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Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
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Recreated Ark of the Covenant
Since April, at least, a seller has been trying to auction off a recreated Ark of the Covenant on eBay. Apparently no one is willing to take it off his hands because bidding keeps ending without a winner, and he just keeps relisting the thing. This, despite the fact that the recreated Ark possesses some remarkable powers. It gives its owner the power to heal by placing on of hands. It allows the owner to converse directly with God. Oh, and it explodes cameras! (that last feature alone is worth the $99,999,999.00 price). Unfortunately, the Ark may soon be called upon to 'obliterate mankind,' so if you do buy it, you probably won't have long to play with it. (Thanks to Emily for pointing this auction out to me).
Categories: eBay, Religion
Posted by The Curator on Tue May 18, 2004
Comments (10)
Hey,

So..um..this ISN'T the Ark from the movie?
Is it perhaps,the Ark from the King James Bible in Room 302 of the Motel 6 on Shadeland Avenue in Indianpolis?
If so...then this is sign of the Apocalypse!!!!!
Or maybe it's just a hoax...LOL
Posted by J M  in  God Fearing Indiana  on  Wed May 19, 2004  at  04:11 PM
Well, if it was an exact recreation of the Ark of the Covenant, it wouldn't do anything at all even if it was the exact same thing.
Only the true Ark of the Covenant made by God to hold the 10 Commandements would be able to do stuff like that... Except it cant.
In the Bible, it states that you're not allowed to touch, as you are a sinner and an unclean person. That's why King David sent for it with the Ark carried over a wooden platform.
So this is a huge ass hoax.
Posted by superdoughboy4  in  Teh  on  Sat Aug 13, 2005  at  01:53 PM
hey, I don't care how huge it is, an Ass Hoax has no relation to the Ark of The Covenant...what the hell is an Ass Hoax, anyway? Woulda been kinda cool if Indiana Jones opened the Ark and there was nothing but an Old Ass in there, tho...The Dimple of Doom, as it were...The Ass Crusade, kinda...I'll stop now
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Sat Aug 13, 2005  at  02:35 PM
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I'm saying, it is not the Ark of the Covenant, because the Ark of the Covanent is untouchable.
Posted by superdoughboy4  in  Teh  on  Thu Dec 01, 2005  at  06:41 PM
It seems some peoples have not been studying their Bible, The Ark is no longer dangerous to people due to the Love and forgivness of sin through Christ Jesus, On the other hand, If you refuse to accept Christ as Lord, well,, lets just say Hell is a place where those who refuse to beleive will be heading, Spiritual that is.
But I did not come here to condem, but to Love and care for those who are willing to hear what I say, God Loves each one of us, He does not want to condem but to save those from Hell, But for those that do not want to have anything to do with him and his love, He gives them exactly what they want, He will place them as fare away from him as possable,, Hell.
Posted by Bryan  in  ?  on  Mon Dec 26, 2005  at  11:27 PM
Er. I know about the spiritual thing, about condemnation to hell if you don't accept Jesus as your Savior.
But the Ark, if touched, will still kill you.
I was never told that after Jesus was crucified, that the Ark is no longer untouchable.
Unless you give me the verse that says that.
Posted by superdoughboy4  on  Tue Dec 27, 2005  at  12:45 PM
Er... The REAL Ark that is.
Not just some makeshift Ark being sold on eBay.
Posted by superdoughboy4  on  Tue Dec 27, 2005  at  12:47 PM
The ark of the covenant does not get its powers from god, (if there is such) it is a box made of wood (not able to be found anymore) this wood was said to be the best insulator avaliable to man. on both the outside and inside it was plated with gold, the best conductor. thus making a kind of capasitor, taking only the electrons with enough energy to pass through the wood, then it would not be able to pass back through becouse it takes too much energy to pass through making a second pass almost inpossible. this was then sat on a wooden platform (another insulator)and was carried by wooden posts and men wearing special outfits. (probably rubber) when this chest touches anything it would discharge villently, so if it was living it is no longer, letting you talk dirrectly to god!
Posted by aaron  on  Fri May 18, 2007  at  11:07 AM
Who said the wood was the best insulator in the world? There's no evidence that people of the time understood electrical currents.

Also, if the wood was such a good insulator than No current (electrons) would have passed through it. That's pretty much the point of an electrical insulator, after all.

Where did these men get their rubber suits? Though a few plants in Europe and Asia produce latex, there is no evidence that any rubber was made from them. The process is simply too complicated since these are poor latex producers. All current rubber is produced from plants that originated in South America, which the ancient Hebrews had rather poor access to.

Also, a battery of the size of the Ark (using such a primitive technique) would never have been able to store a charge sufficient to kill someone. A static shock was probably all you could hope for, and there were certainly easier ways to produce that. Wool, for example, was widely available.

Did you just read this off of a cereal box or something?
Posted by Charybdis  in  Hell  on  Fri May 18, 2007  at  01:16 PM
that is the point i am trying to make! they did not know about electricity, that would be why it was godly. a insulator is mainly to resist the flow of electrical current, meaning it would take a great amount of energy to pass through the insulator once making a second trip almost impossible.
The rubber suits was just for laughs but there was reference to some sort of special outfit that was suppose to be worn.
The comment about the cereal box was inappropriate please do not insult my intelligence with such comments.
Posted by AJ  on  Sun May 20, 2007  at  12:20 PM
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