The end of the world is coming. Again.
If you haven’t been paying attention to the latest propaganda news since most conspiracy theorists’ attention has been directed away from President Obama’s birth certificate, Harold Camping has suggested that the end of the world will be May 21, 2011 at 6pm. That’s right. Forget paying off that school loan, car note, or mortgage. It’s time to party like it’s 1999. Or 2011.
Now, the only reason I’m bringing this ridiculous story up is because my friend, Katina, brought it to my attention and I can’t help but recall how Pat Robertson got a lot of media attention in proclaiming that the year 2000 would be the end of us all. Camping has very little credibility himself as he once had the same prediction that the world would end September 6, 1994. I’m thinking he was a little wrong then too.
For the record, I don’t believe in this nonsense and I can’t figure out whether he and his followers really believe this or if this is some well funded publicity stunt. This is a combination of bad theology, numerology, and too much time on a lot of people’s hands. This life is too short to live on pure speculation in some bomb shelter of fear somewhere. We all will find our end someday. We should live each day like it’s our last but not constantly looking toward that last day that we can’t enjoy the time that we have been given.
So the end of the world is May 21, huh? So who’s up for lunch with me on May 22nd?