Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Uh... Mister Huckabee

I was made aware of the following interview only recently, but it raises one question- if Mike Huckabee unquestioningly gives credence to a man who believes that the end of the world is nigh, why the hell would he bother running for president? Personally, I want a president who actually believes that a worldly future is not only possible, but desirable.

I've always found the very idea of "The Rapture" to be the most narcissistic, nihilistic fantasy I've ever encountered. What kind of hubris leads someone to believe that he or she will be at the center of universe-shaking events? Of course, this arrogance is only made more odious by the belief that non-faithful will be consigned to a hellish fate. Why the hell would I ever consider voting for a narcissistic nihilist who believes in no future?

I used to work with a fundie-type who would always carry on about the upcoming Rapture. One day, I had the following conversation with him in front of a bunch of other coworkers:

"Do you really believe that the Rapture is imminent?"
"Oh, yes, it could happen any day now."
"Okay, if it is imminent, could you give me $500?"
"What? Why would I give you $500?"
"If the Rapture is imminent, and you and your family will be saved, you won't need it."
"Uh, eh, er, em..."
"So you don't really believe it, do you?"
"Uh, eh, er, em..."

He never brought the subject up again.


Substance McGravitas said...

That's a good one. I used to work with someone who claimed never to think a bad thought about anybody.

I made sure that changed.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Nicely done.

Both of you.

Hamish Mack said...

Well there's The Crapture which is good for me and horrid for the others and HAH HAH in your face and then there's money.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

For those left behind after the Crapture, there will be no toilet paper.

Vonnie said...

On an unrelated topic:
While in WI, one Jennifer shoved some purslane in my face and tried to get me to eat it.
I smelled it instead.
Thought you should know.

Vonnie said...

word verf:
Thanks, I think I will!