The Atlanta Journal-Constitution carried a story the other day by Shelia [sic] Poole noting that a North Carolina Christian crowd plans to “place 50 billboards in the metro area proclaiming the rapture and Jesus’ imminent return, based on analysis of Scripture and biblical genealogy.”
Allison Warden, of WeCanKnow.com noted:
"The Bible teaches that Christ is returning on May 21 and we want to encourage people to go to Scripture and investigate for themselves," said Warden, who insists the Christmas-timed campaign is not a gimmick. "All information in the Bible points to this date. God is going to be saving people right up until the last moment."
The rapture, of course, occurs when all the good guys (Allison and her crew) will float up to Heaven, apparently still in their earthy bodies, and be saved from the murderous dark times that will follow when only all us bad guys are left on earth.
Okay, that’s the usual Christian delusion and insanity.
The real question that should be asked is how much are all these billboards going to cost, including the ones that are already up and running in other cities.
The Christians always bleat about Christian compassion and Christian charity, but here they are, when tens of millions of people can’t find jobs, when millions can’t afford to heat their homes (if they still have them), when millions aren’t sure where their next meal is coming from, here are the Christians spending gobs of money on billboards announcing their delusions and stupidity and selfishness, and going into raptures about themselves.
Too bad the Rapture is a crock of myth. The planet would be well rid of these arrogant clots. Maybe once they’re gone the rest of us can get down to finding real solutions to real problems without having to wade through a sea of idiot superstition and ignorance and Biblical dumbassery.