Friday, May 20, 2011

Are You Ready for Sunday?

I am! I am so looking forward to Sunday and seeing how Harold Camping, the guy who has convinced thousands and thousands of people that the world will end at 6:00 on Saturday, looks with egg on his face. Supposedly he calculated the end times by using the Bible as his source. He obviously skipped over the Gospel of Mark which says "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my word shall not pass away. But of that day or hour no man knoweth, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father" (Mk 13 31-33). No one knows! Certainly not Harold Camping! He should be ashamed of his scare tactics! He predicted that the world was going to end in 1994, when it obviously didn't end said that there was something wrong with his calculations. I hope he comes up with a better excuse this time around.

Christ warned us of all the liars who would prophesy in His name. We need to be careful of all the lies and those who claim to have special knowledge. Which is why I am glad that I belong to the Catholic Church who guards Her children from such lies. There is a reason we have a heirarchy and authority. We should pray for people who spread such discord and the fools who follow them. I heard on the radio this morning that Harold Camping's organizations received millions in donations, and these are reflected in his tax returns. He has lied for the sake of money.

And to top that, there is a group of atheists who say they will take care of your dog when you're taken by the rapture! They charge $135 for this service and show no shame for taking advantage of those who have fallen for such fallicies! The dollar sure can spread evil ways. But which is worse, the liars who spread these untruths, or the uneducated fools who fall for them. Who should we pray for the most? Should we pray for the lies to cease, or should we pray for better education? Or both?

When I greet my priest on Sunday I'll congratulate him for surviving the rapture!

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