Some people I know are perfectly content discussing the end of the world as we know it, based on current events - natural disasters and the like. The trouble is, they love to do this in front of my children. So now I get questions like, "How do we know that the world is going to explode in 2012?"
So, I just tell them what I know. I am not entirely sure the rapture is going to happen in 2012. As a matter of fact, I'm not sure that's what's going on at all. I think we're doing relatively okay, and they just need to be happy in their own little worlds for now. Even if the End Times were here...please don't tell my little 8 year old all about the fiery pits of hell and how the dead will rise again, or she'll end up sleeping with mama again.
Sheesh people - push your apocolypse somewhere else, okay? Leave the spirituality to her parents. Honestly.
Then I had to go and rent Farenheit 911 and watch it for the first time this weekend, and cry like a baby. I put it off for all this time because I knew it would piss me off, and it did. It didn't do a lot of good to watch that - it just sort of cemented what I was afraid to believe for a long time, which ended up being rather depressing.
That being said - someone leave me a bit of GOOD news. Does anyone have any??
Yeah, the economy sucks and these disasters are kicking our butts, but I have to believe all is not lost. I think we're going to be okay. Any one else willing to toss some optimism my way?