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pcNielsen

"I have come to apply that same approach to the beliefs of other groups, as well"

Why is this so difficult for some people (read, mainly, some media types) to figure this out?

Oh wait, I suppose it's on account of their unbiased bias, figuring someone outside of the actual belief system will be more unbiased.

Of course, seems sadly there are a number of brothers and sisters in Christ who might not rep the faith very well too . . .

Celeste

I find all this 2012 doom-and-gloom funny.

For more than 30 years now, my friend and I have been planning a party for December 21, 2012. We had heard about the "doomsday prophecy" years ago. We decided that the best response was a big wingding wherever we were. Our "Apocalypse Party." It gave us something to look forward to and to plan for. A 30-year running joke.

If nothing happens, it's still a great excuse for a party.

If the world ends, then we will meet it with all the folks we love best.

How can you lose?

The oddest part of the whole thing was that for years now, folks have been laughing at me for having this party noted in my day planner. I mean, who keeps track of a date more than 25 years away? But now, so close to the event, it's so strange to see everybody jumping. It's going to be another Y2K -- a non-event.

It seems such a shame. I guess we will just have to start planning for our "Welcome Back Halley's Comet" party now.

Doomsdays are such great excuses to celebrate.

e.

"We decided that the best response was a big wingding wherever we were. Our 'Apocalypse Party'."

In other words, you and your friend will end up like those folks in the movie, Independence Day, who likewise held a party in order to welcome the invading aliens -- and we all know what happened to them!

Celeste

LOL. Nope, e. It's just an excuse to celebrate a bit more elaborately than usual. It could just have easily been, "It's Tuesday. Let's throw a party."

Besides, we are believers. It doesn't matter if Armageddon comes or not. We walk with Christ. If God wants us here, we will be here despite any oncoming disaster. If he doesn't, we won't be. It could be the most pleasant day on record. It doesn't matter. If God calls us, it's time to leave the building.

The bottom line is that God is bigger than any natural or supernatural disaster. So, we prepare sensibly for whatever may be coming, refuse to worry about it, and party anyway.

So, my next memorable excuse for a big wingding will be the return of Halley's comet in 2061. If at Halley's return you're still walking the earth in your skin, meet me at my friend's place in Fairbanks.

e.

"God is bigger than any natural or supernatural disaster. So, we prepare sensibly for whatever may be coming, refuse to worry about it, and *party anyway*."

I have got to put that on a bumper sticker!


"If at Halley's return you're still walking the earth in your skin, meet me at my friend's place in Fairbanks."

Do we really have to wait 'till then! ;^)

Like Bill & Ted said, "Party on!"

Celeste

Hah! Of course not! You don't have to wait for the comet to come back. (At my age, it's more than likely that the only way I will get to the party is if God lets me visit in spirit...but hope springs eternal...)

Like I said, Tuesday's coming. Have a party.

By the way, thanks, e. I feel like I've finally arrived. I've said something witty enough to put on my bumper.

Let my 15 minutes of fame commence!!

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