For those that thought the Mayans are right in predicting the end of the world being December 21, 2012, yes folks four short days before Christmas, well another odd fellow by the name of Harold Camping says their wrong. According to his biblical predictions we have only 10 days of shopping left till then end of the world. Camping predicts that all the Christians in America, will rise to heaven on May 21, 2011 and that the actual end for those who are left behind will be October 21, 2011. When asked about the Mayan date here was his reply, ” ‘That date has not one stitch of biblical authority,’ Camping says from the Oakland office where he runs Family Radio, an evangelical station that reaches listeners around the world. ‘It’s like a fairy tale.’ The real date for the end of times, he says, is in 2011.” Allison Warden, one of the founders of Raleigh, N.C.-based We Can Know, said Wednesday that an analysis of Scripture, particularly the genealogies, shows Jesus will come in May. “God actually provides a calendar that points to May 21, 2011, as the day for Christ to return,” she said.With billboards all across America telling people that it’s the end of the world as we know it, but Harold Camping seems to be fine. This was not his first time he attempted to predict the end of the world, last time he did it was in 1994, when he said that the Bible, showed September to be the end all Many of his followers wore their Sunday’s best for the Son of all father’s to return. He later came out and said his math was all wrong and his calculations were way off. So back to the abacus he went, ha ha, no that was a joke, he’s not a man of science, he started back to scripture, he said that he didn’t account for the of Book of Jeremiah and pulled out a new date from his proverbial ass. May 21, 2011. Since we are a society that learns through the visual media, we turn to the star of the movie Left Behind, Kirk Cameron.Thinksquad: Besides being the douche Mike Seaver on Growing Pains, do you think Harold Camping is full of shit?
Kirk Cameron: No, I could never call out a fellow christian in his beliefs, my highest grossing movie of all time, Left Behind covers this very subject.
Thinksquad: So you are saying you believe May 21, 2011, is the end of the world?
Kirk Cameron: I will pray about it.
Like a scrotum here it is in a nutshell: The worthy dead will first rise up to heaven, followed shortly thereafter by about 200 million faithful followers saved by God. Those left behind will endure several months of ghastly torment. And what remains of our fair Earth will swiftly careen toward its ultimate destruction — which will occur in October.
The Proof is in the Pudding.
So what brand of pudding does Harold eat to give him this very specific date? None other then the bible. Here are his claims in what he refers to as “infallible, absolute proofs” — for May 21 being the day.
- It’s the anniversary of Noah’s Flood: A great deal of effort has been made by biblical literalists over the years to identify the exact chronology of the events dictated in the Old Testament. Some scholars, including Camping, adhere to the theory that the Biblical Flood took place on May 21 in the year 4,990 B.C. Then, in Genesis, God told Noah seven days before the Flood to warn people of the impending cataclysm. And Camping posits that this figure, seven days, holds greater significance than meets the eye. According to the biblical passage 2 Peter 3:8, “one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” Therefore, argues Camping, Rapture should occur 7,000 years after the Flood. And the 7,000th anniversary of the biblical deluge, by his math, falls on May 21, 2011.
- It’s the anniversary of Creation … sort of: Another piece of evidence — explained by Family Radio affiliate eBibleFellowship — suggests that the world began in 11,013 B.C., and its 13,000th anniversary came and went in 1988. During that year, apparently on May 21, the end of the “church age” came to pass. Then, a 23-year time of “tribulation” began, during which Satan claimed dominion over all the world’s churches. (Camping also supports this notion. He claims that the number “23” — far from just being the crappy Jim Carrey film — also represents “destruction” in biblical symbology.) The end of this particular period of cosmological strife is said to fall on May 21, 2011.
- Divine Numerology: This elaborate line of reasoning first argues that Jesus Christ was killed on April 1 (yes folks April Fools Day) in the year 33 A.D. Using that date, the crucifixion would have occurred exactly 1,978 years and 51 days — or 722,500 days — before May 21, 2011. It turns out that 722,500 is also the product of an equation — (5 x 10 x 17)^2 — that includes three different numbers of significance, according to Camping. Five means “atonement.” Ten indicates “completeness.”And 17 signifies “heaven.” Thus: Armageddon.
What happens if the world doesn’t end?
That’s a question proponents claim they won’t even ponder. To do so would be to doubt biblical truth and threaten their chances at Rapture, most of his followers have no plan B, most have quit their jobs, have no money saved for any date past May 21st, Some have dropped out of school and others have dropped out of medical school and other college degrees gearing up for Holyfest 2011, or as Harold Camping calls it the end of the world. Which folks will happen at 6pm, from the man with the plan. Hope you turned in your DVD’s from Redbox, God might look unkindly to those who steal.