End of the World
Saturday, May 21, 2011 8:50:41 PM
Harold Camping (seen to the right holding a bible) predicts that on May 21, 2011, at 6 PM (local time) Christians would "rupture" and go to heaven. But it is obviously not true. I am still here and nobody died or "rupture" .Camping said recent events, such as earthquakes in Japan, New Zealand and Haiti, are harbingers of impending doom, he says, as are changing social values. "All the stealing, and the lying, and the wickedness and the sexual perversion that is going on in society is telling us something. So too is the gay pride movement. It was sent by God as a sign of the end." However, he has predicted the end of the world once in 1994 and it obviously did not came true! However, many people have made money from those who believe that such a rupture would take place. An atheist (a person who doesn't believe in God) and entrepreneur from New Hampshire, Bart Centre, is making money from his business called Eternal Earth-bound Pets which was set up to take care of the pets of those who believe they will be raptured. According to the BBC, "he has more than 250 clients who are paying up to $135 (£83) to have their pets picked up and cared for after the rapture." In regards to this event, I've asked the owner of Eternal Earthbound Pet Bart Center about any comments regarding this event and this is what he have to say:
For evidence of the conversation see screenshot below (note my name and email addresses have been blured out for security reasons and to prevent my email getting spammed. If you DO want to email me, see solve the captcha at recaptcha mailhide and the email address shall be revealed.. (Click on the screenshot for a bigger full size picture.):
1) it didn't happen, as every thinking person on the planet knew.
2)On Sunday some of my clients are going to be doubly disappointed: First, because they are still on Earth. Second, when they ask for a refund on their contract with me.
On the Facebook page, Mr Centre also adds that:
In addition to spending tons of money "preparing" for an event that never happened, many people have sold their properties and cars in preparation of the rupture.
I look forward to Mr. Campings next prediction. He is a one man gold mine for my enterpirse. Short of that, there's always the 2012 Mayan calendar thing.
To readers of this blog, take this sensible advice: please do not fall for such cuckoo nonsense. There are many "doomsday" prediction out there. One of the most famous is the 2012 doomsday prediction where the Mayan calandar ran out at December 21, 2012. The Mayans also claim that at the end of 2012, the forth age of men would come. Perhaps it means a cleaner and better society that is totally different from the previous age. I think the following joke best sum up the reason of the 2012 doomsday prediction.
If you have any comments, feel free to leave them below. Or join the celebrations at this thread on the MyOpera forum I started: http://my.opera.com/community/forums/topic.dml?id=997992. Note, you would have to register on MyOpera to comment.List of edits done after the publication of this post:
- Added Bart Centre statement and screenshot of the statement.
- Added Bart Centre's comment on Facebook to the post + screenshot of statement
- Couple of spelling and word changes
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