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What if the rapture actually happened?!?! (Original Post) Soph0571 Dec 2019 OP
Perfect! PJMcK Dec 2019 #1
The extraterrestrials are standing by for rethuglicon abductions. democratisphere Dec 2019 #2
Very amusing. Collimator Dec 2019 #3
Funny, you'd think that getting satisfaction from imagining people in Hell... Girard442 Dec 2019 #8
Hypocrites, one and all. Ferrets are Cool Dec 2019 #11
They're too stupid to realize that Aquaria Dec 2019 #15
Maybe the rapture has already happened; and they are still here with us. keithbvadu2 Dec 2019 #4
The rapture has happened... sanatanadharma Dec 2019 #5
I'm pretty sure it was only dogs and cats that got in. iscooterliberally Dec 2019 #21
Then the Dems would be free to do all the things Jesus would have wanted. CaptYossarian Dec 2019 #6
All of the things? Aquaria Dec 2019 #17
That was the culture 2000 years ago. People evolving is more than walking upright. CaptYossarian Dec 2019 #20
That doesn't change Aquaria Dec 2019 #23
You can't change the past. CaptYossarian Dec 2019 #24
Help me out here... jmowreader Dec 2019 #7
Two questions: Aquaria Dec 2019 #18
You've read the description of Hell in Dante's Inferno, correct? jmowreader Dec 2019 #22
144,000 get to go to Heaven Maggiemayhem Dec 2019 #9
Then I'd be relieved. malthaussen Dec 2019 #10
Clearly inaccurate durablend Dec 2019 #12
They're a perfect fit Aquaria Dec 2019 #19
Brilliant! softydog88 Dec 2019 #13
It happened at the beginning of 1981 Celerity Dec 2019 #14
Can ya leave me behind... heckles65 Dec 2019 #16

Collimator

(1,638 posts)
3. Very amusing.
Wed Dec 4, 2019, 08:12 AM
Dec 2019

Except, of course the hard core believers would tell you that the world will go to shit after the "righteous believers" are taken away. It's important to remember that for some people, the notion that non-believers will suffer either the Tribulations or Hellfire is almost as satisfying as the promise of their supposed reward in Heaven.

In other words, being saved is only half the bargain. Watching the unsaved suffer is the real fun.

Girard442

(6,018 posts)
8. Funny, you'd think that getting satisfaction from imagining people in Hell...
Wed Dec 4, 2019, 09:14 AM
Dec 2019

...would be proof per se you’re going there too.

 

Aquaria

(1,076 posts)
15. They're too stupid to realize that
Wed Dec 4, 2019, 10:26 AM
Dec 2019

All they’ll be allowed to do is kiss the ass of their psychopath deities to spend any time watching the cool kids “suffering” in hell.

Heaven is more terrifying than hell, by far. Imagine spending all of your life sucking up to the two most violent and toxic malignant narcissists ever imagined—and having to do it surrounded by all of the people you avoided like the plague here on earth.

Nothing is worse than that. Take it from someone who had two malignant narcissists in her immediate family: You don’t want to be there.

Ever.

sanatanadharma

(3,573 posts)
5. The rapture has happened...
Wed Dec 4, 2019, 08:39 AM
Dec 2019

...no one was taken, save the very few unknowns and unnoticed around the world whose clothes now serve as planters.

iscooterliberally

(2,839 posts)
21. I'm pretty sure it was only dogs and cats that got in.
Wed Dec 4, 2019, 05:12 PM
Dec 2019

The rest of us have to suffer with these idiots.

“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.” - Mark Twain

CaptYossarian

(6,448 posts)
6. Then the Dems would be free to do all the things Jesus would have wanted.
Wed Dec 4, 2019, 08:56 AM
Dec 2019

And McTurtle couldn't nail their shoes to the floor.

Funny, I'm sure I saw Putin go up too. He's a tiny man, so I can't be sure.

 

Aquaria

(1,076 posts)
17. All of the things?
Wed Dec 4, 2019, 10:36 AM
Dec 2019

Including calling immigrants dogs and denying them health care unless they grovel for it, like in Matthew 15?

Or murdering disobedient children, which he supported—also in Matthew 15?

Or all of those nasty Tanakh laws like endorsing slavery, murdering city-dwelling rape victims and forcing the other rape victims to marry their rapists, since he said that all of those laws are applicable until the earth has passed, as per Matthew 5:18?

Or how about that permanent torture he’s obsessed with in multiple parts of the book—by far his favorite topic?

I could go on with listing how that psychopath was anything but good. If anything, that fictional character is the most evil being ever conjured.

But realizing it requires reading the manual without cherry-picking it to death or believing what people with a decided agenda tells people that it says.

CaptYossarian

(6,448 posts)
20. That was the culture 2000 years ago. People evolving is more than walking upright.
Wed Dec 4, 2019, 01:26 PM
Dec 2019

Sixty years ago, Ralph Kramden threatened to punch his wife so hard, she'd go to the moon. It probably got the biggest laugh on TV each week. Now, if a woman gets threatened like that, it's on Lifetime Movie Network.

Societal evolution.

Also, when I stated that the Dems would be doing what Jesus wanted, that would be my verbal statement to any GOP voters. I'm a smartass they don't know what to do with. Their crap is indefensible and they don't have the wit to keep up with Dems.

 

Aquaria

(1,076 posts)
23. That doesn't change
Sun Dec 29, 2019, 03:24 PM
Dec 2019

That it’s what he supported.

So if we can ignore the ugly things he supported because “time,” does that mean we can ignore the few things he said that were good for the same reason?

You can’t have it both ways.

Also: your excuse of time is also the one that racists and sexists use to justify slavery and the long history of sexism against women.

Being of a different time doesn’t make bad behavior or beliefs right, and using time to justify either is contemptible.

CaptYossarian

(6,448 posts)
24. You can't change the past.
Sun Dec 29, 2019, 09:59 PM
Dec 2019

Am I ashamed of what we did to Native Americans? Yes. And slavery? Of course. And how about Vietnam? Definitely. WMDs that weren't there? What do you think?

Somehow, I am still a proud American--more patriotic than our government officials.

But you can't change the past. And the Bible is probably ALL fiction anyway. A guy swallowed by a whale? C'mon.

jmowreader

(50,349 posts)
7. Help me out here...
Wed Dec 4, 2019, 09:09 AM
Dec 2019

According to the very un-Biblical Rapture Theology, when this event happens all the “worthy” people are going to be swept into Heaven, and all the terrible, horrible people are going to stay on earth to suffer.

Why is it then, that none of the people who claim they’re going to be swept into Heaven when Jesus returns actually deserve to go there?

 

Aquaria

(1,076 posts)
18. Two questions:
Wed Dec 4, 2019, 10:42 AM
Dec 2019

1) Why would you want to go to heaven? It’s worse than hell, by far.

2) Why would you expect a book that promotes hate, slavery, rape, torture and genocide to be anything but horrible people?

That some xians aren’t horrible isn’t thanks to their cult’s indoctrination:

jmowreader

(50,349 posts)
22. You've read the description of Hell in Dante's Inferno, correct?
Wed Dec 4, 2019, 05:49 PM
Dec 2019

The First Circle, where all the Democrats will go, is a fairly decent place. Circles 2 through 9, where the Republicans are headed, pretty much suck completely.

 

Aquaria

(1,076 posts)
19. They're a perfect fit
Wed Dec 4, 2019, 10:43 AM
Dec 2019

Given who they worship. Have you read the manual? All of it? They’re horrible beings.

Like attracts like.

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