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RYDER FAKIN
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Since: 21.2.02
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Click Here (orlandosentinel.com)

Billboard: May 21 is Judgment Day
Family Radio followers point to Bible numerology.


Next to the billboards for beer, casinos and divorce lawyers along Florida's Turnpike is a solemn message: May 21, 2011, is Judgment Day.

Who put them up? Family Radio, a network of Christian radio stations co-founded by Californian radio host Harold Camping, has placed them nationwide. Those who believe May 21 is Judgment Day are circling the globe, warning people to repent before the world ends — despite arguments from many Christians, including theologically conservative ones, who say there's no way to know the "end date."

"We're living at a time when God is opening up the scriptures and we have a responsibility to tell people," Family Radio listener Lincoln Ropp said last week, before leaving to spread the message in Bulgaria. The Nova Southeastern University medical student and his wife, Elizabeth, relinquished internships in Orlando hospitals this spring.


More at the link

I'm curious if anyone believes the "world is ending" idealogy. I have no judgement either way. I won't even say that F'N Shapiro and his Y2J luv need to be in a burning ring of fire

I thought this might slow down now that Bin Laden was killed and - well, none of the prophecies come true. Ask the hippie still standing around with his sign. I'm still unsure that if an Armeggedon nut (we had Reagan, half-assed) was elected would realize we HAVE BOMBS to accomplish this

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Since: 11.2.03
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Camping has set the date for the end of the world as we know it a couple of times before, and obviously was wrong.

He's a very interesting character, though. On his radio show, he takes phone calls about the meaning of specific Bible verses. His theology seems to be that human beings are terrible, we all deserve to go to Hell, and it's amazing that God would spare any of us. Also, his voice is very strong, but when you see him he's actually a rather small old man, not at all like you'd picture.

I'm sure on the 22nd he'll be saying that he was wrong to think he could calculate the date, because that's known only to God, or something like that.
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Since: 22.2.04
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These have been all over Boston subways for weeks now.



(edited by samoflange on 10.5.11 2010)

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Since: 14.1.02
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.51
    Originally posted by samoflange
    These have been all over Boston subways for weeks now.



    (edited by samoflange on 10.5.11 2010)


Dunno what Bible they're using, but mine talks about "He'll come like a Thief in the night".



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...is that a picture of a guy taking a crap against a sunset?
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Since: 2.1.02
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#6 Posted on
    Originally posted by Lise
    ...is that a picture of a guy taking a crap against a sunset?


Are you implying that the world will end because God will take a dump on the Sun?



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
    Originally posted by Llakor
      Originally posted by Lise
      ...is that a picture of a guy taking a crap against a sunset?


    Are you implying that the world will end because God will take a dump on the Sun?


There have been worse end of the world theories.
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Various people have charted the return of the Lord for many years.

Of course, the people who wrote the New Testament thought Jesus was returning very soon, probably within their lives. There's plenty of those passages. I can give you half a dozen at least, maybe more.

after the Bible was written, many people started (in what seems a direct violation of the Bible itself, and Jesus saying no man knows the day or hour - mostly involving some complex math that is associated with numbers in the book of Daniel and associated numbers in the book of Revelation.

The most famous is probably William Miller.

Miller focused on Daniel 8:14 and used a day-year theory. A day in Prophecy is a year. So, it's 2,300 years starting from something. Miller started in 457 B.C. with the rebuilding of Jerusalem after the Jewish captivity that started in 586 BC.

Of course, this didn't happen in 1844, but it wasn't a total loss - the Seventh Day adventists of today grew out of this movement.

My guess (because I refuse to look it up) is Camping has identified another start date, something that happened around 289 BC.







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Clearly a bit of a nutter, but you can't really argue against this:
    Originally posted by Peter The Hegemon
    ... His theology seems to be that human beings are terrible, we all deserve to go to Hell, and it's amazing that God would spare any of us...

Of course assuming God and Hell actually exist, so work with me.

This raises the question of how one should prepare. 10 days of penitent prayer or 10 days of hardcore partying and drunken whore-mongering followed by last minute repentance?

The milk in my fridge doesn't expire until May 22nd, but I probably shouldn't trust it on that day, right?

EDIT: And based on AWA's excellent post, my bets would be on 2333 anyway. So we as a generation are all good, and probably don't need to worry about taxing carbon anymore either.

(edited by Big G on 10.5.11 2210)
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    Originally posted by Big G
    10 days of hardcore partying and drunken whore-mongering followed by last minute repentance?








That's how I'm going.
Too bad Vince renamed his May PPV or else he could have used this as free publicity for his PPV the next night.
But, the Cubs go into Fenway in the regular season for the first time, so maybe that means the world is ending that weekend?
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Since: 6.1.02
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#11 Posted on
I can see it now


DJ: "it's 11:59 on may 20th this is it REPENT!!

CLOCK HIT'S MIDNIGHT

Dj:"......hummmm"

11:59pm may 21st

DJ: "...well yea so we were wrong.... sorry about that"



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Peter The Hegemon
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Since: 11.2.03
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Salon.com has a good piece on Camping, the logic (such as it is) behind his choice of date, and so on:

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2011/05/10/rapture_may_21/
yamcharulez
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Since: 6.1.02
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#13 Posted on
So it never crossed their minds if
- Nothing was going to happen
-Christianity is not the one true realigion
- Or this guy is just Bate de mierda loco?

It would suck for the world to end I mean First PSN goes down, then this...I never knew God had an X-box.




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My friend is trying to hold an end of the world party over this weekend unfortunately, he is a week early. Its either ironic or sad, I am not sure which. Best hope is there is some mass suicide and we have less morons on the planet. I disagree with all humans should go to hell and God shouldn't save us. Yes, humanity may not be worth saving, but God shouldn't be able to neglect his responsibilities, he made us, he should help clean up the mess now and again. And don't give me this move mysterious ways crap, I mean get a mop and clean some streets. A God like that would be one of those throw away Dads that only showed up for births, an occasional birthday party yet sends cards while giving the kid somekinda false hope that he cares about him. Then when the kid is going threw some shit totally ignores him and the kid gets hurt only for the dad to give him a new car or something as a half-assed apology. What kind of God is that?

(edited by lotjx on 11.5.11 0757)


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Since: 10.12.01
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It would hardly be the first Judgment Day on May 21:






I remember driving by a bar that showed WWE PPVs back in the day when enough people cared to make it worthwhile, and they had a big sign out front that said JUDGMENT DAY ON SUNDAY and I wondered what all the people who aren't wrestling fans must have thought.
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The mighty Mississippi getting higher by the day!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ac/20110511/us_ac/8456665_army_corps_of_engineers_in_mississippi_river_flood_fight
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Since: 23.6.10
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The Bible says that Christ will return like a thief in the night and that no one will know the hour. So that should mean that May 21 is the one day guaranteed to not be the end of the world.
Alex
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#18 Posted on
By that logic, does that mean we can infinitely postpone the second-coming by constantly predicting the onset of Armageddon?
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Since: 9.12.01
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It says no man can know.

It doesn't say no man can guess.

I've still got plans for 5/22 :)




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Since: 26.2.09
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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.00
Camping reportedly has a few billboards in "Christian-Friendly" Colorado Springs. Heard a story about them a few weeks ago, but I had forgotten exactly which date he picked.

Yet Britney Spears is telling us that the end of the world is December 12, 2012. Oh, who to believe, who to believe...



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