Obviously, we should be blogging furiously in the remaining day. On the other hand, there’s other stuff I really want to do while I can, like learn Arabic and change the oil in my car, so I will have to be brief. Here are some useful updates of the sort for which you naturally turn to the RBC.
(1) It’s at noon. God’s time, of course, rolling around the earth starting at the date line; don’t get mixed up with daylight savings time, you’ll waste an hour waiting.
(2) Camping was on TV today explaining that we should expect an earthquake that would open all the graves so everyone could get out and be dealt with. He didn’t say anything about people who were cremated, and will obviously need their bodies back somehow, so an especially interesting place to watch might be a columbarium full of urns. Look out for flying shards.
(3) Be aware that everyone not raised to heaven will go through the days of awe and tumult, indeed the rest of what would be their natural lives, under the illusion that life is going on as before and nothing has happened. Something like the flashy thing in Men in Black, I expect. So if it’s Sunday and you think the prophecy was not fulfilled, be advised that it indeed was, and everything from that point is imaginary, a perfect but unreal replication of what we have come to know as real life. Including ersatz instances of the people you know who were raptured. All the exciting stuff in Revelation will be going on in the real world, but you will be missing it. Or not realize it’s happening to the real you…it’s complicated…if you want to know how it works, I think you take the first, second, third, fifth words in a Fibonacci sequence, from Isaiah and Revelation 4-7, and then divide by something. If you can get to a turntable, play the Tuba Mirum from Mozart’s requiem backwards.
Or just shine your shoes and put on a clean shirt Saturday, and don’t worry about it.
(4) Yes, your illusionary self will have to pay the mortgage and wash the dishes. This is the end of days, not some kind of holiday. Be serious.
(5) It will be a good time to spend with friends and associates. I hope you enjoy it as much as these folks.
[update 20/V] I was mistaken about noon time; apparently it’s 6PM local standard time, which is 7PM EDT. This actually sheds serious theological doubt on the whole prediction: a just God would not bring the world to an end right before the first pitch at Fenway when we will be only a half-game behind New York. We have been misled by a false prophet. You are now free to move about the internet, and you can put off doing the laundry until Sunday.