You know how the Bible says the Rapture is coming on May 21st?
According to [Family Radio founder Harold] Camping’s prediction, the Rapture will happen exactly 7,000 years from the date that God first warned people about the flood. He said the flood happened in 4990 B.C., on what would have been May 21 in the modern calendar. God gave Noah one week of warning.
Since one day equals 1,000 years for God, that means there was a 7,000-year interval between the flood and rapture.
“We hope that anyone would get a Bible out and try and prove that this is wrong,” he said.
But, as we all know, the Bible is never wrong. Therefore, these billboards must be true:
Let your Christian friends defend that craziness…
Anyway, one campus atheist group is capitalizing on all the crazy.
The Air Capital Skeptics (SkeptICT) at Wichita State University is holding a free mini-conference of sorts that day.
It’s called Rapture Day.
We are putting this event on for two primary reasons. The first and most important is to have some fun and let other secular thinkers in the area know that they are definitely are not alone. The second is to help educate people on the nature and history of these types of claims and help expose how this fatalistic thinking is a danger to our modern society.
Speakers include Blair Scott (Communications Director for American Atheists), Dr. Darrel W. Ray (author of The God Virus), author/philosopher Richard Carrier, JT Eberhard (high school campus organizer for the Secular Student Alliance), and others.
The event is free to attend, but pre-registration is appreciated.
It’s really a fantastic way to respond to sheer nonsense.
They should’ve made it a two-day conference, though. Just to make it last through the “Rapture”… 🙂