My heart sinks to read these 'Rapture' web sites saying 'it's all so exciting, the end times have begun'. All the posts are illustrated with a bizarre concatenation of smileys.
I too am soooo excited!! I get goose bumps, literally, when I watch what's going on in the M.E.!! And Watcherboy, you were so right when saying it was quite a day yesterday, in the world news, and I add in local news here in the Boston area!! Tunnel ceiling collapsed on a car and killed a woman of faith, and we had the most terrifying storms I have ever seen here!! But, yes, Ohappyday, like in your screen name , it is most indeed a time to be happy and excited, right there with ya!!
Ah, that particular message thread has been taken down, so I link above to a discussion of it. The Rapture message board in general is here and discussions of end-times events here. Anyway, I would think that the opinions of a few loonies, no matter how offensive, wouldn't matter, except I think they are setting foreign policy for the US now, and my country is being dragged along with that, and so it affects me. I imagine people in Islamic countries feel the same about the loonies on their side.
ETA - I know my typing is bad, but the spelling on these sites is dreadful: 'what if damascus is destroyed as part of the gog/magog invasion ?... a Nuke to be launched from Demascus at Isreal... Isreal can justify Nuking Demascus and wiping it off the face of the earth.' I know, I should be more concerned with the suggestion that Damascus should be destroyed than with the spelling.