How to think of the believers in the ersatz Rapture? I feel sorry for them, but only a little bit. They’re adults and entitled to make ridiculous spiritual choices. I’ve made a few of those myself.
Ridicule? It’s so very hard not to. And there are, of course, serious things going on all the time that actually require our attention and efforts; the tornado in Joplin MO is the first thing that comes to mind.
What I am left with, though, is worry for those whose lives were damaged by the people who believed in the nonsense rapture: the children of those people who spent their college funds on billboard signs, the mother who didn’t make plans for the baby she is about to have and whom she thought she would never see.
I wish there was a way to hold people responsible when their idiocy damages others.