September 13, 2001
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The next person who quotes Nostradamus at me today is going to get yelled at.
posted by brownpau (14 comments total)

 
*cough*
posted by mis at 1:35 AM on September 13, 2001


like horoscopes, these things are so vagued that they are easily interpreted as truth after they have happend..
posted by monkeyJuice at 1:47 AM on September 13, 2001


I wish that other sites I visit had controls against duplicate posts like MeFi does... I swear, one board has had that Nostradamus crap posted at least a dozen times. And I've gotten a good 15 emails about it too.

Also that whole 11 -tues, 93= 9+3 = 12 (weds), 1+7+5 =13 (thurs) numbers game - I've seen that a few dozen times as well. What a bunch of crap. They didn't choose planes based on flight numbers that could be added and subtracted and divded to make symbolic dates... People can make those numbers do whatever they want.
posted by Bernreuther at 2:00 AM on September 13, 2001


The next person who posts a Nostradamus-related thread on the main page ...
posted by j.edwards at 2:06 AM on September 13, 2001


Trust me, I know. I saw the number of Nostradamus posts that had popped up the day of the attacks, I read the complaint, and I moderate an Issues forum which saw Nostratopics sprouting up like mushrooms.

It's my sincere hope that this is the last NY-related Nostradamus post anyone sees on the main page.

(Oof. I just re-read the old Nostra-thread and saw someone debunk this already, with the same link. Sorry.)
posted by brownpau at 2:23 AM on September 13, 2001


Overheard two co-workers talking about 'Notre-dumus'
Plebs
posted by nostra-dumb-ass at 2:59 AM on September 13, 2001


Dont people realize that some follow these interpretations and indeed follow them?
posted by Grasso9 at 5:34 AM on September 13, 2001


Dont people realize that some follow these interpretations and indeed follow them?

Yes. And apparently some people follow some writings collected in a book called the "bible," and are counting down the days to "Armageddon" or "Apocalypse" even as we speak.
posted by rushmc at 6:09 AM on September 13, 2001


Nostradamus in fact foretold that you would rise up in anger and exasperation against his hauntingly prophetic quatrains so in the immortal and prophetic words of Bill Murray, patron saint of all frat houses...
(Lighten up, Francis)
posted by BentPenguin at 6:21 AM on September 13, 2001


>And apparently some people follow some
>writings collected in a book called the "bible," and are
>counting down the days to "Armageddon"
>or "Apocalypse" even as we speak.


And I'm proud to be one of them. Counting, counting! I'll be disappearing any day now... ^^

But no, seriously, not all Christians are pretribulational Rapture fanatics. I look at these Nostradamic misinterpretations, and I look at the sensationalizations of the dispensational "Left Behind" crowd, and I begin to wonder whether both schools of thought are reading more than they should from their respective scriptures and into the tragic events of Tuesday. It makes one shake his head in dismayed confusion.
posted by brownpau at 7:14 AM on September 13, 2001


Why can't people just accept the fact that some assholes took control of some planes and crashed them into buildings, causing unspeaking violence and horror?

No magic, no mythical bullshit. Just assholes out for vengeance. It's that simple. Geez, must humans mystify EVERYTHING?
posted by glenwood at 7:35 AM on September 13, 2001


Debunked
posted by glenwood at 7:37 AM on September 13, 2001


And it wasn't Bill Murray that said, "Lighten up, Francis." It was Sgt. Hulka. But that's probably a moot point to argue.
posted by ColdChef at 8:15 AM on September 13, 2001


what a bland little world we live in.
posted by tolkhan at 2:52 PM on September 13, 2001


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