With the advent of the internet and all that it brings us there came an inevitable after birth, crazy people. Fundies and the like now have a sounding board to broadcast their nonsense to the masses. No longer will they only be subject to a small audience on the street with their sandwich board for now anyone who can read their native language can be subject to their self proclaimed wisdom.
Some nut job believed they had proof that the Rapture was to happen yesterday. Yes Lucifer's reign on Earth was to begin while the Four Horseman gallop across the land spreading their doom. Using Astrology, which is always the greatest example of perfect science, they use charts and the like to convince the masses to repent their ways and accept Christ as the Lord.
Never mind how scripture does state that no man nor angel will be privy to such information. Still their madness doesn't end even after proven wrong. I went to the website today and found the specific date for the Rapture has been replaced to a more vague Fall 2009.
A friend reminded me of a statistic he heard that roughly 80% of evangelicals believe the Apocalypse will be upon us in their life time. Of course it's something people have believed for over 2000 years, but still they seem to be sure of it. I've actually read Revelation (and yes it's singular, not plural) and how they can assign a specific date to all that is arrogant at best.
I've known many people who buy into all that. Some claim they're literalist, people who claim the Old Testament is not just a book of laws and lineage, but that every event actually happened as their translation reads. Interestingly enough they all feel that John's revelation must be translated by theologians.
What's weird is that most seem so concerned about bringing about the end times, but I don't get that. If you buy into that what's the harm in you being taken into Heaven? You'll get eternal paradise after all. Isn't that the promise of God? Shouldn't you be excited about all this? Why at the same time do you fear the end of days, but yet demand America adopt a foreign policy which in your own twisted mind may help bring it about?
Also why do crazy people who think they have a firm and educated grasp of worldly and spiritual events never seem to have a decent understanding of HTML?
I guess since the Rapture is not upon us I can go back to drinking an unhealthy amount of alcohol and engage in relations that are less than pure. Then again as many have pointed out I'm going to hell anyways.
"And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with a sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth." - Revelation - 6:8