AI: It’s the End of the World (Again)
This is it you guys! THE RAPTURE IS ON SATURDAY! Time to quit your jobs, buy some lead shoes or at the very least go to a rockin’ rapture party!
Now, if I have the story straight, all the good people are going to get sucked up into the sky and all the bad people are going to get left here on earth. And all this sky sucking is going to go down (or up) this Saturday.
Personally, I would much rather stick around with all the educated heathens here on good-ol’ planet earth then spend anything close to an eternity with a group of people who have nothing better to do than stand on the corner of Hollywood Blvd all day long holding signs.
One thing I will say about this end of times, not to be confused with next years 2012 end of times, is that the atheists and skeptics are being pretty gosh-darn good sports about it. Instead of spending too much time making fun of the ridiculousness of the May 21st claim or complaining about the silly billboards, it seems like almost everyone is throwing a party!
Groups are using what would just be another empty end of the world threat to try to have a little fun while simultaneously spreading ideals of critical thinking and skeptical activism.
Do you think it is better to set an example by having fun and publicizing skeptical events that coincide with end of the world predictions or should we quietly ignore them since a similar prophecy will inevitably come up again? Are we fueling the fire by adding to the rapture media attention or are we helping point out to others that this is just another day that you need not fear?
What are you doing this Saturday?