The “End of the World” people don’t like to hedge their bets, do they?
A “probably“, “maybe“, or “possibly” tucked into their prediction might make other people think they are still pretty okay normal people.
… “oh it didn’t happen. That’s okay, maybe next time you’ll be right. Wanna go get a few beers?”
note: I’ll remain cynical until everything is phonetic … then I’ll be sinical.
note: this site lists over 200 failed predictions about the End of the World. It’s mildly interesting.
I try not to be too much of a Bible Thumper Basher, but this site’s main premise seems to be that Jesus’ 2nd coming will have something to do with the End of the World. … but no dates are given for that.
I hope he doesn’t come while I’m still alive because I’d probably be seriously bummed out, embarrassed and saying “no way!” a lot … along with 67% of the Earth’s inhabitants.
triple note: I’m not holding my breath unless there isn’t any oxygen around … or you bet me $5 that I can’t hold it for 2 minutes under water.
quadruple note: the title is a borrowed line from R.E.M‘s “It’s The End Of The World“.
quintuple note: if I have offended anyone, I haven’t meant to. It’s just a topic and I’m sure I’ll be saying something weird about holes in my socks or dandruff or chain letters or rolypolitics tomorrow.
notes to myself #84
Mom is pretty disappointed that all her children don’t share her belief about the hereafter … but she did a good job making us believe in love and an individual’s choice to believe what they want.