The 2011 end times prediction is a prediction made by Christian radio host Harold Camping that the Rapture (in Christian belief, the taking up into heaven of God's elect people) will take place on May 21, 2011[1][2] and that the end of the world as we know it will take place five months later on October 21, 2011.[3] These predictions were made by Camping, president of the Family Radio Christian network, who claims the Bible as his source and says May 21 will be the date of the Rapture and the day of judgment "beyond the shadow of a doubt".[4] His followers claim that around 200 million people (approximately 3% of the world's population) will be raptured.[5]

Camping's predictions have not been embraced by most other Christian groups;[6][7] some have explicitly rejected them.[8][9][10][11] Christianity Today reports that Camping's teachings have "drawn a flurry of attacks, including sermons, a January seminar in New York that drew 70 pastors, and a Web site (www.familyradioiswrong.com)."

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I'm ready for it this afternoon...by God's grace alone. I still can't believe that after the explicit warnings of Jesus in Matthew 24:36 that anyone ever listens to these guys.

 

And creating a website about it? Talk about wasting our time...I know a whole bunch of hungry children in Mucombeze, Mozambique who could use some time and attention.

I wish there was a way to click "like" on your comment, Rick! :)
I think you just did!

People, feeling small and powerless, readily latch on to anything that promises a key to the future.  The Bible records only one prophecy with a date - Jonah's to Nineveh (40 days!) - which God postponed because the people repented.  The people of Nineveh didn't do talk shows about it; they quit doing bad stuff and started doing good. 

We can yak all day about Harold Camping's ignorance, because it makes us feel smarter than a famous person; but unless we are even halfway as smart as the Ninevites, we won't do so well, no matter when the Judgment comes.

I don't get it, don't people read scripture? Or do they not believe what it says? No man knows the day.
When the Great Magnetic War disables all of our Internet and great communications systems, there will still be somebody scratching out dates on cardboard sheets with old Magic Markers of whatever date they have chosen for the End.
Oooh, that's the best one yet Greg.  (:
If I wanted to get into date-setting, I would tell you that I wrote about the Great Magnetic War of 2017 back in college days (60's), when rebels would invade offices with giant horseshoe magnets.  As for magic markers, they hadn't been invented yet (except for Flair pens, the best music writing pens still ever invented).  But I'm not into that kind of futuristic nonsense; and 2017 is getting too close for comfort.
You know, there are easier ways to create massive magnetic pulses that fry every silicon-based invention out there...

Then all of us with valve guitar amps will be laughing at the Line 6 users.

 

:-))

 

As an idle aside (in a comedy thread) you do know that infrastructure electronics based on thermionic valves is relatively immune to EMPs, and will keep working through a nuclear strike that will take out unshielded ICs.

Yes! In fact, the Russians were feverishly building "micro-valve" technology during the cold war with this very thing in mind. This may be why one can still buy relatively new NOS military "JAN" rectifier valves from B-52 bombers. Perhaps it wasn't that that they are old and never changed the design. Maybe they kept the design on certain critical components.
I worked at an military air base that was immobilized for two hours when a car crashed into a utility pole.

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