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Monday, 23 May 2011 12:57

Rapture didn't happen

Written by Nick Farell


But people Googled just to make sure
While everyone mocked the bloke who said that Jesus was coming back on Saturday to take him and all good Christians away, there must have been some who at least unconsciously believed in what he was saying.

Christian radio evangelist Harold Camping got America slightly nutty over the fact that the beginning of the apocalypse  was supposed to happen at 6pm EST on Saturday. It did not of course but an awful lot of people searched on Google before and after the time just to make sure.

Out of the top ten most-searched terms on Google at the time of this writing seven of them are related the apocalypse.  There was some evidence that people were checking the news sites as 6pm hit at different parts of the world. We guess to make sure that they repented or converted minutes before the almighty got there. Now the top of Google news story is about how Jesus was still 2000 years late for his second coming at it was business as usual.

What amuses us is that people believed just enough to check. The whole rapture thing is a modern Christian belief based on a somewhat dubious interpretation of a verse in Thessalonians. Christ never said he was planning an Ariel snatch of his followers. If he did it would be unfair on New Zealanders. He would take all the Christians in New Zealand at 6pm and by the time he arrived in Australia all the godless would have converted.

Well, other than the Apple fanboys. They would not want to go to heaven because they would be waiting for the next iPad.
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+19 #1 yourma2000 2011-05-23 13:08
I'm interested in what this Harold Camping has to say about the failed rapture, I hope he feels like an idiot
 
 
+26 #2 nele 2011-05-23 13:20
Quoting yourma2000:
I'm interested in what this Harold Camping has to say about the failed rapture, I hope he feels like an idiot



I don't think so, but the people who gave him money sure do. :-*
 
 
+13 #3 Exodite 2011-05-23 13:46
Maybe it did happen and noone was found worthy?

Doesn't seem that far fetched to me anyway.
 
 
+15 #4 sidje 2011-05-23 13:59
Quoting Exodite:
Maybe it did happen and noone was found worthy?

Doesn't seem that far fetched to me anyway.





Perhaps you should google it and check :D
 
 
+4 #5 Exodite 2011-05-23 14:18
Quoting sidje:
Perhaps you should google it and check :D



Ah well, it's not only that I just don't particularly care... it's that I can't see how one could prove or disprove something that has no basis in fact to begin with.

Speculation, however, is where the fun is! :)
 
 
+12 #6 ghelyar 2011-05-23 14:33
Quote:
Christ never said he was planning an Ariel snatch of his followers. If he did it would be unfair on New Zealanders



Because Kiwis can't fly ;)
 
 
+9 #7 deadspeedv 2011-05-23 14:56
I checked to see what was this guys reaction when his whole religion had pretty much just come tumbling down. Atleast the bible was smart in saying god only knows when the world ends; so they can keep that same story forever -_-
 
 
+14 #8 Silentwalker 2011-05-23 15:04
When people were talking about this 'Rapture' I instantly thaught somthing was going on with Bioshock...
 
 
+3 #9 Twist3d1080 2011-05-23 17:13
Its not the first time he was wrong, maybe the third times a charm!
 
 
+8 #10 63jax 2011-05-23 17:29
I think something is wrong with the Americans or they are really bored... otherwise i really can't explain why all those freaks are coming from USA. They also have Jedi religion completely legal and this say much about them...
 

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