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The Rapture

May 23, 2011

So apparently all those who were worthy were going to be taken up in the Rapture on Saturday, May 21st. As far as I know, no one actually was. The plan was that they would be taken up and the rest of us would live in Hell on Earth until October to pay for our many sins and such.

I can't really see any loving G-d deciding on a plan that includes sending something wicked to test us, knowing we will fail and so he's going to torture us for eternity for our sins, but wait! A few people will get to go to a really neat place and... Am I the only one who thinks this makes G-d look very sadistic? Why create us knowing we are flawed? Why give us free will at all if you're going to judge us all and find most of us wanting? And the biggest question of all -- Doesn't prophesy by its very essence negate free will?

I did not mock them before the fact or even talk much about it. Why? Because I think a bunch of people talking about shit gives it strength. Did I believe the rapture was about to happen? No, I didn't. I'm Jewish and Reform at that, so I don't really believe G-d created the world with an expiration date. But here's the thing: the weather is wonky; the planet is shifting; and the economy is in the toilet. If history has taught us nothing else, it's two things: When times get bad, people start looking for a scape goat, and Doomsday cults abound.

Let's not encourage them by taking the time to mock them.

Why don't all these people try to fix the world instead of praying for its destruction? Why are so many people looking forward to the end of the world? If it happens, it will be mostly because we made it happen.

Here's an idea: Let's quit selfishly abusing the planet we live on and the people and animals that live on it. Let’s start actually thinking about what we're doing. Screw making the rich richer. The Rich will rape the whole planet and all of us to get ever richer. Make them pay taxes like the rest of us. Make them pay for their success. They didn't get all that money themselves. They got it on the back of the working class and took it out of the mouths of their children, and they want to tax us into oblivion while making us believe that if we give THEM tax breaks, prosperity will trickle down to us poor folk. Where is this wealth of riches that is raining on us because they gave the rich a tax break? I don’t see it.

And I don't care what it costs them, the Gulf Oil Spill and the nuclear crisis in Japan ought to teach us exactly what happens when you allow big business to make their own regulations.

People who want kids need to replace themselves and stop. All of the woes of this world would be gone, or at least greatly diminished, if there weren't so many of us. Do you know why these storms and geological events are causing so much damage and killing so many people? Because there are people everywhere. None of us want ourselves, our friends, or our loved ones to die, so we all need to think about limiting the number of kids we bring into this shrinking world with its struggling economy. Seven billion people are more than enough on one planet.

We all need to reuse, repurpose, and recycle. Buy that energy efficient car if you can afford it. Drive less. Save energy anyway you can. You don't have to go out and try to save the world -- just do your best not to be part of the problem. If everyone did that, just that it would help.

Selina

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