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Sun Mar 6, 2022, 11:59 AM

14. Christians have been making that claim ever since the original Easter.

All that had to happen is one nation had to throw a rock at the other. Fear sells salvation.

I have to admit, though, that even if my personal outcome would not be very good, I would feel honored to be able to witness the rapture.

It brings to mind a personal anecdote:

My uncle was a very dedicated alcoholic back in the 40s. He would go on binges that lasted for weeks, he was a celebrity for his drinking prowess. He was a very kind and generous man, but he was living inside a whiskey bottle. It seems that he was at some local juke joint, plying his art when he passed out. It was the wee hours of the morning and his drunken buddies drove him to the local cemetery, and laid him out on a grave and then backed off, continuing to drink, to watch. They claimed that as the sun began to rise he stirred a little then sat up. He was quoted as saying, "Well Ill be damned, it is the rapture and I am the only one who has rize." The story made the rounds for years.

To his credit, a few years later, he abandoned alcohol completely, and became a well respected member of his community.

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LineReply Christians have been making that claim ever since the original Easter.
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