Well, May 21st came and went and we’re all still here. I’ll admit I wasn’t worried that we wouldn’t be, but you never know.
Speaking of the anticipated rapture, I was reading a post written by Laura from Smash Your T.V. and Have Adventures this weekend. It was about an end-of-times sale she spotted on Craig’s List where a few nonbelievers were putting out a request for people’s worldly belongings. There was a common theme throughout the ads that indicated the *stuff* the believers would be leaving behind would be gladly taken over by the nonbelievers placing the ads.
Laura’s post was interesting in that it brought to light the importance we as a culture place on things over people at times. It’s sad really, that when the possibility of a great human separation is in question, all some could think about was how to get their hands on the possessions of those that were leaving this world.
The entire situation reminded me of a movie I saw a few years back called The Gods Must be Crazy. The film is a comedy released in 1980, but most of what I saw when watching the film was a truth so deep that the movie lingers in my mind years after viewing.
For those of you that haven’t seen the film, it’s based on a tribe of humans living in the Kalahari dessert called the Bushman tribe. The Bushman tribe is completely removed from civilization and live together in peace and contentment…until an unexpected gift from the gods drops from the sky. A glass Coke bottle.
To make a long story short, the glass Coke bottle creates all kinds of havoc within the tribe as the concept of ownership enters the tribe’s peaceful world. After all, there is only one Coke bottle, but a dozen or so Bushmen.