A few years ago, Harold Camping predicted the apocalypse would occur on May 21, 2011. When it predicted this date, it was a few years away and no one really cared.
Now here it is in May 2011, and suddenly EVERYONE is discussing the latest End Of The World As We Know It scenario. People are scheduling their weekend around the possibility of the apocalypse. I’m not. Got soccer games and stuff to do this weekend.
Now, the way I understand it, the center of this theory is a massive coronal mass ejection will engulf the planet. Something like this:
Oddly enough, Knowing was released about the same time as this prediction seems to have gone public. I haven’t researched all that a whole lot, so forgive me if I’m wrong in my assumption he was inspired by God, Jesus, and Nicholas Cage.
But I digress. His ACTUAL prediction is the Rapture will occur tomorrow, not the end of the world. Those who believe in God will go to Heaven and the heathens will stay here on Earth till it is destroyed in OCTOBER 21, 2011. That just shoots the whole point of my post all to hell because I went to all the trouble of checking:
There are no CME’s. Since it takes a couple of days to get here, there is no way a CME will end the planet as we know it tomorrow.
Soccer is therefore on. Unless of course the other great profit, Al Gore, continues to be wrong and our miserable, incredibly wet spring rains out the sixth game of my boy’s season.
Check back here October 19, 2011 to see for sure of the world is ending or not. Until then, if a whole bunch of your very religious friends suddenly go missing, be afraid.
Be very, very, afraid.