This Is My Last Blog Post

Unless, you know, I’m not Raptured tomorrow and boy will I be dissapointed if I’m left behind.

How Harold Camping marketed the Rapture

Some Americans have extreme plans this weekend. A religious leader named Harold Camping has convinced them the end of the world starts at 6 p.m. ET Saturday.

Most of the world’s faithful do not believe the date is Judgment Day. But as CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker reports, it seems just about everyone’s seen the signs about the end of the world.

“May 21st, 2011 is the day of judgment,” a Family Radio ad says. It’s a prophecy aggressively peddled by 89-year-old Harold Camping, a civil engineer and self-taught Biblical sage.

“You and I are living at the time of the end of the world,” Camping says.

He claims to have discerned the date from numerological calculations revealed by his reading of the Bible. He spread his prophecy around the world through broadcasts on his Family Radio network in 84 languages, on RV caravans and on 1,200 billboards around the country.

See also:
Predictor of May 21 doomsday unwavering
Harold Camping: Who is he and how did he calculate the end of the world?
Harold Camping predicts biblical judgement day may be May 21st
The end is nigh, says Family Radio’s Harold Camping
It’s the End of the World as We Know It
Judgement Day May 21, Harold Camping In Oakland, CA
Theologian: Harold Camping Lost the Gospel, Christ
Is Judgment Day on Saturday? Some believe, others scoff
If the end of the world is not on May 21, what will Camping’s followers do?
Jeffrey Weiss: Entrepreneurs poised to cash in on rapture
So how much would Doomsday cost?
End of the World 2011: What Hour Is It, Exactly?
Harold Camping

Of course, any fruitcake with a nut loose can do some mumbo jumbo numerological calculations, based on information that’s not actually found anywhere in the Bible, and come up with a date for Doomsday. It’s happened hundreds, if not thousands, of times over the centuries. But where do you get the 6 p.m. ET? That seems to be a bit of gratuitous icing on the freak cake.

/anyway, I suppose I’ll top off the cats’ food and water, just in case, I wonder if R.E.M. will get a little something extra in their royalty checks because of this?

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It’s Five Minutes To Midnight, What Time Will It Be Thursday?

Keep the kids home from school, this’ll be fun for the whole family.

Doomsday Clock to be reset, watch it online

Take note, all you apocalypse watchers, because this Thursday the minute hand of the famous Doomsday Clock is set to move.

This is the first time, anyone with internet access can watch the minute hand being moved. But which way the hand will move and by how much have not been made public, LiveScience reported on Tuesday.

The event will take place at 10am EST on January 14 at the New York Academy of Sciences Building in New York City. While the actual clock is housed at the Bulletin of Atomic Sciences offices in Chicago, Illinois, a representation of the clock will be changed at Thursday’s news conference.

The last time the Doomsday Clock minute hand moved was in January 2007, when it was pushed forward by two minutes, from seven to five minutes before midnight. The change was meant to reflect two major sources of potential catastrophe that could bring us closer to “doomsday”, according to the board of ‘The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’, a magazine focused on warning the world of the dangers that the invention of the atomic bomb helped to unleash.

The factors influencing the latest Doomsday Clock change include negotiations on nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation, expansion of civilian nuclear power, the possibilities of nuclear terrorism, and climate change.

Watch all the excitement live!

Date:
Thursday, January 14, 2010

Time:
10:00 AM EST (3:00 PM GMT)

Online Location:
www.TurnBackTheClock.org

See also:
Doomsday Clock to Change This Week
Doomsday clock to change on Jan. 14
See doomsday’s possible approach, streamed live
Doomsday Clock Due for Reset, But Which Way?
Doomsday Clock To Be Moved Thursday
Minute Hand on Doomsday Clock to Move This Week
Doomsday Clock to Change This Week
Doomsday Clock Update: Are We Closer to Armageddon? (Poll Results)
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Doomsday Clock
DoomsdayClock.org

Now common sense would dictate that between al Qaeda, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, the threat of nuclear proliferation and global warming hysteria, they’d move the minute hand a minute or two closer to midnight. Then again, you need to remember that the “scientists” in charge of the Doomsday Clock are pretty much liberal lefty loons (LLLs) and, with the ascension of Obama to the world stage and Obama’s subsequent Nobel Peace Prize, they might just have gotten it in their pointy heads that the world is actually safer today and move the minute hand back. Either way, we’ll find out Thursday.

/I’m going to go with one minute closer, four minutes to midnight