So, it’s not the end of the world … ha ha

I’ve been having as much fun with the not-Rapture as anyone else – by the way, is Rapture on the pedestrian mall in Charlottesville having a blow-out party today? If not, shame on them. But I still wonder what’s going on with some of the poor, misguided people who bought into this nonsense. As I mentioned earlier, NPR had a compelling report about some folks who devoted everything to spreading the word about this non-event. The one that haunts me the most is the young couple with a 2-year-old and a baby on the way who gave up promising careers to head to Florida to pass out tracts. They budgeted it so they’d have just enough money to make it through today.

Now what?

I don’t have a lot of sympathy for the foolish/misguided parents. But those kids …

4 Responses to So, it’s not the end of the world … ha ha

  1. Joe Mostowey says:

    Wait a minute! The World Didn’t end yesterday??!??

    Drat. Now I have to go to work tomorrow.

    Are you sure? Sigh.

  2. Kristen says:

    I’ve been scouring the web for follow-up pieces with some of those people but haven’t really found any yet – one that was written after 6 PM Saturday where believers were still holding out that maybe the time was wrong. If you find any, please link?

    I wish I’d had the idea to buy a bunch of blow-up dolls and fill them with helium …

  3. Dan Radmacher says:

    For some reason, the folks NPR interviewed for their original story don’t want to talk now.

  4. Kristen says:

    Aha. So they’re not wrong, they’re just not WORTHY: “There is no more salvation. Salvation is over with. The fact is we have 153 days, and on the 21st of October, the world will end.”

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