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17 May 2011

May 21, 2011 - The Rapture?

Since I do write a fair amount
about 12212012,
I'm moved to make a comment on 
this 05212011 doomsday theory:

Well, I'll tell ya'
I'll lay money on the fact I'll be here
May 22, 2011,
and so will you;
and I predict
there will be no world wide 6:00 p.m. earthquake,
and no rapture.

~  ~  ~  ~

I may be proven wrong, and if I am proven wrong,
and there really is a rapture,
than you have every right to stop
reading this blog.
In fact, I should probably stop writing it then,

If there is a worldwide earthquake
on May 21, and a rapture, and you notice that
I have stopped writing this blog,
you can conclude that one of two possible scenarios has occurred:
I was actually swept up
in the rapture,
and I'm gone to a better place
with Allison (see video above)


I have discovered I haven't been saved,
and I'm a detestable sinner,
and I'm cowering in embarrassment
in the corner over the fact
I was wrong; 
I'll be
gnashing my teeth in horror
and agony
over my doom.

Quite frankly, though, it's possible that
if the world wide earthquake is bad enough,
we'll lose the internet,
and all forms of communication,
then all my words written here
will have been in vain.

(University of Western Ontario)

In many ways,
Makropoulos is a blog about
how to live fully and with integrity
during a time of great change,
and potential endings.

And I sincerely believe that
it really will not serve us at all
to plan our next few days too selectively,
as we ready for this potential 
We should just live in every moment
truthfully and with goodness
as our primary goal.

We should treat each person and situation
we encounter with honesty
and respect and humility,
never once passing judgement 
on anyone else.

(You can read other entries here,
under the label "love",
and 11/11/11,
about how I propose we should live 
during an end time.)

Then, quite frankly, 
if the end comes
on Saturday
or Sunday
or tomorrow
or even 
we will be able to face
our maker honestly,
and hope she will treat us fairly.

And Abraham drew near, and said,
Wilt thou also destroy the righteous
with the wicked?
Suppose there are fifty righteous within the city;
wilt thou also destroy and not spare
the place for the fifty righteous
that are in it?
That be far from thee to do after this manner,
to slay the righteous with the wicked:
and that the righteous should be as the wicked,
that be far from thee.  Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

And the Lord said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city,
then I will spare all the place for their sakes. . .
[ . . . ]
And he [Abraham] said: Behold now, I have taken upon me
to speak unto the Lord: Suppose there shall be twenty
found there.  And he [the Lord] said, 
I will not destroy it for twenty's sake.

And he said, Oh, let not the Lord be angry, and
I will speak yet but this once:
Suppose ten shall be there.  And he said,
I will not destroy it for ten's sake.
The Bible, Genesis, 18:23 - 33.

Therefore be ye also ready;
for in such an hour as ye think not
the Son of man cometh.
The Bible,  Matthew 24:44

Indeed, those that submit to God
and do good works shall be
recompensed by their Lord:
they shall have nothing to fear
or to regret.
The Koran "The Cow"  2:112

Man's life, however great and spiritual,
has its limitations.  Before some conditions in life
even the greatest man on earth,
the most powerful soul,
will for a moment seem helpless.
But it is not the beginning that counts,
it is the end.
It is the last note that a great soul strikes
which proves the soul
to be real and true.
(Hazrat Inaayat Khan:
The Unity of Religious Ideals, p. 159)

1 comment:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I wouldn't want to be Raptured. All the interesting people will be Left Behind.