Yesterday I read an article in The Huffington Post about The Rapture. The now 89 year old Harold Camping prophesied that is was to occur on May 21, 2011 at 6:00 PM. I left a comment on that article because it got me to thinking. And once that ball starts to roll there just ain't no stopping it -so- I did what I always do, I gave in and rolled with it.
The Rapture, once again conspicuous by it's absence was also predicted by Harold Camping back in 1994. Does he believe what he saying? Who knows? I don't profess to know what's in this man's head but having been enmeshed in a few Evangelical, Fundamentalist Christion Churches I can guess. I admit, I'm an opinionated woman so of course I have an opinion for this particular incident and this particular biblical prophecy ......
Below is my comment (I've expanded on my original comment because I have no character limits here):
“I don't understand people & I suppose I never will, I've stopped trying. All evidence points to there being little to no love or respect for God (if there is a God). If I believed in God I would be terrified of meeting him after trashing his planet and killing his creatures. Look at what we've done to the planet. Look at what we do to animals and look at what we do to each other. If one loves and respect 'God' one would not harm, destroy, kill or exploit His creation. If we loved God there would be no poverty, no hunger, no homelessness and we would be taking great care of each other because, after all, we are all God's creatures. Who would even think to destroy The Mona Lisa? Isn't God a greater artist than da Vinci? Yet we think nothing of spilling oil into The Gulf annihilating millions of Living, Feeling Beings all of which were supposedly created by God. Isn't the Gulf a greater work of art than the Mona Lisa?
If the Bible truly is 'The Inspired Word of God' then we are obviously cherry picking what we are going to obey. After all Jesus did say: Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, care for the sick, the widows & the orphans. I don't see much of that happening. So, maybe, just maybe there was no rapture because we are not worthy of redemption or Harold Camping is just another false Prophet -or- both.
I have to say, Biblical Prophecy no longer matters to me because I can't believe in God. I can't bring myself to believe in a God who would intentionally create creatures as vile and horrid as 'Man'. We kill for pleasure and we kill for profit.” There are of course always exceptions to the rules and there are some very wonderful, altruistic people who walk gently on the earth. They trying to do what's moral & ethical, but the sad reality is that they are vastly out numbered by the wicked, the greedy, the power-hungry who feel it's their 'God-Given right' to exploit of their fellow man, to exploit nature and her resources and kill, maim, torture the non-human animals " Just my opinion.