Tuesday, January 19, 2010

May 21, 2011: International False Prophet Day

Harold Camping has done some pretty wild mathematical gymnastics once again and set the date for end of all things as we know it, for May 21, 2011. This isn't the first time he's done this. Last time it was a pretty sure bet that it would be September 6, 1994 but that he concluded after the fact that he may have made a mathematical error. May have? He seems to think the silly Mayans had it all wrong when they calculated 12/21/2012, but that instead he alone has cracked the Biblical mystery and nailed down May 21, 2011 as Judgement Day. His website familyradio.com even boasts the little graphic that says that very thing. He's not at all shy about his prediction.

Really, it is unthinkable that any rational minded person would follow this man's teachings, but the sad truth is that many do and those followers are worldwide thanks to his Family Radio broadcasts that span the globe. Reading this article yesterday a particular section stood out to me:

"Employees at the Oakland, Calif., office run printing presses that publish Camping's pamphlets and books, and some wear T-shirts that read, "May 21, 2011." They're happy to talk about the day they believe their souls will be retrieved by Christ."

May 21, 2011 seemed like as good a day as any to declare international false prophet day. A friend suggested that I create a line of t-shirts to counter Harold Camping's wild claims, and I have done just that. You can get yours here.

May 21, 2011 may very well be judgement day. Hopefully, on that day when the sun comes up then sets again just like any other day, Camping's worldwide followers will wake up and judge him to be the false prophet that he is, and put their hope and their trust in genuine Biblical Christianity.

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