It’s already December 22

I guess the Mayans didn’t know that the Earth was round and where the International Dateline is. Am I daring damnation, spitting in the face of the apocalypse, tempting bad karma to say it’s now tomorrow in Beijing. I asked my colleagues there to send me a message if the world had ended, and guess what, it’s still here, at least China is. So I guess we’re supposed to believe the doomsday only occurs in the Mayan timezone, so a few more hours to live.

Which leads me to wonder exactly which timezone will mark the beginning of the Rapture? This is an even more silly idea. At least there was something to the Mayan thing, their calendar really does roll over today. But, OTOH, the Rapture is entirely made up (not that much different than the rest of xtianity, but in this case they even neglected to put it in their forged book). But despite this constant failure of predictions we’re still supposed to believe. I wonder what tomorrow will bring, when finally the last timezone on Earth has flipped to December 22, what new claims of doom will raise from the wingnuts.

So I propose a new bet. For the 23% of Americans who believe jebus will return in their lifetimes, you bet me your entire estate. If you die without the return, I get your estate. If you get raptured away, you can have mine.

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About dmill96

old fat (but now getting trim and fit) guy, who used to create software in Silicon Valley (almost before it was called that), who used to go backpacking and bicycling and cross-country skiing and now geodashes, drives AWD in Wyoming, takes pictures, and writes long blog posts and does xizquvjyk.
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3 Responses to It’s already December 22

  1. Nona says:

    you will like this definition- he has your sense of humor http://forum.thinkhumanism.com/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=1753

    • dmill96 says:

      Thanks, there is some good wit there. I used to live and let live on all this, but once religion is in the political process and attempting to coerce others to its point of view it’s hard to live it be. I actually don’t want to be so disrespectful except that some ideas are so wacky they can only be viewed with ridicule. It’s so egotistical, to believe that somehow the end time must be now simply because believers are alive now. Plus, like the 2012 doomsday crowd, so much of it is all to sell stuff. Cut the commercialism and political agenda and I’ll leave them alone to believe as they wish.

  2. dmill96 says:

    Well, it seems I’ve survived to ridicule another day. I wonder if there will be refunds to all the suckers who put out good money on this hoax. History Channel owes the world an apology; I’ve been watching it all day while exercising and they don’t even bother explaining everything they are saying is fantasy, no wonder people got upset. Pretty lousy to spread such disinformation for a few bucks.

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