For all those eagerly anticipating being whisked off to heaven at 6 pm today, The Guardian reports that it’s already yet another FAIL for end-of-the-world predictions, of which there have probably been millions since mankind began doing this sort of thing.
Christian doomsday prophet Harold Camping looks likely to be less than rapturous after his prediction that the world would end on Saturday failed to materialise.
The 89-year-old Californian preacher had prophesied that the Rapture would begin at 6pm in each of the world’s time zones, with those “saved” by Jesus ascending to heaven and the non-believers being wiped out by an earthquake rolling from city to city across the planet.
But as the deadline for the Apocalpyse passed in the Pacific islands, New Zealand and Australia, it became apparent that Camping’s prediction of the end of the world was to end not with a bang but with a whimper.
So, now that the world apparently will keep spinning on its axis along its merry (or not-so-merry, whatever the case may be) way for a few more days, years, millenia, eons, etc., what are you doing to celebrate? Large quantities of your beverage of choice? Spending some quality time with the one you love (or, as Stephen Stills might say, “the one you’re with?”), enjoying the beauty of a spring day on our non-raptured (yet rapturous in many ways!) planet? Other? Feel free to use this as an open Rapture FAIL thread. 🙂