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The End of Days: 21/5/2011

CrapaudCrapaud Posts: 2,483
edited May 2011 in The bottom bracket
Family Radio evangelist Harold Camping believes that he has calculated the exact date of the rapture: May 21, 2011. While many are laughing at the suggestion, Camping’s followers are taking him seriously, bringing his message of impending doom to billboards and public spaces around the country. What does your tradition teach about the end of the world? How does end time theology impact real world behavior?
Richard Dawkins' response:
Why is a serious newspaper like the Washington Post giving space to a raving loon? ...
Go Richard, go!
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See you all on the 22nd.
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  • Frank the tankFrank the tank Posts: 6,553
    Awwwwe! It was going to be my birthday on the 23rd. :cry:
    Tail end Charlie

    The above post may contain traces of sarcasm or/and bullsh*t.
  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,386
    Damn and blast!

    I have paid in advance for a holiday beginning on the 21st.
    Will insurance pay out I wonder? :wink::wink::wink:
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 21,105
    will I notice?
  • MoontraneMoontrane Posts: 233
    Awwwwe! It was going to be my birthday on the 23rd. :cry:

    Ah, my late Padre's birthday. Mine's the 21st.
    Infinite diversity, infinte variations
  • MoontraneMoontrane Posts: 233
    matthew h wrote:
    will I notice?

    You most assuredly will not. Nothing to see here; move along.
    Infinite diversity, infinte variations
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 21,105
    Moontrane wrote:
    matthew h wrote:
    will I notice?

    You most assuredly will not. Nothing to see here; move along.

    More importantly - will the wife notice?
  • CrapaudCrapaud Posts: 2,483
    matthew h wrote:
    will I notice?
    You will if you're sitting on the pan and suddenly raise up bodily into heaven. They don't tell you about that in Revelations/
    A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject - Churchill
  • MattC59MattC59 Posts: 5,408
    US preacher warns end of the world is nigh: 21 May, around 6pm, to be precise

    Harold Camping said:
    "He says the world will end on 21 May, because that will be 722,500 days from 1 April AD33, which he believes was the day of the Crucifixion. The figure of 722,500 is important because you get it by multiplying three holy numbers (five, 10 and 17) together twice. "When I found this out, I tell you, it blew my mind," he said."

    ah, well............ must be true then !!

    F*cking nutter !!!
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  • buddhabuddha Posts: 1,088
    MattC59 wrote:
    ...Harold Camping said:
    "He says the world will end on 21 May, because that will be 722,500 days from 1 April AD33, which he believes was the day of the Crucifixion. The figure of 722,500 is important because you get it by multiplying three holy numbers (five, 10 and 17) together twice. "When I found this out, I tell you, it blew my mind," he said."...]
    Who's the fool then? :wink:
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  • daviesee wrote:
    Damn and blast!

    I have paid in advance for a holiday beginning on the 21st.
    Will insurance pay out I wonder? :wink::wink::wink:

    Act of "God", insurance computer says NO!... *smirk*
  • deptfordmarmosetdeptfordmarmoset Posts: 3,118
    Apparently Rome was supposed to have an earthquake yesterday ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raffaele_Bendandi ) and all that happened was that lots of people took the day off work and headed for the countryside. Sounds like a cunning ruse for an extra May holiday to me.
  • CressersCressers Posts: 1,329
    No dopubt this prediction will be as wide of the mark as the expected earthquake in Rome yesterday.
  • Apparently Rome was supposed to have an earthquake yesterday ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raffaele_Bendandi )

    Spain just got hit with one? Spooky or just bad geography skills? I mean maps back in those days were hardly OS standards and it's a bit before Garmin times...
  • CrapaudCrapaud Posts: 2,483
    Apparently Rome was supposed to have an earthquake yesterday ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raffaele_Bendandi )

    Spain just got hit with one? Spooky or just bad geography skills? I mean maps back in those days were hardly OS standards and it's a bit before Garmin times...
    Are you suggesting that the rapture might miss the US and hit, say, the atlantic?

    I blame Save the Whale (or Wiggle)
    A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject - Churchill
  • Crapaud wrote:
    Apparently Rome was supposed to have an earthquake yesterday ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raffaele_Bendandi )

    Spain just got hit with one? Spooky or just bad geography skills? I mean maps back in those days were hardly OS standards and it's a bit before Garmin times...
    Are you suggesting that the rapture might miss the US and hit, say, the atlantic?

    I blame Save the Whale (or Wiggle)

    I'm a devout sarcastic atheist, I don't believe in none of this fairytale censored , Rapture to me was a good vocal dance track by IIO. :)
  • OffTheBackAdamOffTheBackAdam Posts: 1,869
    I'll hold off buying the wife's birthday prezzy, that's on the 22nd.
    Mine's Sunday, so I'm OK! :D
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  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,386
    daviesee wrote:
    Damn and blast!

    I have paid in advance for a holiday beginning on the 21st.
    Will insurance pay out I wonder? :wink::wink::wink:

    Act of "God", insurance computer says NO!... *smirk*

    But I am a Hindu*. How does that work?





    * or maybe not. Quite possibly an aethiest though so "God" does not apply. :wink:
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • BozmanBozman Posts: 2,518
    Are Labour taking over from the coalition on the 21st?
  • Stewie GriffinStewie Griffin Posts: 4,330
    I have just signed for HD for a year :evil:
  • schlepcyclingschlepcycling Posts: 1,611
    Damn!.....it's my wedding anniversary and in a departure from previous years I've already bought my wife's present :roll:
    'Hello to Jason Isaacs'
  • AggieboyAggieboy Posts: 3,996
    All the Maggie haters can have a party. Oh, wait a minute........................
    "There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world, t'would be a pity to damage yours."
  • -spider--spider- Posts: 2,548
    MattC59 wrote:
    Harold Camping said:
    The figure of 722,500 is important because you get it by multiplying three holy numbers (five, 10 and 17) together twice. "When I found this out, I tell you, it blew my mind," he said."

    ah, well............ must be true then !!

    F*cking nutter !!!

    Why multiply twice? Or has the world ended already and this is just a peplay of an old event?

    -Spider-
  • DrysuitdiverDrysuitdiver Posts: 474
    5, 10 and 17 ????

    now 3 12 and 40 as holy numbers i could see but the first l;ot ??/ and why twice??


    if it does happen i will be annoyed as i will have just finished decorating the living room and dining room.
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  • freehubfreehub Posts: 4,257
    Honestly I can't believe these idiots, it's clearly obvious the world has ended already we're in the bloody Matrix!
  • dvdfozdvdfoz Posts: 62
    Don't forget, all ends tomorrow, so have a few and don't worry about the hangover

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13468131
    He has more than 250 clients who are paying up to $135 (£83) to have their pets picked up and cared for after the rapture.

    They would be disappointed twice, he told the Wall Street Journal. "Once because they weren't raptured and again because I don't do refunds."
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  • -spider--spider- Posts: 2,548
    Should I feed the cat?

    -Spider-
  • CrapaudCrapaud Posts: 2,483
    -spider- wrote:
    Should I feed the cat?
    Yes.

    It seems it's not quite as simple as I'd suspected.
    ... Nonbelievers will endure five months of plagues, quakes, wars, famine and general torment before the planet’s total destruction in October. ...
    A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject - Churchill
  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,686
    Moontrane wrote:
    matthew h wrote:
    will I notice?

    You most assuredly will not. Nothing to see here; move along.

    Ha! Actually he will notice, because tomorrow is only going to be the rapture when Jesus takes the true believers to heaven. The atheists aren't going to be killed off until October.

    So now how looks stupid? :wink:
  • Frank the tankFrank the tank Posts: 6,553
    Well, I don't know about you lot but I'm going to put a £100 on it all ending. If it comes up I'll be able to buy a new bike. :wink::lol:
    Tail end Charlie

    The above post may contain traces of sarcasm or/and bullsh*t.
  • AggieboyAggieboy Posts: 3,996
    edited May 2011
    johnfinch wrote:
    Moontrane wrote:
    matthew h wrote:
    will I notice?

    You most assuredly will not. Nothing to see here; move along.

    Ha! Actually he will notice, because tomorrow is only going to be the rapture when Jesus takes the true believers to heaven. The atheists aren't going to be killed off until October.
    So now how looks stupid? :wink:

    Us atheists don't care........ Ohhhhhhh, God!!!!! (clicky) :lol:
    "There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world, t'would be a pity to damage yours."
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