Atheists counter prediction of doom with ‘Rapture party’

The way Seattle atheist Paul Case sees it, holding a “Rapture party” on Saturday, the date a Christian radio broadcaster who’s getting national attention says the Rapture is supposed to happen, is a can’t-lose proposition.

If the Rapture indeed occurs, and Christians worldwide are transported to heaven, “we know as atheists, we’re not going,” said Case, one of several people organizing the Saturday party in Tacoma. It’s one of several such gatherings being organized by atheist groups nationwide.

“If it occurs, it’s a good thing for us,” he said. “We get the real estate and cheap cars, and we won’t have to worry about separation of church and state.”

On the other hand, if the Rapture doesn’t happen, “it’s another egg in the face of those who say the end times will come. So it’s a win-win for us,” Case said.

The prediction prompting the parties comes from Harold Camping, an 89-year-old civil engineer by training. Camping heads Family Radio, also known as Family Stations, an Oakland, Calif.-based network of about 66 Christian radio stations, including those in Kirkland and Longview. Family Radio, which does not have any denominational ties, also broadcasts internationally.


It is your God given right to choose your own path. But as it divides off from Yahweh’s, you must accept where it leads you. If you are happy with that, then follow that path. Peace to you for as long as it is possible on either plane of existence.

Acts 13:41 Look, you scoffers, marvel and vanish away, because I am doing a work in your days, a work that you will never believe, even if someone were to explain it to you. “

2 Peter 3:2-4 so that you can remember the words previously spoken by the holy prophets, and the commandment of our Lord and Savior [given] through your apostles. 3 First, be aware of this: scoffers will come in the last days to scoff, following their own lusts, 4 saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they have been since the beginning of creation.”

Jude 1:18 they told you, “In the end time there will be scoffers walking according to their own ungodly desires.”