Saturday, May 21, 2011

End of Ze World - For All?

Dear Globlets,

I'm not sure right at this moment if the end of the world includes the animal kingdom, but if it does...


I'll double check later.

From Wiki:
Some notable rapture predictions include the following:

1844 - William Miller predicted Christ would return between March 21, 1843 and March 21, 1844, then revised his prediction, claiming to have miscalculated Scripture, to October 22, 1844. The realization that the predictions were incorrect resulted in a Great Disappointment. Miller's theology gave rise to the Advent movement. The Baha'is believe that Christ did return as Miller predicted in 1844, with the advent of The Báb, and numerous Miller-like prophetic predictions from many religions are given in William Sears book, Thief in The Night.[57]
1914[58], 1918[59], 1925[60], 1942[61] - Dates set for the end by the Jehovah's Witnesses
1981 - Chuck Smith predicted that Jesus would probably return by 1981.[62]
1988 - Publication of 88 Reasons why the Rapture is in 1988, by Edgar C. Whisenant.
1989 - Publication of The final shout: Rapture report 1989, by Edgar Whisenant. More predictions by this author appeared for 1992, 1995, and other years.
1992 - Korean group "Mission for the Coming Days" predicted October 28, 1992 as the date for the rapture.[63]
1993 - Seven years before the year 2000. The rapture would have to start to allow for seven years of the Tribulation before the Return in 2000. Multiple predictions.
1994 - Pastor John Hinkle of Christ Church in Los Angeles predicted June 9, 1994. Radio evangelist Harold Camping predicted September 6, 1994.[64]
2011 - Harold Camping's revised prediction has May 21, 2011 as the date of the rapture.[65][66]
2060 - Sir Isaac Newton proposed, based upon his calculations using figures from the book of Daniel, that the Apocalypse could happen no earlier than 2060.[67][68]

Aaaand let's end this (perhaps final) post with a flashback to the 80s:

I hope Jesus is black and comes down wearing a white suit and top hat.


Anonymous said...

It's well past 6pm local in Australia and all is well, at least for those with no explaining to do.

Ori. said...

Ah! Good to know. Got up this morning and the news channels were on commercial, and we figured that if the world was ending, they would probably have it as "BREAKING NEWS: The Lord is coming! Hide yo kids, hide yo wife!" or something, instead of commercials. Unless Tide laundry detergent will prove useful in this time of destruction.

Thanks for the update! ;)

tom sheepandgoats said...

I hate it when the end of the world doesn't come on time when it should. I just hate it.