Doomsday revision predicts we won’t make it to Thursday – Eric Mack/CNET
The world was supposed to end in May 2011, according to one prophecy, unless that was really just the beginning of the end, in which case the end of the end is set for Wednesday.
Wednesday might be a good day to call in sick and go cross something off your bucket list — you know, just in case it’s your last chance. According to the E-Bible Fellowship, there is a “strong likelihood that October 7, 2015, will be the end of the world.”
But don’t despair just yet, because the track record of this particular End Times prophecy is pretty unimpressive, as witnessed by the fact that I am currently not typing this story from any kind of purgatory, hell or spiritual oblivion…as far as I know.
See, the E-Bible group’s prediction is based on a revision of a far more widely publicized apocalyptic prediction that the Rapture described in the New Testament would take place on May 21, 2011. When the faithful failed to be carried away to a better place on that date, Harold Camping, the California preacher and radio host who had insistently proclaimed it, revised the date by about five months.
When this second prediction also failed to materialize, Camping gave up spiritual prognosticating.
But the E-Bible Fellowship has revised Camping’s prediction again. It believes that May 21, 2011, was really just the beginning of a 1,600-day period of judgment that will end with a final annihilation on Wednesday. (See the first PDF on their site, linked to above, for more details.)
The problem with apocalyptic predictions like this is that they’ve always been wrong so far, even the really big ones like the end of the Mayan calendar, or the more recent asteroid that was supposed to take out Puerto Rico, and eventually the rest of us with it.
Then again, only one of these predictions has to be right to make all the centuries of snarky, sarcastic laughter seem a little foolish. So I say why not take a day to cross something off that bucket list just in case.
Let me know in the comments what you think about this latest End Times prediction. I promise to read them on Thursday when I’m back at my desk, unless my desk has been annihilated.