Saturday, May 21, 2011

Being full of cRapture means never having to say you're sorry.

Doesn't it seem like Family Radio and Harold Camping, who promoted the idea that the world was going to end today, owe the world an apology. If nothing else they could at least say, "sorry we tried to freak you guys out". If Harold does even that, I might think slightly more of him. However, I suspect that he will not, for the same reason that many religious people refuse to be reasonable about their extremely whacked out beliefs. He's too wrapped up in his own self-importance, and clearly is living a parallel universe of delusions, which only makes occasional contact with the real world to tell us that we're all going to hell.

I suspect that his followers will not apologize for their own roles in this either. Instead they will play the victim without admitting their own responsibility for being gullible. As I have noted before, who is dumber -- the person promoting the fanciful deception, or the many who lap it up without the slightest critical thought?

In fact, I expect to see the opposite. Instead of admitting that this will make it harder for them to be as dogmatic and arrogantly certain of their own infallibility, I suspect that some of them will say that the experience "strengthened their faith". There's a prediction that actually has at least a snowball's chance in hell of being right.

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