As a confirmed atheist, I do solemnly pray to GOD that the RAPTURE happens NOW! COME JESUS COME!
Won't it be so much more peaceful when we are all left behind? When all of those hatefilled, holier-than-thou-bigots are gone?
Some of them truly believe that it is their DUTY to USE UP the earth's resources before they go. That when GOD said, in the beginning, to go forth and multiply and have dominion over the earth, that HE meant suck up all the oil and use up all the available clean air and water before HE sends his SON back the second time around to collect up their dirty little souls. Don't believe me? Check this out:
James Watt, a professing evangelical, who became U.S. Secretary of the Interior under Ronald Reagan in the early 1980s. In his article, "Ours Is the Earth," and numerous articles since 1981, he made clear that he viewed earth as "merely a temporary way station on the road to eternal life...The earth was put here by the Lord for His people to subdue and to use for profitable purposes on their way to the hereafter."What an asshole! Did that mean that they are supposed to go around claiming up all the water as theirs and selling it back to the poor folks, too? Is that the CHRISTIAN WAY? I DON'T THINK SO!
So, hey, GOD, if you really are up there, sitting around on your THRONE, stroking your long white beard as you watch your million channel K-GOD TV Network and every once in a while entertaining yourself with a tsunami or earthquake or mudslide just for FUN FUN FUN, whydon'tcha call all your sheeple home now? Then you and them -- especially them -- can leave us the fuck alone.
BONUS! Check out this site! It shows pictures of the actual mansions you can expect to live in in heaven. Apparently there is a class system in heaven too! (Further reinforcing observations that modern conservative christianity is all about gimme gimme gimme, what can i get in exchange for my soul? -- and not about helping the downtrodden - Come Jebus! Come! Relieve us of these selfish pigs!)