Another Boring End of the World. Yawn... PDF Print E-mail
Written by James Randi   

The End Is Nigh cartoonFor a man who’s almost 90 years old, a man in Oakland, California, Harold Camping, isn’t very mature. He’s been bleating and screeching on the Family Radio Network, a religious broadcasting organization funded entirely by donations from listeners. Mr. Camping owns 66 radio stations in the USA alone, with assets of $120 million. For a former civil engineer, this is quite an improvement in his financial situation, though he doesn’t expect to enjoy it for very long…

You see, the Day of Judgment, the Second Coming of the Lord, is coming up on May 21 at about 6 p.m., time zone not yet determined, Harold tells us. At that time, two per cent of the world's population will be immediately “raptured" to Heaven. I want to be outdoors to see this, of course.

As I’m sure you guessed, the rest of us will get sent straight to the Other Place. See you there!