I don’t know whether to be happy or sad that the End Times failed to materialize yesterday. For all those expectant souls counting on Harold Camping’s mulligan from 1994 to be right, you’re heart goes out to them. It’s gotta be rough having to get refocused and all. I mean, end of the world isn’t like spring cleaning, it does take some major preparation. And he seemed so sure of his calculations this time, didn’t he? Though, having blown the call before, you had to wonder why such an important message would be trusted to someone with such a poor track record. But “the Bible promised,” he said, and folks did want to believe. You gotta give `em that.
Sure, I hadn’t quite made it to my three score and ten, but I’d come close enough not to feel cheated if the Rapture had indeed filtered out the deserving from the not. And based on all the evidence, it would seem I still had about five more months coming, though suffering would have consumed most of that.
But here we are, again, in the aftermath, wondering how literally to take Your musings as transcribed by Matty, Mark, Luke, and John. I mean, you can make any kind of hash you want depending on how you choose from all that’s in there. In fact, that’s the problem. It’s open to interpretation, and we’re not good with that. For heaven sakes, we can’t agree on tonight’s side dish for dinner. How we gonna get together on the metaphysical stuff? (more…)