Watching scenes from people picketing and proselytizing and the ancient minister who claims that only he knows that the end of the world will be today at 6 pm (well, at least I will be home from work by then, nice to end it all with a glass of wine in hand) and I had two thoughts - one, that it is such a drag to be a person who believes in God and have to have this whole fringe element making your own faith sound foolish which is annoying beyond words.
The second thought was how I wish some documentary filmmaker was following these people around and not just filming their yelling and freaking out but seriously asking - so if you really do believe that you have one day left - what are you doing with it? Hanging with friends? Converting strangers to your brand of lunacy? Eating tunafish sandwiches because it is your fave and on the off chance they won't have tunafish in heaven, you better get some now. Seriously, we always hear people say you should live like today is the only day you have left - and we never do because real days are full of such mundane but necessary things like mending buttons and working and grocery shopping and teacher/parent conferences and bill paying. So it would be interesting to see what true believers really do on this last day of their lives (and what a cool documentary this would make). My daughter tells me there are people trying to form looting after the apocalypse groups - I am astonished that anyone would advertise their criminal activities or even plans thereof (Jerry Springer, your people are waiting for you out there somewhere) but also - that implies they believe this too - and believe they will not rise up in the Rapture. So - do you really need to loot that flatscreen for Hell? Just wondering.
Personally, if it is your last day, those of you who believe - may you hug your children, eat strawberries, make love to your beloved, and try to be kind all day, lay yourself down on the green grass and look up at the clouds and thank God for making this day, this beautiful beautiful day.