No. With no fries; no ketchup; no Ranch dressing on the side; no super size it; no passing Go and getting $200: NO.
No, I do not believe in the Second Coming of Christ. I barely believe in the first coming of Christ.
I think it induces entirely too much fear: do this/don't do this or I'll smite you!
The merits living a life filled with integrity, kindness and compassion are many. Acknowledging mistakes, working towards improving rather than wallowing — these are what I strive for. I don't respond well to ultimatums, because people in my life have abused that tactic for behavior motivation. Rather than living in fear of some imagined retribution in the afterlife, I would absolutely rather live this life with kindness, integrity, humor, and some humility.
Although, the Apocalypse makes for some great Munchkin games, movies, fiction! (From the movie Dogma: PA Announcer: [at St. Michael's hospital] I repeat: this is not a drill. This is the Apocalypse. Please exit the hospital in an orderly fashion.)
Anna Marie Martin has been a Spokanite since December 2006, when she moved here just in time to experience some of the worst snowstorms in recent history. She dislikes snow (hate is a really strong word). She grew up in Nebraska, and therefore has no need to be exposed to neither more snow nor more football. Yet, each of these happen every fall and winter, she says.