Wednesday, April 02, 2014


The disappearance of the Malaysian  Airlines with, as one commentator said,  "239 souls" aboard, is probably the mystery of our time. Gone, disappeared. So very sad for the families. Like most, I have done some major thinking. Is there any explanation. Sure, we just don't know what it is. Recently somebody postulated on the Internet a religious explanation. "The Rapture." Even though I would be hard pressed to even think it, a side of me thinks, "dang, something so mysterious and why not." 

The disappearance has confounded our technical sophistication. We keep waiting for that elusive clue. Personally, not sure about things like the Rapture and can't conceive that God is practicing for the "end of time" with the the idea of Jesus return with something as tragic and sad as the missing plane. Just for info, here is the Biblical verse the fundamentalists often use...

Matthew 24:30-36 
"At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

This is allegory, for sure, used as an example and not literal I think. 

    I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

    "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. (NIV)