So, has the rapture happened? Is it safe to come out now? Anyone had any luck looting the possessions left behind by the faithful? I live directly below a Reverend in the Church of England; I might pop up later and see if she had a decent flatscreen.
Alternatively, in the unlikely event that God’s chosen people haven’t been lifted up to Heaven over the weekend, how are the faithful rationalising things this time? Have the calculations which couldn’t possibly be wrong turned out to be wrong? Or was it one of those infallible prophecies that was fulfilled spiritually, but not physically? I think a few end-of-days cults have pulled that one off before, convincing themselves that they’ve been proved right by the way that absolutely nothing happened.
I’m not inclined to give any deep analysis of this one. Just remember that what drove all this lunacy – in which people died, remember – was that some guy read the Bible, and had a sincere faith in the conclusions he drew from it. If that’s something which can also be said about you, don’t be too hasty to call him a nut just because his evidence-free conclusion was different from yours.
Well, anyway. I guess it’s back to normal for the rest of us.