Four months ago, I wrote a post about a tract I found at the Hicksville Train Station proclaiming that Judgment Day will arrive on May 21, 2011, with the end of the world to follow six months later on October 21, 2011.
Sadly, it seems quite a few people are taking this nonsense seriously. A few of them are profiled in this Associated Press article. One of them is Marie Exley, 32, a veteran of the war in Iraq.
Exley "is organizing traveling columns of RVs carrying the message from city to city, a logistics challenge that her military experience has helped solve."
If Exley wants to believe that the world will end this year, then fine. But it's quite another thing when she and her band of traveling fools waste gasoline spreading their deluded message across the country. We need to reduce our dependence on imported fossil fuels, and these religious nuts are only making the problem worse. Then again, I suppose I can't expect them to care since they think the world will end in October anyway.
But for people like Exley, such misguided beliefs sadly have real life consequences.
"...Exley...said her beliefs have alienated her from most of her friends and family." And for what, so that she can engage in Rapture Porn?
To any such people who read this, let me make this as clear as I can. I will even use all capital letters.
"THE BIBLE TELLS US ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT OUR FUTURE! NADA! ZILCH! GO LIVE YOUR LIVES LIKE NORMAL PEOPLE AND STOP WORRYING ABOUT THE RAPTURE BECAUSE IT IS NEVER, EVER GOING TO HAPPEN!"