Letter to the Editor
The world is not going to end on Saturday. Most people whether they are religious or not look at this “Family Radio” group as a bunch of nuts. However most Christians believe that the world is going to end in some sort of rapture just as Family Radio does. So really the only difference between what Family Radio believe and mainstream Christianity is the date. If one group is nuts then it seems to me that both are nuts.
In the reality based world we know the universe will continue to exist for trillions of years. We know this planet will still be here for a few billion more years. The only question is how long the Earth will be habitable by humans. As a Realist I understand that decisions have consequences and that this chunk of rock we live on is our home and will be the home for our children and grandchildren. If we are going to survive and thrive we have to take care of our home and make good choices based on reality, not God.
I see the belief systems of Christians to be dangerous because if you believe that the world is going to end then you are less likely to take responsibility to make good decisions. So we Realists don’t see a lot of difference between the Christians who think the world is going to be destroyed by God on Saturday and the Christians who believe God is going to destroy the world on some other date.