Monday, January 03, 2011

Once Again, the End of the World...

It must be the new year, because all of the end-of-the-world weirdos have come out of the woodwork yet again. (Not that they ever really go away, but they get a lot more press this time of year.) By now you know all the various schticks: The mayan calendar, aliens, Jesus, polar shifts...at any given time someone is espousing some kind of end-of-the-world goobledy-gook.

MSNBC is running a story today about yet another group of Rapture believers, folks who believe that the righteous will be bodily teleported to Heaven at the, er, beginning of the end of the world. Yeah, we've been down this road a time or two already, but at least the folks over at WeCanKnow.com have the decency to throw out a concrete date for the Rapture: May 21st of this year.

Worst. Saturday. Ever.

Of course, if the world's going to end in five months, I have to wonder why these guys are still accepting donations...

1 comment:

B.R. said...

Christian fundies are pretty stupid when it comes to the End. Funny how every single generation has predicted specific dates for it, and that the prophecies concerning it are terribly redundant.

"There will be wars, plagues, famine, drought, natural disasters, and disease, and all the nations of the world will fight, because it's not like there's ever been a single generation in the history of mankind that's dealt with most of these things."

Plus, Jesus promised to return before the present generation died out... 2,000 years ago.

Epic. Fail.