Me and My Nine Iron

May 21, 2011

Rapture is near for Camping

Filed under: On the 6 o'clock news — BJ @ 8:18 pm
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Do I really need to say it? A filthy-rich Christian broadcaster told the world of the exact date of the Rapture. And to think there were actually people stupid enough to believe it. If you are a believer, how can you believe Harold Camping for one second when you know that the passage reads, “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only?” (Jesus)

I would be raising hell that he’s tarnishing the religious image if I were so myself. But I’m not so here I am adding ammo to my arsenal, knowing that “On Sunday May 22nd Harold Camping will go over his calculations and discover he forgot to carry a 1… and thus begin the cycle ALL over again.” (Thanks, Yahoo! commenter.) Not to mention Camping has a history of failed predictions. As the saying goes, fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

Or maybe, you should have a little common sense in that no esteemed figure even questioned its validity because it was so blatantly outrageous. Hope he fucking dies before he releases a new date. And I mean that so another mom doesn’t kill her kids to spare them of “the end of the world,” to prevent suicides and another Robert Fitzpatrick, who pissed away $140,000 from his savings account on awareness advertisements. And then the best part was he scratched his head wondering why the world didn’t end when 6p past.

But seriously, if you make a claim that holds that much weight, you should bear some responsibility and consequence, especially when you’re absolutely sure it’s going to happen. Camping deserves to be hanged Salem Witch Trials style because although, he personally wasn’t financially affected with his $100 million “non-profit” ministry, those foolish enough to follow him just ruined their lives or made sure it ended. Yeah, we’ll tell him that if he’s right in the world coming to an end, he’ll survive. So he wins either way just like the witches. Rope never lies.

What’s even more amazing is Camping’s specificity with which the world would end. “In Camping’s description of Judgment Day, the Earth would be wrenched in a great earthquake and many inhabitants would perish in the coming months, until the planet’s total destruction on October 21. Camping has preached that some 200 million people would be saved, and that those left behind would die in a series of scourges visiting Earth until the globe is consumed by a fireball on Oct. 21.”

First of all, I don’t think that 6.1 in the middle of nowhere was enough to get the ball rolling on that ridiculous chain reaction of events.

“Doomsday experts say that a belief in the end is comforting to some people who see the world as irredeemably evil,” only solidifying my belief that religious people believe in religion and afterlife for the simple fact that they’re scared. And if you’re among those truly not scared because you know you’ll be “saved,” that means you were scared. And you’ve convinced yourself this for reassurance so you actually still are, ultimately signifying that all religious people are scared, a horrible reason to believe in something.

“Religious doom predictors see their sacred texts as infallible so any failed predictions are mistakes of interpretation — and the next interpretation could always be right.” Another bogus claim from religious people in all aspects of religion. Keep things ambiguous and only under the control of God so that you can always fall back on him when things don’t go your way.

Well, I know one thing about Camping. The end is near for the 89-year-old.

And here to reclaim the original and only meaning of the word, yours truly in a rap song (3:10).

BJ

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3 Comments »

  1. What did I say? 10/21 is the “revised date.” Die, Camping. Just die.

    Comment by BJ — May 24, 2011 @ 2:05 pm | Reply

  2. Why would I say any less? As unabashed as those that are religious.

    Comment by Bryan — May 22, 2011 @ 10:43 pm | Reply

  3. Whoa. Tell us how you really feel. Haha.

    Comment by Chris Le — May 22, 2011 @ 3:00 pm | Reply


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