To be honest I think he's coo coo for Cocoa Puffs. As a Believer in Christ and the Bible as the inherent Word of God. I do believe in the second coming of Christ. However I don't believe Harold Camping or anyone else knows what he's talking about when he starts making predictions. I base this on Scripture - Matthew 24:36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Basically Jesus is telling us "yep, gonna happen, you just don't know when. It's gonna be a suuuuurprise!"
There have been plenty of people throughout time that have made predictions about when the end will come. I found this interesting website End Time Predictions which lists over 200 predictions starting way back in the year 44. Obviously each one has been wrong. Because I believe the above Scripture I feel confident that Mr Coo-Coo Camping is just another name for the list (again).
From what I've seen and heard the majority of the world shares my opinion. Some agree because they are Christian and they believe The Word. Others agree because they simply view him as a crazy-pants-crackpot-religious-zealot that makes the rest of us look bad. If you want to know more about Camping himself, check out his link Harold_Camping on Wikipedia
There's been a lot of air time on TV and the Internet discussing Camping and his prediction. News stories, talk shows, and late night comedians are having a heyday talking about it. Even the CDC got in on the action by releasing this statement that Americans should make efforts to be prepared (whether it be for the Rapture or a Zombie Apocalypse). The world's going crazy I'm tellin' ya!
Anyway, I'm finally getting to the real point of this blog. Considering that the END might be near I thought it would be fun to make a top-ten list of things that I should have gotten around to but didn't:
- I really should have de-cluttered my house, thrown out all the junk, and cleaned like a fiend. I hate the idea of strangers coming in and seeing my mess!
- I wish I had finished all those scrapbooks I started so all the left-behinders could remember me, at least for the five months they have left.
- Instead of wasting all last week without my laptop, I should have gone out and splurged on that which I covet - an iPad. Just think I could have one whole week of technology bliss.
- And with said iPad, I would have downloaded all seven seasons of West Wing and re-watched the best TV series ever created.
- I should have skipped paying my May mortgage payment and probably all the monthly bills and spent it all on a week at the beach.
- That haircut that I desperately need .... totally should have gotten around to it
- I should have feasted on all my favorite foods one last time: Cheeseburger Bobbies' mushroom and swiss burger, prime rib from that steak house in Knoxville, Hunan Spicy Chicken from Golden Palace Express, deep dish pizza from the Mansion in Carrollton (do they even make it any more?), Benihana Japanese Steakhouse downtown ATL, Chick-fil-a Dwarf House breakfast buffet, and last but not least, clam chowder and fried shrimp from whatever that seafood restaurant was in Hilton Head. Oh my, I shouldn't have listed all this right here at dinner time! I'm so not going to be content with my dinner tonight.
- I should have gone out and adopted a momma cat with four kittens, played with them and loved on them, taken their pictures and posted them all over Facebook. And then I would have made arrangements for their care after I'm gone because according to my preacher - pets that die don't go to heaven, so I reckon they don't get raptured either.
- I would have finished all those half-done craft projects that I have sitting around. We won't talk about how old some of them are but I will admit that one is older than my children and my marriage.
- and last but not least - I should have written one last blog, addressing it to all my family and friends telling them how much they mean to me.
So, what do you think? Is tomorrow the big day? Do you have a list of shoulda, coulda, woulda's? If you're like me and believe this whole thing is a bunch of hooey think of it as an opportunity to look over your list and just maybe go for it, knock a few out. And while you're at it, start getting the most out of every minute of every day because truly .... no one knows when, we just know it will happen in the twinkling of an eye.