End of World on Saturday says nutty Christian


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Assalamu alaykum

Check this news story out, this guy and many others have been convinced its judgement day tomorrow, on Saturday....

Its not. :) --

As Muslims we do not know when the day of judgement is, but, we do know according to authentic hadith that it falls on a Friday!

'Rapture' apocalypse prediction sparks atheist reaction


Harold Camping says he will spend Saturday at home in California
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US atheists are to hold parties in response to an evangelical broadcaster's prediction that Saturday will be "judgement day".

The Rapture After Party in North Carolina - "the best damned party in NC" - is among the planned events.

Harold Camping, 89, predicts that Jesus Christ will return to earth on Saturday and true believers will be swept up, or "raptured", to heaven.

He has used broadcasts and billboards to publicise his ideas.

He says biblical texts indicate that a giant earthquake on Saturday will mark the start of the world's destruction, and that by 21 October all non-believers will be dead.

Mr Camping has predicted an apocalypse once before, in 1994, though followers now say that only referred to an intermediary stage.

"We learn from the Bible that Holy God plans to rescue about 200 million people," says a text on the website of Mr Camping's network, Family Radio Worldwide.

"On the first day of the Day of Judgment (May 21, 2011) they will be caught up (raptured) into Heaven because God had great mercy for them."

'Countdown to back-pedalling'
The Rapture After Party in Fayetteville, North Carolina, is a two-day event organised by the Central North Carolina Atheists and Humanists.

This prediction has been given an unusually high level of publicity
"Though the absurdity of this claim is obvious to the majority of the world, it's a great opportunity to highlight some of the most bizarre beliefs often put forth by religious fundamentalists and raise awareness of the need for reason," said a posting about the party on the group's website.

Atheists in Tacoma, Washington, have headed their celebration "countdown to back-pedalling".

Events are also planned in Houston, Florida and California.

An atheist and entrepreneur from North Hampshire, Bart Centre, is enjoying a boost in business for Eternal Earth-bound Pets, which he set up to look after the pets of those who believe they will be raptured.

He has more than 250 clients who are paying up to $135 (£83) to have their pets picked up and cared for after the rapture.

They would be disappointed twice, he told the Wall Street Journal. "Once because they weren't raptured and again because I don't do refunds."

'No Plan B'

Meanwhile Mr Camping, who has been criticised by more mainstream Christians, says he knows "without any shadow of a doubt" that "judgement day" is arriving.

He says he will spend Saturday with his wife, close to a TV or radio.

"I'll be interested in what's happening on the other side of the world as this begins," he told Reuters.

There is no "Plan B", he says.

His campaign has been unusually widely promoted - both in the US, and overseas, including in the Middle East.

In Vietnam, thousands of members of the Hmong ethnic minority gathered near the border with Laos earlier this month to await the 21 May event, the Associated Press reported.

Chris McCann of eBible Fellowship, one of the groups helping to spread the message, said it had been publicised in almost every country.

"The only countries I don't feel too good about are the "stans" - you know, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, those countries in Central Asia," he said.


I'm not what you believe

:SMILY335::SMILY335::SMILY335:it makes me laugh,how a man can say such a lie!Someone in Italy had predicted that on 11th may a terrible earthquake would have destroyed Rome...nothing hit Italy that day,but unfortunately a big earthquake hit the south of Spain in that day.i hope nobody will listen to his lies:wasalam:


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I'm amazed that this story wasn't posted here sooner. I can tell you that everyone *I* know is laughing their heads off about the absurdity of this guy. Jokes about not doing the laundry cause the world is ending, backpeddling parties are jokingly being planned. I'll be 39 on sunday....I wonder if I should even get a cake... lol!

This guy is pathetic and only crackpots believe him.


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No one knows when judgement day is except Allah. I wish some people would stop trying to not only spread lies but actually believing them. This is nonsense.



Allah is the All-Knower of ALL!! La hawla wa la Quwatta illah billah! Where do these people come from??:eek::lol:


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they posted billboards all around the USA. I heard a non muslim speaking about it the other day. And how he saw it on a billboard.

funny I read an article yesterday, the people who believe this non sense assert that True Christians will be saved and removed from harm. The rest of the people will remain on earth and go through punishment. At the end of the discussion it says so hurry to the Church and save yourself.

[EDIT] here I found the article to see for yourself by ABC news:

Doomsdayers put faith in Apocalypse now redux
By Cassie White

Updated Fri May 20, 2011 12:42pm AEST

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A Judgment Day billboard in the Brisbane suburb of Toowong is one of thousands around the world. (Benjamin Nichols, user submitted)

If you have seen the billboards while driving to work, then you will know today is Judgment Day - well, that's according to US evangelical broadcaster Harold Camping.

He predicts that today an earthquake will strike, triggering the start of the apocalypse. Christians will disappear to safety, leaving sinners behind until the world comes to an end exactly five months later.

Camping and his followers have been spreading the word about the rapture worldwide on thousands of billboards, many of which are on the sides of main roads and highways around Australia.

Despite his previous failed prediction that Jesus would return to Earth in 1994, Camping, from US Christian station Family Radio, is convinced this time he is right.

"We know without any shadow of a doubt it is going to happen," he said.

On his website, Camping claims that not even the most devout Christian will be safe from God's rapture.

"Judgment Day is feared by the world and is the day that God will destroy the world because of the sins of mankind," he said.

"Sadly, you can't turn to your religion or go to your priest or pastor or spiritual leader for help. They, too, should be begging God for mercy for themselves.

"Thank God that in his great mercy he has given you this warning of the destruction that is almost here, and the great hope that you, too, might be one whom God will bring to heaven."

But Centre for Public Christianity director John Dickson is unfazed by Camping's warning, saying he will be enjoying a glass of wine with his wife today, and preaching a sermon on Sunday morning.

And though he is relaxed about his own fate, Dr Dickson is critical of such predictions because they can cause a crisis of faith for some Christians.

"People come up with this every couple of years ... my general feeling is that it's just really sad when pastors come up with these ideas, because they're setting themselves, and everyone around them, up for real disappointment," he said.

"My greatest fear in all of this isn't that I don't want there to be silly Christians out there - there are plenty.

"My real concern is that people's faith is dependent on these kinds of predictions and when they don't come true, as invariably will happen, it just sets people up for a massive crisis of faith that they've never had."

Camping came up with his version of rapture through a series of complex mathematical equations, which he says he used to discover that doomsday will be on October 21, 2011.

Dr Dickson, who has written a book about end times, told ABC News Online Camping's rapture prediction is simply a new theory on an old idea that is not even in the Bible.

"The problem is, the rapture is an idea that was invented only about 200 years ago," he said.

"Christians before the 18th century had never heard of it. It started from a very spurious interpretation about a particular text in 1 Thessalonians Chapter 4."

He says he hopes people are smart enough not to judge the majority of Christians by a few "crackpots" who misconstrue the bible.

"They read it as a kind of secret source book for conspiracies and deep and meaningful things that you can't get out of the text yourself," he said.

"I think it comes right down to us becoming more and more ignorant of how the original text was written, and the more ignorance there is out there, the more gullibility there will be by people doing these ridiculous mathematical equations.

"This particular guy would have a tiny amount of followers when you consider there's 2 billion Christians in the world - it's minuscule. It does need to be put into perspective.

"I would say very firmly, the vast majority of Christians even today do not believe in a rapture."

Enterprising atheists

Despite that, Camping seems to have a lot of people convinced of his theory, which many non-believers out there seem more than happy to capitalise on.

A group of entrepreneurial atheists has set up US website Eternal Earth-Bound Pets. For a fee they are offering to take the family pet off Christians' hands when they ascend into heaven.

"You've committed your life to Jesus. You know you're saved. But when the Rapture comes, what's to become of your loving pets who are left behind?" the website states.

"Eternal Earth-Bound Pets takes that burden off your mind.

"Each Eternal Earth-Bound Pet representative is a confirmed atheist, and as such will still be here on Earth after you've received your reward. Our network of animal activists are committed to step in when you step up to Jesus."

The service has been so popular that the group has expanded its services and increased fees.

Providing Camping is wrong, much of the world will undoubtedly have a good laugh at his expense.

But Dr Dickson will instead feel very sorry for Camping and his believers, because he expects they will suffer a severe crisis of faith when they realise the theory was wrong.

"Jesus said no-one will know the day or the hour [he will return to Earth], it's a much-quoted text. So anyone who comes along and says they know the dates is making it up as they go along," he said.

"It's not that I want to ridicule people like this, I really am sad for them that come Sunday they are going to be incredibly disappointed.

"If they've pinned their faith on this stuff instead of the reality of Christ, then this is just tragic from my point of view.

"We'll all have a good laugh and it'll generate words in the newspapers; I can understand that it generates conversation, but unfortunately there are people who are really going to be damaged by this."


[EDIT-2] Oh and by the end of this year you will of heard of many many more predictions. There is even some entertainment picking up on the idea of a set date. Do you know what they are trying to do, cause insensitivity to the actual event, istaghfirAllah. they are going to play this to a point when people are no longer going to expect the day of judgement and behave deviously. But Allah has guided the Muslims alhamdulillah with emphasis of this event in almost every single surah and over and over again. Hold fast to the rope of Allah, it will happen.




That message
to Christians only!
Be ready Christians
your doomsday is here!
Embrace Islam
cause our doomsday

But the fact is
I personally think this whole issue is making the public to panic and altogether cause unstability to the world which should be avoid!
The press should be blame and should be more careful publishing especially this kind of News.:SMILY27:

From Anas ibn Malik said, the Prophet s.a.w. said:

"Age towards the end is a time of confusion.
Man will believe a liar and can not believe people are telling the truth. Humans can not believe people trust and believe in the false ones.
And Ruwaibidhah will be addressed.
"They said," Who Ruwaibidhah it? "Holy Prophet,"
Those who oppose Allah swt honored to speak to the people. ";
- (Reported by Ahmad)

Thank you
for sharing this post

Take care!


Islam is a way of life
Yes, this has been all over our news! Even billboards up showing it! A bit worrying that people would go that far....Lol, the "stans" *rolls eyes*


Junior Member
Even Prophet Jesus, as he is portrayed in the "New Testament", says that even he does not know the day or hour the end will come.

Abu Talib

Feeling low
What happened to him now its Sunday I wonder how his supporters who spend so much on ads and believed him would react now.
Greatest PR stunt in history.


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Apocalypse not now: The Rapture fails to materialise

Christian doomsday prophet Harold Camping had predicted the world would end at 6pm on Saturday

A banner warns of the Rapture on a street in Manila, the Philippines. Photograph: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images

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 Apocalypse 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"

In Australia, Jon Gall of Melbourne was unimpressed by the lack of fire and brimstone. He tweeted: "#Rapture time here in Melbourne. A rather quiet sort of rapture if you ask me.

"Well we have had the #Rapture going for 50 minutes now. So far it hasn't interrupted my fish & chips and glass of stout."

In Brisbane, KillaJeules, was similarly disappointed by the lack of a Hollywood blockbuster ending: "So it's 6:37pm here in Brisbane, Australia. No earthquakes. No beaming up of Christians. No zombie apocalypse. No surprises haha."

Camping, a retired civil engineer, has built a multimillion-dollar, non-profit ministry based on his apocalyptic predictions. He previously predicted that the world would end in 1994. It is difficult to know how many of his followers took his latest prophecy seriously, though his Family Radio Worldwide reaches millions of listeners in the US and around the world.

Some have reportedly sold all their possessions and taken to the streets to warn people to prepare for the second coming of Jesus. In recent weeks, callers to Christian radio stations in the US have debated what to do about non-believing friends and neighbours who will be left behind to endure the wrath of God.

But it looks like it will be atheists and other skeptics celebrating this weekend, with tongue-in-cheek doomsday parties planned across the US.

TV scientist Professor Brian Cox summed up the mood of the non-believers. He tweeted: "I think we should all pretend the #rapture is happening so that when Harold Camping gets left behind later today he'll be livid."

But Kieran Healy had a slightly more comforting message for those disappointed at not joining Jesus: "I guess on Sunday when the #Rapture people feel really upset, we can't console them by saying 'Cheer up, it's not the end of the world.'"

This guy already got it wrong once. He said he was sure this time. I wonder what the excuses will be.

It's pathetic some people quit jobs, euthanized their pets, took out loans, etc

And now they have to live with it.


I'm not what you believe
I still wonder why in these last days the mass media are spreading those false news,basing to the voice of some silly man.nobody but Allah know when the End will come:tti_sister:


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No one listened to the banners because it looks like an ad for a movie!

I can't wait for 2012!



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I think that qiyamah is very near.Maybe we might see some major signs in our lifetime(talking about young ppl).After the earthquakes coming one by one in almost every part of the world i think it's very close.I am not saying because of this rapture thing.I just feel like all the sings of qiyamah are really happening.


Lol, I should not have laughed that much.

The PR guy was disappointed that his propaganda campaign did not work so well in the 'Stans' countries. I am laughing while typing this. The poor guy failed to understand that it was because the 'Stans' don't believe in such garbage.

The next hilarious thing was the poor 'Earth-bound pets', lol....
Its amazing how quick thinking some people can be who rise to the opportunity and cash-in on it. The guy from Bart Center made $33,000 in such a little time without even having to collect the pets because their owners are still here, lol. And the owners deserve to be disappointed twice. And they are yet looking forward to another disappointment on 2012.

It makes me wonder though, would you rather have an atheist USA or the bible thumpers? I know my Muslim brothers and sisters may say a Muslim USA, but lets suppose if there were only the above two options-which one would you prefer?