Do you believe in the Nostradamus predictions?
I’ve been researching and working on a project on the prophesies predicted by Nostradamus. It really interests me how close his predictions are linked to past events such as 9-11, the French Revolution, the assassination of the Kennedy brothers, and so on so forth. But I want to know what you think. Do you believe Nastradamus could really see future events? And do you believe that the world might end next year?
Answer by Shenaynay
No they are not close predictions, they are undated and vague, it’s only after something happens that people imagine the link between a verse and an event. None of them are any good for actually predicting anything.
There is no reason to believe that the world is likely to end next year.
Answer by Keith Kartiye
Last time science don’t have that kind of computer that we have now at 21st Century, So accuracy of calculation 40/100 of his predictions, Yes he can calculate future coming events but not in accuracy!!
Answer by The Human Torch
Nostradamus was a hoe.
What is it about people and prophecies?
I’m not arguing whether prophecies are real or not. Maybe they are maybe they are not. But what I want to to know is why religious people and sometimes people in general are so obsessed with prophecy. If a book or person has a good track record for predicting future events, people flock over in huge numbers. Especially when it comes to end times sceneraios, people seem to eat it up and cling to whatever sources they believe are the most accurate whether it be the Bible, Nostradamus, Tarrot Cards, the 2013 conspiracy theories, ect. Even if some of these things can actually be proven to prove the future, why do people let prophecies dictate how they live? How is that actually living if you live according to prophecy? Isn’t that essentially living by fear and a false sense of control?
I have no idea why I said 2013. I was thinking 2012. Thanks for correcting me though.
Even if you’re religious but not obsessed with prophecies, if you percieve the Bible or other religious scriptures as holy you’re buying into prophecies as these are mainly prophetic books. In fact Christianity prides itself on some thousands of Biblical prophecies all supposedly fulfilled by Jesus Christ. Part of my question is, even if these prophecies were all fulfilled so what? What makes prophecies so special to begin with that we need to adhere our lives to anything taht can fulfill them? Just by being religious your obsessing over prophecy.
Answer by Ark
i think you mean 2012…its just because the mayan calendar ends on december 21st 2012. they can predict the end of the world but failed to predict the end to thier own empire.
and yes fear is a form of control because people are willing to give up rights and freedoms in the name of safety.
Answer by LustLife
Prophecies can never be proven anyway – they’re all just incredibly vague and could really be associated and twisted to fit any period of time. When someone finds a 2000 year old record that says exactly :”In 1939 world war two will break out and a man named Adolf Hitler will sign the Nazi-Soviet pact with the Russians where they secretly agree to invade Poland and divide it up between the two countries even though they both know the agreement isn’t for real and will eventually battle each other”
THEN, I’ll be impressed.
Answer by yesmar
It is, and it comes from the innate human desire to know the future. If we could see the future we wouldn’t have to learn to make decisions or be responsible for them. Thanks for sharing!
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