Well today is 6/6/6. It seems I missed the rapture and you did too. All I can say is, â€œA-boo-ga-boo-ga-boo-ga.â€
Much of the spiritual baggage I carry around from my childhood revolves around over emphasis of the â€œEnd Times.â€ Believe it or not, I never expected to make it to adulthood. The idea of planning for education or a career seemed pointless. Fortunately for me fate smiled on my lack of planning. Things just managed to work out.
But I worry when I see this kind of pseudo theology being inflicted on another generation. There is this nut in Colorado that holds a Hell House every year. Basically it is a dramatic reenactment of the sins that *really* tick God off. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell_house I thought this guy was out of his mind when I first heard about him in New Mexico. Now my *parents* attend his church (he moved to Colorado). My nephew is being exposed to this crap on a weekly basis.
How are kids suppose to develop a healthy image of God as loving father if our primary mode of evangelism is fear? I say â€œourâ€, but that is not fair. I no longer consider myself evangelical. The mainline denominations have their problems too, but at least, from my perspective, they do not do damage with spiritual abuse.
Anywayâ€¦I am ranting yet againâ€¦sorry you missed the raptureâ€¦I am going out to get my Mark of the Beastâ€¦I need to buy a cup of coffee.