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Link o' the Day: The Rapture

A Christian radio station says that the world will end on May 21, 2011; listeners quit their jobs to join caravans traveling across the country to warn people.

This is, apparently, the third time this particular radio station has announced the End of the World in the past twenty years or so. They obviously haven't learned the lesson of the boy who cried wolf: never repeat the same lie twice.

I threw a party on a different End of the World day back in 1989. Maybe we should host another one on May 21. Who's in?


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Mar. 6th, 2011 09:02 am (UTC)
*waves hand* When and where?
Mar. 6th, 2011 09:44 am (UTC)
No Y2k party?
Mar. 6th, 2011 10:00 am (UTC)
Ah, Millennialists...

I wonder if any want to sell their worldly goods.
Mar. 6th, 2011 11:03 am (UTC)
What would they sell them for that would have any meaning in 3 months?
Mar. 6th, 2011 12:25 pm (UTC)
If they don't sell them they may come looking for them.

I'm sure I have some magic beans or a Jesus Toast Imprinter somewhere.
Mar. 6th, 2011 11:00 am (UTC)
That's weird, usually they don't announce the end of the world so soon. Need time to convince people to repent their evil ways, and all.
Mar. 6th, 2011 05:44 pm (UTC)
They (the minister in charge) announced this all quite a while back. One of the events was the second coming Christ, which happened on September 6, 1994. (If he "returned" by being born, he's 16 now, and will be just over 17 when the end of the world hits. Bummer!)

Oh, and the minister that started this says May 21 is the date of Rapture. October 21 is the end of the world. Important difference.

Mar. 6th, 2011 01:10 pm (UTC)
I'd be game, so long as the party'd be held somewhere vaguely near Montreal?
Mar. 6th, 2011 05:49 pm (UTC)

(Also, UK people should totally come along, it was awesomefun last year!)
Mar. 8th, 2011 03:22 pm (UTC)
Aww, yet another thing I wish I could make it to...
Mar. 6th, 2011 06:30 pm (UTC)
Only if you call it the Second Annual End of the World Party.
Mar. 6th, 2011 10:53 pm (UTC)
Mar. 6th, 2011 08:32 pm (UTC)
I have been considering setting up a website encouraging these sorts of Christians to flee to the hills and hide from the evil in the world. Essentially cut themselves off from the rest of us.

"Save yourselves! Run! Run far away!" (And don't come back.)
Mar. 7th, 2011 01:13 am (UTC)
Apparently they didn't read their Bibles well enough:

"But of that day or that hour no one knows, not even the angles in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father."--Mark 13:32; also Matthew 25:13, "Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour."

The context of both of these passages is that He could come back at any time, so it's best to Be Prepared, but the point remains that nobody but the Really Big Guy knows when. I can hear my mother now reminding me that the Rapture, as it's currently depicted, isn't in the Bible, but is something that got tacked on later.

(Why yes, I was raised Methodist... ;-) )
Mar. 7th, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
So Jesus is kind of like the health inspector?
Mar. 8th, 2011 02:37 am (UTC)
In a way, yes; either way, you really don't want a bad rating... ;-)
Mar. 7th, 2011 06:05 pm (UTC)
I read about these people a while back, and caught more stories when their caravan was running the I4 corridor.

I feel kinda bad for the morons who gave up their homes & all their possessions & everything for this idiocy.
You'd think, especially since the preacher's been wrong before, they'd have more sense.
Mar. 8th, 2011 04:03 am (UTC)
Who's in?
The temptation to make the trip is actually quite high :)
Mar. 8th, 2011 03:20 pm (UTC)
Will it be celebrated with lots of kinky sex as though one may never get to have sex of any kind, ever again? 'Cuz if so, I totally wish I could be there.
May. 24th, 2011 02:11 am (UTC)
If the rapture came, everyone at my office was going to come over to my place for the we-don't-have-to-share-the-planet barbecue.
I hadn't previously known that I was surrounded by so many raging atheists.
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