Saturday, August 30, 2008

You've Been left Behind

I couldn't resist this:

I was scanning through Bob Ford's blog today. He mentioned this website that I thought I would share with you. The website is This website provides the service that when the rapture happens (that's when Jesus comes back to take all the Christians to heaven and leaves the rest of us here to suffer God's holy wrath), you can have an e-mail sent to loved ones to explain where you've gone and to encourage them to accept Christ.

So, out of curiousity, I checked out the website and then proceeded to laugh my ass off. The website really is offering this service, and for the low price of $40 a year. Apparently, they already have over 1000 people taking them up on their offer.

So, being the weird person that I am, I did some math on this. If a person decides to become a Christian at age 20 and right away they discover this service and start paying for it. Now, Let's say they live to the age of eighty and the rapture doesn't happen in their lifetime (big surprise) they shelled out $2400 for nothing. That's a lot of money for an e-mail that may very well get deleted before it's even read.

Not to mention, even amongst Christians the rapture is a contraversial subject that is continually being debated. Some believe in it, some don't. I have heard valid biblical arguments for either side (assuming any argument coming from the bible can be considered valid).

So, I am bothered by this for two reasons:

1) The stupidity of the people who are actually buying into this scam; and

2) The fact that this whole system is based on the assumption everyone involved will go to heaven. This means that, the whole system is set up that several people in different areas must log in on a daily basis. If someone fails to log in for 3 days, a message is sent to everyone else telling them to log in. If they don't within 3 days, all the e-mails are sent to the designated recipients informing them that the rapture has occured and they've been left behind and if they don't accept Christ as their personal saviour now, they are fucked.

Let's pretend that the rapture actually does happen (as if!!!). Now, let's pretend that one of the people involved in this project isn't really a Christian (it's plausible, I know lots of people who pretend to be Christians). Now, let's say this guy is a real asshole and decides to keep logging in every day. None of the emails. will get sent out.

Yes, this is a long shot, but it could happen.

So, let me just say if anybody reading this thinks that I need to be sent one of these e-mails, I will warn you right now. Save your money because I will delete it without reading it, and your e-mail will get left behind. I'd rather go to hell than spend eternity in heaven with you losers.

Writing updates: My short story "The Demon Inside Her" has been sent off to a book publisher for possible inclusion in an anthology (fingers crossed). I'm still trying to edit "Terror Eyes." I just can't get it the way I want it. And I am currently working on the first draft of "She," another short story. I hope to get back to work on "Hatred" very soon.

BTW, just read "The Long Last Call" by John Skipp. I highly recommend it. Fantastic book, and if you buy the Leisure edition, it comes with a bonus novella "Conscience" which is another great read.

That's it for now.



Saturday, August 9, 2008

God Hates the WBC

Even though at one point in my life I considered myself a christian, I have come to develop a special loathing for them. Here's another reason why:

A group known as the Westboro Baptist Church (not affiliated with any other Baptist church apparently) slipped through the borders into Canada to picket Tim McLean's funeral today. Now, I'm sure we're all aware of the tragic incident that happened to Tim McLean a few weeks ago, and my heart goes out to his friends and family. Now, if only the members of the WBC can get it through their heads to picket a funeral where such a tragedy has occured and that this young man's family already has enough on their plates with the death of this young man, and they should not have to deal with these idiots who think it's okay to go around spouting their self-righteous messages at the most inappropriate times.

Just for the record, WBC is considered a hate-group and they have put up websites such as and

Now, I did mention earlier that because of free-speech and all that stuff, I believe that a person does have to right to be racist or anti-homosexual or anti whatever the hell you want to be against. As long as it does not infringe on the rights of other people. Now, having said that, I also hate racism in all its forms, and I believe that the WBC are a group of intolerant, ignorant fuckers. I was extremely happy when I found out that citizens of Winnipeg were going to form their own counter-protest, in order to block the WBC from the people attending the funeral. At least there are some considerate people still on the planet.

Apparently, the WBC believes that God orchestrated the attack on Tim McLean to punish Canada for accepting homosexuality. Does anyone else want to worship a god like this? I would like to hear the logic of this: God punishes a young kid because he lives in a country that allows homosexuality. If that's the case, I say: "Fuck God!" I don't even want to believe in a god like that, let alone worship one.

So, that is one of many reasons why christians piss me off.

Writing updates: "Terror Eyes" has gone through it's second draft and is about to undergo it's third. I've almost got the first chapter of "Hatred" done, but I'm having trouble getting it the way I want it. Hopefully I'll have it and Chapter 2 done sometime this week.

That's all for now.