Friday, June 13, 2008
Paradise by a Dashboard Light
If you are reading this, stop at once as you are dead.
The House of Yahweh outside of Abilene Texas (no relation to the House of Blues or the International House of Pancakes) has announced that doomsday is to arrive on June 12, 2008.
Yahweh leader Yisrayl Hawkins says a nuclear holocaust will come June 12th and only members of his group will be saved.Since this will automatically post at 12:01 am Central time and the only people left alive will be the House of Yahweh faithful, who had dang well better be praying, it is safe to assume that you are dead ... especially given the track record of these predictions.
Hawkins has predicted a doomsday twice before. He's also accused of having two dozen wives, and is facing bigamy charges.Now, if I had two dozen wives, I might be praying for the end of the world too.
Via Dispatches From the Culture Wars and En Tequila Es Verdad.
There were, I seem to remember, more than a few Sunday mornings when being alive looked an awful lot like being dead. I suppose we should count our blessings.
As for the end of the world itself, maybe we've been dead all along and just didn't notice. After all, wasn't it Sartre who said hell is other people? On that basis, the world is getting more hellish by the minute
Too true and way too funny.
Actually, that's where the term "cognitive dissonence" comes from -- a book entitled When Prophecy Fails: A Social and Psychological Study of A Modern Group that Predicted the Destruction of the World by Leon Festinger, Henry Riecken, and Stanley Schachter about a UFO cult that believed the end of the world was at hand.