News, but not the serious kind
Why are you still yammering?
Okay, I have a serious bone to pick with the news media.
It is being widely reported that the evangelical Christian broadcaster whose Judgment Day prophecy went embarrassingly unfulfilled on Saturday has explained that he miscalculated, and the actual Apocalypse will happen later.
So my question is, why are we even still quoting this man? Why are we spreading his hogwash?
In my book, he’s moved to the very, very bottom of the list, under every other person on earth, when it comes to credibility about Apocalypses, yet here we are running stories about his newest prediction.
Really? How many chances does he GET?
And while I’m on the subject, a “miscalculation” is like when you leave too small a tip for your waiter, and so he beats you up in the parking lot.
I believe former president George W. Bush said it best: “…fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.”
Which is why I will NOT be running this guy’s so-called new doomsday date in my blog.
But I will say this. Don’t spend too much time worrying about a Halloween costume this year.
Top: The California evangelical broadcaster who predicted that Judgment Day would come on May 21, 2011, is seen in this still image from video during an interview at Family Stations Inc. offices in Oakland, California, May 16, 2011. REUTERS/Reuters Television
Right: A volunteer from the U.S. religious group Family Radio, a Christian radio network, holds a sign with warnings of an impending Judgment Day at Times Square in New York, May 13, 2011. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Left: An advertisement in a New York City subway is seen on May 13, 2011. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton