Rapture Palooza!

I thought we could all use a little humor this Friday. I think most of my readers will find it funny. The following video is a trailer for an upcoming rapture spoof film called, Rapture-Palooza (June, 2013).

Relax and have a good laugh!

For more of my serious theological reflections on the rapture:

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D.D. Flowers, 2013.


About David D. Flowers

David received a B.A. in Religion from East Texas Baptist University and a M.T.S. in Biblical Studies from Houston Graduate School of Theology. David has over 20 years experience as a pastor and teacher in and outside the church. He currently pastors an Anabaptist congregation in Pennsylvania. View all posts by David D. Flowers

10 responses to “Rapture Palooza!

  • pat

    Thanks for the laugh David!

  • Rob

    What worries is me is how many Christians will get seriously offended by this movie…

  • apronheadlilly

    I understand the difference of opinion over theology, but sorry, I do not find this funny at all. It is not just making a parody about what some would disagree with or even find ridiculous in or out of the church, it is offensive to faith. They could have just as easily been mocking the crucifixion or a the healings in Jesus’ ministry. It appears to me to mock all aspects of faith by toying with the rapture ideology.

    • David D. Flowers

      I saw this as a satirical critique of rapture theology (since it’s the title of the movie), instead of an indictment or mockery of Jesus or Christianity. It instead targets a literalist interpretation of apocalyptic literature. Therefore, I wasn’t offended. 🙂

      • apronheadlilly

        I have been listening to too many diatribes from the New Atheists mocking the Bible, the whole idea of miracles, and such to be amused. I’m not one to picket, as I am not one to sit on a mountain perhaps with Harold Camping’s next deluded rapture mom; however, to be used as a tool to have a discussion about biblical truth, I could see. But to find humor in a culture that is increasing trampling the truths of the Gospel in the mire, even if there is room to disagree on the whole rapture idea . . . well, I don’t find it a place for humor. I have been rethinking the teaching and am chagrined at choices made early on because we thought the Lord was coming back yesterday–Maranatha Madness! However, those who would chuck the whole thing fell free, like Sam Harris, to ridicule. What makes you think a literal interpretation of the Rapture is fine to mock when other doctrines you may hold dear would be off-limits. To me, it is just another sighnpost in a culture that is rejecting Christian truth. So again, time to picket. No. Time to discuss, yes. But there will always be things in the Word that others will look at and scratch their heads and perhaps mock. I just don’t think we need to be mocking with them. They may then turn on Openness believers!!! 🙂

        • David D. Flowers

          I do believe there is a time to take serious culture’s rejection (even blasphemy) of Christ. But I don’t believe this is one of those times. Christians need to listen to the criticism when it’s legitimate and laugh at ourselves when it’s warranted. Since I don’t subscribe to dispensational-rapture theology or the flat-footed literalistic interpretations of apocalyptic literature, I find it very humorous. I do understand that not everyone else sees it that way.

  • apronheadlilly

    Camping doesn’t have a rapture mom, btw–well, maybe. But it was to be rapture moment.

  • Andrew Patrick

    Even from that short preview, there was a good question raised.

    “It says here that God is going to lock the devil up for 1000 years”
    “Why just a 1000 years? If you’ve got him, why let him go?”

    That’s a really good question, one that I usually don’t hear being addressed.

    Personally, I think the “rapture fly away we shall never see harm, being slain is for all those other saints” does deserve a good poking at, at the format that I saw seemed to have just enough goofiness so it wouldn’t be seriously disrespectful.

    If you want seriously disrespectful / blasphemous, then watch “Jesus Christ Superstar.” This seems to be proper satire, and (if properly applied) might be used for good effect.

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