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Excersus XLII: Pet Care


It is noon on May 21, 2011 and, according to an Oakland biblical scholar who wrongly predicted the end of the world in 1994, there should be rippling earthquakes from across the globe coming my way in about six hours. Of course, it's not going to happen any more now than it did in 1994 than it did the several dozen other times people have used the Bible to predict the end of the world. The world lives its life regardless of what we Very Seriously Write on pieces of paper while sitting on it. It's the tenor of the thing which is disturbing. While waiting in line to see Rammstein on Wednesday, a group of Christian picketers harangued us - "You're living in Darkness - come towards us and live in the light!" There was an atheist and a pagan in front of me, and a witch in back (not part of my group - it just happened that way), and they answered back with enough force that I didn't need to say anything. But it boggles the mind how you can be part of something which so eagerly awaits the fiery, violent destruction of the world and the condemnation of billions of souls to eternal torment thereafter, and still think that you aren't knee deep in some Pretty Dark Shit.

Oh, and in case you were wondering if you're going to be raptured, this should pretty well settle that you're not.

- Count Dolby von Luckner