Thursday, April 15, 2010

Rapture

Isn't the word RAPTURE lovely (although, as with many words, the more I say it aloud the weirder it sounds). However, if we are talking weird, have a look at this site.

The Rapture apparently means the gathering together of all Christians up into the air at the time of the return of Jesus. Now this makes no sense whatsoever - they would all bang heads or elbows or something.

29 comments:

Merisi said...

I love the word "rapture" too,
as long as I am allowed to stay on this earth,
whole, in once piece! ;-)

Where's my biker's helmet?

POBOX said...

Several thoughts.
The Doors, damn.

And, I've raptured and it had nothing to do w/ Jesus or pills. Heh heh.

French Fancy said...

Merisi - crash helmet, elbow pads, knee protection - everyone would have to have a 'rapture ready' kit.

Bill - sorry, I changed the music vid for Six Feet Under - one of the best series there has been.

Miss Footloose said...

I raptly watched the video twice. What a way to start the day!

Steve said...

Raptor is also a nice word and not dissimilar... apart from the meaning of course.

the fly in the web said...

Aren't there some novels about this....all the believers lifting off to heaven and the others 'left behind'?

Dedene said...

HA HA HA! I always loved Six Feet Under and the different ways people became deceased.

I'm sure that we're all going to heaven just like this lady did!

Delana said...

Oh FF, the rapture site is so BIZARRE. And I want all to know that I have now checked today's "Rapture Index" which is " a Dow Jones Industrial Average of end time activity" and the number is 174, which according to the index means we're supposed to "fasten our seat belts". I will probably not need a rapture kit though....I also just learned that those with poor self-discipline won't be taking the flight!

6 Feet Under! I never missed an episode! Loved it.

Thanks for the great entertainment today, FF.

French Fancy said...

Miss Footloose - me too, it's excellent.

Steve - is that a snakey thing (how twee am I? snakey thing?)

tfitw - well I don't want to read them if there are. I've never heard such a lot of twaddle in my life.

Delana - yes, that site is truly weird. As for Six Feet Under - one of the best series of all time and one we regularly re-watch on DVD. So glad you like it too

Dumdad said...

And then there's the Deep Purple song Rapture of the Deep...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEPS5c4is-M

Contemporary Troubadour said...

Ha! And yet I feel guilty for laughing ...?

My brother-in-law would get a huge kick out of this. Sans guilt.

Mark said...

Very good - I liked the video

Ayak said...

I assume the video is from Youtube which is why I can't see it..I just have a blank white space (this ban is getting ridiculous now).

I like the word rapture but having looked at that site I'm not so sure now!

Steve said...

No, a raptor is a bird. Or a dinosaur...! Not a snaky thing at all!

Carol said...

I love the word rapture...it's a lovely satisfying word to say :-)

Six Feet Under was a wonderful series..you have great taste Mrs!!

C x

Ken Devine said...

I shouldn't have, but I laughed at the video. I think I might have a perverse streak in me

Nora Johnson said...

Fab post as always dear FF!

btw Thanks for all lovely comments - am so busy just now with travel,assignments & deadlines that I won't be able to visit/stop by yr great blog for a little while. Sorry! :o(

XOXO LOLA:)
PS Love to Poppy & Misty xx

Lulu LaBonne said...

@Ayak - when I was in Turkey I got round the ban by using VTunnel.

I love this site
http://eternal-earthbound-pets.com/Home_Page.html

set up by atheists to look after the pets left behind when the rapture comes.

Did you find out what a Fluffer is?

willow said...

I always think of rapture in a lovely erotic kinda way. The fundamentalists have ruined it.

Scott Fazzini said...

I doubt, for some reason, that you watch American Dad, but there was a HILARIOUS episode involving the Rapture... you should Hulu it!

e said...

FF,
Six Feet Under was one of the few things I loved to watch!

ladyfi said...

Rapture is a good word... although harsh-sounding for something that is supposed to be delightful...

Angie Muresan said...

The crazy church I went to as a teenager really scared us with the whole Biblical rapture thing. So much so that people were frothing that we might get left behind.

Dash said...

Rapture is a wonderful word. I saw a documentary about 'The Rapture', all of a sudden people, I presume 'The Believers' will be whisked off somewhere, leaving nothing but a pile of clothes, when I saw the documentary 'The Believers' were talking very earnestly about it, I don't like to mock other peoples beliefs, but I did find myself giggling.
XX

French Fancy said...

Dumdad - Deep Purple, there's a name from the past. They were on at the local French festival a couple of years ago but I never made it.

CT - no guilt at laughing about religion - oops, gave away my stance a bit there, eh?

Mark - I've watched it a few times now - but I'm still going back to my earlier post about Abbey Road and clicking on the webcam - simple pleasures for me

Ayak - yes, it's the opening scene from one of the Six Feet Under episodes (someone always gets killed - then they have the body to bury during the episode). A lot of inflatable dolls rise up from the back of a truck. A religious woman spots this, thinks it is indeed The Rapture- rushes out to see and then gets knocked down and killed. It is funnier than it sounds. Six Feet Under is a brilliant brilliant series. If you want I can lend you the DVDs.

Steve - dim old me. And all the David Attenborough programmes I watch you think a bit of knowledge would have rubbed off

Carol - Ta Mrs you. We often have to sit and ponder what was our best ever series we watched (on tv and then bought the DVDs). It's always a close thing between The Sopranos, The Wire and Six Feet Under

Ken - and you a religious man as well (I'm smiling along with you brother)

Nora - you are so busy I don't know how you have time to do anything really. Does Lola go with you?

Lulu - (wails) I forgot to look. I'll do it when I've caught up with these comments

willow - rapture is a gorgeous word but since doing this post I've got Debbie Harry as an ear worm

Scott - hello again. American Dad is on here but it's quite late and, until I sort out what is wrong with our DVD player, then I can't record it.

e- wasn't it good, although certain episodes with Nate's illness were hard to watch. And wasn't Ruth fantastic. Actually I shouldn't even single out anyone by name. It was a fantastic ensemble piece and a truly original idea

Fi - I find it quite a soft word to say, although now I am sitting here saying it - well it does sound extremely bizarre (although I am doing wide-mouthed rapsssshhhhaaaawwwwww)

Oh Angie - do you know my one reluctance about this post was that it might offend you. I'm so glad it didn't and also that you got away from the nutjobs.

Dash - I mock all the time, I know I shouldn't but all these major religions and I do not see eye to eye at all. I think they are a big con designed to keep people down (not that I was brainswashed by my mum whose ideas these actually were, oh no)

Ayak said...

FF: Thats really kind of you to offer to lend me the dvds but I'd be a bit concerned about them getting lost in our unpredictable post. So don't worry. I will put them on my Amazon wish list and get them sometime in the future. Thanks again for being thoughtful xx

Ayak said...

Oh and Lulu: Thanks for the tip re vTunnel xxx

French Fancy said...

Ayak - you're welcome and I am sure you would enjoy them

Phil Lowe said...

I love that! So funny. I also loved to watch SFU, you could even say I was dying to watch each episode. I need to catch up on the series. I think I got to bulk watching SFU to series three? The one where the blonde one got off the bus at the end. Hmmm, that means a lot doesn't it? Anyway need to catch up on the series.