This seems particularly appropriate for April Fools Day, though the folks at the The Lords’ Witnesses and the True Bible Code website haven’t been limiting their foolishness to just the first day in April. You may recall that these folks have been
guessing wrongly predicting that terrorists were going to set off a nuclear device of some sort in New York City all the way back in June of 2006. The last time we checked in with them on November 17th, 2006 they were up to 16 wrong guesses and counting.
I kinda got tired of them at that point and put them out of mind, but something about today being the day of fools jogged my memory just enough to prompt me to see if they were still at it. And, wouldn’t you know it, they still are. Their latest prediction is for the U.N. to be blown up by a nuclear bomb by April 19th.. Counting up the number of past predictions, which they conveniently list right on that page, we find that they’re up to guess number 30 now. They’ve moved beyond the point of being laughingstocks to the point of being a self-parody.
As always the main page of their site offers a tantalizing hope that they may finally give up this nonsense:
We now predict a terrorist Dirty Bomb or Nuclear Bomb will hit the UN plaza in Midtown Manhattan sometime in Nisan 2007, i.e. on or before Sundown Thursday April 19th, 2007
If nothing happens by then, we will not be able to stretch many of our 16 flexiproofs any further in our present understanding. We also understand that the UN reformed to its 4th and final form on 2006Chislev30 (around Christmas Eve) – see UN expansion date. But even if this is true, it cannot be a visible sign which anyone can see until after the sign of Jonah which is the first birth pang of the Kingdom, the UN bomb! So it would have to be a non declared UN decision for the moment.
Then you realize that all they have to do is what they’ve been doing all along: Claim they have a NEW new understanding and keep on guessing:
That is the best understanding we have at present. In fact this whole series of nuclear prediction blunders has been the most ghastly thing that the LWs have done. But we are commanded to keep on seeking, knocking and asking, and so that is precisely what we do.
In other words, we’ll just keep guessing until something happens that we might be able to claim is fulfillment of this prediction no matter how badly we have to stretch it to fit. They’ve stopped trying to predict the precise day and instead have moved to just trying to predict the right month. I wonder how long it’ll be before they switch to trying to predict the right year it’ll happen in? Then the right decade and so on.
So there we have one of the better examples of a true April Fool, though it’s a shame we can’t hope they’ll wise up by tomorrow.