Hold onto your butts, folks. According to some particularly fervent Christians, this could very well be our last day on Earth:
While our planet may have survived September’s “blood moon”, it will be permanently destroyed on Wednesday, 7 October, a Christian organization has warned.
The eBible Fellowship, an online affiliation headquartered near Philadelphia, has based its prediction of an October obliteration on a previous claim that the world would end on 21 May 2011. While that claim proved to be false, the organization is confident it has the correct date this time.
“According to what the Bible is presenting it does appear that 7 October will be the day that God has spoken of: in which, the world will pass away,” said Chris McCann, the leader and founder of the fellowship, an online gathering of Christians headquartered in Philadelphia.
“It’ll be gone forever. Annihilated.”
McCann said that, according to his interpretation of the Bible, the world will be obliterated “with fire”.
Perhaps this is to be expected, what with all the gay marrying and aborting and slutwalking that’s been going on lately. Or maybe it’s because the Religious Right pissed off their God by slashing programs that hurts the poor, supporting a military strategy that includes bombing known humanitarian targets, ignoring the impact of their devil-may-care indulgence in excess, and prioritizing their right to shoot things over the right of innocent people staying alive. Just a thought.
Either way, while you contemplate what kind of fire is going to come raining down on us, crack open a cold one, kiss your loved ones, and celebrate like there’s no tomorrow.
Not because anything will happen. Just consider it a tailgate before tomorrow’s “I told you so” party.
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