Unraptured

Well, I’m still here.

It also occurs to me that I would have very little opportunity for direct evidence of the Rapture a day after the promised date. I don’t have many friends or colleagues who would be good candidates for being taken up in the air.

Maybe if I were to go down to the supermarket and it seemed especially uncrowded? I’ll have to see what happens. I shouldn’t run out of milk until Tuesday.

About Taner Edis

Professor of physics at Truman State University

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

    Harold Camping seems to have disappeared. Curious.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10778996187937943820 Taner Edis

    He must have ben the only one pure enough to have been raptured.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10241800889412941036 Ranzabar

    I know that there are a lot of people genetically predisposed to believing in religious dogma. It's a shame, but that's the way it is. Now we have the news media eyeballing all these poor people and assigning credibility to their delusions. Fine, I get it, stupid news sells laundry detergent and Viagra to the market that makes the news.

    Mental constructs are mystical to most people. That you make your own good fortune and it's not determined by your love of a God is a concept unacceptable to most. To move along the timeline of your life without the confidence that there is some greater cosmological oversight is scary in the minimum and downright untenable at worst. To acknowledge the scientific evidence that we are just dead when we die is to be courageous beyond the norm.

    I won't claim that I have any answers beyond what I have interpreted from science, vetted by the scientific method and scrutinized by the process of peer review. But it certainly has more credibility simply by the honed and established tests of established scientific inquiry than the subjective interpretation of a book written without the benefits of such.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17018356792881679541 ex-minister1

    If Camping has just shut his mouth about major earthquake and hid in a cave somewhere we would go hmmmmm….
    He is 0 – 2 on this call and none the wiser unless you consider his bank account.


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