posted on Jul, 18 2008 @ 01:05 AM
What if they staged a massive hoax involving great big space barges - kind of like box cars but with antigravity. They would say "Ok Earth people!
Those who have faith and believe in simple goodness and simple pleasures should all get on board because you are special! We have an Eden-like
paradise waiting for you on another world, and anyway this one is in imminent danger of catastrophes!"
And then all of the Lake Woebegone people, and the people in small towns where they have old-fashioned barber shops, and the people who raise
livestock and work the land will say, "Honey, get your coat! I told you the rapture would come! All you had to do was have faith!"
And then all the good, simple people would eagerly climb aboard the space barges and would wave from the port hole windows to the people down below
who decided not to go. They would be happier than they had ever believed was possible.
Until the space barges escaped Earth's atmosphere and the bottoms opened up, dumping the millions of good, simple people into the cold vacuum of
space where they died almost instantly, and then slowly, one by one, fell back down to Earth, burning up in the atmosphere.
The children of the people who were left behind would say, "Look mummy! There's falling stars!"
And the mommies and daddies would smile at one another and say, "No, dear, they were genetically inferior subhumans who were prone to superstition
and fundamentalism. You must never pity them because compassion is weakness, and conscience is a fiction created by those subhumans to suppress
Would you rather be one of the people taken up in saucers, or would you rather be among those who were left behind?
[edit on 18-7-2008 by applebiter]