Make My Bed? But You Say the World’s Ending in today’s NY Times reports on those deluded souls who believe tomorrow, Saturday May 21, is Judgment Day, “when they expect to be absorbed into heaven in a process known as the rapture. Nonbelievers, they hold, will be left behind to perish along with the world over the next five months.” Silly, because these believers will wake up Sunday morning saying the date was miscalculated or some other nonsensical excuse for the non-occurrence of their ludicrous belief. Sad, because they mistreat families and friends who reside in the real world. The Times quotes the 16-year old non-believing daughter of Rapturists: “My mom has told me directly that I’m not going to get into heaven. At first it was really upsetting, but it’s what she honestly believes.” Her 14-year old brother said “I don’t really have any motivation to try to figure out what I want to do anymore, because my main support line, my parents, don’t care.” Their mother said “I have mixed feelings. I’m very excited about the Lord’s return, but I’m fearful that my children might get left behind. But you have to accept God’s will.”
Family-values Christianity at work.