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Tuesday, 17 May 2011

The End is Nigh - Yes really!

The Christian Rapture will take place on May 21, 2011 and that the end of the world will take place five months later on October 21, 2011. Around 200 million people (approximately 3% of the world's population) will be raptured. As for the remainder of the human population, those who are not saved will simply cease to be conscious rather than spend eternity in Hell. Those who were "unsaved" and died prior to May 21 will not be affected by or experience the Rapture or the end of the world.

That all kicks of this Saturday folks and I'm disgusted that the newspapers and media have not more widely reported this it will have a major global impact.

Harold Camping

All this is happening according to Harold Egbert Camping a Christian radio presenter. To be fair he did previously predict that the Rapture would occur in September 1994 and that God would completely destroy the Earth and the universe, but everyone is entitled to at least one mistake.

To be honest I'm not too worried about 3% of the worlds being Raptured on Saturday. I'm going to a party and knowing my friends I suspect that most of them will still be there!


  1. Did anyone see the picture of the controversial billboard that was recently put up by another spiritual group near Family Radio’s headquarters? It directly challenges them about May 21. Here is a picture of it:

  2. Thanks for the comment Mayra. No I wasn't aware of it until now. Still we are all going to look a bit silly come Saturday if people start disappearing all over the world!

  3. Apparently the world will end at 1800 (local time for wherever this wingnut is). The wingnut says at that time there'll be world-wide earthquakes. BBC News24 have been having some fun with the story.

    So at the earliest the end will happen at 1800 + 5 which'll be after my bedtime...

    I'll be going for my usual walk tomorrow morning.

    Chris R.

  4. Less than 3 hours to go. Perhaps I shouldn't take public transport in case the driver is the righteous sort? Perhaps I shouldn't drive anyone either, just in case Gods criteria for admission is somewhat (a lot) less than been reported by these religious groups?

  5. Somewhat more than 3 hours Lazarus, from what I've heard it was 1800 US time - but not sure exactly which US timezone.

    I'm stuffed; I'm a lapsed catholic. ;)

    Chris R