(Description: Memo form saying, “Sorry. We tried to rapture you on ……….. But we were unsuccessful because you are: Animal / Heathen / Atheist / Scientist / Sinner / Other. We will attempt another rapture on …….”)
I’m not surprised that I wasn’t raptured. I tick four of the boxes.
Sadly, the man responsible for spreading fear among the credulous has resurfaced, and declared that it really will happen, on 21 October.
There are some sad stories about people who have spent all their life savings following this wretched man’s teaching. I am torn between sympathy for them, and a certain amount of, well, irritation and annoyance that they would be so careless with themselves, and with their trust. Scepticism for the sake of scepticism seems a hollow strategy, but so does simply trusting anyone who comes by with some clever schtick.
Whatever. Given Camping’s spectacular failure to get it right on May 21, perhaps his followers won’t be so foolish next time around.
Many thanks to Julie Fairey for pointing me to the memo.