While many “End of the World” theories focus on Dec. 21, 2012 (the final day on the Incan calendar), there are others who believe Judgment Day could be few days away — actually on May 21st. Some Christian groups believe that May 21, 2011 will mark the second coming of Christ. The date was calculated by Harold Camping, the leader of an independent Christian ministry called Family Radio Worldwide, which is based in Oakland, Calif. Camping’s date is based on his interpretation of the Bible. Camping’s group isn’t the only one following his apocalyptic prediction though. A number of loosely affiliated websites and radio broadcasts have created a movement independent of churches that have organized to proclaim the day as the end of the world. Billboards, bus stop benches, and travelling caravans of RVs from Bridgeport, Conn. to Little Rock, Ark. are being used to spread the word.
But is May 21 really the end? I don’t think so.
Here are reasons why it is not so :
(1) Milk in the fridge doesn’t expire until May 22.
(2) Google : Will the world end on May 21.
(3) Justin Timberlake/Lady Gaga SNL Episode To Go After Midnight.
(4) That Whole Y2K Thing? Never Happened.
(5) Yahoo Answers Says It Won’t Happen
(6) Twin Baby Boys Discussed It, Said It Wasn’t Happening. [In case you don't remember or if you haven't seen the funny video showing twin baby boys having a conversation]
(7) Now That Arnold Is Separated, He Has Plenty Of Time To Save The World.
(8) As Long As There’s A Golden Girl [Betty White] Still Alive, We’re Safe
(9) The iPhone 5 Hasn’t Been Released Yet
(10) This Facebook Page Says So
(11) This Season Of South Park Isn’t Done
(12) We Made It Past Super Moon
(13) They Haven’t Made A Movie About It Yet
(14) Sarah Palin Isn’t President
(15) @robbmcdowell [on Twitter] says: There’s people in Union Square proclaiming Judgement Day to be on May 21. I hope they’re wrong, cause I have concert tickets for June 3.
(16) Justin Bieber Wouldn’t Let It Happen
(17) The Cubs Still Haven’t Won A World Series
(18) The World Wouldn’t End On A Saturday
(19) Kanye Will Interrupt Jesus
(20) We Got Bin Laden
(21) The Mayans Never Said It Was
(22) Over time many preachers have given wrong dates.
Prof. Richard Ascough, who teaches an apocalyptic literature course at Queen’s University’s School of Religion, says Family Radio’s international billboard campaign and mission play on a consistent human belief that the current generation is somehow unique.
“Throughout history, every generation has had… some interpretation that places the end times within their own generation,” he told CTV.ca in a recent interview, days before doomsday as predicted by the fringe group. “I get the worrying sense from their material that they would be as surprised as their followers that they are still here May 22.” Read more ….
Do you have a good reason why May 21 is not the end?