Proof that Forest Hills is the end of the line

End is here at Forest Hills

This woman moved around the upper busway at Forest Hills this afternoon, proclaiming the end was no longer nigh, it was here. She spent some time on the sidewalk and some time in the busway itself, proclaiming a warning or promise to people who mostly tuned her out. At one point, she stood at the edge of the 36/37 berth and continued to give witness even after both buses left and the berth was completely empty.

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riveting. thanks for the

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riveting. thanks for the update. is it fun to make fun of the mentally ill? probably gets a lot of clicks, so it must be worth it.

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Thank you for your diagnosis, doctor

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I must've missed you on the busway today, because you obviously spent a lot more time than I did observing this woman and know way more about her and how she's fundamentally different from, oh, Screaming Jesus Guy or even just the Jehovah's Witnesses that are at the station every morning.

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Then there is amplified guy in DTX

He's been kicked off the Irish Famine Memorial more times than I can count. Dude has an easel and a bunch of poster boards with diagrams and stuff to prove whatever he's going on about.

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Actually,

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the Screaming Jesus Guy, seems not to be screaming anymore (saw him last week). Or perhaps he was having an off day.

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illness?

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I hope you aren’t saying people that spread the work of Jesus automatically have a mental illness! I think Adam was just pointing out their dedication.

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People that spread the work

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People that spread the work of Jesus are automatically annoying. And believing in sky fairies and a literal heaven and hell is, by definition, delusional behavior.

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Lol

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You really are the worst commentator just unbelievably annoying

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Well,

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it can be said that one's delusion is another person's reality.

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Not spreading the work of Jesus

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At best one could accurately say they are spreading the work of Paul. But the truth is that they proselytizing and evangelizing Christians believe that they are right and everyone else is wrong.

Perhaps the clearest example are Mormom's baptizing everyone else via proxy, including Jews.

The desire to proselytize and spread the faith can only be discussed in both its historical and current incarnation. During the centuries that European kingdoms colonized the rest of the globe Christianizing the heathen was part and parcel of colonization. Converting the heathen was far less about saving souls and far more about enslaving people.

Today, in Africa, it's about increasing the international spread of religious organizations. They are not looking to enslave. But saving souls is just means to the ends of homogenizing the world.

The spread of Christianity has also included genocide as it supported the destruction of Native American cultures. Life any human institution spreading something is as much about power.

Today, when we see folks on subway platforms I see people who are like most people. They need to feel needed. This is how they feel needed. I like the individuals with the extreme signs. They are entertaining. I always enjoyed seeing the fellow with the placard of souls forced into Hell. They add a spicy flavor to urban living.

JH's however annoy me. They look so sweet and humble. What I see sanctimonious humility. I want to ask them why they are using that time and energy to sit with the sick, the troubled, the poor.

Want to do Jesus' work? Drop the fantasy about sharing good news so that more people can know make the right decision when Jesus returns, all human institutions fail, etc. and try making the world, in the present, a little bit better.

Classic case of pretending to something by focusing on the future while ignoring the present.

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Anyone else remember these?

Somebody printed these on fairly high quality materials. Many have lasted for over 25 years - most meet their demise when the piece of infrastructure to which they are attached is removed or replaced:
IMAGE(//blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/files/2011/05/rapture1992.jpg)

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Jesus May Have Come On Oct. 28, 1992

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The Rapture didn't happen to kick in that day, but who's to say for sure the guy wasn't right otherwise? Jesus might have been in line behind you at DeMoulas that week, and you never knew it . .

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irony?

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there's something ironic about posters for the end of the world lasting decades.

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For once a proselytizer...

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.... speaks the truth.

I do give her props for her homemade sign. The well funded folks in business attire, accompanied with slick signage and creepy smiles that seem to have colonized all the T stations just don’t have her gumption.

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true, but

Those folks don't bother me, Lee. Sometimes, after a really crappy T ride, I will accept even a fake smile gladly.

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I shall ...

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... pray for you, Ishmael.

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She has a valid point

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Riding the orange line when school gets out is a living hell.

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Her in the busway = not a problem

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Now regulars on the Orange Line can correct me if I am wrong, but she also proclaims on the train en route to Forest Hills. That is too much of a captive audience, so it's a bigger problem. Of course, nowadays we are subjected to clueless people's music played on devices with earphone jacks, so I guess from a noise perspective, you pick your poison.

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Part of what makes riding buses and trains gross.

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Add folks who treat subways as telephone booths. Telephone booths were great. Providing privacy for a what should remain private. Now we have fools he need to share their business with everyone else. Some of what I've heard is funny. Most just gross.

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Pause for Thought

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If anything, it gave most of us A PAUSE FOR THOUGHTS and a quick spiritual check-in.

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More like a good chuckle

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I've already pented, though. Don't need to do it again.

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she might be crazy

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but that doesn't automatically make her wrong

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Revelation

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It's interesting to think that if Jesus did arrive (that is, was born) on October 28, 1992 then he'd be 25 years old now and, of course, a millennial.

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And Palestinian

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But according to the New Testament, I don't think that's the way it works . .

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Basically harmless

You do know in a way that she is right?

For each and every one of us, some day, one day, the end will come.

No one knows the time or the place but we all hold on tightly to that precarious thin thread of life.

Plus, she is exercising her first amendment right of expression.

Basically harmless, leave it be and leave her be.

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