Apparently today is supposed to be the Beginning of the End: the Rapture. At least according to Harold Camping, the latest of many to take up the job. If you believe, and think that your heart is truly pure, I’d suggest watching this for advice. And if you have pets, better call these guys too. For that matter, I’d suggest checking out those links regardless of the state of your soul, you can never be too careful.
Apparently Mr. Camping already has a backup date: when he and his believers don’t vanish today, then he says it’ll be October 21st instead. Now that’s faith. I predict that he’ll just keep extending it until he’s dead, at which point no one will care how many times he was wrong anymore, including him. Or, like several before him, he’ll declare that due to the pleas of he and his flock, God has decided to put it off ’til later. In case you hadn’t thought of that already, Mr. Camping, you’re welcome.
But just in case he’s right, and the end of the world happens to include zombies, the Center for Disease Control has issued an emergency preparedness statement. Better get out there and start packing, non-believers.
But while it’s a good idea, there’s no real need to rush. Mr. Camping’s calculations are wrong. Everyone who really knows what’s going on knows that the End Times won’t start until Sarah Palin is elected President, and that won’t be until December 17th of 2012 when the electoral college officially votes her in. The Mayans were only off by a few days. 😉