Family Radio and the end of the world!

17 Jan

Last week I was driving home from work here in Columbia, SC and on the other side of the street was the most ridiculous bus. I tried to grab my camera to take a picture, but the light changed and it moved on. I did, however, remember the name and made a note. Luckily there are plenty of pictures online. The bus belonged to the group “Family Radio“, an apocalyptic Christian group eagerly counting down the days till all of humanity, including everyone you love, dies in bloody agony at the coming of their god.

Have you heard the awesome news?!?!?! The world is going to end!!!!1 These people are really fucked up. Though the bus is an improvement over their old one:

Free candy for children only!

Apparently they’ve decided the world is going to end on May 21, 2011, and even though people have been incorrectly deciding this for thousands of years. (But oh no, THIS time we’ve got it right. THIS time he’s coming back. We’re special, everyone else was wrong because of X,Y, & Z) It’s a good thing people like this don’t date much. Can you imagine how long they’d wait on the front porch if you stood them up for prom? Jesus has stood them up for over 2000 years and they still don’t get the hint that he’s just not that into them.

Look, this idiot even painted her brand new car with the date when she gleefully awaits the death of all humanity. You know what, I would gladly join their church and pray with them if they signed over all their money and property to me. Why wouldn’t they? The world’s going to end anyways! They’re going to be swept up with Jesus! What hesitation should they have to sign over all their worldly possessions to me? They ARE sure it’s going to be May 21, 2011, right? They wouldn’t happen to have some doubt and be keeping their things just in case, would they? They shouldn’t because according to the bible in Acts 5:1-11 the apostle Paul kills a couple for doing just that.

I really wonder what all these idiots are going to do on May 22, 2011. Can you imagine? It’s happened to thousands of people before throughout history. It’s going to be extremely awkward. The lady in the picture here is probably going to be huddled around her family and these other wingnuts, hands clasped in prayer, eyes squeezed tight, waiting for the clock to strike 12…tic toc tic toc. When it hits there will be silence. She will have her eyes squeezed shut for a few moments till she carefully opens one and looks around… “Maybe it’ll happen sometime today, not right at midnight?” And so she’ll spend the entire day paralyzed with anticipation, just like the rest of the sheeple. When it comes close to midnight of that day she’ll start sweating bullets. “It has to happen! Why is it taking so long! Why aren’t everyone I hate dead!?!?”

As midnight comes and passes she’ll lie there in bed, staring at the ceiling in shock. “Fuck….fuck fuck fuck!!! I have to go to work in the morning!” (The 21st is on a Monday) She’ll maybe get an hour or two of restless sleep, get up, make some coffee, grab her keys and stumble out to her c…..”Oh FUCK! Now EVERYBODY is going to know I’m an idiot!!! People are going to be pointing and laughing at me where ever I go!” (And you damn well deserve it!) How awkward and embarrassing is that going to be? She’s eventually going to have to take it to a body shop and have it all removed, or paint over the date with the new and revised date in case she’s in denial. This is all assuming they haven’t signed over all their possessions to their leader, which is a very real possibility; and I guarantee you if it doesn’t work out, he’ll be on the first plane to the Caribbean with all their money.

8 Responses to “Family Radio and the end of the world!”

  1. humanitarikim January 17, 2011 at 10:58 pm #

    Last night we went out to eat and upon returning to our car we found something tucked underneath our windshield wiper with this “world newsletter”. This is a high quality full color 8 page newsletter. They were placed upon every car in the parking lot warning us that the end is near.

    Tee hee hee.

  2. godlesspaladin January 17, 2011 at 11:00 pm #

    haha, I’ve gotten those things before. They were everywhere in Lynchburg with Falwell’s evangelical “university.”

  3. Shamelessly Atheist January 18, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    I feel a prophecy coming on…. On May 22 – after it is quite apparent that it’s just another day – these people will thank their imaginary overlord despot for sparing their lives and giving them more time.

  4. thesecretatheist January 27, 2011 at 3:25 am #

    If this wasn’t some fringe group, and the majority of Christians believed that the world was ending on May 22, I’d really be looking forward to May 22.

  5. godlesspaladin January 27, 2011 at 9:17 pm #

    Haha, yeah, I’d be ready with a huge ass sign to put on my car just to rub it in. Probably might get shot around here though…

  6. kyle February 10, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    I want to sell

    “May 22 2011 – I survived Judgment day” T-Shirts for all us atheists. its gonna have Terminator 2 iconography on it for joke factor!

  7. thesecretatheist February 13, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    I love it!

  8. John doe March 17, 2011 at 11:31 pm #

    These people are fuckin idiots. Why would you guarantee a fuckin date and promote chaos! People have other things to worry about. They shouldn’t be adding to peoples problems. Judgment day please. I love my life wouldn’t want it to end like these people who has nothing going on for themselves who prefer to take the easy way out. Good job assholes!

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