Â Â Â Â During the New Year’s Eve celebrations lastÂ night, I briefly thought aboutÂ our New Year’s Eve bash of 1999/2000.Â At the time, thereÂ was a great deal of concern expressed fromÂ many people about computers all over the world suddenly defaulting.Â At the same time, many religious groups (possibly the same who feared computer mutiny) passionately awaited the end of times – certain thatÂ this was surely the time when they would all be called up to heaven.Â Â
Â Â Â Â As for me, my husband and our children; we spent the millennial New Year’s Eve traveling to the Bahamas. Happily, we were free from any fears that the airplane would mysteriously fall from the sky or that we would be “left behind” as the more righteous Christians abandoned us to a fiery crash while they were being raptured. As atheists, we were clearly in the minority. The plane was nearly empty (more stretch-out room), and our resort hotel vacation was priced well below what is usually seen. We’ll never forget the marvelous vacation time we had.
Â Â Â Â OK, so I may never know God and I never really did comprehend the meaning/value of the whole faith issue. However, I surely can recognize mass craziness, and know when I see a great travel deal! Anybody know if there are any more Biblical disasters coming up? Let me know so I can arrange my vacation schedule.