The “Rapture”, predicted for May 21, 2011, failed to occur, naturally, and so it gives us yet another opportunity to examine the collective insanity that attends such delusions.

There are those, relatively few, human beings who choose for themselves to do the hard work of taking complete self-responsibility for, and exercising conscious discernment in, their lives. But huge numbers of religious people abdicate their self-responsibility to an outside, imaginary, authoritarian source.

And it’s ironic that these individuals don’t understand that they are still the actual authority, not the gods they choose. For who indeed chooses one god, one religion, or one belief system over another? Who is the one that says, “This is the true god, the true religion, etc.”? After all, there are a whole bunch of “one true” religions and gods out there to choose from. So, who then is the authority? Obviously the one who chooses, who decides, who authorizes one deity, belief, etc., over another.

True believers obviously fail to recognize this irony. In fact, it would probably be highly disturbing to any who should contemplate that it really is they who are “playing God”.

A Faulty Premise

Every major religion rests on the completely irrational, inadmissible premise that “what this book says is true…because this book says it’s true.” Of course such a goofy premise, such evidence is completely inadmissible in kindergarten, let alone a court of law.

And the religions have their followers perform inherently meaningless, equally illogical, rituals, prayers, etc., also created by men who have elevated themselves to roles of divinity and even infallibility.  The faithful mindlessly and proudly perform such without recognizing the underlying threat of punishment and pain, or the state of fear that it produces in their consciousness. It’s no surprise then that many such easily manipulated people will follow some self-appointed “messenger of God” when he tells them to sell everything and get ready to ride up to heaven with their Lord, etc.

The Personal Relationship Crowd

Then there are all those folks who claim to have a “personal relationship with Jesus Christ”. Apart from the fact that there is no credible record that any human being named “Jesus Christ” ever existed, anyone who claims to have a “personal relationship” with someone who supposedly died 2,000 years ago has serious mental problems. At the very least they bear the burden of proof to substantiate their claims.

But taking these claims of a “personal relationship with Jesus Christ” at face value, didn’t any of Jesus’ friends bother to discuss this “Rapture” with him, even once? Certainly, among the millions of close friends that JC is said to have, it must have come up in conversation, been answered by him in response to all of the prayers people fearfully direct his way, etc. Yet not even one of the faithful bothered to check it out?

A Second Chance to Get It Right

Now that the highly confused preacher has given a new date for the end of the world, perhaps all those who have this personal relationship with JC will get about discussing it with him…and telling us what he has to say, of course. Don’t be shy, I’m sure JC won’t mind being asked for his take on all this, even a billion times if necessary. And we know that all of the answers will coincide, exactly, naturally.

Gloat Ye Not

To all of the religious people who feel superior to their ignorant, fearful, superstitious, fundamentalist brethren who’ve ignorantly followed a fabricated, and obviously misleading proclamation about the Rapture, you’re not much farther up the food chain than they. After all, you essentially believe in the same utter nonsense. It’s just that you’re more enlightened, or chosen, or whatever, and you’re just as sure that the “real” script will play out according to whatever version of the fairy tale you believe in.

And to those who consider themselves more sophisticated and who embrace politics instead, or as a part, of their true religion, you’re every bit as much in the dark as are the primitive cult worshippers who fearfully awaited their savior’s return to pluck them off this terrible planet. For do you not put your faith in the same predictable, recycled lies and deceit at every turn, in every political campaign and election? Do you not puff yourselves up with false hopes that “this time it will be different, for this is the candidate who will…save us from the mess” that all the other political saviors have created for us and with our willing assistance?

Are you any less gullible and pathetic for falling for the same kind of rapture with even greater regularity and predictability?

A True Prophet

So is it really any wonder at all that so few people recognize a true prophet when he appears? As his long foretold warnings about the disasters that would be caused by human irresponsibility begin to manifest with increasing frequency and intensity, will we finally realize that surrendering our personal responsibility to the plagues of politics and religion has exacted a terrible toll that no so-called saviors can ever…lift us out of?

The Ruptured Rapture indeed.



10 comments on “The Ruptured Rapture: Why the Majority of People Shouldn’t Gloat

  • Very well written Michael, I was waiting for you to post something on this, I knew you had to say something, so glad you did! Looks like the same linear thinking that I go with my friend. With the world’s eyes upon them, embarrassment for these people tends to provide more of an impact than having protestors picketing their church, calling them up and harassing them, etc… It’s hard for these people to save face when they hide behind masks.

    Wisdom comes through knowledge, not faith.

    Thanks for all that you do Michael, I do my part and will continue to do so.


  • And so two people who survived the Joplin city tornado say they were blessed and the good lord saved them…what about the people who lost their lives…were they not blessed and the good lord killed them?

  • Speaking of pomp and circumstance, I thought it was wonderful that Obama continued giving his speech during the “God Save the Queen” anthem while he was in London recently. Was he trying to tell her something? LOL
    So does the queen actually believe that god is going to save her? Thankfully they don’t make school children sing that stupid song anymore (like when I was a kid).

  • LOL, great post, not sure if it was meant to be funny but the most entertaining part of your blog is when you discussed those that have “relationships with god/jc”. I hear it plenty of times and have said to myself, “really, you talk to him and he responds?”. I’m still in disbelief as to how people can buy into religion, literally. Meier doesn’t consider himself the second coming of jc because he knows that incarnations have different personalities. There are tons of false prophets claiming to be from god, or of god and yet they have no proofs to back the claim. the religious that “warn” others of people using jc’s name, are hypocrites themselves. Well we can only provide info about the true teachings, it’s just up to the ignorant to learn it or be stuck into their religious ways. just for giggles, i’m not sure but Harold Campings new rapture date is Oct. 21st, 2011, due to miscalculations that he discovered on Sunday May 22nd, 2011, LOL.

  • “After all, there are a whole bunch of “one true” religions and gods out there to choose from. So, who then is the authority? Obviously the one who chooses, who decides…”

    This belongs on a bumper sticker or t-shirt.

  • Being of middle eastern descent, I see this nonsensical thinking almost on a weekly basis. I have shown my relatives obvious contradictions within the bible, ones that they were aware of but still they choose to follow this fasle teaching without question, I believe the hebrew word is Goyim. It’s mind boggling!!!! I have noticed that the younger people and when I say younger, I mean between the ages of 12 – 17 are more receptive to the idea that there is definately something wrong here.

  • The Christians as well as other religious people need to learn that it is impossible to have a relationship with a dead person. When a person you have a relationship with dies, they no longer have a relationship with that person. The only the person that has left from the deceased person is the memories they had a created together when the deceased person was still living.

    The Christians and other religious people need to understand that the same person don’t live twice and this “Rapture” never happened, never has, and never will happen. They need to grow up.

  • good article and so true.but i still wonder will our otherworldly bothers/sisters be given orders to pick up a few of us under a worse case senerio.just to save at least a few of us that the universial leadership feel are of right mind and intent.

  • I had the utmost respect for Billy, and the fly, until you came to the topic of Jesus, and how those that do not know the truth ,that I give to you, because this is true, there is absolutely nothing in the Bible that substantiate rapture! fools inncluding so called pasters, father’s, what ever you wish to call them have been blind by the true word, and for 6000 years or so have given or spoken their interpretations, and have
    taken it all out of context, they have even made movies to decieve the public, all
    you need is a mathematical brain that takes you to the conclusive truth that Christians have been mislead by false interpretations, I.e, Mathew 24-29 which is most comenly used for the basis of a coming rapture, where in fact, mathematicaly, it is in fact it translates to Jesus birth and death.
    For those who would like to satisfy their own curiosity, you can find out more. at white horse. com

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