On May 25, 2007, at 9:23 AM, j a wrote:
So when we get to 4004 AD, then thats the end of time, because the amount of time between 4004BC (the creation date) plus 4004AD = zero! All of time cancels itself out!
Well, I'm glad that somebody, somewhere, finally had the courage to point this out. The Angel in Revelation 10:6 makes an announcement concerning this watershed event when "there should be time no longer." Thanks to Archbishop James Ussher, we know this will occur on October 23, 4004 AD. If you buy Halloween candies that year, you might as well eat them yourself well in advance of the holiday. All the money to be spent on the US Presidential race in 4004 will be wasted -- we'll never get to election day.
But the big money to be made here will be by the inventor who invents the right watch for the occasion: all twelve hours are marked with a zero. A companion calendar shows only a single date -- October 23 -- repeated on every page. The date chip in computers needs to be replaced with a chip hardwired for 10/24/4004. Each radio station would be "All October 23, All the time, which is None of the time!" I'd patent these important innovations myself right now, except the patent would expire well before these innovations would be useful. More troubling, because of the 30 days required to serve notice on the defendants in a patent infringement case, we'll never get to trial, so that's a mess too. Best way to profit from the coming time shortage is to set the due date for all your bills, etc. to October 25. That's what I'm going to do, pronto --- while there's still time!
All of the above with tongue firmly in cheek, of course. :) Martin