Anybody out there?
As I stare at this computer screen, I glance to the corner and I see the time: 10:59 pm MST. It appears that I survived the rapture. However, it has yet to be seen if I was just one of the people that was left behind, or if I am dreaming.
Twitter is still lively: @GarryShandling is still cracking jokes, @KevinHart4Real has been retweeting responses to his apparently successful comedy show tonight, and Mr. @mcgoogles just asked @SarahKSilverman what she smelled like, citing that he and his friend were “doing research”.
All seems to be ok in twitterland. Tho, I do not see any more jokes about the rapture… maybe people are more somber now that their family has turned missing? Or maybe no one really cares?
Let’s check the news. Here are a few articles at the top of the google search for the word “rapture”:
Bay Area Rocks, Rapture Fails to Roll
Turns out the Harold Camping, the religious leader that convinced people to donate over 100 million dollars to his campaign to preach the end of the world in the last 7 years alone, is gone now, family is missing as well. Home abandoned, not answering his cell phone. Could it be?
|Two children, 3 and 4, peer into the closed headquarters of Camping’s Family Radio in Oakland. (Rick Loomis, Los Angeles Times / May 22, 2011)|
Harold Camping Mum About Judgement Day, Athiests Aren’t
To quote from the article: “some atheists hoisted beers and called the latest failed prediction of Family Radio’s Harold Camping a lesson in human behavior.. ‘We know he’s not the first or the last who’s going to do this.'”
On Saturday morning, Espinoza, 60, received a phone call from her father, Harold Camping, the 89-year-old Oakland preacher who has spent some $100 million — and countless hours on his radio and TV show — announcing May 21 as Judgment Day. “He just said, ‘I’m a little bewildered that it didn’t happen, but it’s still May 21 [in the United States],'” Espinoza said, standing in the doorway of her Alameda home. “It’s going to be May 21 from now until midnight.”