My Only Friend, The End

20 05 2011

Well, folks, this is it. It’s the beginning of the end. This could very well be the last post ever for CAPSLove. Granted, with nobody around to read the blog, I suppose it won’t be missed too much. You know, until animals learn to read or something. With the impending possibility of all humanity ending tomorrow morning, per The Rapture, this could be the end of us all. But do I believe in that stuff?

Well, my initial answer is no, of course not. Especially since I’m not Christian and everything I’ve heard about the “End of All Humanity” is really only relevant to the Christians: “…in the End [of] Times the Christians will be gathered together in the air to meet Christ.” See? I’ve nothing to be concerned about. It seems like only the “believers” will be wiped out on Earth, and while that could be terrible, it sure wouldn’t be the end of the world! That’s just crazy talking.

Another reason I don’t think anyone should be concerned is because there’s apparently a history of failed predicted Raptures, and as we can obviously tell, none of them happened as predicted. Actually, I think the whole idea that you can predict this such “end of times” is absurd, especially since the Christian Bible even spells it out that the date is unknown. According to Wikipedia, “The primary scripture reference cited against this position is Matthew 24:36, where Jesus is quoted saying; ‘But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.'”

Nonetheless, many have gone on to make such specific date predictions. The first prediction was for sometime between March 21, 1843 and that date one year later. That failure in predicting The End also led to something known appropriately as The Great Disappointment. There doesn’t seem to be any more notable Rapture date predictions for the rest of the 19th century. Perhaps everyone had learned their lesson about predicting something unpredictable. Apparently people thought they were more wise at predicting the future, come the 20th century. According to Wikipedia once more, we discover that there have been a number of Rapture predictions (10) and yet again, none of those have happened either.

Tomorrow’s prediction date is the first of the 21st century. The next Rapture predicted date doesn’t come till the year 2060 (as predicted by Sir Isaac Newton). I’m not really sure why tomorrow will actually be The End since there have been so many failed guesses past. But perhaps this end to humanity is really happening in the 21st century (as nobody has argued this recently). So in the ever so slight chance that Mr. Harold Camping is right, then I guess this is The End. It’s been swell. See you on the other side. ?

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