Les Misérables- One Day After Non-Rapture

The sun rose brilliantly this morning. The birds were chirping merrily , the leaves fluttering gently on the trees. Beautiful late Spring morning.

I pinched myself and quickly realized that I was the same person as I was yesterday morning, but one day older. Anybody seen Harold Camping? What will they do with those awkwardly-painted buses now that it is 22 May? You don’t suppose that it was all just a ruse, a hoax? More biblical nonsense?  And what are the preachers preaching about this Sunday morning from their pulpits? Even more scheiss? Especially the evangelical and fundamentalist preachers to their sheep.  Baaaa.

My sense is that today’s sermon will reassure the flock that Harold Camping was a false prophet, or not a prophet at all.  Yet, with the next breath, the reverend will tell the flock that he knows the real prophets, the true prophesies. Amen, brothers!  Amen, sisters!

For how many countless centuries has this pap dripped from the tongues of those designated holders of the Truth? Let the congregation say, Amen! Apparently it has controlled and consumed the lives of Americans far longer than those of other civilized societies. We Americans soak up that drivel more eagerly and easily than any other Western nation on earth. Is it any wonder, then, that a large majority of The People of this country are Les Misérables? After all, they are ‘suffering’ because they are sinners who deserve their miserable lives.  The only way out of the wretchedness is, of course, to ‘believe.’  There.  Feel better, less misery?

It is obvious that, if religious pap sells well, very well, here in the Land of the Free, then there must be a feeling of great emptiness hanging like a miasmic fog over this land. Why the emptiness? What are The People missing and craving? Such yearning that they seek ‘comfort’ in ethereal platitudes and promises?

I wonder if, on this day-after, there are a few more skeptics among The People than there were yesterday. There surely ought to be and, if not, then this country is indeed a hapeless place, a place fit for Les Misérables.

Amen.

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6 thoughts on “Les Misérables- One Day After Non-Rapture

  1. Hello Muddy,
    When you ask, “I wonder if, on this day-after, there are a few more skeptics among The People than there were yesterday.”

    My thought is more along the lines that many of the Harold Camping followers will be disillusioned with him personally but will latch on to the next “Pseudo Camping” spewing the exact same crap because it is just in their personal needs to follow someone of the same caliber.

    What ever “DNA Programmed” emptiness one feels within, they will still have the need to seek and fill with a “Supernatural Power.” So I will conclude there will be no fewer nor anymore of these insecure lemming followers living among us.

    I am also sure they vote Religious Conservative Republican and believe that the earth is between 6 – 10 thousand years old, there is no global warming, and man walked and played with dinosaurs until the Great Flood.

    THEY ARE HOPELESS!!

  2. It never fails to amaze me how easily people can be taken in by shysters. The problem is a lack of critical thinking skills. In this case, their own bible tells them not to trust in predictions, especially about God’s timing of things.

    Still, there is something comforting in myths and stories and the truth isn’t so warm and fuzzy.

    Alas, people like this just go back to recalculate.

  3. Nope. Camping is just calling for a new date of Apocalypse, in October.

    There will be stupid people who continue to give him obscene amounts of money to fund this lunacy.

  4. But, what is interesting is Jesus was not christian; he was a jew coming to fulfill the jewish scriptures…..

  5. Hello Muddy,
    As we should not be surprised. Harold Camping revised his apocalyptic prophecy Monday, saying he was off by five months and the Earth actually will be obliterated on Oct. 21.

    Stay tuned for the next exciting episode of, “As The World Ends.”

    This bastard must be making money with this scam.

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