Rapture, Redux

Nice headline:

Harold Camping Admits Rapture Prediction May Have Been a Mistake

May have?

The Washington Post reports that America’s favorite Rapture-loving nonagenarian, Harold Camping, is now admitting the obvious: That he may have made a mistake when he predicted that the world would end on May 21 and October 21 this year.

Isn’t the fact that it didn’t occur, twice now, proof positive? Why the hedge?

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Delusion, Redux

Christians take quite a bit of umbrage at this word delusion, especially when we atheists use it to describe their beliefs. Richard Dawkins wrote a best seller about the god delusion, with just that title, and Christians everywhere called him a strident, militant fundamentalist as a result, when all he did was point out the silliness of religious beliefs.

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Are There Roller Coasters In Heaven?

I don’t know about you, but my idea of heaven is somewhat vague. I think that’s intentional on the part of the powers-that-be, those who encouraged my juvenile and adolescent belief in heaven, but that doesn’t clarify for me exactly what heaven is, where it is, or what it will be like if and when I get there. So I checked around.

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This one needs no comment. Just watch it.

OK, I have to make one comment. I’ve read descriptions of these people, but a description is at least one step removed from my experience. Probably two steps. This video makes it a lot more real.

Thanks to the Barefoot Bum.