May 21, 2011 : The Religious HardTalk Edition
It was barely two days ago that I posted [The World Is Ending…Again] and voiced my opinion on the whole judgement day saga. It then came to my attention that one Michael Lewis, no relation to L.A. Lewis guys, would be on Ian Boyne’s Religious HardTalk; defending and promoting the end of the world. I decided to tune in.
Quite apart from his obvious lack of confidence in his armageddon message, evidenced by his stuttering and general posture and appearance, Mr. Michael Lewis did Christianity a great disservice last night. Not only were there glaring inconsistencies in his basic premise, the logic was laughable.
I want to go over three of the points raised by Mr. Lewis. The master’s degree holding Mr. Lewis. So let’s not think this is mere ranting by some uneducated person. The man has a master’s degree. Where’s your master’s? Eh? Thought so. Don’t come here grinning. The man has a master’s! Heh.
(1) God left The Church (all christian denominations) in 1988. Let me just state I was born on July 25th 19…wait for it…88. And at the behest of my staunchly Roman Catholic parents, I was baptised in August of that year. (Roman Catholics believe in infant baptism) but I digress.
So if God left the church in 1988, and I’m going to assume this is January 1, 1988; one whole generation has been damned to hell. It simply means that the power of salvation and redemption granted through baptism has been null and void since 1988. Do you have any idea how severe that assumption is? Seventh Day Adventists alone should be cringing. They baptised some 100,000 Jamaicans in the last decade alone. If Christ has left the church, the waters of baptism have not been “troubled” for quite some time. (Hums The Water Is Troubled My Friend) God’s almighty power is moving every hour? Mr. Lewis says no. No power has moved since 1988. Sucks to be us.
(2) Mr. Lewis’ movement has gotten it wrong before. Apparently, they had predicted judgement on the world in 1994. And no, the world didn’t end. He claims that there were actually two dates. This is almost laughable. It’s a complete mockery of the christian faith and it makes God look like a joke. I mean, what could be more idle than to tell your prophets, “I’m coming enuh, but I may or may not come in 1994, but I’ll definitely be there in 2011.” It’s all one big joke! I’m not as versed in scripture as I should be, but did anyone ever get the impression there were two days of judgement? And we’d raffle to see which one was the real one? I sure didn’t. I find it amusing that Mr. Lewis has specific information such as what will trigger the judgement (a massive earthquake Friday night) and yet he didn’t know 1994 was a sham? This is the wrong side of faith. The ugly side of faith. The delusional side of faith. It’s sad. I can literally hear the atheists laughing right now.
(3) Judgement Day BEGINS on May 21st, it actually ends on October 21st. So that answers my prior question regarding how we’ll all be judged in 24 hours. We still didn’t get specifics on how the actually judging will take place though. I’m assuming we’ll wait in line. So that’s six months of waiting? Wow. Sigh. I really, really, really hope there’s shade. I’m even losing interest in the topic as I write this. He made little to no sense last night. It was a severe blow to the credibility of the christian faith. I repeat, the ugly side of faith. The delusional side of faith.
I changed the channel before the program ended, so I didn’t hear the steps to take to ensure my soul is saved. Then again, I’m so disheartened that I’ve gone to church all this time, considering it was a God less affair, I’ll probably just tweet someone and ask for the steps. Or maybe one of you could tell me what they are.
Conclusion : There’s a 99.9% chance the world isn’t ending on Saturday. I leave room for error, just in case. Lol. I might have to recant at 9pm Friday night. Until then, the world isn’t ending. And that’s that.
HEY! Stop grinning! Do you have a Master’s Degree? Eh? No. No you don’t!