May 8, 2011

Remember a few weeks ago when I told you about my encounters with Harold Camping’s Doomsday Cult? Those were the people who kept cheerfully enthusing to me that they were, “On a mission from God.”

Their mission? To let everyone know the world is ending on May 21st at 6:00.

The Washington Post finally ran a piece about them and got clarification on which 6:00 the world will end at. (I got up at 6 a.m., so I’m voting for that one, because that time of day just isn’t right for anything but sleeping, but that’s not specifically the problem with Camping’s assertion).

The end will come sometime around 6 p.m. on May 21 — not 6 p.m. California time or New York time or Hong Kong time. The world will end at 6 p.m. only when it is 6 p.m. locally, Camping said, citing his calculations. “People will see this coming to them from around the world,” he said. “It will follow the sun around.”

That clears everything up, doesn’t it?

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