How come I didn't think to have a So We Missed the Rapture -- Let's All Eat Ice Cream party? I have heard of several people throwing their own version and I feel like I've missed a golden opportunity. Next time some wackadoo predicts the end of the world you're all invited over to my house for snacks and dancing.
Speaking of the imminent destruction of the earth, I have a new Jehovah's Witness BFF named Jason who first came by a few months ago and dropped off some reading material and then came over today with an invitation to a big convention they're having next weekend - the theme of which is "Will the Earth Be Destroyed". When I saw the flier I said, "Well, not today, right?" And he gave me a puzzled look. Then he said, "Do you think the earth will be destroyed?" And I said, "Well, that answer would take a bit of time," and giving it another go added, "but fortunately we dodged a big bullet today and you folks can still hold your convention." I feel really lucky that I didn't try to high five him right then because as it was, he hadn't heard of the rapture prediction. And he wasn't exactly picking up on my sarcasm because he proceeded to show me a handful of scriptures about the earth not being destroyed. And then he showed me more scriptures about people not being able to predict the end of days and then he went for the hard sell on trying to get me to their convention by saying on Sunday there will be live costumed productions of Biblical stories. Pass. Although I am very curious about Jehovah's Witness services and I'm contemplating, if he ever stops by again, inviting myself along with him to church.