Thursday, 19 May 2011

It's the end of the world as we know it!

Judgement Day is a' comin', Saturday 21st May. Wow that's like... this weekend!

I thought it was going to be just before Christmas 2012, according to the Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar, but Christian preacher and radio broadcaster Harold Camping thinks otherwise. The long-awaited Rapture, when all good Christian souls will drift off up to Heaven, will be on Saturday and conveniently arranged for 6pm in all time zones around the world (not sure about Samoa). The rest of us folks will be 'left behind', milling about incoherently or something. But not me, I have a plan: if you think you will be Raptured simply post your address in the comments below and leave your front door open. I promise someone will visit your ex-home as soon as they can to feed the dog, cat, budgie, goldfish etc, water any plants and generally take care of things. Car keys, bank account details and passwords left in obvious places will all help provide this service.

On the night itself I have a gig at a local pub where, the last time we played there, the entire valley had a power cut plunging all into darkness. The band has always joked that it was all our fault for ramping up the volume but it could be an omen. If we have time to play 'knocking on heaven's door' I'll be happy. In fact, I feel fine...

It's the end of the world as we know it

9 comments:

dave hambidge said...

Damn, and I was going to invite you for a drink on Sunday...

Jillsy Girl said...

I always knew that being Jewish will come in handy one day! :-)

Mark said...

pointless recording Dr Who then

Andy Holroyd said...

Cheers Dave, unfortunately I may be busy feeding peoples' pets on Sunday and Monday is quiz night. How about Tuesday?

Jillsy, lucky you! The Jews get until 2240 CE (Hebrew year 5770) so have nice weekend.

Mark, you can always watch it on the iPlayer if the prediction is wrong, so don't worry.

Duncanr said...

Thank God I'm an atheist :-)

Duncanr said...

Seriously, though, religious nutters like Camping are 'dangerous' - they lead some gullible folks into sacrificing their wealth and belongings in false hope of entering heaven (how sad and miserable their lives must be to want to abandon it in favour of an uncertain next world, and how arrogant of them to think they are amongst the favoured few selected to ascend to heaven) only to have that hope dashed.

If ever there was a 'false prophet', it is someone like Camping !!!

Andy Holroyd said...

If only there was a way to prosecute the bastard for fraud...

This cartoon raised a laugh for me
Too Long; Didn’t Rapture

Teena in Toronto said...

Happy blogoversary :)

Andy Holroyd said...

Thanks Teena, to be honest I've been so busy recently I completely forgot!

Here's to the next 4 years.