Saturday, May 21, 2011

Raptures and Birthdays

Well today there has been so much hype about the impending rapture. What is crazy is it's a very small religious group who started it but as unusual those who "yell" the loudest are heard the most so this rapture has been all over the news the past few days. According to this group the rapture was suppose to start at 6pm (timezone unknown). It would start with all the righteous being instantly taken to heaven and then the earthquakes would start and those left behind would suffer until October when the final apocalypse would happen.

Well everyone had a field day with this, so many jokes on twitter and facebook. No one was taking these people serious, well almost no one. There was a news report that someone tried to kill his pets before the rapture. He of course was one of the righteous and he didn't want his pets left on Earth to suffer so he took them to the vet and asked the vet to euthanize them. Of course the vet said no so this guy decided he would do it himself... luckily the vet called the police and they stopped the guy from doing it. But it did get me wondering how many other people did that, or killed themselves or family members.

Another thing is religious folks where calling this guy crazy and not a man of god, but in all honesty don't they believe the same thing. My understanding is that Christians believe that one day Jesus will return and rescue the righteous and the rest of us will endure the apocalypse.  So what made this guy "crazy" and not a man of god, is it because he claimed to know when???

Besides waiting for my impending doom I went to my friends Christopher's birthday party. It was great seeing him as it was a little over 2 1/2 months since our last visit. The two of us are just so busy with our work we lose track of time, which is pretty sad. Luckily our friendship can endure these long periods of not seeing each other. I hope in the future things will change.

Anyways.. it was my first weekend off in the past month and it was nice just relaxing for the day. No work, no Guild, no podcasting.


  1. In short, yes, it's because he claimed to know when.

  2. A woman actually tried to kill her two daughters, but a friend come visiting and called 911.

    The start of Revelations says "things which must shortly come to pass", so Christians have been predicting the end of the world for almost 2000 years, and many offshoots (Jehovas Witness, Mormons, Seven Day Adventists, etc..) have done similar failed predictions. So he's no crazier than them I guess :)