• Blog Stats

    • 188,595 hits
  • My Old Posts

  • Pages

  • RSS Unknown Feed

    • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.
  • RSS Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project

    • Acknowledgments November 30, 2017
      This report was produced by Pew Research Center as part of the Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures project, which analyzes religious change and its impact on societies around the world. Funding for the Global Religious Futures project comes from The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John Templeton Foundation. This report is a collaborative effort based on […] […]
      Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project
    • The Growth of Germany’s Muslim Population November 29, 2017
      Immigration has been a major factor in the growth of Germany’s Muslim population. But, even if there is no more immigration, Muslims will continue to increase as a share of Germany’s population in future decades.
      Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project
    • Europas wachsende muslimische Bevölkerung November 29, 2017
      Prognosen zufolge wird der muslimische Anteil an der europäischen Bevölkerung zunehmen –  selbst ohne zukünftige Migration Europa hat in den vergangenen Jahren Rekordzahlen an Asylsuchenden verzeichnet, die vor Konflikten in Syrien und anderen vorwiegend muslimischen Ländern geflohen sind. Diese Welle an muslimischen Migranten hat in zahlreichen Ländern einw […]
      Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project
    • Croissance de la population musulmane en Europe November 29, 2017
      Les projections prévoient une augmentation du pourcentage de musulmans dans la population européenne, même sans migrations ultérieures. Ces dernières années, l’Europe a connu un afflux record de demandeurs d’asile fuyant les conflits que connaissent la Syrie et d’autres pays à majorité musulmane. Cette vague de migrants musulmans a suscité dans de nombreux p […]
      Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project
    • Appendix A: Methodology November 29, 2017
      The estimates and projections in this report build upon and update data from the April 2015 Pew Research Center report, “The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050.” Soon after the release of that report, a large influx of migrants entered Europe seeking refugee status. This report includes estimates of how Europe’s Muslim popula […]
      Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project
    • Europe’s Growing Muslim Population November 29, 2017
      Even with no new migration, Muslims are projected to increase as a share of Europe's population.
      Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project
    • Methodology November 8, 2017
      This report brings together analysis of survey and demographic data from various previously published Pew Research Center reports. It also includes new analysis of the religious beliefs and practices of Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia and historical data on the distribution of Orthodox Christians, Catholics and Protestants around the world. Attitudinal data […]
      Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project
    • Acknowledgments November 8, 2017
      This report was produced by Pew Research Center as part of the Pew-Templeton Global Religious Future project, which analyzes religious change and its impact on societies around the world. Funding for the Global Religious Futures project comes from The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John Templeton Foundation. This report is a collaborative effort based on […] […]
      Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project
    • 4. Orthodox take socially conservative views on gender issues, homosexuality November 8, 2017
      On environmentalism and homosexuality, Orthodox Christians are largely united in their views. Most Eastern Orthodox Christians – whose spiritual leader, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, has been called the “Green Patriarch” – favor environmental protection, even at the expense of economic growth. And the vast majority of Orthodox Christians say homosexualit […]
      Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project
    • 3. Orthodox Christians support key church policies, are lukewarm toward reconciling with Roman Catholic Church November 8, 2017
      A host of disputes – ranging from theological to political – have divided Orthodoxy from Catholicism for nearly 1,000 years. But while some leaders on both sides have tried to resolve them, fewer than four-in-ten Orthodox Christians in the vast majority of countries surveyed say they favor their church reconciling with the Roman Catholic Church. […]
      Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project
  • Bloglisting.net - The internets fastest growing blog directory
  • Directory of Opinion Blogs
  • Get great free widgets at Widgetbox!

  • RSS PZ Meyer’s Blog

    • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

Alleluia… The Rapture is Here (Or Not)

Yesterday California erupted in massive wildfires. A Presbyterian Church in Malibu was totally destroyed. I figured the faithful would be in “rapture” about the rapture appearing to come true. They have been saying for years that the Lord will come and take the faithful up to Heaven and leave the rest of us behind. Instead of that reaction, i heard the Pastor come out and wonder if the Church had adequate Insurance Protection. I thought to myself, THAT’S the first reaction these “people of God” thought? Who needs Insurance if you are going to be taken up to Heaven by God? Nor do I see, hoards of the faithful flocking to the burnt out church exulting in the “sign” that God had designed to send to them to tell them he was about to return, (God. or Jesus … wait. isn’t Jesus God?).

There is an obvious explanation for the reasoned reaction to the burning down of the Church. THE RAPTURE IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. Nor does anyone actually believe that it will otherwise why is no-one even claiming that it is about to happen?

Advertisements

4 Responses

  1. Little could be more hypocritical then insuring a church…?!?

    I always thought if Jesus did come back to Earth (ok, let’s assume he did before), who the hell would believe the guy? Everyone would claim that he is an imposter.

    If anything, that’s kind of reassuring.

  2. Sadly, there are people out there who claim to Jesus and they even have quite a following. There is one born every minute ( a fool that is).

    There is even a list of Wikipedia of people who claim to be Jesus.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_who_have_claimed_to_be_Jesus

  3. Wow….. im missing how a wildfire in california is a sign of the rapture?And it would really help your case if you would actually read a bible before you go and make claims about its falsehoods, I mean really, how is insuring a church hypocritical? Wouldnt that also make a christian family having life insurance hypocritical? or George Bush having a National defence plan hypocritical? And now onto the comments. You seem to miss the fact that when Jesus comes backit wont matter if you dont believe him, he came the first time (YES!he did) and he was called a blashpemer and an imposter and eventually was killed. However in the second coming there wont be any Jesus coming down to earth, there will be people who belive in God going to heaven and people who dont being cast into the lake of fire.

    And just to adress the whole (God. or Jesus … wait. isn’t Jesus God?).
    yes Jesus is God but Jesus is also Jesus, allow me to explain this real quick. Look at a triangle, when you look at a line in a triangle you dont say look at that line.. or is it a triangle.. wait isnt that line part of the triangle? So look Jesus+God+Holy Spirit=Trinity.David

  4. I have left a few comments on youtube offering to exchange contracts with any rapturist to the effect that if the rapture doesn’t happen by the 1st January 2013, I get his/her house, and if it does happen, he/she gets mine, or a nominated atheist/muslim/buddist/etc friend. I haven’t been inundated with offers.
    May I thank Whiteman for clearing up that whole trinity thing, which I’m sure has been puzzling a lot of people. It takes a lot of ingenuity and self-delusion to think up an explaination like that.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: