It was bad enough when everyone thought that the world was going to end in 2012, but leave it to a Christian group to up the ante on the Mayans. These idiots think the Rapture will occur on 21 May 2011 and then world will end on the 21st of October.
Apparently this Harold Camping fellow tried this before back in 1994 (in case you were wondering, he was wrong back then). He came up with his own dating system or something. I would do more research into it, but I cannot get past all the Biblical quotes which are taken out of context.
These people have spent money to put up signs to warn people about the coming Rapture. Luckily there are some brilliant atheists out there who have challenged all this. It makes me laugh that Christian groups spend so much money trying to get their message out there (it’s already out there, no need to keep pushing it on us), and these people would have a fit if an atheist organization put up a billboard somewhere.
Is there anything better than sitting on a park bench telling you that you will die soon? I like how it says save the date, like you should pencil it into your date book. May 20th: Haircut. May 21st: Rapture.