They did! (12:33am)
And, yes, this is all you came here for. Such is the curse of a boring life.
This AP story, "Man sues Tenn. church over spiritual fall", really slayed me. (Bonus points if you get the pun; double bonus if you get the historical origin and context)...
Seems Matt Lincoln, while praying, asked God for "a real experience". The force with which the 'Spirit' worked caused him to fall to the floor where, because no one in the church was there and ready to catch him [maybe the spirit wasn't moving them into place fast enough?], he hit his head. He's now suing the church for 2.5 million in order to cover lost wages, medical bills from two surgeries, and pain and suffering. [One can only assume he needs a better lawyer; apparently his present one wasn't able to locate the alleged "Spirit" on which papers could be served, thus having to settle on said "Spirit's" surrogate. (Additional bonus points awarded to any who can provide below the requisite "why can't a lawyer find the Spirit" joke.)]
There are just too many other ironies for me to enumerate... but you can have at it.
No, not my friends list... this one:
You've Been Left Behind (http://www.youvebeenleftbehind.com) - because no one knows the day or the hour.
Yep, these folks have filled a gap on the Interweb - shilling a service that not only stores my important documents, but -- if you're on my list -- promises you'll get one last message from me (with whatever documents I deem important enough to send you) when the Rapture occurs.
"How will this happen?", you ask. Silly Luddite! These are modern times! There now exist servers...
"programmed and run by Christians, for Christians... set up to send documents by the email, to the addresses you provide, 6 days after the "Rapture" of the Church. This occurs when 3 of our 5 team members scattered around the U.S fail to log in over a 3 day period. Another 3 days are given to fail safe any false triggering of the system."
Forget the theological questions... what are the implications of me leaving you off? Worse yet, what if I add you now, but then (as I'm allowed to do) edit you off my recipient list at a future date?