July 11, 2006

Armaggeddon It!

'End Times' Religious Groups Want Apocalypse Soon - Los Angeles Times

Things like this are both amusing and disheartening.

Amusing because, after all, doesn't the bible explicitly state that you cannot ever know the time or place of the second coming?

It's kind of like the the riddle in "Die Hard III" - "As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven brides. Each bride had seven sons. Each son had seven.....blah blah blah - How many were going to St. Ives?"

People will spend all their time trying to do the multiplication and ignore the fact that, in the very beginning, he said "I was going to St. Ives" - not the polygamous man. Those who are trying to induce the end times like a forced labor are doing all of this work while ignoring the basic premise.

Disheartening because, well, it's one thing to be so depressed that you'll kill yourself - it's another thing entirely when you hate this life so much that you want to end it for EVERYONE.

My heart goes out to these poor misguided souls who, at the end of the day, really just want to go home and get a hug from Jesus.

But, come ON, man! Wasn't that the plot at the end of "Ghostbusters"? This is the kind of foolishness supervillains do in comic books. Give it a rest.
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