Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Oh yeah, the Rapture is Saturday!

Look, I don't like to talk smack about other people's faith and religions. I'm Christian, so I know a lot of the things I believe are a bit out there. But I can't NOT talk about "the rapture". You know, that thing when Jesus comes back to Earth and there's judgment day and all that. Perhaps you've seen the billboards. This guy, Harold Camping of Family Radio, is the one who has predicted this, based on some elaborate mathematics. It's not the first time, he predicted it in 1994, but was obviously wrong. It shocks me that someone would paint themselves into such a tight corner as predicting the exact date and time (May 21st, 6pm in your time zone!) that the end of the world will begin. What happens on Sunday, when everything is the same as it was the day before?

I can't help but think about the Heaven's Gate group, who killed themselves to hop a comet, with Nikes on their feet and rolls of quarters in their pockets.

I'm going to be hooping in the park Saturday night when the rapture is supposed to happen. What are you doing? Throwing a party? Praying? Praying that people come to your party? What do you think about this whole thing?


Papa Escobar said...

Obviously Mr. Camping has never read Matthew 24:36--"But of that day and hour no one knoweth, not the angels of heaven, but the Father alone." As for me I will be at a marriage ministry conference in Orlando on Saturday evening and if He choses to come looking for me at that time I judge I will be ready as I will be doing His work.