Saturday, January 9, 2021

What We Need Us Is A Good Rapture

I have always held a special place in my cold and bitter heart for an event known as 'The Rapture'. According to followers of this concept, they (and only they) will be called back to heaven to act as a sorta cheering section for the last battles of the apocalypse. Only the truly righteous and deserving will be given this special honor. Only they will get to sit out the end of the world. They never say how day to day living conditions will be for these 'saved' individuals. I find many things about this 'event' equally annoying and disturbing.


I know if I started finding piles of pants and purses that my first chore would be to go through their pockets for loose change. Is there a special 'rapture wear' that everyone will given? Personally I hope for monogrammed bathrobes. But it will more likely resemble some form of cold war communist chic when you wore what they told you to wear and you didn't complain. One size, no selection.


There are a number of cults and goofy religious groups that believe very strongly in this 'rapture' business. These people believe that by some kind of byzantine formula, they have been able to get the precise day the world will end. Don't worry. I was yesterday. If you haven't been raptured by this time it looks like you got passed over. It must be embarrassing to tell your congregation that you are sure the world will end and then have to face those same people (many who have sold all their worldly possessions) that following Sunday. Is there another way to say, "Sorry everyone, I fucked up" in more church friendly language?


I have to give credit to some smart entrepreneur who figured out that he could make a fortune selling 'rapture insurance' - just in case you weren't sure that your shaky behavior would get you invited to the big dance. Hey, if it worked for the Catholic Church during the Middle Ages (where one could buy a 'get out of hell' free card called an Indulgence) it could still work today. There is even pet rapture insurance that insures that your cat and dog will be taken care of when you are 'away'.


Soothsayers have been predicting the end of the world since there even was a world. It's good to have something to look forward to and I always feel better after one of these 'events' have passed. I once again have proof that there is no 'god' to wreck the world. Any apocalypse that I want to see come along has to be earned by me. It's good for all of you that I am basically a lazy guy or BOY, would you people get what's coming to you. The world ending cults that actually go all the way and commit suicide in time to meet that big space ship in the sky both sadden me and have my respect. Now there is how you commit to a goofy idea without ever asking why God needs a spaceship in the first place. That's how you end your life - as a goober who would actually believe such crap before going to the library and checking out a book other than the Bible.



Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh crap, did I miss it AGAIN? I need a better diarizing system.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

and is it Merry Rapture or Happy Rapture?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

No, no, it's "Wishing you a Rapturous Rapture!"