Thursday, November 25, 2004
How'd that work out? I didn't see hardly any rapture that week. (...and the thing I did see one night turned out to be the Aurora Borealis.)
I lead a moral life because it's my default setting and it's the right thing to do- not because a higher power is watching.
It's just a bonus that I'm perfectly happy not attempting to kill people for believing differently, as Rainbow Guy here, not to mention so many other religious people, appear ready and willing to do...
Dude- quote all the scripture you like- throwing money at a wacko and hoping he's freed from prison so he can hurt more people aren't noble goals. You're not working on freeing Manson, are you?
What was Rainbow Man doing with that gun in that hotel room with those two day laborers? Why did he plant all those bombs? Why take a hostage? He's not a Jesus freak- he's a psychotic who needs to be locked up until he can understand that you just don't do that.
If Jesus wasn't his motivation would you be aligning yourself with him? Let's not forget, Rollen's crimes were premeditated too- he built the bombs, he got ahold of a gun...
Some would consider Rainbow man's prediction of the rapture coming six days after he started taking hostages just as wacky as Manson's predictions.
And by the way- if you happen to know the world is ending what kind of scum-bag starts taking hostages because it won't matter in a few days? What a self-centered prick.
One of the reasons why Rollen chose me to keep the silver coins that he received from selling his ranch (back when he had any money!) was that I was a non-believer. So I can see the argument about someone not trying to impose their will on others.
But Rollen genuinely feels that his ministry was - and is - to speak to those who say they only watch sports and never hear about John 3:16.
As to his mental state, after more than a dozen years of travelling and living in his car,& facing much more rejection than acceptance, that can probably be determined by someone with more professional qualifications than I have.