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justinesaracen's Avatar Comment 1 by justinesaracen

There are some things which cannot be parodied.

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 21:24:00 UTC | #427787

JustBusiness's Avatar Comment 2 by JustBusiness

I think this is going to be failed rapture number 100. I milestone of human stupidity...

Seriously though, I have no idea how many times this has been predicted but seriously, its getting old.

Maybe the atheist community should organize some kind of major event around it and try to deconvert some of these people.

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 21:32:00 UTC | #427791

Agrajag's Avatar Comment 3 by Agrajag

Well, I would have had the first post, except that I was too out-of-breath from laughing my FNS off.

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 21:34:00 UTC | #427792

Haecceity's Avatar Comment 4 by Haecceity

The 2012 "end date" for the Maya Long Count is incorrect as well. There is no known end date:

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 21:35:00 UTC | #427794

aquilacane's Avatar Comment 5 by aquilacane

And, of course, when it doesn't happen he'll have a really good reason for it. God changed his mind, he went to all this trouble putting it in the bible, all hidden and secret like, but then changed his mind.

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 21:39:00 UTC | #427795

Doonhamer's Avatar Comment 6 by Doonhamer

What a twonk, even the Jehovah's have stopped predicting end times...

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 21:47:00 UTC | #427797

Agrajag's Avatar Comment 7 by Agrajag

5. Comment #446444 by aquilacane on January 2, 2010 at 9:39 pm

And, of course, when it doesn't happen he'll have a really good reason for it. God changed his mind, he went to all this trouble putting it in the bible, all hidden and secret like, but then changed his mind.

A different version, perhaps, would yield a different date. The lord works in mysterious ways.

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 21:52:00 UTC | #427802

Mitch Kahle's Avatar Comment 9 by Mitch Kahle

Can you believe the SF Gate felt it needed to publish this crappola?

Leave these morons to the obscurity they deserve.

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 21:58:00 UTC | #427806

seqenenre's Avatar Comment 8 by seqenenre

Everyone knows The End of the World came on July 7th 1974

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 21:58:00 UTC | #427805

sara g's Avatar Comment 10 by sara g

The rapture is not the end of the world, it's just the end of the damn rapturists bugging us.

Honestly, these goofs are the Christians that upset me most. They are so anxious for the end of the world. I've actually heard some of them say that the heavenly reward they look forward to most is watching the left behind suffer. Sick!

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 21:59:00 UTC | #427807

Mr DArcy's Avatar Comment 11 by Mr DArcy

As to the date of rapture experts will disagree, but there is no doubt that Blondie made a very splendid song of that name a while ago. From the lyrics:

Well now you see what you wanna be
Just have your party on TV
'Cause the man from Mars won't eat up bars where the TV's on
And now he's gone back up to space
Where he won't have a hassle with the human race Lyrics/Rapture Lyrics.html

Maybe Camping is just jealous that he can't fly to Mars?

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 22:05:00 UTC | #427810

DavidTheAstronomer's Avatar Comment 12 by DavidTheAstronomer

Science says that the world will come to an end around four billion years from now, at least as far as life on Earth is concerned.

The Sun is getting brighter. In 4 billion years time, it will be 40% more luminous than at present, and the oceans will have boiled away into space.

This fascinating lecture by Ohio State University astronomy professor Richard Pogge, titled "The Once and Future Sun", tells the life story of our Sun from birth to death, along with the consequences for life on our own fragile planet:

As always, science is more awe-inspiring and satisfying than any religious myth.

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 22:11:00 UTC | #427813

MattHunX's Avatar Comment 13 by MattHunX

The rapture is not the end of the world, it's just the end of the damn rapturists bugging us.

If only...they will probably change the "dead-line" again.

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 22:12:00 UTC | #427814

fossil-fish's Avatar Comment 14 by fossil-fish

Could we not just lock them all in somewhere and pretend?

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 22:15:00 UTC | #427815

Steve Zara's Avatar Comment 15 by Steve Zara

Comment #446462 by DavidTheAstronomer

Life on Earth should probably come to an end only a billion years from now, because of the effect of the Sun on the temperature of the Earth and the concentration of water in the atmosphere.

But I have little doubt that this is all nonsense.

We are a species of ape that is already influencing the climate of our planet even after only a few thousand years of technology. Any prediction of the future of our planet, or of our solar system, millions or billions of years in the future makes no sense, unless it takes into account humans and what we can achieve and what we may become. We may be the cause of one of the greatest extinctions of life since it appeared on Earth, but we may also be the species that allows life to escape from this planet and spread through the solar system.

The future of life on Earth isn't predictable. It's up to us what happens.

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 22:30:00 UTC | #427822

Border Collie's Avatar Comment 16 by Border Collie

I must have fever again ...

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 22:34:00 UTC | #427824

KRKBAB's Avatar Comment 17 by KRKBAB

From the article: Would his opinion of Camping change if May 21, 2011, ended without incident?
"I can't even think like that," LaCasse said. "Everything is too positive right now. There's too little time to think like that."
So the end of the world (all worlds or just earth?) is positive thing to this wackjob? What a sick bastard.

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 22:40:00 UTC | #427827

Lisa Bauer's Avatar Comment 18 by Lisa Bauer

Things like this make me want to hurl myself off a cliff...then I notice everybody's laughing at him and feel a little bit better!

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 22:53:00 UTC | #427834

Supreme Boeing's Avatar Comment 19 by Supreme Boeing

The world ended at January 1st, 2000, according to the Oracle of Cobol. Everybody knew that a few years in advance.

The next time the world will end is at Tue Jan 19 03:14:07 2038, when the 32 daemons of Unix will scour the world.

After that, there'll probably be a few more ends of the world.

Therefore Repent is a graphic novel that appears to be set in a post-rapture world. But all is not as it seems...
It's actually pretty cool in a weird way. They used to have the full graphic novel on their site, but they changed it so you can only see the first 60 pages, enough to get you hooked. The full book is still available. It's worth checking out, I think.

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 22:56:00 UTC | #427836

brian thomson's Avatar Comment 20 by brian thomson

What is it with Engineering and fundamentalism? This guy's an engineer ... Osama Bin Laden was an engineer ... Mohammad Atta (9/11 leader) was an engineer ... Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was an engineer ... the "crotch bomber" is an engineering student. I'm not the first to have noticed this correlation - see this article for example, and this.

Why do I find this scary? Because I'm studying Engineering!

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 22:58:00 UTC | #427837

God fearing Atheist's Avatar Comment 21 by God fearing Atheist

The only good thing about this is that on May 22, 2011 he is going to look like a twat.

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 23:15:00 UTC | #427847

theolgit's Avatar Comment 22 by theolgit

I do not know who the biggest wankers are. The ones who make the predictions or those that believe them. These people are realy sick especialy as they want to see anybody who does not subscribe to their idiotic crap suffer horribly.

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 23:22:00 UTC | #427854

Mr. Forrest's Avatar Comment 23 by Mr. Forrest

I predict come May 22nd 2011 this moron will have egg on his face.

Pro tip: If you have to be a doomsayer, make sure the date is remote enough for you to have died when it occurs. It's just less embarrasing that way.

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 23:39:00 UTC | #427869

Misc's Avatar Comment 24 by Misc

It's almost like I don't care. Wait - I really don't!

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 23:43:00 UTC | #427872

legless's Avatar Comment 25 by legless

"The world will end May 21, 2011." Jeez, that's a bit vague. What time?

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 23:48:00 UTC | #427875

Sally Luxmoore's Avatar Comment 26 by Sally Luxmoore

Since they won't be needing their property and worldly goods when they go, is there anywhere the rest of us can sign up for them? I'd be happy to offer to relieve them of such inconsequential things.

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 23:52:00 UTC | #427878

Kmita's Avatar Comment 27 by Kmita

There's an anime called Kino's Journey in which the main character visits many different societies. One episode of this rather short series is dedicated to a town which is convinced that the end of the world will happen the next day. Taking advantage of this Kino manages to acquire supplies at very low prices. When the morning comes and everyone is still alive people start to have doubts, until a different priest proclaims the previous to have made a calculation error and that the world won't really end for another few decades. I'll be holding onto this one for a while.

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 23:53:00 UTC | #427879

InYourFaceNewYorker's Avatar Comment 28 by InYourFaceNewYorker

Oh, what a shame. I know two people who would be celebrating their 36th birthdays on 5/21/11.

Seriously, how are people like this allowed to leave their houses, drive cars, and operate other heavy machinery?

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 23:55:00 UTC | #427881

SaintStephen's Avatar Comment 29 by SaintStephen

18. Comment #446483 by Lisa Bauer on January 2, 2010 at 10:53 pm

Things like this make me want to hurl myself off a cliff...
Nooooo Lisa !!!

I realize it's only been a short while since you cast off the chains of Islam, but please accept our word that Allah will not save you!

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 23:56:00 UTC | #427882

bluebird's Avatar Comment 30 by bluebird

Meanwhile, back at the ranch (reality), when will sea lions return to Pier 39?

Sun, 03 Jan 2010 00:01:00 UTC | #427883