Jesus did not come yesterday. Nobody was sucked into heaven. A continuous rolling earthquake did not sweep over the entire world. For most of us this came as no surprise. However, to quite a few this was shocking news.
With No End In Hindsight2011-05-22
After hyping up the 21st of May as the day of the Rapture, the day heaven sucks up souls like the tube at the bank's drive through lane, Harold Camping seems to have gotten his math wrong again. It seems now he has a few options. He can go on the radio and apologize for all the stupidity. He can apologize for scaring children. He won't do that however. Why would a so called man of God be humble? He could just try to explain, again, that he got his math wrong, and then pick another date for the great heavenly suck up. He could go into hiding and pretend he was called to heaven right on schedule. Or, he could just say "whoops" and go on like nothing ever happened.
Mr. Camping's math was based on the "fact" that God created the Earth in 11,000 B.C., give or take a few decades. He had thousands of people convinced he was right. These are adults, some of them probably educated. For those that spent their life's savings to warn us all (about something we could do nothing about either way), and those that quit their jobs to travel the nation in vans screaming the sky is falling (or in this case sucking), I say they got exactly what they deserved. If you believe that God created the Earth in 11,000 B.C. you deserve to lose all you're worth. We have diamonds. Do you know how long it takes to make a diamond? We have fossils. You can't make a fossil in 13,000 years, give or take a few decades. What the hell schools did these people attend?
I would like to think that this will wake some people up. I would like to think that this is the beginning of the end for the "creationists" and the fanatics that poison the minds of the stupid and the scared. I would like to think that more people now will rely on facts and evidence instead of mythology and misinterpreted history. I would like to think that people can start to understand that they can be "good" and "righteous" without thinking there is a reward or punishment for it. For people to start thinking that all we have are each other, and that alone is a reason for being nice. God may or may not exist, but there is no day that Jesus is going to come on a horse and attack the devil's army. I would like to think these things, but I don't. It makes me sorry.
The truth is that once those people who clung to the belief that Mr. Camping was correct get over their disappointment that the world didn't end, they will cling to the next idiot that makes a moronic claim in the name of religion. Why are they so desperate to have the world end? They will give money to the next Mr. Camping whomever that may be. The cycle will go on and on because people are afraid to abandon the myth.
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