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Old 03-18-2011, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Sorry, but I have a problem with the words "of course" in your comment.

Believe what you want; personally, I feel that Nostradamus was an excellent and successful fraud. It's too bad his descendants are not still getting royalties for his works.

But when it comes to prophecies, try this one on for size, 'cause it'll fit everyone reading it:

Tomorrow, something will happen to you that will ellicit a strong emotion.

[Guess what, I won't be wrong!]
You do realize that this thread is meant to observe the obvious fraudulent mentality behind Nostradamus prophecies, right? I don't think anyone is serious in their responses.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Columbian land thou wilt be much changed
When the Silver House has the young Seminole:
Detroit, Duquesne, Amsterdam, mortal strife,
Pink plot reddened, atomic terror.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:18 PM
 
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Lets have some fun and illustrate the main problem with "prophecy" at the same time.

Take a Nostradamus quatrain and interpret it, either seriously or in jest. Here's a website that has them all:

Nostradamus Repository: Century 10, Quatrains 71-80

I've been going through them and found this interesting piece:

[SIZE=5]C10:Q79[/SIZE]
Les vieux chemins seront tous embellys,
Lon passera à Memphis somentree:
Le grand Mercure d'Hercules fleur de lys,
Faisant trembler terre, mer & contree.

The old roads will all be improved,
One will procedd on them to the modern Memphis:
The great Mercury of Hercules fleur-de-lys,
Causing to tremble lands, sea and country.

Which is quite obviously a description of 1950's America and the birth of the interstate highway system. The one who proceeded to modern Memphis is without a doubt Elvis. I doubt history recorded it, but I wouldn't be suprised if he made his first trip there in a Mercury. Elvis of course died in Las Vegas, and Fleur De Lys is the name of a bar in Vegas; Hercules is the middle name of one Sir Elton John, who is also a big Vegas act.

The fallout from Elvis' game changing performances made the whole country tremble...and dance.

What forbidden knowledge can you find in the works of Nostradamus?
they actually had a pretty interesting show about him and the mayans on the discovery channel the other day. how his predictions and the architecture of the mayans are surprisingly accurate. maybe you can find it on youtube or something but its definitely something to take a glance at...
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Old 07-05-2015, 01:10 PM
 
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Everyone seems to have missed the obvious interpretation: C10:Q79 is about Cape Canaveral. "The old roads will all be improved"--to take the weight of the crawler-transporters and their payload. "One will pass to the modern Memphis"--obviously Memphis in Egypt which some people in Nostradamus' time would know of, not the one in Tennessee!--where architecture on a vast scale, built for cosmic purposes, reminds us of the vehicle assembly building and the space program. "The great Mercury of Hercules fleur-de-lys/Making land sea and countryside tremble." The names of the rockets tip us off here, and the plausible interpretation 'Herculean fleur-de-lys' obviously refers to the image of the two boosters peeling away from the shuttle launcher. And anyone who has witnessed a lift-off knows about land and sea trembling. That was an easy interpretation, wasn't it?
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