Judgment Day

Not to get on this bandwagon, as I’ve largely kept myself unplugged from the silliness, but I read an article in the NY Times about how this hooey about the impending end of the world is tearing families apart.  I just have to wonder about something:

On Sunday morning when the true believers wake up and discover that they have not ascended to heaven, will they come to the conclusion that the prophesy was wrong, or will they conclude that perhaps they weren’t true believers after all and have just been left behind?

Judgment Day

As for the rest of us who are still around, we should hold a “I survived the rapture” brunch at my place.  LOL


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  1. I’ve joined a few ‘post-rapture’ parties on FB. lol, at my Hebrew Bible class last week at the Anglican Church, I was telling them about the rapture, and no one in the class -Deacon included- had any idea what I was talking about. Mind you, none of them really go on FaceBook, and because it seems to be more of an American thing (I live in Canada) it hasn’t made the papers or anything here. We had a huge laugh over it and then talked about how everyone we knew would be ‘left behind’ which would be kind of cool in a way… if all they take are the fundamental extremists, well….. “bye!!!” *waves frantically*

  2. There are billboards all around LA (and apparently the East Coast) for this, and they’ve been up for 6+ months. My favorite part is that they all say, “The Bible Guarantees It!”. I’m wondering what sort of money-back offer they have. Or, will they officially concede that the Bible (gasp!) was *wrong*?

  3. I saw in the news last night where they were interviewing this old guy that came up with this dumb ass idea. The question they asked him was… “what if the world doesn’t come to an end, are you willing to step down from your position of power ?” His reply was, that he doesn’t think about that because on that day no one will be alive to question him.I would have given him a gun as a gift. So on that day when he is alive and well like everybody else, he can put the gun to his head and blow his braiins out. That way to a certain extent he could be right about the end of his days.

  4. The last few groups like this (the Jehovah’s Witnesses actually started out with rapture predictions) just redid their math, and after a few rounds of disappointments, just started saying “soon” like the rest of Evangelicals (or at least, the ones obsessed with the Rapture) and tried to pretend they hadn’t made all those wrong predictions. I guess they just gloss over the verses in the Bible that say that nobody knows but God.

  5. Don’t you just love the way The EyeOf The Painter comments? I laughed so hard. I had to recommend his comment.I just saw the nantional news and saw this guy talking about the end of the world tomorrow.. He specifically said that when the calender shows the date 21st of May, then everything will end. I am wondering then the doomsday should have dawned on many countries by now.. like India, the Middle East, Singapore, Thailand, ( Oops you are still alive Chris! Thank God ), etc. I didn’t find anyone questioning him about that. may be he thinks it is the end of the world only for the USA.@The_Eyes_Of_A_Painter – OMG. You made me laugh so hard. I had to recommend that comment of yours.

  6. Saturday morning here in Bangkok. 7:44 am. No sign yet of the rapture. You think it is safe to go ahead and prepare my morning coffee?@A_NY_Zone61 – @Randy7777 – @oxyGENE_08 – Yes, unless it was time zone specific, I think we made it. Whew!@The_Eyes_Of_A_Painter – @ZSA_MD – You’re right, Dr. Z, his comments are always a welcome addition. Oh, how I wish these kooks were man enough to just admit their fallibility.@TheHiddenPartofMe – These seem to be the same folks who gloss over a whole LOT of Bible verses that are inconvenient to what they want to believe. Well, who among us doesn’t cherry pick?@ElusiveWords – @npr32486 – @Fatcat723 – @yang1815 – @CurryPuffy – It seems to me that pancakes would be the perfect menu item for a celebratory brunch, because the folks who believe the Rapture is coming today must also believe the world is flat like a pancake. LOL@windblown85 – Isn’t it, though?@godisinthewind – I love how patient Canadians are with their silly American neighbors. Thank you. =D@mike august – To get your refund, you have to fill out the form in Aramaic.@Roadlesstaken – That’s what the internet (and the news media) are for, right? To blow things out of proportion.

  7. the kicker is, the same guy who “predicted” the world will end tomorrow actually predicted the world would end a couple of years ago. How does this idiot have followers?

  8. Brunch sounds lovely. Is it a potluck/ carry-in? Or a more formal affair?? hehe. I remember people convinced that Y2K was the end – selling everything, giving their money away, being stupid… Boy did they feel awful when Jan 1 turned into Jan 2. I see the same thing happening with this.

  9. Dear Chris,The guy who thought this up back in 1994 obviously didn’t read his Bible or else he’d know:2 Peter 3:10But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.Mark 13:32But of that day and [that] hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.Michael F. Nyiri, poet, philosopher, fool

  10. I feel sorry for people that believe this loony. Sigh. They are going to be sorely pissed (the people that did empty out their savings etc;) if the end of the world doesn’t come later today. Lol

  11. This guy has been predicting crap since the 80s, how are people still taking him seriously? I am ashamed to be human!Btw, will there be burgers at this brunch? Perhaps BBQ?

  12. what amazes me is that this guy tried the same thing in 1994, and obviously the world didn’t end at that time. how did he get followers to believe him this time around?

  13. I spent 2 21MAY2011,one whole day in HKG Time, 12 hours inside a plane and 6 hours in Vancouver time….and so far, still survive…..

  14. @agmhkg – Sounds almost like being trapped in hell!  Ha ha…@NVPhotography – @godisinthewind –  If you got left behind, I say you enjoy life before the four horsemen of the apocalypse arrive.@kunhuo42 – @PervyPenguin – @mysecretlife_x – What does one say in a job interview when one has blown two doomsday predictions?  Really, I’d call into question whether the person can really do his job accurately.@the_rocking_of_socks – Isn’t it, though?  What semon do you preach?  One about humility, I’d imagine!  LOL@Hinase – Sadly, I don’t feel very sad for the people who believed him.  If someone is that incapable of rational thought, then they need to be in assisted living.@ElusiveWords – Would YouTube still be working, though?@T0m03 – @rudyhou – @Nana_O9 – In the end, we actually didn’t do anything to celebrate.  I should have planned further in advance, though, because an apocalypse themed brunch would be fantastic.  End-of-days mimosas, etc.@baldmike2004 – @tsh44 – @SUREISSWEET – My grandfather emailed me in response to this blog entry, sharing that he was fit to be tied because of the same passages in the Bible you quoted, Mike.  He didn’t understand how someone who claims to be a believer could so blatantly contradict what was in the Bible.@murisopsis – At about 11 am on December 31, 1999 I boarded a plane in San Francisco bound for Hong Kong.  As we crossed the international date line, it went from about 5 pm December 31 to 4 pm January 1, 2000.  So not only did the world not end, but I never even had an end of the millenium new year’s eve… =(   

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