Friday, May 20, 2011 Rapture., not this one.

This one.  Apparently.

Now, while there are a couple places that I don't want to take this blog, religion being one of the bigger areas, this shit is everywhere.

And yet, there really isn't much to say about it.  This sort of thing is pretty common, actually, and why it's getting media coverage this time around is baffling.  Especially so, considering this isn't the first time Harold Camping, the guy who is shouting tomorrow as Judgment Day from the rooftops, has has predicted the Rapture
Camping uses a mathematical formula linked to prophecies in the Bible. He once predicted Sept. 6, 1994 as Judgment Day, but that math didn't quite work out. This time around, Camping's organization took out an ad in Reader's Digest, stating: "The Bible guarantees the end of the world will begin with Judgment Day May 21, 2011."
So, essentially, he's going "Okay, for real this time, you guys."  I, uh.....alright, guy.  If you want to take a look at the big math involved in predicting the end of the world, it is here.  (Spoiler:  The only math shown is simple addition and subtraction.)

Of course, I don't mean to offend anyone reading this, as I'm obviously not poking fun at any religion, just at a guy saying he derived math from the Bible that guarantees the start-date of the Rapture when he was completely wrong before and predicting an actual -day- for a giant catastrophe is silly.  I have a friend in Australia.  It is tomorrow there.  It has not Raptured yet.  And the last time something was supposed to destroy the world, well, it just didn't happen, as you can see.  (Protip:  If you don't get that, look at the URL when/if you open it.)

Anyways, that's just all I wanted to address with this.  Apologies for this being a fairly link/media-heavy article, but hopefully it brought around a chuckle or something.  See you tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. I'm thrilled I didn't get sucked up to heaven by God's hoover of divinity. This way, I'll still be around to play Uncharted 3 this fall.