“Rapture” Reality Bites

Cross-posted at UNCOVERAGE.net

There was an ever-so-teeny-weeny earthquake tremor here in the San Francisco bay area one hour after the “rapture” deadline expired at 6 p.m. Saturday, but nothing that could count as the apocalypse. Nothing “ruptured” or “raptured.”

Sign on door says "This office is closed, sorry we missed you" Source: L.A. Times

Harold Camping, the fervent 89-year-old radio/TV evangelist who trumpeted for years that:  the end-of-days would occur May 21, 2011 and made possibly as much as $100 million doing so…..is not commenting.

Harold's House at 6:01 p.m. -- Source: SFist

“SFist contributor Laura Beck captured this shot of the minister’s Alameda home at 6:01 p.m. Saturday. According to Reuters, the curtains were drawn at Camping’s house, and nobody was answering the door.”

Harold’s not talking. There is no Rapture “Plan B.”

I say forget about Harold Camping and who/whether/why/if:  he should reimburse some of the people who sold worldly possessions to be ready for the “rapture”-that-never-was.:  What does it say about US that people would send him $100 million on a prediction that was so predictably and wildly wrong??

Business Insider has a wonderful collection of photos of the world at night to console the unraptured. Go there, they are spectacular.

There still may be a risk of zombie apocalypse…?

San Francisco Chronicle’s photo gallery shows the outside of Camping’s church and office all day Saturday: a panoply of pagans, pissed-off Camping followers, someone dressed as an angel handing out tickets to “the other side,” and a bad Santa serving Kool-Aid. There were also PETA-ns, but thank goodness they were wearing clothes this time.

What's your sign?

Though I could have driven in to Oakland to:  witness this personally for you all, I chose to stay in my bunker. Also, my shots are not up to date.

 

 

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