- 7 years ago
- Wedding: January 1992
Does anyone know of that ridiculous cult claiming the world is going to end in 11 days? You know, the very same one which claimed the world was going to end in 1994?
I know about this garbage because my father is so caught up supporting this “cause”, he can’t see anything else. My phone calls go largely ignored, yet he bends over backwards to “get the word out”, which is really a shame because in 1994, he did the very same, and yet here we are, going about our merry way.
Now don’t get me wrong, religion is fine and well if you are observant, but this cult is extreme. Many have abandoned their families all together to ride around in “caravans” spreading news of the rapture. What for? According to them, you can not save yourself, so what sense does it make to annoy everyone around you? Why not enjoy the “last few days” before you meet your maker, if that’s what you believe? Ugh.
I get grumpy anytime I hear about these kooks, because it has consumed the father I once had. Albeit, he’s never really been present, but the small little sliver I had of him is basically gone. It’s a shame. And here I am, gearing up for what’s supposed to be the happiest day of my life. He hasn’t even really congratulated me, and I’m 3 months out from the actual wedding. I’ve been grappling with whether I even want him to walk me down the aisle, or have any other prominent role in the festivities other than “guest”. He exasperates me, and I’m skeptical on whether he can contain his fanaticism for that long. But my wedding is in July, and the world is due to end in 11 days anyway . Who knows what religious agenda he’ll be pushing by then? I hope my Jewish Future in-laws won’t be horribly offended. I must warn them about him.
It’s not often I will quote former President Bush, but in regard to “The End of the World” in 1994: “You fool me once, shame on you. You fool me twice…shame…. well, you can’t get fooled again!”On May 22, they’ll be eating humble pie yet again.
Thanks for letting me release some frustration. Anyone else have similar family wierdness out there that you’re not especially looking forward to having at your wedding?