A Dummies Guide to The Rapture

Rapture!

For those that aren’t aware, The 2011 End-Times Prediction made by Christian radio host Harold Camping states that the “Rapture” (in premillennial theology, the taking up into heaven of God’s elect people) will take place on May 21, 2011 at 6 p.m. YOUR LOCAL TIME (the rapture will sweep the globe time zone by time zone) and that the end of the world as we know it will take place five months later on October 21, 2011.

Camping, president of the Family Radio Christian network, claims the Bible as his source and says May 21 will be the date of the Rapture and the day of judgment “beyond the shadow of a doubt”. His followers claim that around 200 million people (out of everyone who has ever lived) will be raptured.

Astonishingly, I found out that were advertisements in Australia for this exact same event! While I didn’t get a picture at the time, it looks quite similar to this:

May 21st - RAPTURE

Awesome Skeptic & Atheist BastardSheep was able to provide “A Dummies Guide to “The Rapture”.” quite quickly over Twitter:

Starts off at Kiritimati (GMT+12) at 6pm their local time, then rolls around the world striking each location at 6pm.

The steps are:

1. chosen will ascend.

2. earthquakes globally.

3. earthquakes will open the earth and everyone who has died ever (including those fully decomposed) will rise again.

4. chosen zombies (ie, those who were raised from the dead and are also chosen) will ascend.

5. unchosen zombies will die out and “litter the land”.

6. hellfire on earth for 5 months.

7. Life goes on until end of world/universe on October 21.

Bastard Sheep notes that those who are “Chosen” get to enjoy zombies in Heaven FOREVER, while those on Earth only have to put up with it till they die off.

And there you have it, all you need to know! You’ve got less than 12 hours folks! 😉

Should I mention his last prediction was for 1994? …

2 Comments

  1. It is sad that people like Harold Camping can make these ridiculous forecast and claim that they have Bible proof. Now that we are on the other side of this failed prophecy we can rest assured that it is Harold who has failed but not the Bible. What this brother has predicted cannot be defended by the scriptures. I read his tract and what he put forward is pure theological speculation and conjecture which he passed off as evidence.

    When I first heard this end of the world prediction I immediately detected that something was wrong with it. Apart from the pernicious practic of setting for the end of the world, the first thing that came to mind was the prophecy of the antichrist which is to precede the end of the world. From what the apostle Paul says in 2Thess. 2, the Second Coming / end of the world will not come except man of sin arrives first.

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