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?

26 thoughts on “Link o’ the Day: The Rapture

  1. 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.)

  2. 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.)

  3. 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… 😉 )

  4. 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… 😉 )

  5. 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.

  6. 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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