Bible Decoders are hoping that the fifth time will be the charm.

Remember the fun doomsday folk of The Lords’ Witnesses and the True Bible Code? The people who have predicted the destruction of the U.N. Plaza in New York City four times now and been wrong all four times despite being 85% sure it would happen, only to end up pushing the date back by a month, and when that didn’t happen they pushed the date back again and claimed they were 98% certain it would come to pass?

Well they’re back once more with yet another prediction of impending nuclear doom for the good citizens of New York City:

The UN in Midtown Manhattan will be hit by a sea borne nuclear bomb sometime in the Biblical month of Tammuz, i.e. before Sundown July 28th, 2006. We expect this to happen on 2006Tammuz28/29 i.e. between Sundown Tuesday July 25th and Sundown Thursday July 27th, 2006.

You’ll note they’re not even bothering to guess how sure they are this time around, which is probably wise considering the last estimate, but they have updated their prediction (beyond just changing the date again) to specify that the bomb will be “sea borne.” So far no boom-boom in NYC, but they still have until sundown tomorrow evening which will be, according to my calculations, at 8:16 PM ET at which point they’ll update their page and push the date off by another month or so.

The real question here is this one: How many times do these idiots have to be wrong before they’ll give up this nonsense?

17 thoughts on “Bible Decoders are hoping that the fifth time will be the charm.

  1. All they have to do is keep predicting until something like it happens.  Then all the false predictions can be forgotten, and they’re the group that “saw it coming” with their special BibleCode™ technology.

  2. I hereby pledge that if NYC gets nuked this time, I’ll dedicate my Blogathon to extolling the wisdom of this particular site.

    I will rest easy tonight, however, assured of NYC’s continued safety.

  3. S-Sadie: Why do these morons hate New York so much?

    NY is more well-know globally than most other towns in US and … they just hate?

  4. Hmm their website is meant to teach us of the TRUE understandings of the bible.  Somehow I doubt that even if there is a God that he would want us to spend all our time worrying that the world is going to end in about 2 years.

  5. “No man shall know the day or hour” (Mark 13, or Matt. 24). 

    But it’s a lot less interesting hosting a web site that touts *that*.

  6. You’d think that Mark 13 and Matt. 24 would be enough to put a stop to these people who keep claiming there are hidden codes in the Bible, but it doesn’t.

  7. It’s just a consequence of human neurology and socialization.  You see something complicated and important, and you think; “There’s got to be a pattern here!”  Even little children are natural cryptographers.  We are always looking for that decoder ring for the whole universe and many think the bible is it. And of course we need another ring for the bible itself.

  8. How is it that people who insist that the bible should be taken as literal create such strange non-literal interpretations?

    I just came across another one that is not earth-shattering, but perfectly illustrative of the depths they’ll go to find non-literal and prophetic meaning in nonsense (the bolding below is all theirs and presents the evidence of prophesy):

    Prophesy of cars in the bible!
    Isaiah 3

    18 In that day the lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and round tires like the moon.

    19 The chains, and the bracelets and the mufflers,

    20 The bonnets and the ornaments and the legs, and the headbands and the tablets and the earrings

    21 The rings and nose jewels

    22 The changeable suits of apparel and the mantles and the wimples, and the crisping pins

    23 The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods and the vails

    24 And it shall come to pass that instead of a sweet smell, there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent, and instead of a well, set hair baldness, and instead of a stomacher, a girding of sackcloth, and burning instead of beauty.

    Note that God must not be British or he’d have intended the word “bonnet” in verse 20 to have prophetic meaning too. Perhaps this is the evidence that America could use for granting Jesus American citizenship?

  9. Shelley, the catch is that the literal interpretation of scripture is open to (duh) interpretation. How else can you claim it says what you want it to say?

  10. Just wanted to let you know that the sun has set in NYC and no sign of any explosive device coming from any boat.

  11. If I was God then I would destroy the Earth by putting an idiot in charge of the most powerful military in the world, then making sure he pissed off everybody else….

    Oh bugger…..

  12. NEW PROPHECY GUYS

    We have now made 6 or 7 nuclear bomb prophecy mistakes. But fortunately we do not hold to the doctrine of papal infallibility. So we can learn from our mistakes rather than pretending that we never make any. The new info we learn from each mistake helps us to home in on the precise date.
    This is what we have learned…

    The UN in Midtown Manhattan will be hit by a sea borne nuclear bomb on 2006Ab3/4 i.e. between Sundown Sunday July 30th and Sundown Tuesday August 1st, 2006

    Will this affect my belated honeymoon, which starts on 31 July?  Is anybody targeting ‘Shakespeare country’?  Or the caravan park my parents are taking the kids to?  Is it to late to host a convention of YEC’s in Manhatten?

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