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    May 21st 2011....well there go my Memorial Day picnic plans

    I thought those "loose" Christians would be more fun than your run of the mill Christians...but NO...they are not!


    Loose Christian movement says End of Days in May

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    RALEIGH, N.C. ó If there had been time, Marie Exley would have liked to start a family. Instead, the 32-year-old Army veteran has less than six months left, which sheíll spend spreading a stark warning: Judgment Day is almost here.

    Exley is part of a movement of Christians loosely organized by radio broadcasts and websites, independent of churches and convinced by their reading of the Bible that the end of the world will begin on May 21, 2011.

    To get the word out, theyíre using billboards and bus stop benches, traveling caravans of RVs and volunteers passing out pamphlets on street corners. Cities from Bridgeport, Conn. to Little Rock, Ark., now have billboards with the ominous message, and mission groups are traveling in countries from Latin America to Africa to spread the news outside the U.S.


    "A lot of people might think, íThe endís coming, letís go party,í" said Exley, a veteran of two deployments in Iraq. "But weíre commanded by God to warn people. I wish I could just be like everybody else, but itís so much better to know that when the end comes, youíll be safe."

    In August, Exley left her home in Colorado Springs, Colo., to work with Oakland, Calif.-based Family Radio Worldwide, the independent Christian ministry whose leader, Harold Camping, has calculated the May 21 date based on his reading of the Bible.

    She is organizing traveling columns of RVs carrying the message from city to city, a logistics challenge that her military experience has helped solve. The vehicles are scheduled to be in five North Carolina cities between now and the second week of January, but Exley will shortly be gone: overseas, where she hopes to eventually make it back to Iraq.

    "I donít really have plans to come back," she said. "Time is short."

    Not everyone whoís heard Campingís message is taking such a dramatic step. Theyíre remaining in their day-to-day lives, but helping publicize the prophecy in other ways. Allison Warden, of Raleigh, has been helping organize a campaign using billboards, post cards and other media in cities across the U.S. through a website, We Can Know.

    The 29-year-old payroll clerk laughs when asked about reactions to the message, which is plastered all over her car.

    "Itís definitely against the grain, I know that," she said. "Weíre hoping people wonít take our word for it, or Harold Campingís word for it. Weíre hoping that people will search the scriptures for themselves."

    Camping, 89, believes the Bible essentially functions as a cosmic calendar explaining exactly when various prophecies will be fulfilled.

    The retired civil engineer said all his calculations come from close readings of the Bible, but that external events like the foundation of the state of Israel in 1948 are signs confirming the date.

    "Beyond the shadow of a doubt, May 21 will be the date of the Rapture and the day of judgment," he said.

    The doctrine known as the Rapture teaches that believers will be taken up to heaven, while everyone else will remain on earth for a period of torment, concluding with the end of time. Camping believes that will happen in October.

    "If May 21 passes and Iím still here, that means I wasnít saved. Does that mean Godís word is inaccurate or untrue? Not at all," Warden said.

    The belief that Christ will return to earth and bring an end to history has been a basic element of Christian belief since the first century. The Book of Revelation, which comes last in the New Testament, describes this conclusion in vivid language that has inspired Christians for centuries.

    But few churches are willing to set a date for the end of the world, heeding Jesusí words in the gospels of Mark and Matthew that no one can know the day or hour it will happen. Predictions like Campingís, though, arenít new. One of the most famous in history was by the Baptist leader William Miller, who predicted the end for Oct. 22, 1844, which came to be known as the Great Disappointment among his followers, some of who subsequently founded the Seventh Day Adventist church.

    "In the U.S., there is still a significant population, mostly Protestant, who look at the Bible as kind of a puzzle, and the puzzle is Godís word and itís predicting when the end times will come," said Catherine Wessinger, a professor at Loyola University in New Orleans who studies millennialism, the belief in pending apocalypse.

    "A lot of times these prophecies gain traction when difficulties are happening in society," she said. "Right now, thereís a lot of insecurity, and this is a promise that says itís not all random, itís part of Godís plan."


    Past predictions that failed to come true donít have any bearing on the current calculation, believers maintain.

    "It would be like telling the Wright Brothers that every other attempt to fly has failed, so you shouldnít even try," said Chris McCann, who works with eBible Fellowship, one of the groups spreading the message.

    For believers like McCann, theirs is actually a message of hope and compassion: Godís compassion for people, and the hope that thereís still time to be saved.

    That, ultimately, is what spurs on Exley, who said her beliefs have alienated her from most of her friends and family. Her hope is that not everyone who hears her message will mock it, and that even people who dismiss her now might still come to believe.

    "If you still want to say weíre crazy, go ahead," she said. "But it doesnít hurt to look into it."

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    everyday is the end of the world for somebody....in fact, it's estimated that more than 250,000 people die on any given day.

    I guess the lesson is to live each day as tho it is the last and then you won't have to worry so much about catching up on your good deeds in order to make the "deadline"

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    Curious to see how he came up with that. lol
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    like God is gonna end the world during the NBA playoffs? Please.

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    I'm sure he used some integral calculas and differential equations in his calculation somewhere...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    May 21st 2011....well there go my Memorial Day picnic plans

    I thought those "loose" Christians would be more fun than your run of the mill Christians...but NO...they are not!


    Loose Christian movement says End of Days in May

    By Associated Press
    Tuesday, January 4, 2011 -
    RALEIGH, N.C. ó If there had been time, Marie Exley would have liked to start a family. Instead, the 32-year-old Army veteran has less than six months left, which sheíll spend spreading a stark warning: Judgment Day is almost here.

    Exley is part of a movement of Christians loosely organized by radio broadcasts and websites, independent of churches and convinced by their reading of the Bible that the end of the world will begin on May 21, 2011.

    To get the word out, theyíre using billboards and bus stop benches, traveling caravans of RVs and volunteers passing out pamphlets on street corners. Cities from Bridgeport, Conn. to Little Rock, Ark., now have billboards with the ominous message, and mission groups are traveling in countries from Latin America to Africa to spread the news outside the U.S.


    "A lot of people might think, íThe endís coming, letís go party,í" said Exley, a veteran of two deployments in Iraq. "But weíre commanded by God to warn people. I wish I could just be like everybody else, but itís so much better to know that when the end comes, youíll be safe."

    In August, Exley left her home in Colorado Springs, Colo., to work with Oakland, Calif.-based Family Radio Worldwide, the independent Christian ministry whose leader, Harold Camping, has calculated the May 21 date based on his reading of the Bible.

    She is organizing traveling columns of RVs carrying the message from city to city, a logistics challenge that her military experience has helped solve. The vehicles are scheduled to be in five North Carolina cities between now and the second week of January, but Exley will shortly be gone: overseas, where she hopes to eventually make it back to Iraq.

    "I donít really have plans to come back," she said. "Time is short."

    Not everyone whoís heard Campingís message is taking such a dramatic step. Theyíre remaining in their day-to-day lives, but helping publicize the prophecy in other ways. Allison Warden, of Raleigh, has been helping organize a campaign using billboards, post cards and other media in cities across the U.S. through a website, We Can Know.

    The 29-year-old payroll clerk laughs when asked about reactions to the message, which is plastered all over her car.

    "Itís definitely against the grain, I know that," she said. "Weíre hoping people wonít take our word for it, or Harold Campingís word for it. Weíre hoping that people will search the scriptures for themselves."

    Camping, 89, believes the Bible essentially functions as a cosmic calendar explaining exactly when various prophecies will be fulfilled.

    The retired civil engineer said all his calculations come from close readings of the Bible, but that external events like the foundation of the state of Israel in 1948 are signs confirming the date.

    "Beyond the shadow of a doubt, May 21 will be the date of the Rapture and the day of judgment," he said.

    The doctrine known as the Rapture teaches that believers will be taken up to heaven, while everyone else will remain on earth for a period of torment, concluding with the end of time. Camping believes that will happen in October.

    "If May 21 passes and Iím still here, that means I wasnít saved. Does that mean Godís word is inaccurate or untrue? Not at all," Warden said.

    The belief that Christ will return to earth and bring an end to history has been a basic element of Christian belief since the first century. The Book of Revelation, which comes last in the New Testament, describes this conclusion in vivid language that has inspired Christians for centuries.

    But few churches are willing to set a date for the end of the world, heeding Jesusí words in the gospels of Mark and Matthew that no one can know the day or hour it will happen. Predictions like Campingís, though, arenít new. One of the most famous in history was by the Baptist leader William Miller, who predicted the end for Oct. 22, 1844, which came to be known as the Great Disappointment among his followers, some of who subsequently founded the Seventh Day Adventist church.

    "In the U.S., there is still a significant population, mostly Protestant, who look at the Bible as kind of a puzzle, and the puzzle is Godís word and itís predicting when the end times will come," said Catherine Wessinger, a professor at Loyola University in New Orleans who studies millennialism, the belief in pending apocalypse.

    "A lot of times these prophecies gain traction when difficulties are happening in society," she said. "Right now, thereís a lot of insecurity, and this is a promise that says itís not all random, itís part of Godís plan."


    Past predictions that failed to come true donít have any bearing on the current calculation, believers maintain.

    "It would be like telling the Wright Brothers that every other attempt to fly has failed, so you shouldnít even try," said Chris McCann, who works with eBible Fellowship, one of the groups spreading the message.

    For believers like McCann, theirs is actually a message of hope and compassion: Godís compassion for people, and the hope that thereís still time to be saved.

    That, ultimately, is what spurs on Exley, who said her beliefs have alienated her from most of her friends and family. Her hope is that not everyone who hears her message will mock it, and that even people who dismiss her now might still come to believe.

    "If you still want to say weíre crazy, go ahead," she said. "But it doesnít hurt to look into it."
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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    like God is gonna end the world during the NBA playoffs? Please.

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    Ed and Dave better hurry the fuck up then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LLFHS View Post
    Ed and Dave better hurry the fuck up then.
    maybe May 21 is the release date?
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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    like God is gonna end the world during the NBA playoffs? Please.
    Quote Originally Posted by LLFHS View Post
    Ed and Dave better hurry the fuck up then.

    that's the first thing that came to your mind when the end of the world is announced LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    that's the first thing that came to your mind when the end of the world is announced LOL
    it is when the end of the world is announced for May. God's got better judgement than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    it is when the end of the world is announced for May. God's got better judgement than that.
    Announcements like that are only made on Tuesdays.
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