Monday, September 21, 2009
The Long Goodbye
PZ Megahertz already had this but I just thought I'd say goodbye to all my friends and readers who are going to be raptured today ... assuming I have any that qualify..
In any case, my son had off from kindergarten today for Eid ul-Fatir, so we went to the science museum and had a great time -- including zipping through the Darwin exhibit.
Not quite! ... I think. In the normally clear exposition of the website, we learn:
... ROSH HASHANAH 2009 would begin at sundown on Sunday September 20th and would end at nightfall on Tuesday September 22nd! In an ancient Jewish Wedding, Tuesday evening is the time for the arrival of the Groom for His Bride! In Jewish time keeping, the next day starts at sundown, so in effect Tuesday night is actually Monday night (by western time keeping)!
In Matthew we read:
Mat25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
Mat25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
(SO Tuesday midnight is actually 12am Tuesday September 22nd, Jerusalem time) However, in most of the world (by western time keeping) it would still be September 21st, 2009.
It seems, therefore, that the elect still have exactly ... um ... sometime left before the Rapture.
I guess all of us Jews marked the new year on the wrong day. Someone should have told us.
I also like how "western time keeping" is equated with "most of the world."