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The World Will End May 21, 2011! At Least Family Radio Worldwide Thinks So. Why?

By Sunny Chanel |

“Awesome News,” the world is going to end! Well, at least according to the T-shirts, flyers and beliefs of the followers of Harold Camping and his Family Radio Worldwide.

According to Camping and some pretty unique mathematics of his, the apocalypse will be coming on May 21st, 2011. He says, “Judgment Day is feared by the world and is the day that God will destroy the world because of the sins of mankind. The world is correct in believing that Judgment Day will come. The Bible gives us the correct and accurate information about that Day.”  And on that day the rapture will take all the “saved” people up to heaven. The rest of us? We’ll be living for 153 in a wasteland of unbelievable horror. Oh fun!

Now most don’t take this “news” seriously, and just see it as yet another false alarm or the ramblings of a religious extremist. But others? They totally buy it. And this small group of believers are making drastic decisions that affect not just them, but their entire families.

People are leaving their homes, their families and their jobs to join Family Radio Worldwide on a caravan across the country to warn people of the impending doom. They have given away almost all their worldly belongings and deserted their lives to go on this journey.  Some even left their children to hit the road, instead of spending the last days on earth with their loved ones, they’ve opted to go on this mission.  While on the road they also enlist the help of other believers, even having children help pass out flyers. What kind of emotional scars will these kids have, fearing that the world will end soon?

But odds are, the world will continue past May 21st. Then what? These people that left their homes, their jobs, their families. They will have to rebuild their lives. How angry will they be if their personal rapture doesn’t come to fruition?

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0 thoughts on “The World Will End May 21, 2011! At Least Family Radio Worldwide Thinks So. Why?

  1. feefifoto says:

    Gosh, I hope not. That’s my son’s 14th birthday.

  2. Chuck Anziulewicz says:

    Since the death of Jesus, people in every generation for over 2,000 years and hundreds of generations have wanted to be the one that experiences the end of days. None has. There must be a clue in there somewhere for you.

    If you waited at a bus stop for 2,000 years, at what point would you conclude that the bus wasn’t coming? Or would you just stand there … FOREVER … because somebody had stuck up a “bus stop” sign?

  3. ChiLaura says:

    I get that this is a blog, and not something that claims to be an objective “news source” or anything, but what in the world does this have to do with parenting? Sure, you threw mention of some kids in there, but really: Is this actually supposed to relate to parenting in any sort of way, or is it just an excuse to point out some other “crazy Christian group” because you, rational writer, are so much better than them?

    Yes, I think they’re crazy too, but this post is pathetic.

    ha ha, Feefifoto! =)

  4. Stephanie says:

    The world can’t end before Jersey Shore does.

  5. Jenny Grace says:

    Children are people too, they should be told the truth, but in gentler terms if they are very young. The fact is, judgment day will be here in only 10 days, but there is still hope for everyone who hears the word of God… because the bible says “faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God” so Read the Bible out loud to your little ones, even the babies in the womb, they can still hear and possibly be saved. Pray for yourself, pray for your children, cry out to God, like the Ninevites did, when God sent Jonah to warn them “Yet 40 days and Nineveh will be destroyed” the difference is that we have only 10 days now.” I’m glad these blogs are at least getting the warning out even though they are mocking the message… so please if you read this, go to check it out for yourself! May 21 2011 date comes from the bible.

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