On This Day Pre-Y2K

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December 20, 1999 Permalink

I have been actively preparing for some time. All I could convince of the possible danger was my brother and his (at the time) girlfriend. For the last year they have been sending money to contribute to the cause. After they got married in June, we started getting resistance to them actually coming on site to physically help with preparations and getting accustomed to the new life style. They finally arrived in early November. They left two days ago to return to Orange County, CA mainly at her insistence because life here is too primitive for them! The basic story is that she used Y2K as an excuse to get married and never really had any desire to relocate. (I’ll only go to that God Forsaken place with you if you marry me. And besides, I can’t possibly see any problems due to this computer thing!) She couldn’t hack it here because all she wanted to do was sit on her fat ass and play Nintendo all day. She was upset that we even asked her to help around the house. I cannot believe the human crap (there are, of course, exceptions) that lives in California. They truly deserve what is coming.

—Chris Tisone, Time Bomb 2000 Forums (LUSENET), 12/20/99

Now it is almost time for the new millenium, the Great Change. I recently sent all of my family and my closest friends invitations to come spend the rollover with me, and I would provide for them. I even included a prior girlfriend, who is still a good friend.

Unless something changes at the last minute, which seems drastically unlikely, NONE OF THEM ARE COMING.

What should I do? I have spent major money on this, trying to honor my father. And all of them live in California, thousands of miles away, most of them within Los Angeles! I used to live in Los Angeles, and saw first hand the riots, the fires, the Northridge earthquake. I have a terrible foreboding about that place in the year 2000.

The crazy thing is they are all treating me just the same as when I was trying to talk to them about Jesus loving them and wanting to save them. They just can’t hear it. And with Y2K, that not-hearing is becoming a possibly terminal disease.

I care about my family! They may have treated me like slop, but they are all the family I have! I don’t know how to reach them. Their mindsets seem to have crystalized in an anti-Y2K certitude that makes no sense. What can I do?

For now, the only thing that makes sense to me is to pray for them; I believe that what is impossible with men is possible with God. If there is an answer here, it is to be found in Jesus.

—Spirit, Time Bomb 2000 Forums (LUSENET), 12/20/99

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