Thursday, May 19, 2011
I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak. Matthew 12:36
The world is coming to an end on Saturday. (It's about time, by the way.)We'll be sure to have the full story for you on Sunday at 11...
The theory that the "Rapture"--or Judgment Day--will occur on May 21 appears to have originated with the 89-year-old leader of the ministry Family Radio Worldwide, Harold Camping, who earlier predicted the end of the world on September 6, 1994. He went back to the drawing board and says his calculations are now correct. (The Daily Beast's Bryan Curtis profiles Robert Fitzpatrick, one of Camping's most ardent followers, who gave up his life savings to spread the word about the coming day of reckoning. "For Fitzpatrick, the calculation's outlandishness confirms its rightness," Curtis writes. " 'A genius could not understand this,' he says, 'because God has to open your mind to allow you to understand this.' ")
I wonder what their excuse is going to be on Sunday. I'm going with, "it was just a miscalculation." Anyway, I'm thinking about having a "rapture" party just in case. Oh, wait. I don't have any friends...
PR campaign for the apocalypse seems to be working