It represents the “Not of this World” subculture of religious fanatics who take it upon themselves to announce to commoners like us they are just a bit too good for life on Earth. They’re going to heaven and you probably aren’t. Poor things are stuck here on Earth.
Meanwhile, many of the rest of us poor souls are doing our best to make things better right here “In this World.” You know, the actual world. Not some misguided fantasy of a desperate imagination.
Inspiration for the NOTW evangelical movement comes from a bible verse—the Book of John, Chapter 18, Verse 36: Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place.”
The fundamental idea behind the radical NOTW subculture is that life on Earth is so crass, so unchristian, so secular, so heathen, that NOTWers have to tolerate life here until that joyful moment—death—arrives so they can ascend to their make-believe kingdom in the sky.
But in the meantime, NOTWers can purchase the Christian rock band Petra’s recording of the song by that title, and buy tons of NOTW logo clothing, posters, and car decals that announce to the world: I am Not of this World, suckers!!
Not of this world? What keeps you from leaving?