Posted by: ImpendingDawn | May 24, 2011

Apocalyptic Theories: Pissing People Off Since the Beginning of Time

All this talk about the apocalypse is peeving me off. To be more specific, Harold Camping, a self-proclaimed prophet and the owner of a Christian radio station, is peeving me off. He has recently made himself and his followers look like total morons. Again.

In 1992 Camping published a book entitled 1994? in which he claimed to have calculated the date of the second coming of Christ. While he said the exact day could not be known, he was certain the Lord would return in mid-September of 1994. September came and went. Nothing.

He brushed this off, attributing his error to misunderstanding the importance of the Jewish Feats of Tabernacles. Um, what? Nevertheless, he forged on and eventually came up with a new date: May 21, 2011. So he whipped all of his followers up into a frenzy – again – and began preparing for the end of the world. Donations poured in, many people selling their houses and personal belongings so they could completely devote themselves to ministry before the rapture. May 21st came and went. Nothing.

By now the majority of the world was filled with scorn for Harold Camping and the unfortunate fanatics that bought into his lunacy. And what did he do when he woke up on May 22nd? He admitted his bewilderment over the fact that a cataclysmic event did not, in fact, obliterate the world, but then he REVISED HIS PROPHECY. AGAIN. S;RNGOS;NGK.JDBGS;J!!!

So now we can expect the apocalypse on October 21st, 2011. Or perhaps sometime in 2012, if you believe the theories revolving around the Mayan calendar. Or maybe you’re one of those people who expected the world to end in the year 2000, and are still perplexed over the fact that it did not. Whatever.

My point is that I am SICK of people babbling on about the apocalypse. I am ANGRY that one person has made the majority of Christians look like idiots. (Because what one God-fearing person believes is what all God-fearing people believe. Obviously.) But most of all, I am FED UP WITH MY FACEBOOK NEWS FEED BEING BLOWN UP BY ALL THE POST “RAPTURE” ARGUMENTS. CALM YOUR HORMONES, PEOPLE.

Hormones was not really applicable in that context.

In closing, please enjoy this gif of a dude off The Office getting slapped. And no, this is not in any way related to my feelings towards certain members of humanity.


Gifs at Giftube.com

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