Saturday, May 21, 2011

And so the Rapture passed us by

And all Right Thinking People™ are yucking it up about the whole thing.  And I have to admit, you do have to question the sophistication (let alone the reasoning ability) of people who think that a Lightbringer can work miracles, usher in a new post-racial time, close down illegal prisons in Guantanamo, end the endless wars in the Middle East, finally make us proud of our country, stop the seas from rising, and let the Planet begin to heal.

Even if it is in their Holy Scripture.

I mean, srlsy, what sort of naif would believe something that far fetched?


Stranger said...

As it is written: "No man knows the day or the hour." Which brands those advertising a date for doomsday as ignorant.

But somehow, I do not think this episode of Adam and Son's Follies will end any better than the last one did. Got your hidey hole all stocked?


NotClauswitz said...

What if the rapture came...on the wings of a bunch of DC-8's? Yikes!

The caveat and catch-22 is that you wouldn't know if it came and went if you were left behind - so we live on and make our own heaven or hell.

Anonymous said...

Heyya Borepatch; Sorry to admit that this is my first time on your blog. It looks rather interesting.

I do not believe in the "rapture" as such. I think even if one believes in Scripture, you have to go with the 1st commentator who paraphrased Matt 24:36. "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only . . . [verse 42] Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come." I think that the whole idea is to be a good person at all hours, and be ready, not just because someone says so, but because you want to be a good and positive influence on this earth.

No man knows, and that includes the various and sundry preachers and egoists that are convinced that they do know. =] Kkh

ASM826 said...

It's the picking a day and hour that brings the scorn.

But let's say he had it right and there are now 3 or 4 people missing. How would we know? The rest of us are left just like before and I still have to go to work next week.

Midwest Chick said...

Well said, well said, sir!

Anonymous said... neat word. Sounds so urbane and all.
Gonna have to use that one some day.