We’ve heard it before and we’ll hear it again: the end of the world is nigh. Since the Bible was mass produced and even the lowliest of peasants were able to get their hands on a copy, theists have been constantly attempting to solve this puzzle. Surely “God” wouldn’t leave us all hanging and not let us know when all the “blessed” would be ascending to heaven leaving the rest of the “heathens” to their horrible demise?
Enter one Harold Camping. Yet another who has proclaimed he truly knows the exact date of the end of the world. Never mind he predicted it before and was, well, just a bit wrong. Mr. Camping states this was merely a mathematical error and he has adjusted the calculations. So, on May 21, 2011 the “rapture” begins.
There are a few out there who actually believe this crackpot. They are selling their worldly possessions and settling their affairs (I assume their giving away their pets to atheists). Me? Being the horrible little atheist I am, I’m starting off the day by donating to my favorite charity, SmileTrain (I’m pretty sure these kids will still need operations even during the “rapture”). I’m making Jello shots on May 20th and plan on consuming massive quantities on May 21st. All the while consuming, I plan on socializing and having a normal weekend. PZ Myers will be actively tweeting on that day – be sure to watch the #rapture tag!
How about you?