Friday, May 20, 2011

The Sky is Falling! The Sky is Falling!



Seriously though, the end of the world is tomorrow, May 21, 2011.

Or so people are saying.

Believe it or not, I JUST learned about this particular prophecy yesterday when a pregnant woman rang our doorbell and handed us a pamphlet on Facts Concerning May 21, 2011.

Being handed a pamphlet proclaiming, 'The great amount of biblical signs and proofs absolutely guarantee judgement day is May 21, 2011', you all know I had to do some checking on this whole thing. The funny thing was before I had a chance to plug May 21st into a search engine, Yahoo already had a feature on it's front page all about it!

The feature was all about how this pro-apocalyptic group's PR campaign is actually working to capture people's attention-Search engines have seen a spike in apocalyptic phrases such as, 'May 21st doomsday,' 'Judgement day,' and 'May 21st End of the World.'

Why so attention capturing? Well, not only did these believers rent over 2,000 billboards all across the U.S., Canada, and other countries to display their end-of-the-world warning, they also are driving RVs and caravans around the country with advertisements as well, and going around to people's houses and businesses handing out pamphlets {like the woman who rang our doorbell inspiring this post} all about the end of the world, it's facts and figures, etc.

According to the pamphlet we were handed, everytime we hear about the world ending on the 21st, we must "cry out to God for mercy and fully recognize we are sinners."

I'm really not sure what to think of this whole thing; of course there is always talk of 2012 and the world ending then, but that's according to the Aztec's, their beliefs, and their calender. May 21st is according to the Christian's beliefs and what the Bible declares as interpreted by Harold Camping.

Honestly, and no offense intended to those who believe and support this prophecy, but I think it's nothing but scare tactics. Of course I don't believe a word of this May-21st-end-of-the-world thing, but it still kind of angers me how the believers are trying to scare people into repenting just on the word of a man who foretold the same thing in 1994 and nothing happened. This is not to say that May 21st could have a significant meaning in the universal scheme of things, but to claim for absolute certainty that there is going to be an earthquake and the believers will go to heaven and the non-believers will go to hell is not right in my opinion.

Now, if the world really DOES end tomorrow, I'll be the first to admit that I'm 100% wrong, but I'm not holding my breath.

So what are your thoughts? How are you going to spend your last day?

5 comments:

Terra H. said...

People seem to forget that God proclaims NO ONE will no when the end of the world will be.
See ya around tomorrow! haha

Crocheted Little Things said...

I agree with you! This is the reason why more and more people are detaching from churches and Christians. It's the fanatic weirdos who say weird things that give everybody a bad reputation.

BEadECLECTIC said...

LOVE the title of this post!

I had two old women come to my door Mother's Day weekend trying to "save sinners", but I didn't know about the "rapture" until later.

From what I've heard, this has happened several times before (my Grandma remembers it from when she was a kid, my Mom does too, and apparently it happened in 1994 too?) and they always end up claiming there was a miscalculation of some sort.

They can have their beliefs, but I think the whole thing is pretty damn ridiculous.

How are you feeling!? I live in Chicago and love your blog... we should really chat more. :) Shoot me an e-mail if you want. bead.eclectic at gmail.com

kailani said...

I wonder how all those people who believed that the world was ending are feeling today?

Xmas Dolly said...

Testing -- Testing! This is XmasDolly CM, writing from the world beyond! LOL I mean I must be there right? Although my hubby is downstairs practicing their wings keep getting in the way! ROFL (Now I didn't say if they were white or black wings now did I? hahahaha Hope you're having a nice day the weather is gorgeous here. HUGS. Going back to bed now.