there is NO RAPTURE PERIOD!! YOu RELIGIOUS TYPES NEED TO GET FUCKING GRIP ON REAL LIFE Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1321860
Really? And you are absolutely sure about this how? I mean, for a long time nobody believed what quantum physics was telling us (basically that if something is not observed or measured it does not physically exist.) The slit expermients proved this to be absolutely true. The universe (Real life as you put it) doesn't exist unless it is observed or measured. It has dumbfounded those that believed as you do, that real life isn't like that. That everything that we believed always exists really doesn't until it is avtively observed or measured. And when I say doesn't "actively exist" I mean that the physical particles don't exist (pop into reality) until measured or observed.
So what is real life? What is the true fabric of reality? For decades we were so very sure about everything being absolutely real, and then we found out that nothing is as it seemed (in any way.) In the same fashion how can you be absolutely sure that God isn't real? Does the illusion that everything in the universe is a random occurrence preclude the possibility that it was all started by a greater being than us?
You see, whether you want to accept this or not, the truth is you cannot prove (through scientific means, which is all that matters) that God exists or doesn't. You have to take one, or the other, on faith alone. Either way you are taking it on faith.
Think of it this way: You have all the symptoms of a faulty memory module in your computer. So you decide that the problem is the memory stick and you pop it out, buy another one and replace it. All the evidence you had seen lead you to accept the fact that the memory module failed. You replace the memory module and it works fine for another two months before it too fails. Because what you failed to realize is that the first memory module that you had failed because the socket it was placed into had a problem that caused it to fail. But until you realized that (months later when your new memory also failed) you were absolutely sure that your first memory stick was the problem. Only you were wrong. It was an illusion, the memory stick had no problem until the socket caused it to fail. The socket was the problem and the memory stick failed because of it.
Now this is a simple situation with only a small loss in money being the consequence. But what if you make the same error in judgement with something important... such as your life, or perhaps, the possibility of eternal life? That is not an error you can recover from. As Pascal so elegantly proved in his matrix on God.
Arrogance is the mother of all fuck-ups. Seriously think about this. Because we don't know what really is illusion and what really is reality.