As Saturday, September 23, 2017, dawned sunny and bright in many areas of the world, sneers and snickers flew through social media. Bible naysayers of all types had their fun. People joked about accidentally planning their apocalypse parties for Sunday.
In some ways, I think it’s good that we sometimes take a step back and laugh at ourselves. Taking life too seriously is a problem for many.
Then, there is the problem of ridicule.
Does the “failure” of this “prophecy” mean that everyone who believes in God or the Bible is naive and stupid? What about other world faith traditions? Is this further evidence that we can marginal all thoughts and beliefs held by a person or a group of people because of a handful of these sorts of instances? Can a person who seems to be out to lunch in one area of knowledge be an expert on something else?
How do we respond when we think that someone is truly making a big mistake? What if that error isn’t so big? Do we ever stop and think about how our comfort levels might be affecting our judgments of right and wrong?
Feel free to use the comments section to voice your opinion on how to handle diverse perspectives in our global society, as well as when it might be ok to draw the line and discount a person or a group of people in a public setting. (PLEASE keep all comments civil and on-topic. I reserve the right to remove comments that attack other commenters or are simply rude.)