If you didn’t hear about The Rapture….you had to be living under a rock (or in total seclusion which means you are NOT reading this)! With all the hoopla leading up to and surrounding the May 21st “End Of The World” date there were many things to contemplate……IF you believed.
Well, I wasn’t too worried…cause lets face it I was gonna be here til October no matter what….but I was happy to hear my daughter (going to catholic school) wasn’t scared out of her mind about it all. I am thankful she didn’t ask me if I thought I’d be taken, or staying, she thinks we’re a package deal…lol! But, in an odd way, driving home from school everyday and seeing the house with the signs and radio information in the front yard along with the car wrapped in “dooms day” jargon gave us ample time (like a year or so) to prepare her……and ourselves. I really thought she was going to bring it up….but she didn’t – so I left it alone.
What I found out later over dinner Saturday night, thankfully, was that Father Carrier had handled this for me (us) in class….telling all of the kids that they should give the believers of the May 21st doomsday some room….until next weekend maybe, because they will be embarrassed. He clarified for them that NOBODY knows when the end of the world, and/or Jesus, will come, it will happen when you least expect it, so you shouldn’t worry. I am so thankful and happy to report his talk worked…and she was calm about it all…highly unusual for my nervous nelly…..Thank you Father:)
So, instead of worrying about consoling her, I should have been composing my letter to Harold Camping, the man who (for the 2nd or maybe 3rd time) made the incorrect prediction….and (made $$$ and) wasted MILLIONS of dollars while spreading nothing but FEAR! No worries, my note is in draft form now, but what I would like to say, since I survived and am still here, is that we wasted a lot of time, energy and money…….and I have an idea going forward.
How about your taking just HALF the time, energy and MONEY spent on FEAR mongering, and putting it towards Casa Valentina or Jimmy Wayne’s Meet Me Half Way Project – educating the country while helping kids aging out of foster care…since in REALITY it is the equivilent of Judgement day….as they are left, thrown out, without care, support, or a place to live….tormenting them! And what a coincidence, there are probably about 144,000 of them…a year, so we can even use your number….of those to be “saved”.
But, if these don’t suit you, there are countless others, AdoptUSkids, Dave Thomas Foundation, CASA, the list goes on and on…..of people helping kids! Choose one, two, or 20….whatever works for you!
Obviously, the money and time could be spent to bring a better life and joy to these innocent kids…..maybe a home, an education, a loving family…being a GODLY man Mr. Camping, I have to believe you see that this makes sense and good use of your time and money. I am not casting aspersions…..we are all entitled to our beliefs…I am Catholic and have my owns issues! However, I draw the line at fear mongering. I’m just stating the facts about how much good could come from all the money, time and energy!
Imagine the BILLBOARDS bringing awareness, the RADIO adds spreading the message, the FUNDING bringing homes, life training, and college educations, the RECRUITMENT of forever families and the SMILES on the kids faces and the LOVE in their hearts. Imagine the amount of love you peronally would bring to this world.
So, I survived The Rapture 2011 (tshirts coming soon)…and I am hoping you do the right thing…because its ALL about the kids! God’s innocent children. You won’t be alone Harold, I am here to help YOU….serve!
Survive the rapture? Surprised your still here? Did you attend a rapture party? Do anything different that day? Prepare to leave, or be left behind? Did your kids have questions? Your thoughts about the whole thing?!