So how are you celebrating the end of the world?
It’s closer than you think. The 2012 crowd may be surprised to find out that Judgment Day is slated for May 21, 2011. That is, next Saturday. Yup, it’s more than just the Victoria Day weekend for us north of the border.
I’ve been remiss. I should have warned you earlier. I’ve been driving by a roadside ad about it for about a month now. I even took a picture of it on my cell phone. But that’s okay: it’s not too late to make your own plans to celebrate the Apocalypse.
This showed up on Failbook today. I think it pretty much speaks for itself.
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I’ve been pretty interested in atheism lately. I’m not an atheist. I’m pretty sure I’m not even agnostic; I believe in God.
But I just keep listening to what the secular humanist community has to say . . . and I think maybe I might be a humanist.
Is there any such thing as a religious humanist? Are there other people who actually think of themselves this way? I’m not really sure. Most of the people I’ve heard speaking about their embrace of humanism are pretty strong in their denial of God’s existence. But I’ve learned that the God they don’t believe in is the same one I reject.
Lately I’ve been feeling the impulse to pray – sometimes just at random or when I learn of someone else’s misfortune and want to send good wishes for them into the universe, and sometimes as a way to get through some of the more difficult moments of my daily life. I close my eyes, focus my thoughts, and search for the words that will put me in touch with the divine.
That’s when I run into a bit of a problem. All the prayers I know are Catholic.