You may remember the old bumper sticker: “Jesus is coming. And, boy, is he pissed!”
Well, get ready. Because yes, he is pissed. And yes, he is coming. Just six months from now. Yes, only 21 shopping days left till Christmas. And only 168 days till Jesus’s Second Coming.
May 21, 2011. That’s the date picked for the Rapture by Preacher Harold Camping, founder of Christian Family Radio. And billboards announcing the date have been posted in Nashville, Tennessee – as well as Louisville, St. Louis, Detroit, Little Rock, Omaha, Kansas City, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Bridgeport, Conn.
Sorry, New York, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Miami, Portland, Asheville, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. You’re not invited to the party. You’ll burn in hell.
Of course, this isn’t the first time anyone’s set a definite date for the Rapture. In fact, Preacher Camping himself last predicted the Rapture on September 6, 1994. His followers filled an auditorium, holding their Bibles open to the sky. But nothing happened.
Camping said he made a mistake in his arithmetic, but this time he’s right. Maybe so, but my advice to members of Family Radio is: Don’t give away your house and car before May 21. Because, sure as hell, you’re going to need them – on May 22.
That’s my parting shot for today.