Sunday, April 18, 2010

Joy! Rapture!

I am not a fan of pranks and practical jokes. I believe they are nearly always mean spirited - even if the intent is just good fun. Pranks exploit an unwitting person's fears and weaknesses and, in my mind, laughter at the nonconsensual expense of another is just not cool.

Having said that, I find this prank, in addition to mean spirited, simultaneously hysterical and profoundly sad. Can you imagine what a traumatic experience this must have been? And what was the outcome? Did it introduce doubt in her faith or did it push her over the edge of fundamentalism?

compliments of

When the rapture comes, all the Christians will go away and leave the rest of us in peace. - Lex's Step-dad

do you have a timeline, I'm sort of planning a BBQ for the day's cool if i use your house right? - Hadrian999 on


zero hour said...

ummmm yeah. you can't add much to what you said.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't actually watch it all the way to the end. I don't even really know what to say... PJ