the first step to the “real” tsarist power: they were afraid that after the victory, taking advantage of the increased popularity, he would proclaim himself king of Rome. And therefore, a conspiracy was organized against Caesar. The famous “Beware of the Ides of March” addressed to him was not a prediction, but a warning of an informed person. Everything else - an incomprehensible rumble at night, flashing skies, birds falling on the Forum, and other delirium such a sensible person like Caesar should certainly have been scorned. Yes, and hardly anyone in Rome before the assassination of Caesar associated these events with his name. Then we remembered - after all, the gods could not not warn them about the death of such a man! Or maybe they came up with it - to enhance the dramatic effect and the "red words".

In reality, Caesar knew that the enemies were preparing an assassination attempt (not from soothsayers, but from more serious people), but he refused bodyguards and told friends:

"It is better to die once than to constantly expect death."


And when asked what kind of death he considers the best, Caesar answered: "Sudden."


Shot from an American film Julius Caesar, 1953. In the role of Caesar - Louis Calhern

Our story is not over yet. In the following articles, we will talk about the methods of divination available to everyone, “prophetic” dreams, continue the story of all kinds of soothsayers, and try to find out how to use their talents to benefit the homeland and society.

To be continued ...
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  1. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 28 December 2019 04: 51
    -6
    In the West, Lenin is often credited with words that actually became Goebbels' calling card:
    "Lies said often enough become true."
    But Goebbels also edited this phrase a little: the source is the novel “The Crown of Life” written in 1869 by the little-known English writer Isa Blagden:
    “If a lie is printed often enough, it becomes quasi-true, and if such a truth is repeated often enough, it becomes a symbol of faith, a dogma, and people will die for it.”"In the next articles, we will talk about the methods of fortune-telling available to everyone," prophetic "dreams, continue the story about all kinds of soothsayers and try to find out how you can use their talents for the benefit of the Motherland and society."
    “And in our country, Lenin is credited with a biting phrase:“ Every cook is capable of running the state. ”Meanwhile, in the original, it sounds like this:
    “We are not utopians. We know that any laborer and any cook are not able to immediately take over the government. "
    For me personally, the most valuable thing in the article is, for now, for I prophesy that: ryadoooot: In the following articles, we will talk about the methods of divination available to everyone, “prophetic” dreams, continue the story of all kinds of soothsayers, and try to find out how to use their talents to benefit the homeland and society.
  2. xayot1966
    xayot1966 28 December 2019 05: 38
    -1
    Bezbojniki vsegda predskazivali o kontse dnya i budut prodaljat v svoyom duxe. Korane govoritsya; "O Muxammed u tebya sprosyat o kontse, skaji im chto eto znaniya izvestno lish ALLAHU". Kogda to na zemle pered lyudmi jili "Djini", sushestvo sozdannie iz ognya. Kak govoritsya, otxodya ot religii sovershali mnogo grexov. Samim poslednid grexom bil, obyavlenii / odno pologo braka /. A posle oni bili unichtojeniy iz za etogo izvrashennogo grexa. Togda Allah vsyo ostavil dlya cheloveka, to est zemlya gde miy jivyom.Teper miy povtoryaem tot sluchay s djinami i sami priblijaem kones sveta. Odno poliy brak samiy iz poslednix priznakov sudnogo dnya.
    1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
      Kote Pan Kokhanka 28 December 2019 07: 04
      +10
      Damn tormented to read .... and if the Cyrillic alphabet!
      1. Catfish
        Catfish 28 December 2019 08: 03
        +8
        Vlad, hello and good morning! hi
        I tried to read, but my eyes went to the bridge of the nose and the font began to double, although I haven’t been drinking alcohol since the morning. Not always... wassat drinks
        1. Pane Kohanku
          Pane Kohanku 28 December 2019 12: 39
          +2
          Hello to all cats! drinks
          True, due to the shortage of cargo ships, then there were problems with the transport of bread to Rome, but the arrogant astrologer Caligula was shamed twice: he became the ruler of Rome and rode through the strait indicated by him.

          Colleagues, I don’t remember, was Valery writing an article or someone else about a European who lived in Japan in the 17th century and intricately trolled a Christian missionary who converted the Japanese to his faith? Troll - right in the spirit of the Nogorod Prince Gleb Svyatoslavich. drinks
          Their dispute was fierce, and the monk, in the heat of the moment, promised to walk on the water in the evening for the amusement of the newly converted Mikado lovers, and this comrade nestled comfortably on the sand and gleefully muttered, "I'll wait"...bully Samurai and Haymin also crowded to look at the resolution of the dispute. wink Naturally, the "miracle" ended with the epic shame of the churchman, and the Japanese gathered to gawk in a state of wildest frustration went to taste sake and squeeze siseido (in French sources - cicero) rosy geishas, ​​instead of becoming apologists for the Catholic Church! request laughing
          If anyone remembers, tell me the name of this European comrade! drinks
          1. Catfish
            Catfish 28 December 2019 13: 50
            +3
            Nikolay, hello and best wishes! hi I am here, unfortunately, not an assistant, because my knowledge on this issue is not even superficial, but simply absent. Anton at the commissioning of the object, Vlad is clearly out of sorts, there is only one hope for Vic Nikolaich, as always. Blab in his PM. drinks smile
            1. Pane Kohanku
              Pane Kohanku 28 December 2019 14: 05
              +3
              Anton on delivery

              Yeah. In the courses. And about Phil, too. drinks
              Vlad is clearly out of sorts

              Because the Cat must be loved, fed and stroked! drinks
              And Sensei Viktor Nikolayevich himself will come, like that cat, don’t feed him with bacon, let me bring informational clarity! Five pages ... With illustrations ... fellow good
              How are you feeling? wink drinks
              1. Catfish
                Catfish 28 December 2019 23: 36
                +3
                Good night buddy! hi
                The state of health is normal, except for the schedule that was knocked down due to insomnia. An hour ago I got up, "had breakfast" and I step into the VO as night duty, and what to do if no sleeping pills help anymore. smile drinks
          2. bober1982
            bober1982 28 December 2019 15: 22
            +2
            Quote: Pane Kohanku
            who lived in Japan in the 17th century, and quite intricately trolled a Christian missionary who converted the Japanese to his faith

            In the XNUMXth century, there were no Christian missionaries in Japan, they were all destroyed at the end of the XNUMXth century, and Christianity itself was outlawed. Very severe persecution began.
            And, the main culprits of these persecutions were the Catholic missionaries themselves, who, in preaching the Gospel, acted with Jesuit methods - lies, bribery, deceit, politics.
            1. Pane Kohanku
              Pane Kohanku 28 December 2019 19: 11
              +3
              In the XVII century, there were no Christian missionaries in Japan, they were all destroyed at the end of the XVI century, and Christianity itself was outlawed.

              all Christians were destroyed only in 1649, during the uprising on Shimabar. After that, only one Dutch trading post was left in Japan. Before that, there was trade and circulation (even if it was semi-underground) hi
              1. bober1982
                bober1982 28 December 2019 19: 19
                +4
                Quote: Pane Kohanku
                all Christians were destroyed only in 1649

                In 1587, a decree was issued on the expulsion of all Christians.
                and my respect for you
                1. Pane Kohanku
                  Pane Kohanku 29 December 2019 13: 44
                  +1
                  In 1587, a decree was issued on the expulsion of all Christians.

                  It was still more interesting there, most likely drinks
                  Found. It was William Adams. He trolled the poor Franciscan.
                  https://topwar.ru/94216-andzin-miura-samuray-anglichanin-chast-2.html
                  Ieyasu finally banned the practice of Christianity as early as 1614. Given the fact that Adams trolling was the same for the year, it can be assumed that the shogun was informed about this case! drinks but, in any case, the Christians "went underground" and then muddied the Simabara uprising. soldier
          3. Undecim
            Undecim 28 December 2019 16: 44
            +5
            Colleagues, I don’t remember, was Valery writing an article or someone else about a European who lived in Japan in the 17th century and intricately trolled a Christian missionary who converted the Japanese to his faith? Troll - right in the spirit of the Nogorod Prince Gleb Svyatoslavich.
            In the XNUMXth century, the Christians of Japan were not just trolls; they were outlawed.
            As for the described competition in walking on the water - this is some very unknown episode.
            1. Pane Kohanku
              Pane Kohanku 28 December 2019 19: 12
              +3
              As for the described competition in walking on the water - this is some very unknown episode.

              He was! but who arranged - kill, I don’t remember .... recourse
        2. Svarog51
          Svarog51 28 December 2019 19: 18
          +5
          I protest! I know that cats do not refuse valerian.
          P.S. Kote Pana Kohanku can testify to the words of the author "Guys, let's live together!"
          1. Catfish
            Catfish 28 December 2019 23: 37
            +4
            I admit, Amaretto smacked three glasses at bedtime. Now it’s normal, I slept well in a day and I will cook until morning. smile drinks
            1. Svarog51
              Svarog51 29 December 2019 02: 34
              +6
              Konstantin hi
              Amaretto slammed three glasses before bedtime

              It's liquor, it's sweet. belay
              slept in a day and will cook until morning.

              I also got around, I can make a company. drinks A duet is more fun. good
              1. Catfish
                Catfish 29 December 2019 05: 44
                +3
                Good morning, Sergey! hi
                Here, he just returned to the clave after the labors of the righteous. Ready to match. smile
      2. Grim Reaper
        Grim Reaper 28 December 2019 22: 35
        +3
        Disrespect to write on a Russian-language site, albeit in Russian, but in Latin letters. Therefore, I ignore this.
    2. figwam
      figwam 28 December 2019 12: 14
      +1
      Previous civilizations were destroyed due to sinfulness.
      1. Catfish
        Catfish 28 December 2019 13: 51
        +5
        A wise remark, it means that we do not have long. Holiday greetings... drinks
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          1. Catfish
            Catfish 29 December 2019 07: 21
            +3
            Vlad, hello and good morning! hi

            The night was on duty for two with a cat, both were in a good mood, he was already running to the garden and dragging his first morning mouse. And now I look at him and think, and if he was black with us, how many misfortunes would I get under my feet every day? Terrible thing! laughing

            But, the devil only knows, there is something in all this, something that cannot be explained. I’m again about how Robertson predicted the death of the Titanic in his book. request
            1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
              Kote Pan Kokhanka 29 December 2019 08: 54
              +1
              Quote: Sea Cat
              Vlad, hello and good morning! hi

              The night was on duty for two with a cat, both were in a good mood, he was already running to the garden and dragging his first morning mouse. And now I look at him and think, and if he was black with us, how many misfortunes would I get under my feet every day? Terrible thing! laughing

              But, the devil only knows, there is something in all this, something that cannot be explained. I’m again about how Robertson predicted the death of the Titanic in his book. request


              In order! The cat is our man !!! Mice are sitting under the floor and thinking, if only the owner of the black is in addition to white - he hasn’t got a cat, otherwise it’s basically a lid! And if you also call him a Lucifer ......?
              According to the Titan! There is a tube on the steering bridge in one hand, and an art book in the other! Assistant captain - helmsman and what happened next with Titan, an iceberg skipper! And was the iceberg big in the book? On the nose the skipper is an iceberg! OPS Joni, as in the script !!!! lol
              Damn it - there is something in it !!!!
              1. Catfish
                Catfish 29 December 2019 09: 15
                +3
                Damn it - there is something in it !!!!


                This is what haunts me. drinks
                1. Pane Kohanku
                  Pane Kohanku 29 December 2019 13: 47
                  +2
                  This is what haunts me.

                  ahaha, class! good "I have earned a ruble - hear, Sergei, we'll get drunk!" wink drinks
                  1. Catfish
                    Catfish 29 December 2019 13: 52
                    +1
                    Yes ... Something is not visible Seryoga ... And the rupe at current prices will not save, but as you did before, you leave the house with a ruble ... oh! Nostalgia stuck. drinks
                    1. Pane Kohanku
                      Pane Kohanku 29 December 2019 14: 00
                      +2
                      Yes ... Something Seryoga is not visible ...

                      went for a beer, of course! drinks
                      And the rupee at current prices will not save, but as you did before, you leave the house with the ruble ... oh! Nostalgia stuck.

                      no, I started drinking beer at the turn of the century, almost when a bottle of "Stepan Razin special" cost 3,5 rubles what
                      1. Catfish
                        Catfish 29 December 2019 14: 03
                        +1
                        Ha! And about then I gave up, apparently I already drank "my". smile
                      2. Pane Kohanku
                        Pane Kohanku 30 December 2019 01: 29
                        +2
                        I admit, three glasses of Amaretto slapped before going to bed

                        Yeah, and who shot three glasses? wink drinks so Kota, so Kota, we come across an amaretto! drinks
                        Konstantin, do you remember how we met on the forum under a stupid article? Here is the fate of what is called! drinks
                      3. Catfish
                        Catfish 30 December 2019 01: 44
                        +3
                        Konstantin, do you remember how we met on the forum under a stupid article? Here is the fate of what is called! drinks

                        Nikolai, to be honest, I don’t remember at all what the article was. I only remember that we all immediately agreed on the cats. About cats, generally like cats. Remind me what the article was?
                        I looked through the comments on this article and on Maximilian’s armor, and simply cut myself short. Someone carefully and neatly set us all down, from top to bottom, and it was not laziness. laughing This is how envy and hatred drive individual "comrades". laughing He obviously thinks that someone can ruin his mood. Funny and wretched. request
                      4. Pane Kohanku
                        Pane Kohanku 30 December 2019 12: 33
                        +3
                        Someone carefully and neatly set us all down, from top to bottom, and it was not laziness.

                        with the light hand of Anton we call this God's creation "gremlin". Traces of it are seen on every forum. Itself is invisible, and sticks minuses regardless of the comment. Simply - out of personal hatred .... Me, Cat, Anton. laughing Well .. if he has no other joys in life ... hi
                        Funny and wretched.

                        unfortunately, exactly so ... hi
    3. L-39NG
      L-39NG 28 December 2019 12: 58
      +3
      Let xayot1966 try https://translit.net/. I have been using it for many years.
  3. sen
    sen 28 December 2019 05: 48
    +7
    Each of us is waiting for an individual end of the world.
    1. knn54
      knn54 28 December 2019 13: 24
      +3
      For MANY, the end of the world will come if the Internet suddenly disappears.
      1. AK1972
        AK1972 28 December 2019 16: 52
        +1
        For many it will come, but they will see even more
  4. for
    for 28 December 2019 06: 02
    +1
    how to use their talents to the benefit of the motherland and society.

    For the benefit of the authorities, not the homeland.
  5. Amateur
    Amateur 28 December 2019 06: 09
    +2

    And Zhirik promised to wash his boots in the Indian Ocean. wassat
  6. Van 16
    Van 16 28 December 2019 06: 33
    +5
    It is possible that some of the prophets sincerely believed in their "prophecies", but more often than not it was like this - "as long as they live in the world doo-r-aki, we must deceive from our hands."
    1. VLR
      28 December 2019 07: 20
      +7
      Casanova (not only a great lover, but also a notable swindler and adventurer) always said: "To deceive a fool is to avenge reason."
      I do not call, just quote smile
      1. Svarog51
        Svarog51 28 December 2019 19: 26
        +5
        And what about Wolf Messing?
        Valery hi Thanks for the articles and Happy New Year. good drinks
        1. VLR
          28 December 2019 19: 48
          +4
          Messing, Wang, Casey, Maria Davy Christ (from the White Brotherhood), astrologers of the Third Reich and British Intelligence - in the last article of the cycle.
          Thank you for your congratulations. I wish you and your loved ones all the best. smile
          1. Svarog51
            Svarog51 28 December 2019 20: 10
            +6
            Valery, you gave me more than HOPE. You have presented INTERES. And at the same time, concern. And when? feel Such an awl in fillet and for all holidays? This ... this ... is harsher, stronger than Faust Goethe. good
            1. Doctor
              Doctor 28 December 2019 22: 21
              +1
              And when?


              After 4 years. How hydrogen will end in our star ...
  7. Mordvin 3
    Mordvin 3 28 December 2019 06: 35
    +6
    Currently, officials of the Russian Orthodox Church deny the authenticity of this prophecy, claiming that Matron was simply misunderstood.

    One of the favorite excuses of our officials. winked
    1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
      Kote Pan Kokhanka 28 December 2019 07: 10
      +9
      Good morning, Vladimir!
      Take it wider, the quote quoted by you is an excuse for any nonsense and liar !!!
      1. Mordvin 3
        Mordvin 3 28 December 2019 10: 38
        +2
        Quote: Kote pane Kohanka
        the quote you cited is an excuse for any nonsense and liar !!!

        Or maybe somewhere in parallel reality and the end of the world has come and computers went crazy in 2000 ... recourse
        1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
          Kote Pan Kokhanka 29 December 2019 06: 04
          +1
          Everything is possible Vladimir !!!
          In March, a cat refused a cat,
          From his cries, the neighbors are deafened a little!
          Who is to blame for the cat or cat?
          The ears of the neighbors?
          March?
          Well, or a flea !!!
        2. aakvit
          aakvit 30 December 2019 13: 58
          +2
          But we are not there, but here! belay drinks
          1. Mordvin 3
            Mordvin 3 30 December 2019 17: 16
            +3
            Quote: aakvit
            But we are not there, but here!

            Here you are not here! laughing
    2. bober1982
      bober1982 28 December 2019 08: 40
      +4
      Quote: Mordvin 3
      Currently, officials of the Russian Orthodox Church deny the authenticity of this prophecy, claiming that Matron was simply misunderstood.

      The Church does not deny, it merely draws attention to the fact that the predictions attributed to various saints should be treated very carefully, given that all these prophecies have come down to us in the retelling of other persons.
  8. Korsar4
    Korsar4 28 December 2019 07: 02
    +8
    From Matthew: "About that day and hour no one knows, not the angels of heaven, but only my Father."
  9. tlauicol
    tlauicol 28 December 2019 07: 34
    +6
    "Croesus, crossing the river Galis, will destroy the great kingdom"
    1. VLR
      28 December 2019 07: 40
      +7
      About this "group" of predictions - in the last article: "Forces and signs of fate."
      In the next - about the "dreams of great people", but not only. Something else interesting and interesting.
  10. Catfish
    Catfish 28 December 2019 08: 08
    +5
    Later, Sylvester still returned to his duties, but the upheaval undermined his health, and he died in 1003.

    But there was nothing to chat.
  11. 3x3zsave
    3x3zsave 28 December 2019 08: 11
    +10
    "In Russia, many expected the end of the world in 1492 - the seven thousandth from the creation of the world, since it was believed that our world was created by God precisely for 7 thousand years."
    The "warranty period" for the product has simply expired laughing
    Thanks for the article, Valery!
    1. hohol95
      hohol95 28 December 2019 08: 36
      +7
      Even then they guessed that the "guaranteed lifetime of the product" is equal to 7! I had a TV. And in his passport there was an entry - a guaranteed period of WORK 7 years! He worked, of course, much longer!
      1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
        Kote Pan Kokhanka 28 December 2019 09: 29
        +5
        Today, at the insistence of my wife, I rent the Stinol refrigerator in 1997, damn it. A new devil knows how long it will work. And in the recycling office they asked the question "two-compressor stinol and still alive"? About the Soviet "Morozko", ZIL "and" Biryusa "we do not ask such a thing! But live stinol 1997! ???
        1. hohol95
          hohol95 28 December 2019 10: 07
          +4
          "STINOL" ??? Eh ... There was "STINOL", but now "Indesit". The mother-in-law still works, but one compressor. And about the same years of release! They began to release them in 1993!
        2. Mordvin 3
          Mordvin 3 28 December 2019 10: 44
          +1
          Quote: Kote pane Kohanka
          Today I rent a refrigerator at the insistence of my wife

          And then what, do they pay money?
          1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
            Kote Pan Kokhanka 28 December 2019 11: 26
            +3
            500 rubles + export!
        3. Undecim
          Undecim 28 December 2019 15: 51
          +4
          And at my house "Aragats" produced in 1972 still works like a beast. And at the dacha "Dnepr" 1968, also works.
        4. Alf
          Alf 28 December 2019 18: 46
          +3
          Quote: Kote pane Kohanka
          But live stinol 1997! ???

          My Atlant, nee Minsk, was bought in the 96th, and nothing rattles normally. Maybe because the Old Man flogs his quality?
        5. BAI
          BAI 28 December 2019 20: 54
          +2
          My friends still have a ZIS refrigerator. His heir, ZIL, has been working for me since 1972. Radiola "Ural - 57", as the name suggests, has been operating since 1957.
    2. VLR
      28 December 2019 08: 40
      +5
      "product warranty period has expired"

      In this place I applaud smile
      1. Svarog51
        Svarog51 28 December 2019 19: 36
        +6
        Valery, and one grandmother made a complaint to me. I fixed her "Rainbow" (I don't remember the code, but the lamp and color). Six years later - well, for a new year warranty, but here 6. I know nothing - do it. I had to remember skills. Telek lived longer than grandmother. Grandpa said this.
    3. Catfish
      Catfish 28 December 2019 09: 09
      +5
      Anton, hello. Seryoga (Phil) has some problems with his personal. He "hangs" on the Weapon in the "Beretta", maybe you would advise something. hi
      1. 3x3zsave
        3x3zsave 28 December 2019 09: 14
        +5
        I have his "soap", but now I can not send it, I am working request
        1. Catfish
          Catfish 28 December 2019 09: 15
          +6
          And what can happen to the PM? I worked at the bathhouse. request
          1. 3x3zsave
            3x3zsave 28 December 2019 09: 18
            +5
            Anything. Program crash, server freezes ...
            1. Catfish
              Catfish 28 December 2019 09: 21
              +6
              Well, I almost told him so.
            2. Kote Pan Kokhanka
              Kote Pan Kokhanka 28 December 2019 09: 22
              +6
              Good day Anton, glad to read you what happened to Sergey?
              1. Catfish
                Catfish 28 December 2019 09: 25
                +5
                Vlad, his personal cannot be opened. He's on Weapon now, an article on "Beretta".
                1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
                  Kote Pan Kokhanka 28 December 2019 09: 31
                  +3
                  Okay, otherwise I thought that he was banned !!!
                  1. Catfish
                    Catfish 28 December 2019 09: 35
                    +6
                    No, he philosophizes about a hangover there, so everything is normal. smile
              2. 3x3zsave
                3x3zsave 28 December 2019 09: 40
                +5
                My respect, Vlad! I can’t talk for a long time, I rent an object.
                1. bubalik
                  bubalik 28 December 2019 10: 43
                  +11

                  ,,, before NG necessarily what ?
                  1. 3x3zsave
                    3x3zsave 28 December 2019 10: 55
                    +7
                    Required. We repair hotel rooms. New Year's holidays - "high season", rooms have already been sold.
                    1. bubalik
                      bubalik 28 December 2019 12: 08
                      +6
                      numbers already sold
                      belay
                      laughing
                      1. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 28 December 2019 20: 01
                        +3
                        All!!! The next stage is completed!
                      2. bubalik
                        bubalik 28 December 2019 20: 18
                        +3
                        Congratulations good drinks
                      3. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 28 December 2019 20: 28
                        +2
                        Early Sergey! It remains small, wring out the remnants of the dough. Some 100 with a small mowers ... laughing
                      4. bubalik
                        bubalik 28 December 2019 20: 37
                        +4
                        Bourgeois feel ?
                      5. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 28 December 2019 20: 40
                        +3
                        Yes schazzz !!! I just look like a sucker?!?!?! "Wooden", of course.
                      6. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 28 December 2019 21: 56
                        +2
                        To be honest, Sergei, I started at the Soviet construction site, and in a year I saw enough of this that the jokes of "Our Rashi" were funny for me, but no more ...
                      7. bubalik
                        bubalik 28 December 2019 21: 58
                        +4
                        ,,, as they say, did not see anything new laughing
                      8. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 28 December 2019 22: 10
                        +2
                        Well, "like, elk" ... Plus, my parents told me something else, I'm a hereditary builder.
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                      10. Undecim
                        Undecim 28 December 2019 23: 18
                        +4
                        To be honest, Sergei, I started at the Soviet construction site, and in a year I saw enough of this that the jokes of "Our Rashi" were funny for me, but no more ...
                        I also have a year of experience working on a Soviet construction site. In our student years, we built a dormitory for our institute. On their own, from Grazhdanstroy were only crane drivers and foreman. For a year, a nine-figure four-section brick building from turnkey bored piles.
                        About a third of such a building was buried in the form of construction waste. I then understood why the foundation pit was dug with such a margin.
                        Plus the entire joiner at the DOC themselves. Soviet woodworking was not much inferior to construction in miracles.
                      11. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 29 December 2019 16: 20
                        +2
                        Woodworking, by the way, was quite good in the Union. It’s just that you shouldn’t allow shod-asses to machine tools.
                      12. Undecim
                        Undecim 29 December 2019 16: 33
                        +2
                        I, perhaps, did not express myself accurately enough. But I had to work at the MLC in all workshops and see the technology of the production of carpentry for housing construction. It is unlikely that starting wood from wheels without drying into work and hammering screws with a hammer can be called a good solution.
                      13. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 29 December 2019 16: 50
                        +2
                        Ah, the screws ... It's okay. "Screws are bad nails! And the slots on them are to prevent the hammer from sliding!"
  12. Boris55
    Boris55 28 December 2019 08: 22
    +3
    Apocalypse for some reason it translates as the end of the color, although a more accurate translation speaks of throwing away blankets from secrets including in this sense, the apocalypse really came at the beginning of the century and it came with the advent of the Internet - everything secret is becoming clear, with which I congratulate everyone.

    ps
    Fear is the most effective way to control a crowd. Nothing unites people around the savior (prophet, king, secretary general, president) like fear of near death.

    Scientists have calculated that our sun will go out in 4-5 billion years, but who scares. We need a horror story closer and they appear regularly. "If the stars are lit, then someone needs it."
    1. bistrov.
      bistrov. 28 December 2019 08: 58
      +2
      Quote: Boris55
      the sun goes out in 4-5 billion years

      Well, if we assume that only a little more than 7 thousand years have passed since the "creation of the world", then "our end" is infinitely distant ..., hehe ...
  13. Catfish
    Catfish 28 December 2019 08: 56
    +6
    But it’s better to not go to fortune-tellers, astrologers and “psychics” in general: why should some charlatans and scammers allow themselves to be manipulated?


    14 years before the sinking of the "Titanic" American writer Morgan Robertson published the novel "Futility", where the death of the fantastic (for that time) superliner "Titan" was described in full detail. In the book, with almost perfect accuracy, it was described what happened in reality with the "Titanic".
    Well, and how do you order to perceive it?

    And for the article, of course, thank you very much! good
    1. hohol95
      hohol95 28 December 2019 09: 04
      +5
      Likewise, Laocoon warned the Trojans against "horses". Only they didn't believe him!
      1. Boris55
        Boris55 28 December 2019 09: 31
        +5
        Quote: hohol95
        Likewise, Laocoon warned the Trojans against "horses". Only they didn't believe him!

        And Oleg did not believe ...
        "... Magi are not afraid of powerful rulers,
        And they don’t need a princely gift;
        True and Free Their Prophetic Language
        And he is friendly with the will of heaven.
        The coming years lurk in the gloom;
        But I see your lot on a bright brow ... "

        1. Korsar4
          Korsar4 28 December 2019 09: 50
          +6
          “But clairvoyants, as well as eyewitnesses,
          In all ages people have been burned at the stake ”(c).
          1. Catfish
            Catfish 28 December 2019 10: 01
            +6
            "Burn, burn clearly so that it does not go out ..." (C). Children's song. fellow
            1. Korsar4
              Korsar4 28 December 2019 10: 13
              +4
              "My beautiful righteous man of God,
              Quiet light of my soul "(c).
              1. bubalik
                bubalik 28 December 2019 10: 56
                +6
                There will be no heresy in my land.
                And the apostates of mercy will not find.
                Bonfire to you - for godlessness reward,
                The madmen rooted in evil ...
                am
              2. Catfish
                Catfish 28 December 2019 10: 57
                +7
                "Oh my darling, oh my retinue,
                Your window is on fire ... "(c).
            2. hohol95
              hohol95 28 December 2019 10: 19
              +8
              Somehow, three mice wanted to become hedgehogs. We went to the owl for advice. And she said to them: “Go to the west of the forest, find the highest oak, and the oak has the thickest root. At this root grows a green cucumber. Eat it whole, and then you can become hedgehogs. Only when you eat, and in the mouth begins to prick, do not be alarmed. That means your needles are growing. ”
              Mice went west of the forest, found the highest oak and the thickest root. See, there is a cucumber. Big and scratchy. They bite the mouse once, bite two - it hurts-oooh. But as they recall what the owl said, they bite with renewed vigor. After this incident, a legend was born about how mice cried, pricked, but continued to eat cactus
    2. bober1982
      bober1982 28 December 2019 09: 13
      +2
      Quote: Sea Cat
      Well, and how do you order to perceive it?

      Like demonic jokes, this happens, it shows its own devilish power, it is swaggering.
    3. EvilLion
      EvilLion 28 December 2019 10: 14
      +5
      If you describe a million, in principle, possible events, then some will simply come true according to probability theory.
  14. Basarev
    Basarev 28 December 2019 12: 33
    +3
    One thing is only bad: even now there are a lot of ridiculous prophecies about the victory and undoubted exaltation of Russia, and they are quoted on the VO. As there are circulations and reverse predictions about the imminent collapse of the West and the United States personally. And they believe.
    1. Undecim
      Undecim 28 December 2019 15: 55
      +2
      Why go far? Local predictor Kamenev. Constantly predicts something, nothing comes true. but still they believe him.
  15. Free wind
    Free wind 28 December 2019 13: 33
    +2
    I predict ......... the apocalypse will begin on December 31, but when it ends, this is a great mystery ........ smile
    1. Alf
      Alf 28 December 2019 18: 49
      +3
      Quote: Free Wind
      I predict ......... the apocalypse will begin on December 31,

      By January 14th, the survivors will return to work.
      January 14th morning:
      Finally, water, the liver said, and died ...
      1. Svarog51
        Svarog51 28 December 2019 19: 47
        +4
        Why did that die? Slightly recovered and continued to work .. Doctors highly respected liver alcohol. Two in one. wink
    2. Grim Reaper
      Grim Reaper 28 December 2019 22: 46
      +1
      Quote: Free Wind
      I predict ......... the apocalypse will begin on December 31, but when it ends, this is a great mystery ........ smile

      Also a secret to me.
      In 2020, the apocalypse will end on January 8 or so. :)
  16. Undecim
    Undecim 28 December 2019 16: 21
    +3
    Тradiation to predict our poor planet all kinds of disasters, and even death, has been going on for thousands of years. The most famous of these predictions is the Apocalypse of the Apostle John.
    So Pope Sylvester II also didn’t trifle and predicted not a fire and not someone’s death, but immediately the end of the world
    The author with such broad steps left behind the narrative of many worthy people who worked in this field in the sweat of their faces and to the Apostle John and Pope Sylvester II.
    Firstly, according to an established tradition, all the troubles were led by Jews. because the first officially recorded prediction of the end of the world was given by the Jewish military commander Shimon Bar-Giora during the war between Judea and Rome in 66-70 AD. e. The question of his connection with the Masters of the West remains open.
    As for Pope Sylvester II, before him, in the field of doomsday prophecy, no less than a dozen different persons were noted in any way, starting from the very famous Hilarius of Pictavia and ending with the unknown German prophetess Tiota. Moreover, the latter admitted that it caused a panic at the instigation of priests to profit from gullible laity.
    Later on this fertile field who was not there. Even Columbus, who is Christopher.
    1. 3x3zsave
      3x3zsave 28 December 2019 20: 22
      +1
      I categorically welcome you, Viktor Nikolaevich! I wanted to ask, but is Cristobal de Colon involved in this field?
      1. Undecim
        Undecim 28 December 2019 20: 50
        +1
        Hello Anton! Glad your return!
        The fact is that Comrade Columbus, in addition to discoveries of the Americas, was fond of theology. Moreover, it is serious enough. And in anticipation of his fourth expedition to America, in a creative union with the monk Gorrizio, he wrote the "Book of Prophecies" dedicated to the end of the world.
        The book is based on a serious theoretical base in the form of the works of the Church Fathers, the Old and New Testaments.
        Columbus concluded that the world was created in 5343 BC. and there will be 7000 years, therefore, given the assumption that there is no zero year, the end of the world will come in 1658.
        The book outlines a number of events to meet this event, such as the worldwide spread of Christianity and the election of the Last World Ruler. It was also evident that the world behind the scenes existed.
        1. 3x3zsave
          3x3zsave 28 December 2019 21: 13
          +1
          I didn't just leave, I just got a little distracted by the option "give us our daily bread". For either work or stand on the porch (which is also hard work).
          Meanwhile, thanks for the help! I will take an interest.
  17. Alf
    Alf 28 December 2019 18: 56
    +1
    A few years ago there was almost hysteria in Russia, inspired by a zombie creator-Vanga said this and that, Vanga predicted the fifth and tenth, Vanga said that under Vladimir Russia would rise and become the head of the world. I usually asked, did you personally hear this from Vanga? Here's the answer, no, they said it on TV. Ah, they said on TV, it’s also written on the fence, but they can endure paper and television.
    1. VLR
      28 December 2019 20: 06
      +3
      About Wang and others - in the last article of the cycle
  18. BAI
    BAI 28 December 2019 20: 35
    +2
    One of the physicists said: "The universe is not as amazing as we can imagine. It is much more amazing than we can imagine." The fact that there are predictions higher than the statistical error is a fact. People see something in front of them, but cannot interpret it correctly. The mind is not enough. Example: solar eclipses are now predicted (i.e. calculated) for hundreds of years in advance, for early feudalism, solar eclipse is a revelation and the voice of heaven. There is something that we do not know and do not understand. Someone (there are very few of them, mostly charlatans) intuitively understands and draws correct conclusions. When science develops further, their actions will be obvious and understandable for everyone. Now it is mysticism.
  19. Flatter
    Flatter 28 December 2019 22: 17
    +2
    The philosopher Demin, who has already left, wrote in one of his books-cosmonauts do not like to share their personal feelings when they are in orbit, but here are some - during my sleep I felt like I was a dinosaur and moved through mounds and trees with the herd and fully understand the language relatives, while the reality of what is happening is absolute; the second-night voice began to utter the procedures for the upcoming departure of the station and subsequent operations with the elimination of the problems that arise, it is amazing that everything was repeated to the smallest detail.
    Unfortunately, I do not remember the name of the book, somewhere in the mid-90s.
  20. Grim Reaper
    Grim Reaper 28 December 2019 22: 44
    +3
    A win-win option: a lot of vague predictions, let's say a couple of years in advance. Something yes coincides. And now you are already the great Predictamus. And that did not come true - they will not remember. Here is such a feature ....
    The main thing, as the author noted: no specifics, no dates. Only events.
    Thanks, author. They raised the mood. Don’t read who is cooler than a cat or a whale, :)))))
  21. bubalik
    bubalik 28 December 2019 23: 25
    +2

    ,,, shaitanama belay