Sunday, May 31, 2009

Faking The Rapture

Well, I didn't find this very funny, but rather a bit cruel. What do you think?

12 comments:

Alex said...

I think there was very bad acting from all involved, even the one who was supposedly pranked. The "rapture" is bad theology anyways (it's like what, 200 years old).

Pilgrimsarbour said...

Alex beat me to it. Bad theology is always cruel.

James Swan said...

I can't tell if the girl being "pranked" is faking. She could very well be.

Either way, it would be cruel to trick someone into thinking they've been "left behind," and I don't even ascribe to dispensational theology.

steve said...

I guess they need to hire Ashton Kutcher's team to make it more convincing.

Rhology said...

I disagree. I think that's pretty dang funny, and so does my (more sensitive than me) wife.

Nick said...

The only thing not funny here is the horrible acting of the 'victim'. Alex and others are right, she was faking it. The people 'left behind' were not in a panic, the 'victim' was not distressed at all.

The ONLY thing 'cruel' about this was the 5 min of my life I just wasted.

James Swan said...

"The ONLY thing 'cruel' about this was the 5 min of my life I just wasted."

You also wasted an extra 10-15 seconds to comment here. When I catch myself doing something that is "waste" I usually stop immediately, rather than prolong the agony by telling everyone how I feel.

Kepha said...

If it was real, then I think it was cruel.

Pilgrimsarbour said...

Hey James,

This is the only post of late where I felt I could satisfy my need to mouth off without worrying about getting too deep or looking too foolish. It's kind of refreshing, really. Tell me, did I succeed? :-)

That being said, having left dispensationalism far behind some 20 years ago, I credit the following works with weaning me off historic premillennialism:

End Times Fiction: A Biblical Consideration of the Left Behind Theology by Gary DeMar

The Last Days According to Jesus: When Did Jesus Say He Would Return? by R.C. Sproul

Before Jerusalem Fell: Dating the Book of Revelation by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.

James Swan said...

End Times Fiction: A Biblical Consideration of the Left Behind Theology by Gary DeMar

The Last Days According to Jesus: When Did Jesus Say He Would Return? by R.C. Sproul

Before Jerusalem Fell: Dating the Book of Revelation by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.


Yes, good books- I have the first two, and also a number of lectures by Dr. Gentry.

Sillie Lizzie said...

Another excellent book is "The End Times Made Simple" by Samuel Waldron.

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