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The End of the World as We Know It (and I Still Feel Fine!)


Here and elsewhere last week I mused about the prediction that the Rapture (a 19th-century theological doctrine, by the way) would come last Saturday evening. I keep wondering, “What part of the Scripture that says ‘No man knows the day or the hour’ don’t people understand?”  

Surely I’m not the first person to note that this theological eschatological moment overlapped with the financial eschatological moment, the expiration of the debt ceiling? And yet neither the world nor the banking system came to a sudden dramatic end. Maybe the two singularities canceled each other out? (And Jonah, don’t even start on the fact that “eschatological” rhymes with “scatological,” okay? K-Lo will have us in shackles if we go there . . .)


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