I'm very excited about the post-rapture looting on Sunday. As I am fairly certain I have zero chance of going home to Jesus tomorrow...in case that happens does that count as Family Medical Leave for work? Is it an excused absence?
I don't avoid religious topics. Actually, quite opposite. I am disturbed by the irrationality of religious topics. I would say, if your work is finished, then being here is okay. If not, then I would say you're a slacker.
Oh, so you're saying that you are a multi-tasker? Did you know that approximately 60% of people believe they are good multi-taskers, yet when actually in motion, of that 60%- less than 10% of them are successful?
So, even if you think you're good at it, facts say it's less likely.
Ah, Cagsil, I'm of the mindset that nothing lies like a statistic. At least that's part of what I get out of research analysis. Plus, I've never been able to comply much with expected values. I'm what they call an outlier...at least to my face anyway ;-). I've worked a few shifts in hell, and you TOTALLY have to multi-task in hell, trust me. So...if I multi-task and make mistakes, I could just as easily work on one focused, repetitive task and make an equal amount of mistakes. In fact, the way my mind works, I'd likely make more.
Wouldn't it just blow everyone away if it DID happen, and the people raptured were all the people that tried to do good in their lives? Not religious people, but people that tried to help and make a difference because they just thought it was the right thing to do. Race, sex, creed, religion (or lack of), sexual orientation, age, none of that mattered at all. God just wanted the good people. Talk about the wailing and gnashing of teeth of those left behind....
But if that happened, no one that played hookey that day would go as we all know there is no excuse for skipping work or school and is not the right thing to do. Especially if we tried to count it as a medical leave day!
Fear not my dear wilderness, I am still here, and from what I've been told I will be around till October like the rest of us sinners. It is only the very very worthy who are leaving us in a puff of fantasy.
I will let you know when Australia gets hit so you have time to plat the dogs tail, or whatever else takes your fancy.
Laurel!! I miss you too! If you are EVER in the city please drop me a line and I'll try to get where you are. And, well, my co-workers are under the impression that I'm the only one among them with a shot of being "taken-up," so they've asked that I throw them some sunblock. I guess my chances are getting slimmer as I spent the better part of the day on the unit singing "Hangin' around, nuthin I can do but frown. Rapture Days and Mondays always get me down" to the tune of that song by the Carpenters. Seriously, I really do try to be respectful of everyone's beliefs, or at least their right to believe what they want, but this freedom of speech thing is getting out of hand! Either that, or we are allowing Dementia patients TOO much idle time, and not enough sedatives.
Well, I may be sort of ready; but I'm pretty certain I'm getting left on Earth. Damn!!! Earth. Earth. Earth. All there ever is is having two feet on the ground on plain, old, Earth. (Oh well... Maybe when the soothsayer, or whatever he is, gives us a updated date I'll get to fly. )
My local news said, "6:00 p.m." I assume that's Eastern, Daylight-Savings, Time. (They did point out that this clown - oops, I mean, soothsayer (or whatever) - was wrong about his 1994 prediction.) There's still hope for that big bash. (Are there still "soothsayers" around? )
Why would the ice melt? Are we expecting the fires of Hell and that sort of thing AS WELL AS the whole flying thing? Why didn't someone tell me that! I was thinking the hills (and everything else) were going to "ablaze with the sound of music". Hell fire is a whole-nother-thing.
They won't need to get involved with Kool-Aid or anything like that, lorlie. They're supposed to be sucked up into the sky (well, the ones that are chosen). However, you may have seen that earnesthub has been our man on watch in the Southern Hemisphere (because the end of the world is supposed to come in waves starting there, and eventually reaching here at 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Savings Time) . So anyway, Earnest has been on watch. He says it's now past 6:00, and nothing has happened. (Most likely, the world end won't be rolling across the Earth on the 21st. )
Oh - I'm so confused. Our Boston news said 6:00 p.m. too. I thought the world end was supposed to come in waves as each place reached 6:00 (which I suppose would free up sky space for all those flying corpses and whatever). Oh well, go buy your get-out-of-Hell card before it's too late!
You of course know, Castlepaloma, that every single religion is spot-on right. About everything. Think of Jamestown and all, Mr. Jim Jones was such a genius and overall gifted and kind soul!! Oh, and all those end of the world soothsayers on every street corner and freeway offramp..
More people have been murdered in the name of God than for any other reason, Jim Jones is barely a drop in the bucket. More wars have been fought over religion, more than any other reason. Nine times out of ten wars is murder in a uniform, yes fight the good fight, onward Christian soldiers.
Nuclear war is the greatest threat to mankind, what Christian President gets to hold the red button today.
If God is all loving, there is no reason God would destroy his creation along with his co creators. Why would God have a lottery on just for a few choosen Christians, to sit by his side in heaven, to smile down on hell.
Wail billions of us and our families burn, cry, burn, scream and be tortured for eternity without any kind of grace or integrity about it
Do you have any good reason why only your God would end the world too?
Well, let's just say my end of the world in 2012 hub was written with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek. I don't belive it for a minuite, any more than I did with they Y2K bug. Couldn't convince people there was no problem there even when I'd spent months doing Y2K compliance and all they had done was listen to the media.
It's a nice sunny day Sunday here in Sydney, and the world still hasn't ended. Maybe it was a quiet rapture and lots of people will be reported missing on Monday when we go back to work.
Good to have someone in China weigh in. So far, things are looking OK. Southern Hemisphere, New England, California....) We need some people in India to weigh in. Does anyone know how Iceland and Uruguay are doing?
I read a newspaper article this morning where a couple in the US who work for some god-squad radio station told their 16 year old daughter that she probably wouldn't being going to heaven with them in the rapture. The poor kid said that it had taken her some time to get her head around but now she accepted that her mother is right.
The scary thing is that these people think that they are good people! In my books this is bullying and akin to child abuse. What parent scares their child like that and what person is so arrogant that they think they can tell another person what their status in any possible after-life will be!
A year or so ago I was on a site, and a twelve-year-old kid came on, saying he was worried about 2012 and wanted people's opinions about it. He said he really see the point of things like school work or thinking about his own future. I could tell from his post that it was most likely a very "legitimate" post. It was really disturbing to see this kid looking to people outside his own circle for their version of whether or not the world was going to end.
Well... I was six years old in the Catholic Church when a priest stood up there and said how anyone who wasn't Catholic was going to hell. Plain and simple. My mother was Protestant. Her father and siblings were too. I didn't know what Jewish was, but I knew there was such a thing as Jewish people. It really bothered me that he said that; and I remember sitting there, mentally "scanning" the world, and thinking, "No. God wouldn't send such nice, kind, people to hell just because they're Protestant." At six years old I decided priests didn't know what they were talking about. I think, maybe, I HAD to form that conclusion because what he'd said was so disturbing to a child. Of course, as far as I know (I left as soon as I was old enough to), the Catholic Church has dialed back some of that kind of talk since then. This other stuff that's big these days - yes, that's child abuse. The difference between someone like that girl you described and me is that I had two parents who weren't saying that stuff. It was an "outsider" (the priest) who said it. When you're parents drum that stuff into you, that's a whole other thing.
Couldn't agree more Lisa. I have one catholic and one protestant parent, and was always viewed with some suspicion at my catholic schools because of this. I remember that we even sang a hymn at school that had some lines about how glorious our fate would be if we ended up being butchered for our faith like the catholic martyrs. Even at a young age I thought no way, my skin stays intact!
I'm a Christian, and I believe in Heaven and that Jesus will someday return to earth. According to the Bible, however, not even Jesus will know when that day will be. Why does some nut think that God would tell him the plan when it hasn't even been shared with Christ??
Most Christian believes most people will be going to hell. What is the difference between predicting time after time the end of the world throughout our lifetime than frighten new memberships into church by threats of Hell?
Living in fear is no way to live life in peace and sharing fully with all our fellow man and all their different ways of thinking.
Ignore me if you’re group must, yet there is no ignoring people changing spiritually rather than Religious bulling , no ignoring more kindness and love rather than more Religions.
Please show me where I've ever threatened anyone with hell. I'm not sure I believe in hell. The word comes from "sheol," which is Hebrew for "grave" or "place of the dead."
Don't group me with Christians who are judgmental and spread hate and fear. That's not me. In my opininion, Christians do better to inspire by example: help the poor, feed the hungry, and comfort the sick.
I was not pin pointing you per say , when I said most Christian believe most people will be going to hell. Most do predict the end of the world Only twenty percent of those surveyed did not believe the Rapture Theory to be Biblical.Yet is written and word is truth in the bible. They cited reasons such as, "The Rapture teaches a 'secret second coming' of Christ. There will only be a judgment in the end.
I could not be part of any type of Christian road record as for being my example , I can honest say I don't understand christian threats and ignorance to other ways of thinking
"GOL DANG! Did you see the size a that ROOSTER!?" From the movie"Young Guns" and "shhhh! They caint see us, cause we're in the SPIRIT world!" These some how seem to fit. These were some of the lines while Billy and his krew were hallucinating on Peyote. I intend to keep writing in Heaven (or Hell), so, remember to look for my "I'm In Hippy Heaven Post End Of The World Special" which I intend to start as soon as I get to the othe
I left cookies and milk out for jesus (brown nosing.") They and I were still here this AM! Jesus never came! I poured the milk on some cereal for brkfast. Gonna save the cookies till later with coffee..."happy hour" ya know. Another day in paradise! : Qwark
Yep--heard it all before, and many variations on the theme. Such as Sarah Winchester believing she wouldn't die as long as the sound of hammering never stopped, so she added to her house incessantly with carpenters on duty 24/7. Would have been an interesting deathbed interview at the point she actually realized she was on her way out... "So, now, Mrs. Winchester, what say you about hammering for immortality?"
The dastardly dance of death and destruction for we pitiful non believers has past........ as it has for the holier than thou megalomanic religionists who have just had another bubble burst on their obnoxious fairy tale.
LOL...I was just thinking Earnest, you know that you and I have pretty much rode this story down since yesterday evening. Well it was evening here at least. Let's do it again on December 20th 2012. Kinda like Hubpages Action News team!
After 7:00 P.M. PDT, and all is well. Repeat, ALL IS WELL!!
Hey, guess the self-styled "prohpets" are BUSTED once again!! DUH!
Just had a 19-year-old acquaintance on FaceBook state that in his lifetime, he's already seen 3 of these nonsense predictions.
Apparently, some people (or groups of people) NEVER LEARN!! And the lesson to be learned? Just this: if you want to believe in such nonsensical tripe, do so in private, and keep it to yourself. At least, that way when you are wrong YET AGAIN, maybe you at least escape having egg on your face!
Reporting from Vancouver Canada No Red Dragons or Flying Zombies in sight Lots of factory and drug out Zombies on East Hastings Street, None of them will fly, a few are one step from 6 feet under, no further.
Sorry to disappoint religious gamblier looking for a better life somewhere in the sky, Looks like your stuck with us normal people untill the next false alarm hits in 2012
Happy May 22, everyone. Now all we need to do is wait out the next baloney prediction (the whole 2012 thing). (Of course, there is the matter of that small earthquake in San Francisco. I wonder if it had anything to do with all the HubPages forum jokes about May 21. )
Not even newsworthy. A 3.6 is not even "feelable" unless you're sitting right on top of the epicenter, and sitting still at the time. Would barely tickle a cat's paws. And it wasn't in S.F. It was across the bay, 2.3 miles south south-east of Hercules, which is approximately 20 miles northeast of SF (as the crow flies) on the far western edge of Conta Costa County. Check out my article here on why CA earthquakes shouldn't terryify you, for an explanation of magnitude readings. ;-)
As for the whole end-of-the-world prediction scenarios that seem to crop up from time to time, here is a copy/paste of my post at the "Post Rapture Party" on FaceBook:
"Hate to say to all those folks, but cannot resist..."Told ya so! Told ya so!" NOW will you believe this is an unknowable and unpredictable event/date???
"HOW many such failed "predictions" will it take to convince these...fopdoodles to cease their continual bloring and rest easy until their chair days are upon them, and leave the rest of us out of their teenful maledictions. I snirtle at them all.
"(Note: to decipher the apparent 'nonsense' words I've used, you'll need to refer to the book, "Poplollies and Bellibones--A Celebration of Lost Words.") :-D "
I figured HP, among other wordsmiths, is a better place to attempt levity with oddball words.