Remember the #SuperBloodMoon last month?
All the hullabaloo about the alignment with the moon’s orbit and the earth’s shadow made a few religious groups fearful of the Second Coming. They shouted to anyone who would listen, and much like the street corner preacher, many people walked right on by, faking a cell phone call.
Prior to that media blitz was the Mayan Apocalypse of 2012.
For millennia, the ancient people of the Yucatan have shared with people that the end of their calendar means the end of the world. And, well, you see how that worked out.
The thing with the Mormons of last month, the Mayans of the last major claim, or even the Jehovah’s Witnesses, who urge Armageddon every few years is that the rest of have fair warning. This time? Not so much.
The eBible Fellowship has given us (whatever time it is) hours. Yes, tonight, the world is going to end. Consult your realtors.
“According to what the Bible is presenting it does appear that 7 October will be the day that God has spoken of: in which, the world will pass away,” said Chris McCann, the leader and founder of the fellowship, an online gathering of Christians headquartered in Philadelphia.
“It’ll be gone forever. Annihilated.”
Where does McCann get this solid, irrefutable evidence? Not really from the Bible, but from a radio preacher named Harold Camping, with limited renown who claimed the world would end May 21, 2011. He died two years later at the age of 92.
McCann believes that Camping’s 21 May 2011 prediction did have some truth, however. That day was declared to be “judgment day” because it was actually the day God stopped the process of selecting which churchgoers will survive Wednesday’s massacre, McCann said.
Maybe McCann will continue the fun and disconnect his phone when we are all here on Friday? That would be a fun #PRFail story, right?