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I don't see nn si capisce un cazz vi prego di scorreggiare contro faustino ogni volta che lo vedete being questioned; when reading it, I appreciated that someone took the time to include the predictions of the group. Personally, I think they should do it for every religious or spiritually themed page that is connected to fortune-telling. 75.73.45.230 (talk) 21:16, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Prediction[edit]

I consider the prediction section to be inappropriate for an encyclopedia. In my opinion, encyclopedias should write about what people have done, not what they say might happen. Does anybody else agree? Should it be removed?--Mycomp (talk) 02:18, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

RE: PREDICTION
I'm going to add the prediction section back in because it gives insight into the theology of the subject. For instance, no overview of Christianity is complete without a reference to future prophesy (second coming etc.).--99.231.112.97 (talk) 23:55, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

I haven't seen a single serious encyclopedia that has prediction paragraphs. Comparing the generality of "the second coming" with the speculations in the predictions paragraph here, is IMHO not correct.--Mycomp (talk) 23:16, 31 May 2009 (UTC)
Well maybe the formatting of "Predictions" as a section is unusual, but I believe that the specific nature of the prophecy and the fact that other faiths include a very specific prophecy is reason enough to include it. Your opinion as to what is "encyclopediable" isn't justified by the fact that this is knowledge specific to this topic; as such it should be allowed. --99.231.112.97 (talk) 00:31, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
I would very much like to hear the opinion of other editors.--Mycomp (talk) 06:38, 4 June 2009 (UTC)
I do understand and would even share Mycomp's concern regarding the impropriety of predictions under the fact oriented nature of encyclopedias. Nonetheless, within most encyclopedic works the account of the Bible's Book of Revelations demonstrates how predictions are a key element within the theological structure of many religions, and this is indeed a fact. Predictions are not facts, yet it is a fact that they have been stated. We should not ignore this in any further discussion on this topic....--Luxgratia (talk) 19:20, 8 September 2009 (UTC)
Well, the section should've been renamed and reformatted but Luxgratia is right that in articles describing religious movements it has its place, as it forms important part of their "agenda" or teachings and beliefs. - Darwinek (talk) 11:56, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

Criticisms/controversies?[edit]

anyone? They seem to be getting involved in Japanese politics?andycjp (talk) 10:46, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Yes, according to a Japanese friend, in one of his latest speeches, Mr. Okawa has declared his desire to run for the Japanese Parliament. He claims that only he can defend Japan from the hostile intentions of North Korea, as he predicts that a missle attack is forthcoming. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 198.190.230.57 (talk) 21:06, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

San Francisco Temple[edit]

The so-called San Francisco Temple is actually located in Redwood City, California, which is south of San Francisco but part of the San Francisco Bay Area. No local would refer to it as part of San Francisco, though. It's considered to be on the peninsula, part of the suburbs. No sure if this bears inclusion. Also, it's located in a former Salvation Army church, and still looks like one. They just removed the cross. I've never been inside. BookishAcolyte (talk) 18:00, 13 May 2010 (UTC)