Ooookay. So some guy has been doing some fuzzy math and decided that the world is going to end on May 21, 2011. Harold Camping, an 88-year-old civil engineer and evangelical radio station owner and operator, says he's got the stats to back him up, so we'd all better be prepared to meet our maker this spring.
I have a friend celebrating her birthday that day. Wow, is she going to be bummed.
But I'm not cashing in my 401(k) and making amends with all those whom I've offended just yet, even though Camping's followers seem pretty convinced the old codger has nailed it. Even though Camping already did this once before, when he and his crew gathered on September 6, 1994, Bibles open to the sky ready to be sent straight to heaven.
Just one look at the leaps Camping takes to come to the day of reckoning should have anyone thinking twice before they drink the Kool-Aid. For example:
To which I say, dude, you just need to get on some good anti-depressants instead of putting all of your eggs in Camping's nutty basket. But Solomon will be in the San Francisco Bay area ready to be sent home with an old man who isn't long for this world anyway.
I sincerely hope no one is attempting a preemptive strike in the tradition of Heaven's Gate. If you are, please just double check Camping's math before making a final decision, and maybe see a psychiatrist.
What do you think about Harold Camping's prediction?
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