I don’t know how I missed this one. Thanks to the mediev-l list for letting me know. Medievalists are always interested in the end times. We’ve seen so many of them come and go. Anyway….
Evangelist Harold Camping has used the tried and not yet true method of calculating the end of the world by figuring the length of time from the Creation and predicting the end of the final age or “the eighth day”. Interestingly, he believes the earth to be much older that other Bible mathematicians do, almost 14,000 years. He has written an eighty page explanation of his methods, along with supporting references from Revelations etc. If you want to check it out, you can get an Adobe copy at
The bottom line is that the Rapture will be May 21, 2011, giving believers six months to donate all their property to the poor and prepare. The next five months will be pretty rough for the rest of us, but it will all be over at the final destruction of the earth on October 21, 2011.
Isn’t it nice to know we can all stop fussing over the Mayan calendar? Isn’t it great to realize that we don’t have to do holiday cards next year? For all those people about to go into foreclosure, just hold out a few more months and the problem will be solved. Why move when soon the house, the car and the planet won’t be here next year?
Now doesn’t that take a weight off?