Friday, May 20, 2011
Its the End of the World As We Know It, And I'll Be Watching Horse Racing: Links For Your End of the World Weekend
Christianity Today - Should Christians Care about Harold Camping's, May 21, & Doomsday? | I always find these sort of posts and articles fascinating. Here is a short list of quotes from various Christian leaders in response to the Camping prediction that the rapture will take place on May 21, 2011. The quotes include Albert Mohler, Ed Stetzer, and others. The one that interests me the most is Tim Lahaye who wrote:
You can be sure the rapture will not occur when anyone sets a date because God wants us all to live every day as though Christ could come today. A great motto for daily living is PERHAPS TODAY. For one day it will happen and we don't know when, but we don't want you to be left behind!
CNN - Doomsday Hits: An end of the World Soundtrack | This is a great post from a CNN blog. The staff produced their top 10 favorite doomsday songs. Johnny Cash's song "When the Man Comes Around" wins my vote. Here's their list:
“Eve of Destruction” by Barry McGuire
“It’s the End of the World” by REM
“Until the End of Time” by 2Pac
“The End” by The Doors
“Until the End of the World” by U2
“Waiting for the End of the World” by Elvis Costello
“Doomsday Clock” by Smashing Pumpkins
“Apocalypse Please” by Muse
“The End of the World” by Skeeter Davis
“The Man Comes Around” by Johnny Cash
USA Today - Heaven can wait: Prophet's non-profit staff expects to work Monday | As we approach "the end" a number of news outlets have done some research. It is interesting how many of the employees of Family Radio, ran by Harold Camping and is the center of his operations, don't even believe in all of the May 21, 2011 rapture stuff and intend on returning to work on Monday.
Many of Harold Camping's employees don't believe that the rapture will take place on May 21 as he has predicted, CNNMoney reports. A receptionist at his Family Radio nonprofit estimates that about 80 percent of her coworkers don't agree with Camping's May 21 belief, the story says . . .
The report says the nonprofit requested an extension from their July 15 deadline to November 15 for their paperwork in Minnesota, one of the states where they solicit donations.
On the Millerites:
HT: Reformation Theology
From the Huffinton Post:
The worse part about all of this is that the rapture and the massive earthquakes that are suppose to accompany it are suppose to happen right before the Preakness race. That's disappointing.
Blogizomai - Harold Camping & the Immanent Return of Christ: Living in the End Even If We're Not