Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
:icondeviantsgallery:

DeviantsGallery

Worldwide Dedication to Art

Nostradamus - Prophet or Fruitcake? 

53%
523 deviants said He was deluded, and wrote gibberish.
27%
267 deviants said Isn't nostradamus like a headcold? :O
20%
199 deviants said He's right on. Armageddon is comin'!

Devious Comments

:iconlennyrivera:
LennyRivera Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
How do we know anything he said came true? History is written by other people who perpetuate the parts they believe or want you to believe. In other words it could all be misinformation for all we know. i dont discount it, I just want proof.
Reply
:iconalchemygaara:
AlchemyGaara Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
If you predict 5000 things, some are bound to come true.
:iconshrugplz:
Reply
:iconlennyrivera:
LennyRivera Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
exactly
Reply
:iconi-am-a-retro-lass:
i-am-a-retro-lass Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i think his brain was too evolved for his time and space and even now, the human brain is not yet evolved enough to connect to the biological neural network that we are all growing up in
Reply
:iconkrisphero:
KrisPhero Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think so highly of him, I thought you meant the Trap producer... >.>
Reply
:icont3michon:
t3Michon Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student General Artist
I too can write predictions.
Given enough time I'm sure they too will come true.
...Fruitcake!
Reply
:iconphotolynx:
PhotoLynx Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Right on
Reply
:iconjim-zombie:
Jim-Zombie Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Honestly all I know about the guy is that others claim he wrote, or attempted prophecy. If that be the case maybe we've been reading him wrong, and it is all true.
Reply
:iconschnapps-kevlar:
Schnapps-Kevlar Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great poetry and magic, but bad future historian.
Reply
:iconmfleury75:
mfleury75 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Well, he is the statesman of the obvious.
Reply
:iconbloodsuckingmonster3:
bloodsuckingmonster3 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
W'll find out when we find out. All I know is there's gonna be more babies in 2013. :XD:
That was a bit out of order, I'm very sorry.
Reply
:iconrenedussault:
ReneDussault Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student General Artist
I highly recommend you all indulge in some DMT. And no the world's not going to end.
Reply
:iconcallizette:
CalliZette Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm glad to see people exercising their brains, but I wish people would refrain from definitive conclusions built upon limited investigation and knowledge, as such then limits the brain's and mind's expansion, in turn limiting potential and growth. Sigh.
Reply
:iconcallizette:
CalliZette Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
At this [link] , you'll find a hearty preview of a book (scroll past the cover illustration). I recommend it to those on both sides of the debate, if your opinion is open to reason rather arbitrary or self-deluding whim. I believe it is as thorough, credible, and reasoned an analysis as can be found on the subject. The author necessarily relies on readers having a foundation of prerequisite knowledge without which, the reader may be confused or falsely conclude assertions are unfounded or inadequately supported. Nonetheless, this author's second book on the subject presents adequate scholarly evidence with sufficiently accessible explanation to likely pry open the minds of the staunchest skeptics while also subtly putting overzealous supporters' exaggerated claims to shame. Enjoy.
Reply
:iconrenagaderexrider:
RenagadeRexRider Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:shrug: Won't know til the day comes. But as the Bible said; No man knoweth when he comes except the lord himself
Reply
:iconcoxdavid86:
coxdavid86 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
time is just the perception of decay whether he be right or wrong about the exact moment the end will still be the same we die ...People are so obsessed with the end of life but when its finaly over there will be no one to ponder the emptiness so why does it matter?
Reply
:iconcallizette:
CalliZette Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
:) Yes and none of us truly has but the awareness of this moment in which to exist, yet we too often whittle away our existence with unnecessary argument, regret, misery, and other unproductive and dissatisfying activity. Sad, but true.
Reply
:iconsherjaxon:
Sherjaxon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Einstein for one indicated that time is an illusion. If so why would it be so far-fetched to think those who're empathetic sensitive to their environment couldn't tune in somehow to the future? Therefore I'm thinking there is something to it---
Reply
:iconcallizette:
CalliZette Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Totally, although I don't know that I would say Einstein said it was an illusion. Many proponents of metaphysics would describe it as such, but even they disagree on what they mean by it and the proper way to then respond to it. Rather, Einstein proposed that the linear conception of time is not one dimensional. Therefore, our perception of it as such limits our conscious experience and our experience if limited to such also limits our potential.
Reply
:iconsonicartisto:
SonicArtisto Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Blarg........ WE DIE, WE DIE! WE LIVE, WE LIVE!! BIG DEAL!....... >.> not like we can change that..... And for the ppl who wanna know so they can "full fill" their life beforehand.... JUST DO IT ALREADY! DONT PUT IT OFF IF YOU CAN DO IT NOW!................ ^^' thats what i think.....
Reply
:iconinsanekane87:
InsaneKane87 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ugh this crap still. Can't wait until 12 21 12 is over with. I even heard somewhere that even with all the leap years added this should have happened months ago instead of actually on 12 21 12. I don't believe in predictions like this anyways so far ago, I also believe that half of his were false or never happened. The only thing that is gonna happen is what we cause to happen with pollution etc.

On a side note it can happen any day and none of us will know so yes it could happen but not over someone's prediction. I think about back then, they didn't have tv or cell phones so they were bored, some studied stars I wonder how many were right. Back many moons ago they thought a thunder storm was that the gods were angry. Just think about it.
Reply
:icontaqresu650:
Taqresu650 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I don't know who or what Nostradamus is, but I agree, The end of the world is not something you predict, not even the Bible tells us when it is. According to some predictions, we shouldn't even be alive today, it proves that these predictions are rediculous. Besides, I thought 12/21/12 was when the Mayan calendar restarts, not end. Why should we even concern ourselves about the end of the world anyway. It's just like Master Oouay (sorry if I spelled it wrong) from Kung Fu Panda said, "Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery, but Today is a gift, that is why it is called the Present." So why should we care about the end of the world, when we have more urgent matters at hand.
Reply
:iconinsanekane87:
InsaneKane87 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know what I tell some people? In the 5th grade our teacher had us line up, she told the first kid a sentence and I was at the end of the line so by the time it got to me I said what I was told and the story changed. Over time stories change.

Great quote btw and yeah who knows now if the Mayan calendar was gonna end or restart. I joke about it saying the calendar had to end at some point just like ours do every year. =P
Reply
:iconcallizette:
CalliZette Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes, and some transitions are less defined than others - an era is rarely defined until it is over. The Mayans calendar system is much different than our own, as were their beliefs. Because this particular Mayan calendar ends and their belief would be that a new era begins, many have interpreted this as a cataclysmic event or as the fruition of Biblical End Times prophecy. A significant end and new beginning may have happened or shortly be in store, but we just as likely lack the perspective to see and understand it as it is happening.
Reply
:iconpepperseeds:
PepperSeeds Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
crazy , but can't blame him for trying to predict the end of the world. Im surprised humanity is still chuggin' along...
Reply
:iconcallizette:
CalliZette Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
He didn't try. He had prophetic visions which he often recorded first as drawings and then in words. Some were interpreted by mystics of his day and those interpretations were recorded as well. Others have been transmitted only as description or depiction. Just as a witness can give an accounting of a car accident, we still must extrapolate the truth. If sufficient evidence provides us any certainty and it conflicts with what a witness has said, it cannot be assumed the witness was lying or is crazy.
Reply
:icondj3r0m:
Dj3r0m Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nostradamus = crazy nutcake ... but defenitely less crazy than people who take him seriously at present date ^^
Reply
:iconsilverlife:
silverlife Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fruitcake... now im hungry...
Reply
:iconadmalamcrucem:
AdMalamCrucem Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
"The prophet is the one whom people say afterwards he came before."
Umberto Eco

I don't know if I translated the sentence correctly, but just try to think about this. ;)
Reply
:iconmscajax:
MSCajax Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Nostradamus was a magician and a member of a secret society and spoke a special language that only people who have knowledge in the ancient mysteries can understand. As far as predicting the future he only laid out predictions of the future that those in control have in mind. Time is merely an illusion past, present, and future are all happening simultaneously.
Reply
:icondavidscript:
DavidScript Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If time's an illusion, then everything's an illusion =P
Reply
:iconmscajax:
MSCajax Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
And you are correct physical reality is an illusion we live in a holographic universe. Everything is made of atoms which are comprised of mainly empty space.
Reply
:icondavidscript:
DavidScript Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Someone needs to lay off the weed.
Reply
:iconcallizette:
CalliZette Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
This may be true if you define existence of the physical world as merely matter. What of energy? Even speaking of matter, what response do you have to the increasingly smaller particles which have been discovered? Maybe what we define as space is much more "full" than we realize. Further, is illusion false or without consequence or merely a different perspective? Does it rely on a collective construct or do we exist in isolation, ourselves nothing more than a thought? I love the mind-expanding potential of philosophy.
Reply
:iconmscajax:
MSCajax Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Leptons. "All matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves". Bill Hicks.
Reply
:iconxcanesgalacticax:
xCanesGalacticax Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
I prefer to think of him as lovable, interesting fruitcake. :) That at least makes him sound more endearing, even if I think his prophecies were absolute bunk.

I do agree with some people who have already commented. He was an intelligent person, I just don't think he was a good predictor of future events. Perhaps he should have tried his prophecy ability in weather forecasting, eh? It would have certainly had a more measured rate of success. :P
Reply
:iconjust-lc:
just-lc Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
I think he was a very intelligent man. But as for predicting the future? No, I don't think he did. I think that people look way too much into his writings to justify that he could predict the future.
Reply
:icontheshadowgrove:
theShadowGrove Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
we were born on the same day! 12/14 ...is that weird?
Reply
:icondavidscript:
DavidScript Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Totally.
Reply
:iconcallizette:
CalliZette Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
No. Statistically, the births of billions of people divided over the linear measure of a year as 365 days would produce the phenomena of multiple people being born on the same day. Just saying.
Reply
:icondavidscript:
DavidScript Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was being facetious :XD:
Reply
:iconcallizette:
CalliZette Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
I was replying tongue in cheek, as I do not assume any to be ignorant, but I also did not want to do so in such a way that a person lacking the knowledge would feel insulted.
Reply
:icondavidscript:
DavidScript Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my...
such big words
...what are you going to do with them, big boy? ;)
Reply
:iconcallizette:
CalliZette Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
??? To whom are you speaking? And to what are you referring? If to me, neither humor nor insult is accomplished by using "Big Boy" (big woman, maybe, as I am a female adult who stands over 6 feet tall). As for your reference to "big words," the term typically refers to word choice typical of a higher reading level or the verbal instigation of a fight. I did not use any difficult vocabulary in my last message and I don't see how you could interpret anything I've said as picking a fight. If this is somehow supposed to be funny, the premise has to be reasonable at least. Did I miss something?
Reply
:icondavidscript:
DavidScript Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You wanna fight, fat BOI?
I'll PISS on your :iconheadplz:
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconkaput6no:
kaput6no Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012   Digital Artist
Heh, After reading some of his stuff, one can notice that regardless of what would happen it's possible to twist the words to fit to the events.

But nostradamus aside, mankind will end eventually it's inevitable... this year? next decade? in a thousand years? Nobody know for sure... :stare:
Reply
:iconloxome:
Loxome Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student General Artist
it means i won't have to do my homework. :la:
Reply
:iconcrazy-arkadia:
Crazy-ArKadia Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
...blegh...i dont really belive in the Apocalypse.
WE ARE STILL ALIVE! xD
Reply
:iconanarchywriter:
AnarchyWriter Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The apocalypse is running late. What the hell is taking so long?
Reply
:iconflyaway-555:
FlyAway-555 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it is coming, just not on the date everyone thinks it will be coming.
Maybe it wont even be for another 5 billion years, all I know is that I will die someday. Who cares if I die next month with the rest of the world? I wont be missing out on that much.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 

Poll History