Like murderous insects that plague summers in the tundra, some things get worse with each new manifestation. Of course, I'm talking about the latest prediction of the "real" date of the Rapture.
There will always be charlatans taking advantage of weak idiots as long as humans roam this universe, but must the world media spread the lunacy far and wide?
As far as I am concerned, foolish believers can give more money to a hopeless cause (instead of helping the needy, which would be the true "Christian" thing to do!)--if they have any left, after their hope for salvation failed to happen on May 21--to pay for more ridiculous advertising of another false prophesy...and garner even more free media publicity from media lemmings...and provide me with something to rant about...
Are people that believe in the Rapture the dumbest humans on this planet? It is reported that the "false prophet", as other Christians are dismissing the Californian screwball and one of their own, spent $100 million advertising the end of the world. Some truly gullible idiots must have donated the money after listening to his radio programs and pleas for money. His "church" enjoys an exemption from taxes, so has plenty of money to waste.
I'm not sure if his radio program is Freedom of Speech or Freedom to Take-Suckers-For-All-They're-Worth. It's happened before, and it'll happen again...and again...
I am...which means that I lied yesterday. That was not my last post.
Maybe all those idiots got it wrong...
Or I did. I forgot to check if anyone provided the exact time for the end of time. Or if would take place at Jerusalem time, GMT, or Pacific time. And, what about the effect of Daylight Savings time?
This whole Rapture business (it is a business and someone somewhere is cashing in) is certainly confusing for the uninitiated and disinterested. What confuses me is that I attended a church boarding school for four years and learned nothing about such a significant event. Were my teachers' bibles faulty? I never heard of the Rapture until the advent of cable television and money grubbing evangelical preachers.
What also surprises me is the complicity of the media--even serious ones. Just as they promoted that foolish Florida "preacher", they have spread the word for the jerk in California. I guess the same urges drive the media and preachers: it's always about money.
I would be interested to hear what parents tell their children, after preparing them f
This will be the last post, because the world is ending tomorrow! Or so I have read in reputable news media.
Because I do not believe in the Rapture, I will be targeted for destruction. Oh well, life has been fun while it lasted. I was lucky enough to be born, and I had a good trip. I cannot complain about being born, so I cannot complain about dying.
For those sinners that do believe in the Rapture, have fun in the future.
I will be sure to wear clean underwear tomorrow....
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.