Rupture, er, Rapture May 21

A little comic relief from all the heavy-duty philosophizing on this site. This is one of the more amusing of these types of stories:


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-preacher-warns-end-of-the-world-is-nigh-21-may-around-6pm-to-be-precise-2254139.html

You sinners have only a few days to mend your ways if you don’t want to be left behind! I enjoyed the idea that God sent the gay pride movement as a sign of the end times. Best, though, was the guy at the bottom of the story who said he gave up raccoon hunting so he could spread the word of the end times.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12132821431322748921 LadyAtheist

    Think of what his listeners' $120m could do to help the poor of this country. What a waste.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16641266062186767500 Keith Parsons

    LadyAtheist,

    My thoughts exactly. Too bad there cannot be a tax on idiots. That would take care of the budget deficit in no time at all.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11030669424412573308 Chris

    "That would take care of the budget deficit in no time at all."

    Indeed, we'd quickly have a record surplus.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06430484429517190406 Justin B.

    Mr Camping's argument has convinced Adam Larsen, 32, from Kansas. He is among scores of "ambassadors" who have quit their jobs to drive around America in Family Radio vehicles warning of the impending apocalypse. "My favourite pastime is raccoon hunting," Mr Larsen told CNN. "I've had to give that up. But this task is far more important."

    Priceless quote

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07559081710058635050 Pulse

    "He says the world will end on 21 May, because that will be 722,500 days from 1 April AD33…"

    It's a nearly 2000 year old April Fools joke.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16939002900765689022 billwalker

    Rapture – schmature – ah be gesunt ?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16641266062186767500 Keith Parsons

    JustinB,

    Yeah, even raccoon huntin' had to take a back seat to the second comin' uh th' Lord. I bet after May 21, when Jay-zus fails to put in his scheduled appearance, Mr. Larsen will console himself by loading Ol' Blue into the back of his pickup and heading out after them critters.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10184903751733460821 rippster4christ

    God does exist and loves you! Check out: http://rippster4christ.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10962948073162156902 Victor Reppert

    A friend of mine pointed out, years ago, that in Dante's Inferno, the homosexuals and the usurers (people who lend money at interest), are in adjoining parts of hell. The sin of Sodom is homosexuality, the sin of ?Gomorrah is usury. Homosexuality is unproductive sex, usury is unproductive money.

    What this would mean is that the foaming-at-the-mouth preachers who say that "The Sins of Sodom and Gomorrah put America in Danger of Destruction" are, well, half right.

    More seriously, the people who want to weaken the wall of separation between church and state also think that somehow this will result in capitalists being left alone. But in the Middle Ages, the Church had state-like powers, and prohibited Christians from lending money at interest. The idea that God is about to zap us because of our gay bars, but has no problem with the likes of Goldman Sachs, it an perspective that strikes me as incomprehensible.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16641266062186767500 Keith Parsons

    Victor,

    With dangerously liberal ideas like this, I am sure that some of your readers of Dangerous Idea must think you are bound for hay-ull.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14167242306021896906 nitejazz

    After hearing about the impending rapture on NPR yesterday, I told my Episcopalian spouse that we only had 14 days to spend our retirement savings on the new sailboat. She was skeptical. I was unable to convince her so no new boat. She didn't want to donate money to Mr. Camping's crusade either, go figure. Its tough being unreligious. I can't win in either direction

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10962948073162156902 Victor Reppert

    I love that story in the Bible where Jesus drove the homosexuals out of the Temple.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16641266062186767500 Keith Parsons

    The comments by NiteJazz made me wonder: Do you think Rev. Camping is still accepting donations? After all, if the rapture is just a few days away, who needs money? Maybe I will call his organization on May 20, the day before the Second Coming, to see if they are accepting donations. Anyone care to bet that they won't be?


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