They say that something called the Rapture will happen tonight, taking those who believe in it up to Heaven – while the rest of mankind stays behind to suffer through the end of our planet until it’s completely destroyed.
To which I say – you’ve got to be kidding.
To avoid any misunderstandings, let me point that I do believe in both God and Jesus Christ – as well as the fact that someday the world might come to an end (just not in my lifetime, as those of everybody reading this). But I doubt that both God and Jesus would approve of any nut taking to the airwaves saying that the Rapture will benefit those who believe in it – if only because that selfsame nut is doing it for his own personal glory. True, the world already has its share of problems – like the situation in the Middle East – but the Rapture is something we can do without. Of course, we can also do without Reality TV stars and glory-seeking glory-seeking Conservative radio and TV personalities – but that’s another article for another time (and right now, this ain’t it).
Personally, I hope that the Rapture is exposed as both a hoax and a sick joke come tomorrow morning – which should should prove to those who supported it that you shouldn’t always read and/or hear what you believe. But then, anyone who dreams up something up like the Rapture should not only get his head checked, but also get a reality check as well – just like other certain individuals seeking personal glory at everybody’s expense. Like say, Reality TV stars and Conservative radio and TV personalities.
John Lavernoich is the author of the novels Code Name: Chameleons and Chameleons To The Rescue, as well as close to three dozen articles and short stories that have been published in print and on the Internet — to learn more about Mr. Lavernoich and his writing achievements, please visit his official website (http://jlavernoich2008.web.officelive.com/default.aspx), as well as his pages on Windows Live Spaces (http://cid-ef88d131988ab38f.profile.live.com), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/john.lavernoich?ref=name), MySpace (http://www.myspace.com/jlavernoich), and Twitter (http://twitter.com/JLav65). Mr. Lavernoich also maintains his own video channel on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/JLav65?feature=mhsn).
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