So, Harpers.org found a message board devoted to the Rapture, populated by gleeful folk pondering the implications of the current fighting. I suppose this could be one of those "look at the kooky Christians" kind of posts, but I can't really get past appalled and pissed off. I haven't written about the latest round of fighting in the mideast because I don't know what to say or what the point would be, even. Israel's government seems to be responding in exactly the wrong way to an attack, and have entered into a course of action with no defined endpoint and no rules of engagement. There seems to be no voice of reason in the region, and no one who would listen to reason even if there were. The only constant is lives being ruined and people dying. Meanwhile, a group of safe, comfortable people are watching the violence on CNN and celebrating as things get worse, claiming it's in the name of religion. Yeah, appalled and pissed off pretty much covers it.
On the plus side, though, I did find this rapture smiley face which makes it hard to take anything on that site seriously.