The Thursday Blog: The Final Adventure Edition

For quite a while now, years in fact, the end of the story of HOLE was written out in my head. A few months ago I put it on paper, and a couple of weeks ago I finished scripting everything out. One of the things this means is that there is now a date attached to the final strip. Friday, July 8th of this year.

If you live to see it.

Unfortunately for many of us, when I started this project, planning, writing, and scheduling, I was unaware of a major conflict that was on the way and threatening to derail the whole damn thing. In sixteen days, on May 21st, the Rapture will whisk somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 million folks up out into space, where they will explosively decompress as a reward for living god-filled and righteous lives. While this keeps me safe, it is likely that some of you have been good and pious enough to (briefly) experience the horrors of hard vacuum before your eyes boil out of your head and your brains shoot from your nose.

Harold Camping is the man to thank for this prediction. His extensive and lifelong research of the bible has uncovered a formula for dating prophesy based on the date of Jesus’ crucifixion, which he places at Friday April 1, AD 33. Not only has Camping dated the Rapture, he has also pegged the actual end of the world, which will occur exactly five months later on October 21, 2011. (I am unaware if Camping has included any times, but it would certainly be a lot more convenient for those of us who would like to catch people flying up into the sky on our cell phones. I’m not waiting outside all damn day for it.)

This is Camping’s second “due by date” on our planet. His original set time was September 6, 1994. It didn’t happen then, but Camping says that while he was never super-sure about the 1994 date, he’s totally balls-on this time. For realsies.

Camping owns and operates Family Radio, a company that produces Camping-approved religious content for over 150 radio stations that belong to it across the United States, and is affiliated with eBibleFellowship.com online. Here he teaches a bible-only ministry, showing the world that churches are for trolls and fools, as they have gotten away from the true word and have all put their own spin on things. (Camping’s spin is the only right one.) Camping approaches his bible readings allegorically — nothing means what it appears to, and it is up to him to tell you what is really being said. He does this by kind of free-form associative process which is sort of a combination of a paranoid Glenn Beck hallucination and a really bad Zork game. This is apparently because god lacked the foresight to simply say what he meant, and now has to rely on interpreters.

For those of you left after god culls his tribe, I hope you enjoy the end of the comic. I had a great time putting it together. For those who don’t make it… um… sorry? But really, you did it to yourselves.

84 Responses to The Thursday Blog: The Final Adventure Edition

  1. Actually the “Rapture” isn’t in the Bible at all…it was invented by midieval biblical scholars because, “Hey, God wouldn’t make true believers suffer through the tribulations in Revelation, would he?”

    Dunno what gave them that idea…the big G always seemed like a “Tough love” kinda guy.

    • It really is. It’s discussed in Thessalonians, and Corinthians, and mentioned in a smattering of other places. Remember it’s more than just folks floating up into the sky, (and exploding…) it’s also the return of Jesus and this sort of giant zombie-fest. It really is all there though.

      • Seems pretty vague and open to interpretation in there…remember, those particular chapters were “Rah Rah Siss Boom Bah” propoganda letters written to win people over.

      • I have to disagree, Kevin. The whole Second Coming of Christ is indeed in the Bible and St. John’s Revelation elaborated on the details (probably written while high on acid). But the whole “Rapture” thing and the eschatological end times movement is mostly an Anglo-American concept, started in the 19th century by the Dispensationalists, popularized in 1970 by authors Hal Lindsey and Carole C. Carlson in their book The Late, Great Planet Earth (1970), and later (in 1995) marketed to the American crowd again in the 16-part Left Behind series of novels by Tim LaHaye which spawned several disgusting video games of the same name.
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Late_Great_Planet_Earth
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Left_Behind
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dispensationalism
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_eschatology

        Trust me, if you went to Germany and started talking about “the Rapture”, most Germans would go “huh?” including the parsons. There isn’t even a German translation for the term, as far as I can confirm. I was raised Lutheran Protestant (albeit in a rather secular household, thank god), I went to the prerequisite 2-year long Bible school phase prior to the Confirmation ceremony at 14, and I had NEVER heard about “the Rapture”. The only ones who might know what you’re refering to would be the creationist fundies, who have started popping up over here too.

        When I was very young, I must’ve watched the 1979 movie adaption of The Late, Great Planet Earth on TV, the one with the narration by Orson Wells. Because I dimly remember the sensation of being terrified by scenes of people being abducted from their driving cars and being sucked up into the sky by, as I perceived it, evil space aliens, while a narrator droned on in the background about the last days of mankind.

        It took me many years to find out what the heck exactly it was I had seen, because I kept thinking it had been a scifi movie. Its fragments took their place beside other dimly remembered scenes: Death as a skeleton in a black robe (from Ernst Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal), the pigs sending the old horse off to the gluemakers (from the animated movie adaption of George Orwell’s Animal Farm) (Parents, not every movie with talking animals is meant for kids!), the death of Aslan on the stone slab, an evil witch and a garden full of stone statues (from an animated The Lion, the Witch and he Wardrobe Narnia movie which looks much better animated in my memories than it was in reality), scenes of a stray dog sent to the lab for animal testing and almost being drowned again and again deliberately in some experiment (from an animated movie that to this day I can’t identify), and some black-and-white German comic my mother read to me about naked Adam and Even and their adventures in the Garden of Eden.

        I guess I saw some very strange stuff on TV as a child. But all those religious references which are glaringly obvious to me as an adult now flew right by me as a child. (I never read Narnia as a child.) That only goes to show how much religious symbolism and propaganda we are subjected to unconsciously during our early life, permeating our culture.

        I kept encountering this scene, of people being sucked up into the sky- in many American books and on TV, over and over again: For example in the Dragonlance D&D novels, where the faithful clerics of the True Gods were raptured away into Heaven on the eve of the Cataclysm… in the Angel TV spin-off of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, when Cordelia is wrapped in light and against her will lifted out of her car while driving on the highway by an “angel of the Powers That Be” (which in Joss Whedon fashion turned out to be a demonic abduction later)… in a Scifi short story The Harvest which I read ages ago, where aliens with glowing wings visit the Earth in time for the nuclear holocaust to feed on all souls of the billions of dead rising from the planet whose joy upon seeing “angels” quickly turns to horror as they are being eaten, while the aliens’ dialogue implies that they have visited Earth many times before to “harvest” the souls of the dead. And those are only the examples off the top of my head.

        It gave me the nagging suspicion that there was some cultural meme, some concept that American readers were familiar with, that kept appearing but went right over my head. Until one day, by random chance, I found a reference about the Left Behind books. And then everything fell into place.

        • The concept of the Rapture hinges on a specific interpretation of particular verses made by people who spend WAY too much time reading one book.

          For instance: 1 Thess 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

          This is taken to mean that good folk everywhere are gonna be snatched up and whisked away into heaven, where they will presumably be chained to a choir pew and forced to sing about how awesome god is for the rest of eternity.

          There are also many other references to a “gate”, “straight gate”, or door that will be opened to heaven, (in the sky) through which the devout are encouraged to fly. This is mentioned in Ezekiel, Psalms, Corinthians, Isaiah, John, Matthew, and Luke.

          I am not aware (though I’m not really Mr. Bible Guy) of it being actually called “the Rapture” in the Bible. That may be entirely a new invention.

          • Interesting, but the point is, here in Germany I’ve never heard a Lutheran protestant pastor preach about the Rapture in the American sense, under whatever name.

            I’m not Catholic though nor an avid Church-goer, admittedly. I might ask our local pastor, but I’m pretty sure she’s never heard about it either.

            I thought only angels get wings. Well, maybe it’s a reference to levitation-like flying. Hey, a permanent fly spell offers much better maneuverability than winged flight. *snerk*

            • The first sentence of your last paragraph sounds like a (deliberate ?) rewording of Clarence’s line from the film It’s a Wonderful Life.

        • The dogs story wasn’t Plague Dogs was it? (sorry very fuzzy memory of it) Written by the same author as Watership Down (Richard Adams).

  2. His name is Camping? Like in boyscout camping with circle jerks and everything? What a great religious leader name!

    • John, I wish I went to your Boysout camp trips. Mine were not like that at all. 😥

      • Yes, no circle jerking for me either… we did blow up a nose cone of a WW2 B12 (?) which is kind of phalic in appearance. It didn’t have a happy ending though. Burning fiberglass is bad for your lungs I hear.

  3. Don’t worry about me, Kevin, I’m pretty sure just about any kind of god has my name on an express ticket to hell.

    April 1, AD 33? So…it was all basically an April Fools prank getting out of proportion?

  4. Heh, God has some choice words (in the Bible) about people who prophesy things that don’t come true.

    I do see evidence for the Rapture in the Bible, and, the way the world is going, I have a feeling it’s going to be sooner rather than later, but Jesus did say that “no man will know the day or the hour”. (I’m not particularly good at citing exact quotes, since I make a point to read several different translations of the Bible.)

    But the biggest reason I felt compelled to comment is that I absolutely loved your description of the, “free-form associative process which is sort of a combination of a paranoid Glenn Beck hallucination and a really bad Zork game”! So *that’s* where they’re getting these things!

    • Jesus (assuming he even existed) was the guru of a small apocalyptic sect who preached that the end of the world would be happen within the lifetime of his disciples. That’s why he urged his followers to abandon their families, wives, children, jobs etc and follow him, broke the laws of the Pharisees, and believed that the hated Roman rule would be swept away and Israel be renewed.

      The Book of Revelations of St. John (Johannes) was written much later.

        • And that’s still a leading contender for the title- some people argue that the beast that suffered a deadly head wound but revived is Rome/a revived Roman empire- they often point to the E.U. for this one. They also tie it in with the 10 horns/10 kings thing.

          Others have other theories- maybe I have a strange concept of amusement (okay, strike the maybe, I *am* a SCAdian), but I like reading people’s different ideas, then going back to the Bible and seeing how they compare. I’ve read arguments for the Pre-tribulation Rapture, mid-trib/pre-Wrath, post-trib, and preterism (all Bible prophecy was fulfilled around 70 AD, and none of it refers to us or our future). What I’d like to know, if preterism is true, is how nobody talks about the Temple being built (and where is it now?), Jesus reigning the world for 1000 years of peace and prosperity, and so forth. You’d think they’d have noticed that somewhere in between the Vandals and Vikings and Mongols and stuff… “Hey, Jesus- will ya please let us in to your MarySuetopia? There are Goths out here!”

  5. Pfft. The Chicago earthquake of 1960 and this year’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan both managed to shift the Earth axis. Going around pfredicting a end of the world now is like predicting the lotto numbers a day after the draw.

    • Maybe its a relative equation. As the earth existed before these natural disasters has now been changed, and thus the world in that state ended, so begins a new state.

    • What “Chicago earthquake of 1960…”? All I can find is reference to a minor quake in Indiana (epicenter about 175 mi away) that was felt in Chicago; this in February of 2010. Is there a typo in your comment?

      • Wait, you’re right. It should have read, “the CHILE earthquake of 1960”, as in, it happened in Chile. 😐

        Why did I…? Sorry. It’s Chile, not Chicago. *facepalm*

        http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/30688/
        Chile Quake Tilts Earth’s Axis
        “(…) One of the most seismically active areas on the planet, Chile has experienced 13 events of magnitude 7.0 or greater since the 1970s.
        In 1960, it also experienced the world’s strongest quake, magnitude 9.5, which, in combination with tsunami waves and earthquake devastation, left 1,655 dead and 2 million homeless.
        Chile lies on a zone of quake and volcanic instability that encircles the Pacific Ocean known as the “Ring of Fire.”
        Argentina experienced a quake of magnitude 6 just hours after Chile’s quake, while Japan had experienced one of magnitude 7 the day before. Tonga, Fiji, Indonesia, and Ecuador are just some of the other Pacific nations that are regularly rumbling away, but the Chile quake was exceptional.
        According to NASA, because of its position in the mid-latitudes (as opposed to the equator) and the steep angle at which the fault dips into the earth, the Chile quake actually shifted the Earth on its axis.
        NASA Research scientist Richard Gross computed how Earth’s rotation should have changed as a result of the Feb. 27 quake.
        “[Mr.] Gross calculates the quake should have moved Earth’s figure axis (the axis about which Earth’s mass is balanced) by 3 inches. Earth’s figure axis is not the same as its north-south axis; they are offset by about 33 feet,” the NASA Web site states.
        Described as a “mega–thrust” earthquake, the Chile quake involved a tectonic clash offshore and around 20 miles underground between two of the world’s most active plates, the Nazca and the South American plates.
        The Nazca, which is estimated to be around 62 miles thick, is being pulled eastward, grinding under the South American tectonic plate at a rate of about 80 millimeters (3.15 in.) per year.
        The intensity of this constant process is evident in its creation of the spectacular Andes Mountains and the lesser known Peru-Chile trench, which spreads 2,300 miles along the eastern Pacific with depths up to five miles.
        Over the years, however, the two plates had become locked.
        French and Chilean seismologists had just competed research on the effects this impasse was having on the surrounding land, noting that a big quake was only a matter of time.
        On Saturday, Feb. 27 at about 1:30 a.m. EST, the two plates suddenly became unlocked, slipping past each other and releasing 50 gigatons of energy along an almost 250 mile front.(…)”

        • So if you ever get your hands on a time machine, you know where not to be on Feb 27, 1960.

        • Of course, in many ways the earthquake with the most profound impact on the (human) world was the 1835 Concepcion Earthquake (February 20).

          • Err, why? From what I’ve read on Wiki’ it was a tiny incident at best compared to many others. It’s an insignificant hiccup compared to the stuff listed here.

              • Not by much. He only seemed to have said an earthquake gives people some common ground, levels things between them because everyone gets screwed up by it so they end up being nicer for a while(yeah, because apparently he never saw a major disaster and all the looting etc that goes with it, only some little town where everybody probably knows everybody to begin with 🙄 ). It’s not like he came up with evolution by it.
                Unless I’m missing something or Wikipedia is withholding then it’s at best a little footnote in his journeys.

                • The quake and its effects contributed to evolution by demonstrating a mechanism that could isolate populations. I suspect the Wiki write-up you refer to is concerned with the human impact of the quake; as such it would note little beyond his expressed surprise over resulting good-fellowship. This is the majority behavior following “act-of-god” disasters; while there is usually (always ?) some looting, it tends to be relatively minor.

  6. Well, a lot of things are good past thier expiration date. I’m sure we’ll all be fine, like after Y2K. Boy did those doom-sayers have egg on thier faces after that big load of nuthin. The way I look at it, the graveyards of full of people that lived thier whole lives expecting the Second Coming, or whatever, and totally didn’t get to see it. I don’t expect to ever see it either. Humans just don’t live long enough. The sun isn’t slated to blow up for a few million years yet.

  7. On the subject of God, Glenn Beck just did a routine on his radio show on the theme of “I don’t think God is a space octopus” and then proceeded to do a “space octopus” voice impression.

    Hey Glenn, his name is Cthulhu (Or maybe it’s Yog Sototh), and I don’t think he likes being made fun of in silly comedy skits…

  8. Wait wait wait… I thought the world already did end, and we just didn’t notice? 😐

    At least according to the writings of Charles Taze Russel –ardent follower of University of Edinburgh professor Charles Piazzi Smyth, and founder of the Jehovah’s Witnesses– who in 1891 published the third part of his “Studies in the Scripture”, a book of Biblical prophecy, supplemented by evidence from the Great Pyramid.[1] According to Russel, the Bible and Pyramid clearly reveal (stop laughing!) that the Second Coming of Christ took place “invisibly” in 1874, which ushered in a forty year period of “Harvest” during which the true member of the True Church gather together under Russel’s leadership. The second millenium will then begin before the close of 1914, when the dead will rise from their graves to a Michael Jackson beat[4] and all the nasty disbelievers will be given a second chance to accept Christ OR ELSE, and every believer who is alive during this joyous time will simply live forever.

    Also, in the 1920s, the German crackpot pseudoscientist Hörbinger predicted that according to his Welt-Eis-Lehre the moon was catastrophically spiraling towards Earth (instead of slowly inching away, as it does) and would crash into the planet soon![5]

    —–[footnotes]—–

    [1] Russel was mightily impressed by Smyth’s research. Smyth’s book “Our Inheritance in the Great Pyramid” first published in 1864, which set the basis (pardon the pun) for Pyramid numerology games for all following generations of Enlightened Occultists. Not only did Smyth invent the “sacred Pyramid inch” from measurements of the base of the Cheops pyramid and the first of the casing stones found during Smyth’s time (other stones found later unfortunately had totally different measurements and thus had to be discarded), no no no, Smyth elaborated on an idea proposed by Robert Menzies, namely that the Cheops Pyramid’s internal passageways symbolize an outline of history, when measured in pyramid inches, with an inch equal to a year: Dates such i.e. the creation of the world 4,004 years before Christ, the Flood, the time of the Exodus, the building of the pyramid itself, the Birth of Christ, the Lord’s atonement, his descent into Hell and his Resurrection. According to Smyth, the Grand Gallery passageway terminates at a point between 1882 and 1911 (depending on how the length of the Grand Gallery is measured), which is the 29-year period of Tribulation which will precede to the Second Coming of Christ.

    Smyth himself was inspired by a book of English publisher John Taylor, who invented modern Pyramidology in 1859, after Taylor had become convinced that the architect of the Great Pyramid of Giza (Gizeh) had not been an Egyptian, but an Israelite acting under divine orders, nay perhaps by Noah himself! [2]

    Taylor thought that the Pyramid was part of God’s plan because he found hidden away in its structure all sorts of mathematical truths plus the Biblical “cubit” used by Abraham for the building of the tabernacle and by Solomon for his temple. (Maybe they all belonged to the same fraternity.) After Taylor had successfully identified passages in the Old and New Testament that could, in the right light, refer to the pyramid as the holy temple of the Lord and an “altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt”, he explained in his 1859 book “The Great Pyramid: Why was it Built? And Who Built It?” (sic) that the pyramid symbolized the true Church with Christ as the topmost corner stone. From this the Masonic Founding Fathers of the USA adopted the picture of the pyramid with the all-seeing eye.[3]

    [2] I guess ol’ Noah designed the pyramids of Egypt as landing platforms for those nice alien astronauts that had repaired Noah’s arc when he had drunkenly steered it onto a reef while vacationing in Turkey. Google Maps was not very reliable during the Deluge.

    [3] The Founding Fathers later used the time machine stolen from Wells to travel to the future and in 1975 sold the rights to the pyramid logo to Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson and later to Steve Jackson Games for use in the Illuminaty card game.)

    [4] Apparently no-one noticed the millions of zombies on the battle-fields of World War I. Or maybe the war saved us all from the Zombie Apocalypse!

    [5] I guess The Conspiracy(tm) used one of Nikola Tesla’s gravity-beam raygun doomsday devices to set the moon right, just so that The USA could fly to the moon in 1969 and shoot their documentary “How NASA faked the moon landing” on location. 🙄

    • If you have to footnote footnotes to explain something, it is either mindbreaking complicated or really funny.

      • What, you mean the Saurians? Or the Serpent people of Yig? Let me look it up quick in the Necronomicon….

      • I did ignore Velikovsky and his book Worlds in Collision (1950). Mainly because although Velikovsky tried to link various mythological legends and Biblical accounts of natural catastrophes and phenomena like i.e. earthquakes, floods, storms, stones falling from the sky, sudden solar eclipses, the sun “standing still”, the parting of the Red Sea, the destruction of Jericho, manna raining from the sky etc. to comets or the planet Mars passing close by the Earth and causing all sorts of mischief such as the slowing or suddenly halt of the Earth’s spin (!) (and conveniently its sudden resuming afterwards), Velikovsky didn’t go around predicting the end of the world. He was more concerned with his crusade of trying to explain mythological and Biblical accounts of strange phenomena scientifically (well, pseudo-scientifically really), while at the same time taking his Bible literally.

  9. The “Bible” was written by man. God has little to do with what messages it tells. Man’s interpretation is everything, and as it is flawed all are the fool that follows it blindly.

    Oh… and I’d be so pissed if I suddenly unexepectedly started floating up into the atmosphere.

    • I’d be like: “OK…did I miss a staff meeting or something? Who went and repealed the law of Gravity?”

      Mind you, if you COULD selectively repeal the law of gravity for certain individuals (which would result in momentum flinging them off the planets’ surface and into space) I’m sure there are plenty more interesting people to do it to than just christian religious fanatics…

      • I don’t think “momentum would fling them off”. ‘Im not a physicist, merely a biologist, but wouldn’t you have to repeal things like mass inertia, friction etc, too?

        After all, the reason we don’t feel how fast we’re travelling through space and that we’re staying on this planet is not merely due to gravity. Otherwise anything subjected to magnetic levitation would suddenly be whisked away, which doesnt happen. Every matter in and on Earth, including the atmosphere we’re living in, the oceans and so on, moves through space with the same speed. Not only revolving around the sun along with the Earth, but revolving around the galaxy’s core along with the solar system, and speeding along as part of the galaxy Milkyway.

        • The only reason you don’t feel the fact that you’re literally travelling at 1000 miles per hour in a planet sized circle is gravity. If gravity were to suddenly cease for just you, the world would keep spinning, and you would move in a straight line. Friction would slow you down a bit, but you would definitely be departing the planet in short order.

          • Cavorite?? Your trying to prove your point by referencing a fictional element from a Robinsonade pulp scifi novel published in 1901? *sigh*
            (Not to mention that the effect of Cavorite as Wells describes it is, as we know since Einstein, impossible by the laws of physics because gravity is not a radiation against which you can put up shielding, but an inherent property of matter, a a consequence of the curvature of spacetime. Which did not stop the Babson Gravity Research Foundation crackpots to search for “gravity shielding materials” to create anti-gravity well into the 1960s.)

            “If gravity were to suddenly cease for just you, the world would keep spinning, and you would move in a straight line.”

            I’m pretty sure the reason I don’t feel the fact that I’m literally travelling at 1000 miles per hour in a planet sized circle is inertia. Inertia, defined as the measure of a body’s resistance to changes in momentum, defined by the body’s mass. And momentum in space-time is not a straight line, but a vector, as far as I understand it. I’m also standing in the middle of an atmosphere moving along with the planet.

            Even if for some bizarre reason the gravitational field of the Earth stopped affecting me, my own body would still have inertial mass. Unless you tried to invent a scenario by which not just gravity is nullified but also mass… but that kind of f*cking around with physicsis what awakened reality-benders in Mage: the Ascension get pimp-slapped by Reality for. The idea of a mage dressing up as a superhero, fudzing around with the Forces sphere to “show those Technocat bastards!” and getting flung into space is hilarious though. “I don’t believe in physicsaaaaaaahhhhh……!”

            Are you maybe thinking about the Coriolis effect? But even that doesn’t fling flying rockets and birds out of the atmosphere. *groan* Maybe a real physicist should clear that up.

            • That should have been “Edinsonade” instead of “Robinsonade”, as it’s a typical 19th century blueprint of a story about a lone male inventor who invents some form of transportation and goes to foreign lands (or in this case planet), has adventures, meets (or enslaves) the natives, and enriches himself.

              I shouldn’t post when I’m tired. Now, if I could onyl remember the title of that lousy E.E. “Doc” Smith pulp scifi story where the standard genius inventor use cavorite to build a spaceship in his backyard, it’s stolen by the bad guy along with the professor’s beautiful daughter, and the square-jawed hero and his sidekick use a second spaceship to follow and rescue the daughter, meeting human-looking aliens and stuff who of course happily welcome them and bow down to the natural superiority of Earthmen…. it must be read to be believed.

              • While the Story is outdated, the basic physics involved is sound. Your inertia would, in fact, fling you off the surface of the planet into space, were it not for gravity.

                Just because we know of no way to eliminate the effects of gravity doesn’t invalidate the effect that would occur if we could. I wasn’t attempting to “Prove” anything, merely demonstrate that the concept has been explored. Heck, in early Sci-Fi, John Carter was able to transport himself to mars simply by willing it to happen, that doesn’t mean I think that’s possible (well, maybe for Q.)

              • Smith’s writing tended to series rather than single novels. I think you are referring to the “Skylark” series; all the books have Skylark in the title.

  10. Ok, I’m confused. Dates mentioned:
    on May 21st – the Rapture
    Friday, July 8th of this year – final HOLE
    the actual end of the world – October 21, 2011

    I’m pretty sure the Rapture to the end of the world was longer than 5 months….it was like 1,000 years of terror or something. I haven’t read Revelations (or Daniel) in a while.

    • What you read, and what the bible actually says, is entirely beside the point. The only thing that matters is what Camping tells you the bible says.

      • What about 2012, when the first sighting of a dragon over Mount Fuji will herald the beginning of the 6th Age and the return of magic? And everyone turns into wizards and elves and trolls and wears 1980s style punk mohawks and mp3-players pop out of existance to be replaced by ghetto blasters, and all portable computers use cables which you can plug into your datajack in your temple?

        Come on, I want my spells!

          • This is not the time and place but I’ve been sitting on sufficient irritation at Shadowrun for polluting Cyberpunk with D&D filth that one of these days I may have to rant about it.

        • That’s about 50 years before the Horrors start showing up and force everyone into Caers, right?

  11. If Harold is right, you that SOMEone, SOMEwhere is going to blame it on Obama.
    Or the terrorists.
    Or both…

    • Now, Now, Obama couldn’t cause a Rapture…An Exodus maybe, but not a Rapture…