The 2nd Coming, friend or foe?!
But first, the backdrop…
I was discussing the May 20 incident with a fellow university student last night, after a fitful minibus ride which sent the sister into a +PanicAttackMode every time the monstrous thing made a strange noise (never knew waiting for your death, or worse, a scenario in which you are sure to lose limbs could be so scary). And guess what this religious brother’s excuse for the car-bombing (the Chinese earth quake, the Myanmar cyclone) was. That they were all signs that we are in “Simintegnaw Shih”. That Jesus was indeed coming. My reply: “Do I care if he never come?!”.
Because when you expect things, it’s assumed there is a catch involved, isn’t there?! That you would be rewarded with something positive (and just not the joy of looking down at those you dislike from your floaty position). According to the bible and this friend, however, the only reward the son of man would get at the second coming, i.e. the final clash between evil and good, is sulfur and “Dign”! A prophesy I found hard to take comfort in, let alone gloat over (if that’s what I am expected to do, that is. You never know with these things!). What’s worse, it seems to excuse those responsible for doing us wrong. Because, you’ve heard this before, they simply are obeying the will of God! A Will, it is written, shall come to pass if nothing else does.
I also wonder why God needs to deal with his creatures with such an iron hand! What have we done exactly to piss Him so? I know this would sound silly and rather 7th grade but it’s not like we tricked him into creating us, you know! WE, had to come into a world and life we haven’t asked for. WE, had to do deal with the type of creatures he saw fit to make us. WE, have to try and be good inspite of all the mess & unkindness around us. Seems to me WE are the victims here. And WE get punished? As if living isn’t punishment enough?! Wouldn’t “not creating us” be wiser than mess everything up and blaming poor US for it?!
I don’t know, my friends! Except it feels monstrously unfair! But I know this! That the second coming doesn’t sound like the kind of thing one desires.
Ya digg?! 🙂
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