Are You Ready for a Rapturous Good Time?

In case you hadn’t heard, apparently the world is coming to an end (again) on Saturday 21st May, which, as at time of writing, is only hours away for me.  I am not sure exactly what time the world is supposed to end but I sure hope it’s not till late at night, say, after 10.30pm AEST, because one of my favourite episodes of White Collar (the one where Neal and Peter switch roles – seriously epic in how much fun it was) is scheduled to be on the air in Sydney at 9.30pm and I would like to be around to watch that again before I die.  If not, well, at least I have seen it before, and I feel bad for those who have not seen the Season 2 finale because it was a really good one.  Is that why all the shows have their season finales in the US this week?

I have another question…which timezone is the end of the world supposed to happen?  Because, New Zealand is two hours ahead of me so if the world is ending in their timezone, then that means I actually have two hours less, but if it based on Pacific time, then I guess I have an extra 17 hours, in which case, I might even get to the SCG to watch some of the Swans game against the Hawks on Sunday…

The Rapture is a biblical reference that on this date, Christians who have passed shall rise again to meet Christ to be joined by those who are alive; in other words, a sort of lead-in event to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.  There have been many predictions by various people over the centuries as to when exactly the Rapture is supposed to happen.  In fact, the man who predicted tomorrow’s date, a radio evangelist, had previously predicted this date to be September 6, 1994.  I am so glad he was wrong…so that the modern world still had time to fret over the “other” end of the world that never happened – Y2K.

Apocalyptic prophesies aside, if you KNEW the end of the world was coming, how would you spend your remaining hours/days/weeks on earth?  It is a depressing question and concept to consider but in all seriousness, something which many face everyday – a little like The Bucket List?  Would you change your life or would it stay the same?  Whether you are a Christian or not, I believe the only thing we can do in life is to be the best person we can be, do the best we can do and live with no regrets.  Sounds easier said than done, right?  Let’s hope it is not too late for me to start following my own advice!

So I shall keep this post short so that you can all go and make any last-minute arrangements, should you wish to, and I will go and finish the last few episodes of my Dexter Season 3 marathon so I know how it ends 🙂

Yesterday is history

Tomorrow is a mystery

Today is a gift

That’s why it’s called the present

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One thought on “Are You Ready for a Rapturous Good Time?

  1. Laura Vivoni

    I’m glad the world didn’t end. This time around I didn’t believe it for a second. It’s been said so many times over. It gets old after a while. I found out about this one day while I was heading to the mall, and when I saw that there were mentioning this radio station I just figured it was just all a publicity stunt. I guess it worked. The guy and the radio got a lot of publicity over this. But that’s about it.

    I would never want to know when the end of the world is going to be, if it ever is going to happen, just like I wouldn’t want to know when I’m going to die. It is just one of those things I’m better off not knowing.

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