Wednesday, July 28, 2010
PZ Myearshertz is already on this but I think he missed the real story.
Harold Camping has predicted that Christ will return on May 21, 2011 and the Earth will be destroyed five months later on October 21, 2011.
A group that claims to be unaffiliated with Camping is encouraging people to put up bus bench ads announcing the Second Coming all across the country. But that's still not the story.
This is. As Lauri Lebo points out, the Colorado Springs Gazette interviewed a person who had sponsored one of the ads, at a cost of $1,200. It turns out that she is unemployed. But not only did she waste her money, she goes on to say:
There are things I felt I always wanted to do—get married, have a kid, travel more," she said. "But it's not about what I want out of life. It's about what God wants.
Some day she might wish she had those months back.
My wife won't let me use that sort of language at HAOblog or TFF
Lest I get a reputation as a repressive prude, I wish to point out that I think it is quite a wonderful rant in its place on Opinionated Bastards.