Alex Blaze

Rapture Didn't Happen, and Neither Will Justice

Filed By Alex Blaze | May 22, 2011 10:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Media
Tags: economic policy, FDR, Harold Camping, money, rapture

I suppose I should write an update for my post the other day where I warned you all that the world was going to end. You may have noticed that no one was raptured.

rapture-thumb-200x266-18008.jpgActually, it's supposed to end in October, but the good Christians were supposed to be raptured yesterday. So, clearly, any person left on the planet is the sort of person God didn't want to rapture.

Or, perhaps, since the rapture was supposed to happen because God hates gay pride, maybe God actually loves gay pride and, therefore, we staved it off by partying shirtless (both women and men) in the street with drag queens in between the Budweiser and Absolut ads.

The only lesson I'll take from this is that some people really do want to believe in something like this, that they do want to think that there's some sort of cosmic justice that will take care of the people they deem bad while rewarding people who are like them. It's very natural to want that, it's just that the rest of us who are motivated by justice try to enact it through politics. After four years following politics on this site, I'm not about to judge the people waiting for the rapture as any more out-of-touch with reality than those of us waiting for the government to turn around and start caring about our two-tier criminal justice system or eliminating income inequality.

In the end, the rapture this weekend was a source of amusement for most of us. It impoverished some of the people who believed in it while it enriched those who were selling it. Ironically, that's the exact opposite effect of what those folks were hoping for. It lends new meaning to the expression "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." img src


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Don Sherfick Don Sherfick | May 22, 2011 12:30 PM

True, "nobody was raptured", but at 6 p.m. (as it swept around the globe) emergency rooms from Australia eastward reported a deluge of complaints about RUPTURES. Even Arnold checked into a California clinic complaining that his own steroid-shrunken family jewels (check out last night's Weekend Update on Saturday Night live) were not imune from a universal "come to Jesus" tug.

It's a bitch when you forget to carry the one in your calculations.

It did provide a week of entertainment and easy conversation fodder, but ultimately, when you step back it really is a sad thing to think that there were people with stock in this, emotionally or financially, really.

Angela Brightfeather | May 23, 2011 12:38 AM

As far as all those people who sold all their goods and property and hoped to be taken to heaven.....you can sum all that up with a quote from P.T Barnum, "There's a sucker born every minute".

These people are living in their own "created" hell right now and are just looking for an easy way out, instead of trying to appreciate what and who they have right now.

I can only pity them.

Joe Wolfarth | May 23, 2011 4:26 PM

Rapture?
Honey, I know all about that!
As I told my Church Ladies, "I wake up Fabulous Every Day!!!"