This may be my last post. But I’m a happy agnostic who has plans for tomorrow and beyond. I think the idiocy of those thousands of delusional [c]hristians who believe that today is the end of the world [as we know it] ought to be a lesson to all Christians that the stuff written in the Bible is both fantasy and toxic. Imagine [Lennon] that today’s ‘prediction’ is based on the Noah myth- a pair of brontosaurus and other couples riding out the flood on a handmade ark for forty days. Even Pixar can’t replicate that nonsense.
Yet, beyond the cartoonish imagery and the wild fairy tales, there lie sinister and grim statements in that so-called holy book which have set people afire and subjected others to a lifetime of misery, shame and scourge.
It is quite interesting that the lunatics selected today, May 21, as the day of rapture- the day after the right-wing leader of Israel chided President Obama for his earlier statement regarding the boundary lines between Israel and the Palestinians. The synchronicity is amazing for those of us who have read the last part of the New Testament- that ranting, drug-induced blather titled Revelations. It was interesting to note how President Obama was thoroughly criticized by the GOP [God’s Own Party] when he suggested a 2-state solution and boundary revisions. Why would members of the Republican Party be so hostile about ‘boundaries’ over there in that postage stamp size region of rock, dust and sand? There is no oil. No minerals. Nothing at all that would benefit the citizens of this nation. Except for a few obscure lines from Revelations.
Fundamentalist Christians ‘believe’ that in order for the Second Coming of Jesus, the Jews must purify their land [from Infidels]. And, most importantly, if the Jews do not control Jerusalem, the longed-for Battle of Armageddon and, thereafter, the Second Coming of Christ cannot occur. Period. End of case.
Amazing foolishness, isn’t it? And so here we are on ‘judgment day’ when we and many of the other fundamentalist Christians laugh at Harold Camping. The dangerous irony of it all is that there will be no laughing after today when these fundamentalist Christians continue to drive a wedge between the Palestinians and the Jews to prepare the way for the ‘real’ Second Coming! It is a religious con-game with dire consequences for The People of this nation. As a result, the Muslim world continues to distrust the United States and this blind support of Israel emboldens the crackpot terrorists in that part of the world.
So, do we laugh or cry today? The idiocy of religion continues to poison the minds of the people on this planet.