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    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2008 edited
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    Just think of all the free shit we're going to score.

    Plus oil and food prices will plummet as demand drops and global warming will pretty much be solved at a stroke.

    It'll be regular heaven on Earth.

    Plus we'll get to laugh at all the televangelists that didn't make the cut.
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      CommentAuthorCamyLuna
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2008
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    That all sounds well and good, but what if it's already happened?
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2008
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    @camyluna:
    i think of that every time i see more than a couple stranded cars on the highway.

    i'd like to think we wouldn't even notice.
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    I dunno about the rest of you, but the first thing I'm doing after the rapture is searching the homes of people that have been called back to heaven. I'm nosy like that.

    And a little creepy maybe, but mostly nosy.
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2008 edited
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that about the time that crazy shit like zebras with lion heads start bursting out of the ground, followed by zombies and locusts?

    ...and Horsemen?

    Personally, I'd feel like a bit of a monkey's uncle and find me a bunker.
    • CommentAuthorjzellis
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2008
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    • CommentAuthorjohnmuth
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2008
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    These have always been my questions about God and Rapture and Armageddon and all that. First of all, the number - I believe - given in the Bible of people taken to Heaven is supposed to be a set number (where I've heard, somewhere's around 100,000). Now, is that supposed to change? Was it noted someplace in the Bible about God factoring in Population growth? It's God, wouldn't he know how many people he's going to take during the rapture, before the rapture happens, hence have it written into the book spreading his word?

    Now, of 6.3 billion people, living - not to factor the countless millions that have already died and are waiting for Judgement Day - how many of them are expected to be on the "Good" list and not on the naughty list? What about the people that have dedicated themselves to other god's and lived piously? Do they deserve to burn and suffer, because the god they chose was wrong?

    I believe in being a good person, about taking care of people around me whether people that I care about, or strangers on the street, but I don't believe, pray to or worship any deity. If a day comes that I see for myself that all this religious stuff was real, I might regret not having bought into it, but right now it's the same feeling I have for having not invested in Microsoft when it first came out...

    Too bad.

    ...Sorry for the mostly rhetorical ramble.
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    So your last act before being hoovered up to heaven is sending your car careening towards the heathens? That's saintly.
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    Be sure to check your e-mail.
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      CommentAuthorCyman
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2008
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    I can't wait! Hopefully we can turn it into a peaceful kind of Ghandian Anarchy. Self governed awesomeness for smart people, and hatchetneck for idiots. (Hatchetneck: A syndrome developed among idiots involving their necks being smashed with hatchets)
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      CommentAuthorwilliac
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2008 edited
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    @orwellseyes - The part of me that remembers being raised Southern Baptist always thinks of people with that bumper sticker as too self-righteous for true salvation. They should read "In case of rapture, this car will be smote."
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    Once all the faithful Christians are gone I don’t really think the rest matters. An America with no Jesus freaks is about as good as it gets.
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2008 edited
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    How come I'm the only one worried about being peeled like a banana by giant insect demons? If there's a rapture, there's tribulation.
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      CommentAuthorSalgood Sam
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2008 edited
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    Just think of all the free shit we're going to score.
    Plus oil and food prices will plummet as demand drops and global warming will pretty much be solved at a stroke.
    It'll be regular heaven on Earth.
    Plus we'll get to laugh at all the televangelists that didn't make the cut.



    See? Feels too easy to me.

    We'll probably have to resolve those things the hard way, just like everything else. With a bat.

    Funny how that's the plot too so many books, including 'the end of suburbia'. :)
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      CommentAuthorLazarus99
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2008 edited
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    "...so all the God-Botherers are gone and are never coming back? Well, gee, guess I'll have a Coke..."

    I you are confused by the above statement, I suggest you go and rent Boondock Saints - one of the finest action movies out there (and kicks Punisher's arse...well, Billy Connolly's character does).
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    Dammit, I was just this week thinking of starting a post-rapture pet care business.
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      CommentAuthorCamyLuna
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2008
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    I don't think I'd trust any kind of heaven that doesn't let my dog in.
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2008
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    I don't think I'd trust any kind of heaven that'd let me in.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2008
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