May 21 End of the World Open Thread

According to the prediction of Harold Camping, today’s the day. Our last post on this topic was yesterday’s End of the World Countdown: One Day Left. That links to our earlier posts about the imminent End of Days, but you know all that.

Now we’re just sitting here, all dressed up, waiting for the earthquake and the Rapture. It’s unlikely, yet possible, that your Curmudgeon will be one of the select few. As long as we’re still around, however, if we can think of anything else to say it’ll show up in the comments.

This may be your last chance to post a comment here. Let us know how things are going where you are.

Update: See Post-Apocalypse After-Rapture Wrap-up.

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25 responses to “May 21 End of the World Open Thread

  1. Anybody who posts eyewitness testimony about not being raptured at the appointed time was not raptured at the appointed time, and is thereby not trustworthy.

  2. The world will not end tonight or any other night or any other day, it has existed and will continue to exist. Seriously, when we move away from Purity in its entirety and are a whore to pervasive and infectious elements of persuasion which is media, tv, printmedia, etc and foolish company of idiots and wastrels, then I am not astonished that anyone with half a brain and not even an iota of intelligence will drink the putrified water which this foolish man has sold as genuine pure water.

    Waste not time, nothing shall happen, even jesus didn’t speak the truth when he said along the lines of ‘ no one of this generation shall pass away before i come’ did he really mean all present, what foolishness. and that was two millenia ago, only fools are sold maggot ridden bread who eat it as a the ‘bread of life’ and whorish idiots are sold ‘blood of christ’ which is nothing more than the blood of all that the christians killed thus far, such a devilish religion can expect a bastard child to be coming again, will that happen? no !

    worry not, let the feasting begin, while the sun is still out!

  3. Thank you for your reassurance Aditvam, I was getting a bit worried back there. Anyway bad news I’m afraid. Blighty is still its usual dull grimy self and intelligence from way east suggests that either NZ and Australia have survived the anticipated disaster or the almighty is fooling us all on the inter tubes.

  4. I always thought if there was a god he (or she) would take atheists since we use our brains. Seems I wa

  5. I don’t know. Keep in mind May is also National Masturbation Month as well so I’m torn between the rapture and celebrating the month! There’s got to be some fundamentalist religion that allows both.

  6. I just remembered. Sunday is the day I mow the lawn. Heh. Guess I’ll be getting out of that. So I have that going for me.

  7. Gee, this must have left an awful lot of Christians pretty upset. Let’s all console them in saying, “Hey, cheer up – it’s not the end of the world.”

  8. Full disclosure: I stole the above joke from @kjhealy on Twitter, who also said: “Thinking back fondly on the many happy Rapture’s Eves I spend as a child playing “Tribulation!” and “Whore of Babylon.”

  9. After 5 cups of coffee and a couple of bean burritos, things appear to be shaking and rumbling to me. Foreshocks?

  10. It’s very foggy here. Perhaps that’s a precursor? I wouldn’t know. The only Christians I’ve seen talking about this Rapture thing are the ones I have seen online and quoted in the newspapers. I’d love to use that line, “Cheer up — it’s not the end of the world,” but I’m afraid I won’t have the opportunity. My daughter says if the Rapture happens, we have to go out looking for that pony (figuring there would be an ownerless one somewhere out there) she always wanted and never could have.

  11. I have compiled a selection of music to accompany the End of Days, and since this is an open thread I will take the liberty of linking it:
    http://dreadtomatoaddiction.blogspot.com/2011/05/musical-accompaniment-for-end-of-world.html

    Happy apocalypse everybody!

  12. Dang – looks like I am going to have to pay my Visa bill….

  13. I’m not raptured yet. But there’s still time …

  14. If you crave even more rapture nonsense, do a Google image search for “people being raptured.”

  15. what does not make sense to me is why any God or supreme being want all of the “true believers”, it seems like a better idea to take those who prefer to think rather than be told what to think.

  16. I pray my children,friends and family will all be together when God chooses for us to be.

  17. I got raptured a little while ago and let me tell you hunky-dory doesn’t even begin to describe this place. The views are incredible and my DSL connection seems instantaneous. The wireless is kind of buggy, though, but the Big Guy is “working on it.”

    Oh, you guys probably want to know what the Big Guy is like. Remember those police sketches of the Unibomber? Yeah, a hoody. Who would have thunk it?

    I went up to Him and said, “Hey, Coach Belichick, how do you think the Pats are going to do this coming season?” And He says, “Cute, man, really cute.” I guess He has heard it all before.

    I can’t say that things are perfect here, though. On Monday I’m supposed to start harp lessons. Bass harp. Apparently I look like a bass harpist.

    Anyhoo, I got to go now. Church is just about to start and attendance is mandatory. Every day is the Lord’s day up here. Me and some of my buddies are going to sit in the back and make fart noises.
    Later.

  18. comradebillyboy

    Revelations identifies 144,000 individuals whom god will choose to save, aka ‘the elect’. Revelations states: “And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of rushing waters and like a loud peal of thunder. The sound I heard was like that of harpists playing their harps. And they [the 144,000] sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders. No one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth” (vs.2-3 NIV).

    Even worse for those who think they are the chosen of god Rev further states: “These are those who did not defile themselves with women, for they kept themselves pure. These follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These have been purchased from among men and offered as first-fruits to God and the Lamb. No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless” (vs.4-5). So the saved have to be virgins too.

  19. I just hope none of the nutcases that didn’t get raptured chooses to do a Heaven’s Gate exit, we need them alive to make fun of them 🙂

  20. Good luck finding 144,000 theists who’ve never lied – especially if that includes lying to yourself. Wouldn’t you have to, just to get past the members’ entrance? Seems like that caveat kind of defeats the purpose.

  21. Well, it’s about 11 pm eastern time and it appears nothing’s going to happen. Except, I didn’t talk to my fundie sister yet today. I wonder if she’s still around, if anyone was raptured, I’m sure she was…

  22. @slimemold: You owe me a new keyboard and computer screen. Every time I laugh hard enough to spew Mt Dew on both of them, I wind up replacing them.
    Oh, wait, He won’t let you have a credit card, will He?
    Fine. See you shortly.

  23. retiredsciguy

    Well, it’s now 12:21 AM EDT Sunday, May 22, 2011, and nothing out of the ordinary has been reported anywhere in the world — at least as far as people suddenly disappearing. Oh, the Icelanders may have had a bit of a start, what with one of their volcanoes erupting and all, but that’s not all that unusual. Guess I’ll go to bed now, confident that the world will still be here in the morning.
    Good night, all. Sleep tight, and let the angels watch over you!

  24. Realist1948

    Here in Illinois May 22 looks no different than May 21. No earthquakes reported – not even the New Madrid fault was active.

    Anyone know if the Creation Museum in Kentucky is open for business today? If too many of their employees got “raptured” they might be short-handed for Sunday’s crowds.

  25. I hope the prophets are still alive now,Check the reasons why the world did not end on May 21st