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.
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