End of the World…Sunday will be embarrassing

I have gotten used to seeing fringe Christians groups say, do and believe some crazy stuff. This one is really sad to me, why can’t people appreciate the world, appreciate life? Why do Christians want to leave the planet so badly? I realize that “Christians” can hardly be classified by this minority group, but regardless of when you believe this “rapture” is going to come, there are so many Christians just waiting for the end of the world to come and their shuttle ride to heavenly places. I, too, used to be among them but, for the life of me, can’t remember what was so compelling about this idea.

Check out this link to one article about a specific family End of the World family in the news. So what are the kids going to think of mom, dad and religion on Sunday morning?

One thing has become a road block to believing in much of the Christian doctrine, it is so other worldly. I have come to see that I can’t really know with any certainty about absolutes of a metaphysical nature or supernatural realities. But if there is a God, I would think that he wouldn’t make the “necessary beliefs” so out of sync with the world that he made. Or maybe it isn’t about “right belief” to begin with, maybe the point of Christian teaching is living better now, enjoying and appreciating life now. I can’t know about all the “other worldly things, or “heavenly supernatural things,” but I can see how this world is structured and whatever God might be, I think that structure probably tells me more about God than the out of the world stuff I grew up with and believed for a long time.

I will be curious to see what excuse will be made up for Jesus standing these people up tomorrow? It will be interesting to be sure.

Well, its Sunday morning and everything is going just fine, no rapture, no one left-behind. Funny, these folks had so much press on Thursday and Friday, why is there no followup interviews?


A movie everyone should view!

Last night my wife and I went to see the movie I Am, which is a movie created by director Tom Shadyac, who is the creator of some of the funniest movies like Ace Ventura and Bruce Almighty. This movie travels beyond Tom’s normal genre into the realm of a documentary about life, meaning and two very important but not frequently asked questions:

  • What’s wrong with our world?
  • What can we do about it?

I have to say that I was blown away by this movie. It is a deeply profound and spiritual movie, but not only that. It is based upon real science and demonstrates that we are connected with each other and all living creatures at a deep deep level. If there is only one movie you see this year, this should be the one. This has the potential to change how we think about everything: ourselves, others, science, God and the world. I will see this movie again and I will purchase it when it becomes available on DVD.