Ahh, it just tickles me when people think they can predict the rapture. And it's always in a time frame that is close enough to be easily disproved. In this case, I'm talking about Harold Camping who has convinced himself and others that the world will end on May 21st, 2011. It just so happens to be today. I've been keeping a passing eye on this for a few months now, just mostly just so I can point and giggle at the people who'll actually buy this.
As it turns out, according to NPR, this isn't the first time Camping has predicted the end of the world. The last time he stuck his foot in his mouth was when he predicted September 6th, 1994 was gonna be Judgement Day. Did that make him crawl under a rock and hide in shame? Ha, no, of course not. It just means he made a mistake and that his calculations were off and blah blah blah.
But all that aside, you know what really, really tickles me? That these people don't even read their own Bible enough to know what it says, otherwise they'd hit on this little passage:
"But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only." - Matthew 24:36 KJB
Of course, if reading the Bible actually meant anything to these people, they'd have hit this little gem indicating the rapture already happened.
"But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God." - Luke 9:27 KJB
Seriously, people, stop ignoring your own holy text and stop trying to predict the end of the world when it tells you itself that it can't be done.
Told ya so.