Well, here it is. The last day of the human existence. I hope you’re doing something good with it. Me? I’m going for a hike because it’s a beautiful day on the west coast and that’s just what we do out west.
But there are people who think this ‘prophecy’ put forth by an 89 year old religious quack is true. In fact, there are enough people who believe him that they send him their money. He got about $18 million this year and is worth about $72 million (I’ll be happy to help you spend that dough if you’ll just wire it to me before the end of the
day world). Personally, I hope the rapture is upon us because the majority of people who buy that crap tend to be religious fundamentalists who do nothing but interfere with life on planet Earth. If you’re listening, God, come and get the chosen. We’re tired of dealing with them. And please take Tim LaHaye, with you too. No need for him to get left behind.
It amazes me that this Harold Camping guy is taken so seriously. I mean, he’s gotten this wrong before. Broadcast networks give him free airtime, people sell off all their assets, and carry signs in public with ‘The end of the world is nigh’ written on them. People were doing this when I was a kid. I thought for certain we would have grown out of it by now. I guess each new person born into the world has to make all the same mistakes as everyone before them did.
I prefer to take the bird’s eye view of the astronauts up at the ISS.
It is indeed a beautiful day. What are you going to do with it?
- “The End is Nigh” and related posts (longrider.co.uk)
- End of the World As We Know It: Top 10 Apocalypse Prophecies (time.com)
- Apocalypse later: Surprise! No sign of The Rapture so far (life.nationalpost.com)
- Rapture deadline passes, world still here – Sydney Morning Herald (news.google.com)
- How Harold Camping marketed the Rapture (cbsnews.com)
- Is May 21st the end of the world as we know it? – CBS News (news.google.com)
- Apocalypse 2011: What happens to a doomsday cult when the world doesn’t end? (slate.com)
- When I fell for a doomsday prophecy (salon.com)