Friday, October 28, 2011

World Persists. Yawn.

Thank you, Horsemen. Come again soon!
For any in doubt on the question, the world did not end on Friday, October 21 -- or if it did end, it ended in the same manner in which it ended on May 21, which was exceptionally dull by the standards of Hollywood apocalypses, let alone the vivid eschatology porn sketched by one of the founders of the genre, John of Revelation fame: 
And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them. And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle. And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.
You're not wrong to feel a little put out over having missed that movie.
This latest failed prediction is almost enough to leave me doubting the wisdom and insight of god-drunk dotards.

1 comment:

Dragonbait said...

Of course the world didn't end yet! Thinking people know that the real end of the world comes on December 21, 2012, just when the ancient Maya predicted it would (surely you seen at least one of the several television specials on it.) My daughter, whose twentieth birthday falls on that date, plans to have a huge party to celebrate the end of both politics and religion. I plan to wish her a happy birthday and then nap through the whole thing. Unfortunately, my boss has told me I will be expected in to work the next day, apocalypse or not (sigh!)