Dutch family spent nine years living in a secret room "waiting for the end of time"

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/10/16/dutch-family-spent-nine-years.html

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spent nine years living in a secret room “waiting for the end of time”

At this point, same, honestly.

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But hey, my first priority would also be drinking five beers after 9 years in the hole.

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I don’t understand this. Who took care of the vegetable garden or the goat if they spent 9 years in the hidden room? Or did they just hide there between times? Come on, Netherlands, America can’t have the monopoly on nutty but competent Doomsday Preppers.

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I can understand waiting for the end of the human race, or even the planet’s destruction, but the end of time? That’s gonna be a long wait.

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Hold mah beer, and watch me dig…

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These people should’ve watched “Blast From The Past”…

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They must have felt vindicated when they eventually learned that Donald Trump is President of the United States!

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Man, that sucks. To wait all those years just to be rousted a week early. Tsk.

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Instead of Waiting for the End of Time, he decided to take off like a Bat out of Hell

didn’t sound like Paradise by the Basement light…

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Exactly where my mind went.

This could be a valid way to react to the 2020 election results.

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But the parents that tell their kids that God is watching and you will be judged … THAT is ok… THAT is normal stuff to program your children with. OK then.

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I don’t think it’s necessary to condone any other particular religious teaching in order to recognize that this is a particularly fucked up situation.

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I understood the comment more as a somewhat /s argument that it is a difference in degree rather than in kind.
ps: I assume you meant condemn rather than condone?

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I rather enjoyed the original U.S. version.

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I would argue that the difference of degree between those those two examples becomes a degree in kind.

And I meant “condone.” Alvin is arguing with a hypothetical reader who finds the article disturbing but is “ok” with (i.e. “condones”) parents that tell their kids that God is watching and you will be judged.

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Time is an illusion.
Lunchtime doubly so.

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Wait, so they’d have been in there twice as long if they’d been waiting for the end of lunchtime?

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You have to ask? All the preppers were male, so probably a woman was taking care of them…

…as usual :disappointed:

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Maybe, but if time ends, there will no longer be a concept of a “long wait”.