You may remember poor Harold Camping, who was absolutely certain that the world was going to end on May 21st, 2011?
Yeah, he’s got a new date.
His argument this time is that ‘May 21st was when everyone was judged whether they’d be worthy or not’, and that the actual Rapture and things going ‘boom’ is gonna be in couple weeks. No really. Honest.
Here’s the message Camping is putting out on the website for his Family Radio organization:
Thus we can be sure that the whole world, with the exception of those who are presently saved (the elect), are under the judgment of God, and will be annihilated together with the whole physical world on October 21, 2011, on the last day of the present five months period. On that day the true believers (the elect) will be raptured. We must remember that only God knows who His elect are that He saved prior to May 21.
More recently, he told followers in a recorded message:
I do believe that we’re getting very near the very end…. If [God] had not kept us from knowing everything that we didn’t know, we would not have been able to be used of Him to bring about the tremendous event that occurred on May 21 of this year, and which probably will be finished out on October 21, that’s coming very shortly. That looks like it will be at this point, it looks like it will be the final end of everything.
Ten bucks says he keeps moving the date up a few months every time until he dies.