Each day I do a Google search of “Pagan news” in an attempt to keep up with what is new in our community. Imagine my surprise in encountering an article that says the world will end on May 21 of this year.
Upon opening this link I discovered that it referred to the Christian Rapture. Yes, I rolled my eyes, but then I began to think what the repercussions would be for the Pagan community if this event occurs. Even imagining a world that has suddenly experienced the departure of hundreds of millions of Christians is fascinating.
Imagine our country after 99% of our elected Federal officials have disappeared, leaving a few Hindus, Muslims and atheists to run the country. The opportunity to accomplish real change in our country could be UN matched in our short history.
And that is only the beginning of the opportunities for our community. Suddenly there would be tens of thousands of empty houses of worship. Arrange the pews in circles; replace the guy on the cross with the Goddess and the long held aspirations of our community to have permanent sacred space would be relized.
Yes, you may ask ‘how could we support all this’? Well imagine the job openings. Pagans suddenly would be in high demand. With experience as venders Pagans could take all the top jobs at say Wal-Mart. Can you imagine Wal-Mart stocked with organic Tie-dye, hemp clothing, Goddess products and solar panels?
Yep that’s right, a pluralistic society, responsibly using resources, government responsive to those seeking understanding and compassion, worship of the Goddess as a major religious practice. Seems to me this is a great idea.
So I say lets all get together and support the Christian hope for “The Rapture” After all, should such an event occur our community stands to gain so much.