Saturday, May 21, 2011

Wait, what? Raptors?

My kid is very edgy about this whole rapture thing, even though I keep telling her it's ridiculous.

OTOH, a couple of my students, even though they live in Arkansas (rapture central) have never heard of the idea of the rapture.

So here's a link! In case you care. Everything you wanted to know about the Rapture.

Which, as I keep telling my panicked child, is a totally invented piece of bullshit.

(Yeah, like other bits of religion aren't, I know. I am just more exasperated with this one because of how much it's scaring my kid. What a tool this guy Harold Camping is. Makes me wish for an actual God just so he would have to account to him someday.)

Fun fact! Rapture and rape come from the same Latin root! Rapio, rapere: to seize or to snatch away, to take for your own.


Athena Andreadis said...

Tell your kid that it's already tomorrow in Pacific nations, and no reports of abandoned carts or clothing have come out of there.

Bardiac said...

I'm sorry your kid's finding this difficult. It's a scary world if you're a kid (and worse if you're an adult, but not because of the rapture silliness).

Tell her I said "hi" and haven't seen that anyone was raptured here.

delagar said...

Thanks, y'all!

She was very pleased when the deadline passed & no rapture happened.

dorki said...

Seeing as it is the afternoon of the 22nd as I post this, it looks like all the world's population is the Left Behind.

I figured that the world was going to hell in a hand-basket long ago. This confirms it (grin).