Pastor Camping, in California, has been broadcasting on TV and a number of radio stations that today will be the day that the world comes to an end. If you are reading this...you should know that I've actually written it on Friday, the 20th. I figured I'd better not take any chances, you know. What if he's right? (I ask that with tongue in cheek.)
Yesterday I posted on Facebook that since the world was going to end on Saturday, I had only one day and a few hours to spend my children's inheritance. I knew that would inspire them to respond...and respond they did! One of them said that I should, instead of shopping, head for the nearest Fed Ex office and send her share out so that she could spend it before the end came. Another told me to send hers because she has bills to pay. Another answered by saying that if the end came, there'd be no bills to pay. Do I know how to prompt a conversation among the siblings, or what? Just mention money.
Actually, there's quite a bit of conversation being generated by this idea of things ending on Saturday. Some, most I'd venture to guess, think that Pastor Camping is off his rocker. I don't think that, exactly, but I do think his conclusion is incorrect. People of every religious, or non-religious, persuasion seem to have an opinion on the matter. I'm curious to see how many will head for the hills, or to some 'special' spot to escape (?) or hide (?) or get aboard that 'glory train.'
No matter what happens, no matter what people think or do in light of this 'prophecy', I believe that we haven't heard the end of it.
What will the headlines read on Sunday? "STILL HERE!!" or maybe "MILLIONS DISAPPEAR!!!" or "PASTOR'S PROPHESY FULFILLED" ? I believe we'll read something on Sunday, and I have no fear that we'll be reading from any place other than our own, comfortable homes. What do you think?
I guess we'll have to just wait and see, won't we?