Doomsday soothsayer Harold Camping insists that the world will end in a few hours from now, with a destructive earthquake pulverizing each region of the world at 6 P.M. local time. People across the U.S. have responded in varying ways to the prediction that the world is ending on May 21, 2011.
The vast majority see the end of the world prediction as farcical and hallucinatory talk of someone who thinks so highly about himself that he can't imagine a world that outlives him. However there is a minority who get jitters as the appointed time of the apocalypse nears.
Just what if seems to be overriding concern of the minority. This minority of ardent Camping followers are far fewer than the devout Christians who truly believe in the Second Coming of Jesus though.
Meanwhile, the 89-year-old minister who has gullible people eating out of his hands thanks to his weird prediction, says a funny thing. He says he will watch the doomsday unfold on TV.
We know without any shadow of a doubt it is going to happen, he told Reuters. Camping, who has predicted that the Armageddon will start in New Zeeland on May 21, at 6.P.M. local time, says he will watch the horrible spectacle as it unfolds.
I'll probably try to be very near a TV or a radio or something ... I'll be interested in what's happening on the other side of the world as this begins, he says.
He says it's the Christian Rapture, the Biblical Second Coming of Jesus Christ. The apocalypse will continue across the Earth at such a rate that every Rheichter scale in the world and every news organization in the world will have no doubt - Judgment Day is here, he said earlier.
Some people are just casually surprised that the Doomsday is coming a bit earlier than expected. According to the Mayan Calendar predictions, the world would end in December 2012.
Some are seemingly getting wary of the doomsday talk. It's become so banal a thing, perhaps! Wait...Doomsday tomorrow? serious? 21 May 2011? I thought it's 21 December 2012...hmm...I shall see what happen tomorrow, naufalshazy Naufal Shazwan tgweeted.
According to Camping, there is a reason why the apocalypse happens. It is the promised Second Coming of Jesus when, according to Biblical beliefs, the righteous of the world will be separated from the sinful. This is the time when the sinners will be sent to the hell fire and the good souls start enjoying beatific peace in God's presence.
And while all that happens, the former civil engineer will sit on a couch along with his wife and family members in his home at in Alameda, California.
Not many people have much patience with him. MAY 21 DOOMSDAY IS A LOAD OF BULLSHIT. Only God knows, people. Have a little faith, said THE_REAL_BDIDDY in a tweet.
And, dayinukraine had a genuine question: If the world ends Saturday, why are workers at one doomsday church planning to show up to work on Monday?
The American atheist fraternity is waiting to celebrate when the Oakland preacher's prediction of the world's end is proved a dud. We're confident we'll still be here, Larry Hicok, the California director of the American Atheists, said, according to SF Gate.