Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Coming this May: the End of the World!

And here I thought 2012 would see the End of Days, lol. From Yahoo:


"If there had been time, Marie Exley would have liked to start a family. Instead, the 32-year-old Army veteran has less than six months left, which she'll spend spreading a stark warning: Judgment Day is almost here. Exley is part of a movement of Christians loosely organized by radio broadcasts and websites, independent of churches and convinced by their reading of the Bible that the end of the world will begin May 21, 2011.

To get the word out, they're using billboards and bus stop benches, traveling caravans of RVs and volunteers passing out pamphlets on street corners. Cities from Bridgeport, Conn., to Little Rock, Ark., now have billboards with the ominous message, and mission groups are traveling through Latin America and Africa to spread the news outside the U.S.
A lot of people might think, 'The end's coming, let's go party,'" said Exley, a veteran of two deployments in Iraq. "But we're commanded by God to warn people. I wish I could just be like everybody else, but it's so much better to know that when the end comes, you'll be safe." In August, Exley left her home in Colorado Springs, Colo., to work with Oakland, Calif.-based Family Radio Worldwide, the independent Christian ministry whose leader, Harold Camping, has calculated the May 21 date based on his reading of the Bible.

She is organizing traveling columns of RVs carrying the message from city to city, a logistics challenge that her military experience has helped solve. The vehicles are scheduled to be in five North Carolina cities between now and the second week of January, but Exley will shortly be gone: overseas, where she hopes to eventually make it back to Iraq.

"I don't really have plans to come back," she said. "Time is short."

Not everyone who's heard Camping's message is taking such a dramatic step. They're remaining in their day-to-day lives, but helping publicize the prophecy in other ways. Allison Warden, of Raleigh, has been helping organize a campaign using billboards, post cards and other media in cities across the U.S. through a website, We Can Know."

 Yes, and we also know from Scripture that "no man knows the day or hour." But hey, why take Jesus' word when we can take Harold Camping's? For the rest of the wacky story, click here.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

You might enjoy Googling "Obama Fulfilling the Bible" - especially the section on Camping etc.

Mizz~Understood{12~31} said...

Oh brother! Now it's in May? They said December 21, 2012! Just let us live ans stop trying to scare us to death. Damn radicals I tell you LiLi

Alisha De Freitas said...

@Anon, Interesting. I'll check it out.

@Yazz, yeah, I heard 2012 first, too. I guess in this Twitter world, no one has patience to wait for anything... not even the end of the world.

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