It’s the end of the world as we know it… or not.

This “end of the world” nonsense is getting ridiculous.

I don’t know what it is. I know that people aren’t dumb enough to actually believe that the world is ending, and yet, everyone is talking about it. Everyone is seizing any possible opportunity to make a reference to it. I see lots of Facebook statuses alluding to it, and at this current moment in time, the phrases/words “#endoftheworldconfessions,” “myraptureplaylist,” “Y2K” and “REM” are trending. REM of course refers to the band whose lyrics I stole for this blog title.

First of all — and I don’t even know why I am attempting to clarify such retarded thoughts to begin with — but today is not even the predicted doomsday. For reference, the prediction, made by Christian radio host Harold Camping, called for a “Rapture” to take place on May 21, 2011, where God will physically take people and bring them up to Heaven. And THEN, according to Camping,  Doomsday will occur five months later on October 21. The word ”rapture’ literally means “the carrying of a person to another place or sphere of existence.”

I don’t know why people actually listened to this guy. Maybe it’s because he is 80 years old. When 80+ year olds speak, one tends to listen out of the respect for elders. Although, I’m actually glad he’s that old. The older you get, the more senile you are permitted to become. And once you hit 80, you can say whatever the fuck you want. If you’ve lived that long, you’ve earned the right. If a 30 or 40-year-old man was the one making the prediction, I would be EXTREMELY concerned for their mental health.

So, yeah, anyone making a Y2K or doomsday reference today is not only retarded because they bought into this bullshit, but they are also retarded for citing the bullshit inaccurately. They manage to be retarded twice.

I was watching TV last night, and the news was actually covering the potential Rapture. The news.

Presently, the Middle East is being torn apart by chaos. Revolutions, uprisings, civil wars and death is occurring in mass rates. It’s arguably the most fucked up situation that there has ever been in one region in the history of the world. Also, our nation is trillions of dollars in debt. The economy is still in the shitter, and high percentages of people remain unemployed. And yet… the news is wasting time talking about… the Rapture. A fictional event. It’s startling.

You know what I think? I think that people who sincerely believe in all this end of the world bullshit should be allowed to die today. Y2K should occur for them, and only them. I can’t imagine how any one who believes in such a fairy tale could possibly be an asset towards society in any way. It would be a prime example of Darwin’s theory of natural selection.

Again, I know (at least I hope) that 99% of the people who are joyously discussing the Rapture don’t actually believe in it. They don’t actually believe that the hand of God will reach down from the Heavens and extract people from our planet. People are just discussing it because, well, it’s something else to talk about other than normal shitty things that they like to talk about. Things like: how much they hate their life, their job, why they hate being single, why some girl is mad at her friend for going behind her back and sucking some guy’s dick that she liked, things like that.

I suppose I can remotely understand that (the distraction that the Rapture presents… not the dick sucking.) But I think the infatuation has gone a little too far. I’m all for thinking outside the box, but is there not a way that people can harness their thought process away fictional events and more towards some type of productive goa?. You know, like something that will actually benefit our world?

If people can unite for stupid shit like this, why can’t we unite for something that can have a positive effect on our planet? Like… fighting global warming, or helping out less fortunate people, things like that. Why couldn’t some Christian radio host make a prediction that on May 21, 2011, everyone will donate $10 to charity? Do you think people would have actually taken credence to that prediction? I laugh at the thought.

That’s another thing. Some other senile radio host is going to see what transpired, and make some dumbass prediction of his own. Then another one will. Then another one, until next thing you know, we’re going to have 365 Y2K’s a year.

It just angers me that stupid things like this can pick up so much steam and become a nationwide trend. It’s the same reason why shit like Rebecca Black and Katy Perry become popular. It all really alludes to one thing. People are idiots. That’s really the one thing I’ve learned since the explosion of Twitter and Facebook.

If the Rapture is garnering so much news coverage, then what happens tomorrow when…. nothing happens? Can the top news headline of the day be… “RAPTURE DOESN’T OCCUR… EVERYONE IS AN IDIOT”? No, of course it won’t, because the news will just ignore the entire thing and move on to some other stupid topic, and people will find other absurd topics to occupy their time with.

Hey, if the Rapture does indeed occur, and Doomsday is in fact on the way, I’ll be the first person to admit I’m wrong. You can all come up to me in Hell, point a finger at me, and say “Ha Ha!” I’ll welcome it. But, until then, I’m just going to go about my day as usual and leave the idiocy for everyone else.


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