Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Countdown Begins!

Yes, folks, 2012 is here...
   and it's time to find out whether those wacky Mayans really had the end of the world in mind at all...

or, like the minds of Saturday Night Live, they just ran out of space.

If you work hard at it, you can even work exercise into the equation! See Crazy Aunt Purl's latest post to see what I mean...

Monday, November 7, 2011

Darn...It Happened Again

Our good friend Harold Camping had announced that since his May prediction didn't work out so good, Oct. 21 would be the new end of the world (as we know it).

Oops. It didn't happen again. And Harold's a little embarrassed about it all.

No matter. Now he's just  advocating staying ready for Jesus' return. All very well -- there are millions of Christians around the world hoping for the same -- but did you remember the Old Testament approach to a 'prophet' who makes false predictions, Harold?


Monday, June 27, 2011

Get Your Tickets Now!

'UFO Phil' is planning a concert the end of 2012...for the aliens to join in. He says the 'Blue Ones' are the good ones -- no word on whether the 'Red Ones' (the bad ones, accd to Phil) are playing percussion.

Read here for the (weird) scoop.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Read Up, People!

If you're still concerned about passing the May 21 deadline, the Huffington Post has a booklist for your summer reading -- books that you wouldn't be bothering with, if the Rapture had happened.

My favorite (and the one that makes me the most uneasy) is the one shown above -- The Book of Revelation for Dummies!
   (Remedial reading for REVELATIONS?!?
   If that's too much for you, try The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Book of Revelation.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

And Now for Something Slightly Different...

I used to listen to this song, as done by my cousins in a barbershop quartet. But Skeeter Davis, who made this a top hit, does it even better.

Check out her version of "The End of the World" -- fitting for this blog, don't you think?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The End of the World Is Still Coming!

Well, now you know --
   Harold Camping, the engineer-turned-broadcaster of the Family Radio International, has amended his earlier announcement that the world was going to end on May 21: he was wrong. Sort of. Not that the world is going to end -- he's says he's still right on that -- but it's not going to happen slowly, over coming months, until Oct. 21, when the whole world bursts into a fireball.
   Naah. It's all going to happen -- and fast -- on October 21!
   There you go.

Camping's explanation is here. In short:
   "We have to be looking at all of this a little bit more spiritual, but it won't be spiritual on Oct. 21," he said. "Because the Bible clearly teaches that then the world is going to be destroyed altogether." When asked if his group would return donations slated for publicizing the end of the world, he said, "We're not at the end. Why return it?"

So see? He wasn't wrong. It just happened spiritually, instead of physically. (Responses to Camping's lack-of-Rapture are here. More here, as well.)
     I'm just waiting for his explanation on Oct. 22.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Well...It Didn't Happen

People at church today had fun ribbing each other: "What? You're still here??")

   Now that Harold Camping has officially messed up on his second prediction that the world will end, I sincerely hope he will quietly fade back into the sunset.
   Maybe take some time to read his Bible more closely, as well.

We celebrated by going to the park and eating KFC fried chicken in the warm sun, watching teenagers chase each other, squirtguns in hand. More kids were mining in the sandbox, or wandering through, stopping to pet Charley. ("More! More! Preferably with snacks!")
    It was a good day.