I heard about it sometime last year. I read about it properly a few months ago. Either way, it did make me uncomfortable. O come on! Don’t tell me you did not pause for a moment, contemplating the rapture! Every cynic I know had an opinion about it.
Yes, I know, you are wondering, so what was my opinion? Frankly, I was freaking out. Not because of the heaven/hell concept, but the thought of everything not being the way I know it. I don’t handle change very well, and everything that threatens change, especially in the magnitude that the rapture drama took? I’d be lying if I said I was not somewhat cowering. Humans behave in very interesting ways when confronted by a situation they know little about, or worse, one that tends to threaten the perceived perfect balance they find themselves in. Yes,I said perceived. Trust me. There is no such thing as the perfect balance.
I move on. The reactions were varied. Some people cowered in churches. Others just cowered in their homes. Others decided to threaten the living daylights out of everyone else calling them immortal sinners. If you are among the ones who would rather laugh at a seemingly impossible yet quite possible scenario, you did the making jokes about the end of the world thing with me with me. Observe:
Yet mine were what you would call amateur jabs. Twitter was from hell! So yes. I am happy nothing raptured on 21st May 2011. No. I do not regret one bit of my life, the good the bad and the ugly. Those are my lessons. And most definitely yes. I suck majorly at handling change, whatever form it comes in.
Now, who reacted how and who cowered where? Is what I want to know. Don’t be shy. I promise I won’t tell 😀