Saturday, May 21, 2011

Feel the Rapture?

WELL, IT'S SATURDAY, MAY 21, and it seems that we're still here, contrary to the predictions of radio host Harold Camping and his Family Radio fundies. According to Cyriaque Lamar at io9,

massive earthquakes should have already begun in the mid-Pacific and will be wending their way around the globe all day long. New Yorkers can expect seismic horror at approximately 6 PM. And just as your Friday night hangover loses its venom. Rats!

Anyway, Cyriaque lists a top-ten of failed End-of-the-World predictions:

  • 1.) Harold Camping: 1994-1995;
  • 2.) Elizabeth Clare Prophet: April 23, 1990;
  • 3.) The Unarians: 2001;
  • 4.) Pat Robertson: 1982, 2007;
  • 5.) Benjamin Creme: 1982;
  • 6.) Richard Noone: May 5, 2000;
  • 7.) Wang Chao-hung: May 11, 2011;
  • 8.) Yisrayl "Buffalo Bill" Hawkins: 2006-2008;
  • 9.) Pyotr Kuznetsov: April-May 2008;
  • 10.) Jeane Dixon

And that's just the 20th and 21st centuries. The 19th century produced a whole horde of end-of-the-world types.


Nicholas said...

understand that the SON does not know the exact date on which the following prophesy will occur—"only the FATHER". so, anyone who claims to know the exact date has been misled.

yes, HE will come to snatch up all who are "in CHRIST", but first all who have passed away. "After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the LORD in the air. And so we will be with the LORD forever."(1Th 4:16-17 NIV)

so that you will not be misled today, study the Bible today.(Mat 24:36; Mar 13:32)

Dana said...

The crazy fucks are here.

Chasman said...

I'd like to think that the world did end yesterday and... it made no difference whatsoever.