So as you may or may not have heard, apparently Judgement Day is coming this weekend. According to some loonies, the Rapture is going to occur on May 21, 2011. This Saturday.
|'Borrowed' from My Own Private Idaho.|
Unfortunately they don't give a time, which kind of worries me. I hope it happens at 11:59 PM or something like that. See, Maryland is home to the Preakness, the second race of the Triple Crown (the Kentucky Derby is the first). It also happens to be this Saturday afternoon, which I think is a conflict of interests, as God will be swamped with prayers for Animal Kingdom, Dialed In, Astrology, Midnight Interlude, Mucho Macho Man, and other greatly named horses. And how can he not let a horse name Norman Asbjornson win?
|This is 136th Running of the Race|
Anyways, this event isn't just about the horses, it has turned into a reason to drink and celebrate the warmer days, like a pre-Memorial Day weekend party. My parents are having a party at their house, which I'm pretty excited about. There will be friends, family, and booze! With plenty of Black-Eyed Susans, the official mixed drink of the race.
|A Black-Eyed Susan- Flower, Drink, or a Very Unfortunately Girl.|
I also think that the Rapture is kinda boring. It's been claimed to come so many times, it's now like the boy who cried wolf. People always say the end of the world is coming, but there is nothing to it but trying to get people's attention. Not to mention that the guy who made this 'prediction' has failed every other time he has tried to do this. Why do people keep listening to him? Doesn't we know that the Mayans have several centuries on him, and are clearly more accurate? 2012 seems like a much more convenient doomsday for me.
|I think the Mayan's would be upset after all the work put into their snazzy calendar.|
The fact is that there is NOTHING to worry about. Life will go on, I'm pretty sure most people will ignore this. There is no reason to fear a Rapture or 2012 or any sort of apocalypse of supernatural nature because IT JUST WON'T HAPPEN. The same stuff has been predicted since the beginning of story telling. It gets people to listen, puts fear in them, sometimes this can make them easier to control. Any sensible person can usually see right through this kind of stuff, but there really are idiots out there that believe every 'prophecy' they hear.
Also, like I said, it's boring. Compared to the real threats to life on Earth, the righteous ascending and months of war with demons just seems 'meh.' When we talk of giant rocks smashing into the Earth, or the immense power of the Sun, or a gamma ray burst which would microwave all life off the surface of the Earth, now those are powerful demises that should be feared.
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