Friday, March 28, 2008

The Party's Over

Guy runs a religious shrine across the street, just loaded with statues. It fulfills its purpose for many people who want to pause for a few minutes of reflection and prayer, even in the wee small hours of the morning as they leave work. For that alone, it deserves praise.

Couple of days ago, he let us in on a secret which I feel obliged to pass along to the faithful readers of this blog: The world will come to an end in October. When you see Jesus going across the sky on a big white horse, carrying a banner which says “Hallelujah!” just remember you heard it here first.

October is the second time around; some religious author back in, perhaps, 1988 said we don’t know the day nor the hour, but the Bible doesn’t say we can’t figure out the month and the year. So he said he’d be surprised if we saw October 1 of that year. Just for the record, he was surprised and said he’d have to check his calculations again.

The Mayan calendar ends in 2012. I think they just ran out of space on their big calendar stone, but others think they have a handle on the whole business and we should pay attention to it. Right about that time, coincidence or not, there is some big asteroid that’s supposed to cut it closer than Sal “the Barber” Maglie. For those who don’t remember 40’s and 50’s baseball, Sal got his nickname for pitching inside so close to the batters that he, figuratively, “shaved” them with the baseball.

The signs are ripe – as they have been before and will be again.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

On a more positive note, my passport expires in 2012......this tidbit shall save me time standing in line for a renewal.CJV

March 30, 2008 5:32 PM  

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