"Chit Chat" is an occasional posting in which I simply give you a word, or short phrase, and you then just waffle on about the subject in any way you see fit.

If the number of comments on any one Chit Chat post gets to fifty, all those who have commented will receive 500 days off purgatory. Should the comments ever reach one hundred I will grant all the participants a general plenary. Now, you don't get offers like that on Facebook!

Okay, we'll go for something topical again this week. Your starter is the phrase:


Where you take it is completely up to you.


CHIT CHAT (13) — 24 Comments

  1. Glory be to the Father
    And to the Son
    And to the Holy Ghost.
    As it was in the beginning,
    Is now, and ever shall be;
    World without end…


  2. I actually do believe that there will be a time when Jesus returns to reclaim and reform the creation. I am simply sure that no nutcase TV preacher knows when that will happen. God does not conform to silly misreadings of disparate verses poorly conflated.


  3. The website I read, said that the world wasn’t going to end on Saturday, the rapture was merely going to happen. The actual date of global destruction is October 21st of this year.

    We do need to keep our facts straight, y’know.

    (Sorry for the previously deleted comment, I didn’t realize that my daughter was signed in on my computer)

    WV = nogie I’m sometimes a nogie when I don’t know who is signed in on my laptop.

  4. Just a technical point: The Rapture is not the end of the world – it’s merely the thing that happens before the 1000 year reign of the Anti-Christ or something like that (I’m a bit confused over the exact chronology).

    However, this open thread is about THE END OF THE WORLD and can include comments on the Rapture as there are no penalties for going off thread.

  5. I agree with you, Jim. In fact I don’t think there ever will be an end to the world. I’m completely orthodox on this. This world will be redeemed and God will come down to it. It will become the Kingdom of God it will not be replaced by the Kingdom of God. As the troll said above, “World without end. Amen.”

  6. Great Shoppy, MP!

    Frankly, I think about the end of MY world, more than I think about the end of THE world. :-/

  7. Don’t forget to look busy on Saturday!

    Actually, I saw somewhere on Facebook that whatsisname is saying there will then be exactly five months of tribulations before the grand finale on October 21. If so, I wonder if God could please arrange to wrap it up before 12:30 AM Western (US) time zone so I don’t have to turn 47?

  8. No, apparently (and I don’t know if this is bullshit but Ruth told me she’d read it and she is not one to exaggerate), if a meteor comes roaring towards us from out of nowhere and its fully charged up with its foot on the accelerator we apparently will only have 3 months (or is it 6 months) anyway, some worryingly short time to do anything about it apart from hold hands and sing songs about how much all the people of the world love each other.

  9. I’ve got my reservations for Milliways, but if you don’t, that’s ok – you can book retroactively. 🙂

    I’ll have a green salad, and a glass of water. I won’t ask Peter Davison to nip off and shoot himself.

  10. An asteroid with a 3 to 6 month lead time? No problem, haven’t you seen the move “Armageddon” with Bruce Willis? We can have that problem taken care of before you need more popcorn.

  11. Actually, Kevin, the Bruce Willis solution has been discarded because of the danger of the asteroid just breaking up and earth then being bombarded by lots of huge bits of rock. Apparently, if the fateful day ever does arrive we will be sending a rocket full of politicians towards the asteroid. When they get close enough they will be pointed towards the asteroid and told to shout out their lists of promises should they be reelected. The resulting hot air should be enough to alter the course of the asteroid and the earth will be saved.

  12. The end of the world?

    Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die.

    And perhaps a prayer or two wouldn’t be out of place.

  13. A sensible precaution, Kevin. In fact “Be preparred” I think we should send them up there straightaway and not wait for for an actual asteroid to turn up- just in case.

  14. Regarding the Rapture–

    It’s the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine).

  15. Why send all the politicians when we could send the GafCon bishops? Not only would they produce more hot air, as a secondary defense the crap they publish could be used to ignite it in one massive rocket blast!