Monday, 23 May 2011

Demon Overlords or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Rapture

Well, the Rapture came upon us and demons own all of our souls now. One thing is for certain: there is no stopping them; the demons will soon be here. And I, for one, welcome our new demon overlords. I’d like to remind them that as a trusted atheist blogger, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground brimstone mines.


Well, this blogger was possibly a little hasty earlier - would like to reaffirm his allegiance to this country and its human president. It may not be perfect, but it's still the best government we have...for now.

But seriously, what will happen with this church? When will the excuses come, and what will they be? Or, will they walk away with the $80M dollars so far donated to their church? Of course a failed prediction in 1994 didn't stop them from gaining more followers and more income, so maybe they'll just ramp up the rhetoric and work towards even more followers and more income.

In their defense, the article does point out that Camping has not taken money for his own personal salary, so he may actually believe this stuff - which would be pretty sad. Still, the church is operating under the idea that, "A fool and his money are soon separated," which is morally problematic. Still, it should be interesting to see what comes of this, although if history is any sort of guide, the believers will find some way to rationalize the failed prediction. That's what happens when your position is not based on logic or reason.

(Shamelessly stolen from the Simpsons...)


Anonymous said...

Your entire blog is a Satanic excuse for hate against God.

The Rapture will happen, and we born again Christians will be caught up to meet the Lord Jesus Christ in the air. You will be left behind unless you trust in Jesus Christ alone, and you will then end up burning forever in Hell. Hell could be a specially-engineered black hole that God created to contain all the fallen angels and lost humans for eternity. The science lines up. A black hole is an inescapable focus of gravity that crushes and collapses everything inside of it and the heat and energy burns the person for eternity. My loving advice to you: Trust in Jesus and be saved. Close down this evil wicked Satanic blog. It is your choice. It is between you and God. By the way, Ben Franklin called for prayer, he was no Atheist, he was a deist. Also, modern science was founded by Christians: Faraday, Maxwell, Pasteur, Genner, Mendel, Thompson, and others, were all Christians. Isaac Newton and the whole lot of them. I have compassion and also pity upon you, you poor deluded person. I would have been just like you had not Jesus saved me and opened my mind to Him, my heart to Him. I am not better than you, I am simply saved forever. And you can be, too! Hugs and love to you from Jesus.

Tigerboy said...

This is my favorite part:

---"Hell could be a specially-engineered black hole that God created to contain all the fallen angels and lost humans for eternity. The science lines up. A black hole is an inescapable focus of gravity … "

This fiction (which I decided is true) might be all about black holes. "The science lines up." I don't know the first thing about astrophysics, but black holes might be exactly what they are talking about in the Book of Revelation!! I decided it IS about black holes!! Therefore, the science lines up. (Like magic.)

I just love it when Christians try to use "science-y talk" to backup claims that have absolutely nothing to do with any evidence. (Science doesn't really work like that, Anonymous. Science actually REQUIRES a bit of evidence.)

So, Anonymous, yours is a very interesting hypothesis. What is your evidence for "fallen angels and lost humans" having taken up residence inside black holes? I'd love to hear about it.

My second favorite part is: You are going to be TORTURED for ETERNITY in HELL … so ...

"Hugs and love to you from Jesus." Priceless.