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Doomsday Preacher Wrong in More Ways Than One – Leonard Pitts Jr.

Beautiful column from Leonard Pitts…

He points some of the things I don’t understand about these people focusing on the End of Times…

I still say we should all embrace this life- and not just focus on what happens next….

We’ll find out that answer eventually.

But the tendency to focus on the end is like looking through the wrong end of a telescope. It suggests mortality is a thing to be feared. Granted, one would never think this, much less say it when death breaks hearts and overflows eyes, when it strikes without warning or lingers above a sickbed, when it takes away the very young or the very loved, but a case can be made that mortality is really a gift of sorts.

The understanding that life is finite lends a bittersweet urgency to this business of living. Seasons change, years pile upon years, hair turns to silver and then to memory and in all of it, there is an undercurrent: get done what you came here to do, give the gifts you meant to give, do the good you’re able to do, say what you need to say, now, today, because everything you see is temporary, the clock is ticking and the alarm could go off any second.

Camping had it wrong in more ways than one. He told people to get ready for the end. Better they should live ready for the end.

The key word there being, live.

via Doomsday preacher wrong in more ways than one – Leonard Pitts Jr. – MiamiHerald.com.

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A Little Post-Failed-Rapture Musical Interlude…

A little something for those disappointed in not being Raptured today….

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Rapture Fails: May 21 ‘Doomsday’ skips New York, No Rapture

Most of these folks who believed in the Rapture happening today would not be surprised to hear New York was skipped.  I’m sure they consider it a godless place…

Even though it seems one New Yorker spent $140K of his savings to try to save more New Yorkers…

But it seems most everywhere else was missed today, too.

We were driving home from vacation on a major highway and we did not see any cars going out of control as their drivers disappeared.  We had not really been too worried about that….

So, either there are very few worthy of the Rapture or this was a big bust…

Hmmm….

From the International Business Times:

As the crucial hour passed, however, no one seems to go anywhere, except their own destinations in New York City to enjoy the rest of the Saturday night.

Following Camping’s prediction and based on the 2009 US Census that numbered the population of New York City at about 19.5 Million, more than half a million people should have been taken up today. That is, if New Yorkers were “among the average”.

Camping had made a failed prediction previously saying Jesus Christ would return to Earth in 1994.

The 89 year old broadcaster stayed silent as the supposedly most glorious day in his life passes by and the events reported throughout the world have not followed his predictions. The headquarters of his broadcasting network of 66 stations stayed closed with signs that read, “This Office is Closed. Sorry we missed you” as Reuters reported.

Many New Yorkers were well informed about this upcoming day. A retired Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker Robert Fitzpatrick, 60, had spent $140,000, most of his life’s savings, on advertising for May 21 Judgment Day on Billboards throughout the city.

“God’s people are commanded to sound the warning, to sound the trumpet so to speak so people know,” Fitzpatrick spoke of his advertising campaign as he promoted also his book. On Saturday, he told a news agency that he would still have no doubt about the upcoming judgment.

via May 21 ‘Doomsday’ skips New York, No Rapture – International Business Times.

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World to End Saturday, May 21st at 6:00 pm Because of Gay People

I just knew they would find a way to blame this on us….

This guy is so old he doesn’t care if he is proved wrong…

He knows, for him,  it’s only a matter of time and he goes out with a lot of publicity…

And I hope he takes a lot of the hate and ignorance with him when he goes…

By the way, I plan to be in a very nice little Italian Restaurant in Washington, NC on Saturday, December 21 at 6:0o pm.  I hope the Rapture doesn’t happen until after they serve the main course….

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Atheists offer to rescue Christians’ pets after judgment day | The Raw Story

Believe it or not, this is not satire…

It appears to be real…

From Rawstory.com:

WASHINGTON — When judgment day comes — which some US Christian fundamentalists insist will happen on Saturday — have you thought about what you’re going to do with the family dog and cat?

In 26 US states, you could have them rescued and adopted by enterprising atheists who have set up a business to care for the animal companions of any Christians who are selected to go to heaven when Jesus Christ comes back.

“You’ve committed your life to Jesus. You know you’re saved. But when the Rapture comes, what’s to become of your loving pets who are left behind?” Eternal Earth-Bound Pets says on its website, offering to “take that burden off your mind.”

The post-doomsday pet rescue service already has 259 clients, who have paid $135 for the first pet and $20 for each additional pet at the same address, to ensure the faithful animal companions are looked after and loved even when their Christian owners have gone to the other side.

All the rescuers are sworn atheists, which means they will definitely be left behind on Earth, ready to rescue pets after the Rapture, which one US Christian fundamentalist group has penciled for Saturday.

When judgment day happens, Eternal Earth-Bound Pets co-founder Bart Centre “will notify all of our rescuers to go into action and they will drive to the homes of anyone who’s signed a contract with us, pick up their pets and take them home and adopt them as their own, keeping them happy and healthy for the rest of their lives.

“This will happen only if and when the Rapture happens. So we do not expect to have to do anything on Saturday,” Centre told AFP.

via Atheists offer to rescue Christians’ pets after judgment day | The Raw Story.

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