|I don't believe there's a meteor in this story, but |
you get the idea.....
Needless to say, I was intrigued and a little bit nervous (I'm not gonna lie to you). So I went on-line to read a few news stories on the subject. Man, where have I been? Evidently, there are billboards up warning people of this "rapture" event and others poking fun at it. Of course, their comments and actions had me in stitches. One smart man in the states has offered a service for those who will be dead by October 21 (evidently the non-believers die that day) and he will take care of their pets (I guess the pets stay here). He has about 250 people already paying him about $135.00 each to ensure their dogs and cats are taken care of. My God...why didn't I think of that?
I grew up with a father that was very religious. We went to church every Sunday, went to Sunday school and was a part of the youth group at our church for years. I have some great memories of those times; the cute boys, the smoking behind the rectory, skipping out of Sunday school to "neck" with Joey...good times. At any rate, I know a little about the Book of Revelations from the Bible. I read that chapter word for word because of my interest in disaster and horror stories. The book of Revelations suggests (it actually doesn't suggest...it predicts, warns, maybe even orders) that tomorrow, Saturday, May 21 will be the start of "judgement" and those that believe in God will stick around and those that don't will be wiped away.
|Remember when we thought the end of the|
world was Y2K? I have to admit, I was crossing
my fingers and holding my breath at the New
Year's party in Sydney, Australia (we were
going to get it first).
All I can say is if the world is starting this count down tomorrow so be it. I have been in a funk for a while anyway. It's not like I'm planning a vacation, wedding, or majorly exciting life change. At least, if it does happen, we will finally have the oldest question in the world answered...yes, there is life after death and yes, God does exist, and yes, he is very judgemental. I mean, who does he think he is....God? (I'm certain I'm about to get struck by lightening.....)
I'm certainly not posting this to judge anyone for believing anything. I have my own set of beliefs, I have a sense of who I am, and I live my life based upon that. I also respect individual differences and the beliefs of others. Whether you believe in aliens, ghosts, god, Buddha, sea monsters, the tooth fairy, or nothing, we shouldn't be threatened by our differences. The important (and health related....always have to keep to my theme) thing about our beliefs is they act like a road map for those tough decisions in life and when life takes a really bad turn we use them to explain the really crappy thing that happened. In fact, our beliefs and attitudes are a major part of our resiliency to stress....um.....maybe not in this particular situation (when you believe the end of the world is upon us)... but you get the idea.
....and just think, if we survive this religious prediction, we have another to look forward to on December 12, 2012 (the Mayans believed the world is going to end). Good times.