Saturday, May 21, 2011

What? No rapture today?

Well, apparently the time has passed 6 p.m. in several time zones and no one has risen from their graves or been taken into heaven like Elijah on his fiery chariot.

I guess I need to pay my bills today.

Darn it.

Apocalypse not now: The Rapture fails to materialise
Christian doomsday prophet Harold Camping had predicted the world would end at 6pm on Saturday -

Christian doomsday prophet Harold Camping looks likely to be less than rapturous after his prediction that the world would end on Saturday failed to materialise.

The 89-year-old Californian preacher had prophesied that the Rapture would begin at 6pm in each of the world's time zones, with those "saved" by Jesus ascending to heaven and the non-believers being wiped out by an earthquake rolling from city to city across the planet.

But as the deadline for the Apocalpyse passed in the Pacific islands, New Zealand and Australia, it became apparent that Camping's prediction of the end of the world was to end not with a bang but with a whimper.

Only on Twitter did the supposed armageddon sweep the world, with users expressing their mock disappointment at the lack of dead people rising from their graves.

New Zealander Daniel Boerman tweeted: "I'm from New Zealand, it is 6:06PM, the world has NOT ended. No earthquakes here, all waiting for the rapture can relax for now. #Rapture"

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