2011 end times

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Re: 2011 end times

Post by rebraunjr » Thu May 26, 2011 7:20 pm

I read one proposal to have a lot of people call Harold Camping and say "my wife disappeared" and such. He would go nuts thinking he didnt get chosen! :lol:

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Re: 2011 end times

Post by fdsman » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:28 pm

It's rather funny because now he claims it's supposed to be in October.
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Re: 2011 end times

Post by rationtin440 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:33 pm

Interesting experience I had in Germany when my unit landed there en-route to Saudi arabia for Desert Shield; a couple friends and I were talking to some bundeswehr soldiers and they asked us if we believed in God. Not sure where they were going with the subject we asked them what they believed and they began telling us about the Rapture and the 7 year tribulation, but that we had nothing to fear if we were Christians because we would not be here. They introduced us to a bundeswehr chaplain (forgot what the german word is for chaplain, mebbe housil knows?) and he prayed for our safety and that we'd be taken care of.

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Re: 2011 end times

Post by dirtbag » Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:24 am

Obviously you're a bad boy, cause you're still here... again ... :P
With the rest of us... :wink:
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Re: 2011 end times

Post by Cracker » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:43 pm

Rationtin, they call it a Geistlicher (or Militärgeistlicher or RKG, Pfaffe, Pfarrer, Seelsorger, etc)

Translates to chaplain, military chaplain, roman catholic chaplain, ..?, ...? and soul keeper (keeper is not the right word, more like a nurse / parent)
Sure, someone may one day kill me with my own gun.
But they'll have to beat me to death with it because it's empty.

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Re: 2011 end times

Post by fdsman » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:45 pm

Cracker wrote:Rationtin, they call it a Geistlicher (or Militärgeistlicher or RKG, Pfaffe, Pfarrer, Seelsorger, etc)

Translates to chaplain, military chaplain, roman catholic chaplain, ..?, ...? and soul keeper (keeper is not the right word, more like a nurse / parent)
soul father possibly?
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Re: 2011 end times

Post by Cracker » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:32 am

it literally translates to caretaker
Sure, someone may one day kill me with my own gun.
But they'll have to beat me to death with it because it's empty.

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Re: 2011 end times

Post by rationtin440 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:41 pm

Thanks for the reply Cracker! As I recall, this Geistlicher had a nearly undetectable german accent, and was very kind and sure knew his Bible! BTW, in the U.S. Army, we have what are called "chaplain's assistants" basically enlisted and NCOs whose sole purpose is to guard the chaplain, set up services in the field, and handle the administrative paperwork. Does the bundeswehr have similar jobs for enlisted?

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Re: 2011 end times

Post by hOMEr_jAy » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:04 am

During my 23 months of service in the Bundeswehr I never really had much contact with "Militärpfarrer" and I´m not sure if all of them have enlisted soldiers as their assistants. The only time I took part in a church service was during basic training and I can´t remember seeing anyone assisting that chaplain.
But I think that atleast during deployment (e.g. Afghanistan or Kosovo) they have assistants and I assume that they´re mainly enlisted ranks. How the situation in Germany is I can´t tell. I think I can remember seeing a "Stabsgefreiter" (="specialist" in the US Army) as an assistant, but I can´t verify that every chaplain has an active soldier as assistant.
To be honest these "Pfaffen" didn´t play a big role, atleast to me and to most of my younger comrades. I guess it has to do with the fact that many young soldiers aren´t really religious.
When we had to attend the service during basic training we had the option of taking part in it or not. If we would´ve refused to take part we would´ve had to wait outside in the hot sun, standing in formation. Of course we chose the cool church where you could sit for 1 hour or so. But very few of my comrades were Christians by heart, so all in all it was a rather pointless event. :lol:

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