Monday, January 9, 2012

The world will end in May - again

Remember Harold Camping? He was the preacher who announced, about 12 months ago, that the world would end on May 21, 2011.

Are you still here? Okay, so he was wrong. Well, make room for the next guy.

Another preacher, Ronald Weinland, now claims that the world will end on May 27, 2012, exactly one year and six days after Camping's predicted date.

Weinland is a self-proclaimed prophet, and a leader of a group that split off from the Worldwide Church of God. For those of you keeping score, the Worldwide Church of God was founded by Herbert W. Armstrong, who claimed that the world would end (more accurately, he predicted that the Second Coming of Jesus Christ would occur) in 1975. Obviously, he miscalculated. Armstrong met his Maker anyway in 1989, and the WWCoG fractured after that, with Weinland leading one of those f(r)actions.

It might be a good idea for you to believe him. If you don't, then he prophesies that you will die of cancer. Heck, even if you do believe him, you still stand pretty good odds (1 in 7) of dying of cancer, so that's not much of a prophecy. I just got back from a city where people lay down good money for odds that are a lot worse than 1 in 7.

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