Are you worried?
A couple of middle-aged ladies knocked on my door this week, and as I opened it they asked me,
“Sir, are you worried about the trajectory that the world is taking?”
And without waiting for a response from me,
“Have you noticed how all of the things that man has created are beginning to crumble all around him?”
“The bible says…”
At this point I stopped them with, “ NO”.
“ Sorry Sir?”
“I said, NO”
“ No what?
“No, I’m not worried about the trajectory that the world is taking.”
“Why would I worry?”
“As far as I can tell, worrying never created a worthwhile solution to any problem. Did it?”
What followed was a lengthy discussion with regards to the danger and absurdity of beliefs, and after thirty minutes of my questioning, my new friends attempted to shuffle away.
Me: “Before you go, please tell me where it will be?”
“Where what will be sir?’
Me: “ The judgement day you’re talking about? Where will old JC actually land and create the orderly queues of six billion to be judged and marked with a guest pass to heaven, or a refusal stamp to hell? I’d like to know so that I can make sure I have my plane ticket in advance. So, where will it be?”
“Where ever god decides it to be … and we will pray for you”
Pray for me?
Jesus, talk about clichés!