Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Ummm...oops





In case you did not notice, it all ended last Friday, October 21st.
Not that I would have minded.  If the world were going to end, I can think of absolutely no better place for it to happen than while I am watching Duran Duran live on stage.  But it didn't.  So much for the prescient and clairvoyant abilities of Harold Camping.  Should we be surprised?  The Christian minister previously proclaimed May 21st as the end of all that is.  Stating that it would be Judgement Day.  "Rapture" for the fundamentalist Christian faithful.  Or as he said:

“…the Bible has given us absolute proof that the year 2011 is the end of the world during the Day of Judgment… Amazingly, May 21, 2011 is the 17th day of the 2nd month of the Biblical calendar of our day…”

Seriously, in the theory of rapture, the "worthy" would be brought upward from the Earth and above the atmosphere, despite the lack of oxygen.  Power of God over nominative science not withstanding, didn't Jesus spend his days here with a few of the most flawed and worst sinners imaginable?  Sigh...  "Thou shalt not know the hour nor the day."

I'm really most exhausted with doomsday claims from the Christian fundamentalist set.  There are fates that God, should he/she deem necessary, could bestow upon us that would allow us no recourse.  Doomsdays such as asteroids hitting the Earth, deadly new plague viruses, and the like.  At the same time, there are numerous fates that human beings are wholly capable of preventing and forestalling.  Ends from economic chaos, global warming, and nuclear disaster are chief among what I speak.

When the power of love overcomes the love of power and money, then the world will know peace.  Love comes in many forms.  If the love or multiple loves of someone else does not fit your dogma, than judge not lest you be judged as well.

I understand that Camping and "Family Radio" spent millions of dollars to warn us of the impending rapture.  I'll give you a tip, guys.  Instead of spending all of that money on warning us of a "rapture," how about you put it towards the hungry, the needy, and the millions of dogs and cats that so-called "humans" neglect and relegate to shelters each year?  I feel certain that Jesus would approve of an act of charity and beneficence above any scripture reading ass-kissing. 

Or not.  Maybe you really were raptured up from all the rest of us.  In that case, I'm laughing.  Because the finest human beings I've ever known (Debbie, George, Jen, I'm looking at you) are still with me.  And I will throw my lot in with them over any of the fundies any second of the day or week. 

The end of days is upon us.  So they say.  Earthquakes, famine, war, you know...all that stuff that has been with us since history's dawn...are around more than ever.  So if this is armageddon, then bring it on.  I might be afraid of the aftermath, but I fear no judgment. 

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