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Fox News Affiliate Investigates May 21 Judgment Day — American Atheists Billboard Shown As Part of News Clip

Fox News Affiliate Investigates May 21 Judgment Day — American Atheists Billboard Shown As Part of News Clip

Family Radio BillboardIt's less than a month away from Harold Camping and his Family Radio's Judgment Day on May 21 (see the End Times Countdown Clock). Family Radio's billboards says the bible guarantees it.

According to Camping, Jesus will return and believers will be raptured on May 21. There will be a massive earthquake, causing death and destruction and by October 22, the earth will be completely destroyed.

A Fox News affiliate, Fox Carolina, investigated the doomsday beliefs, flashing a picture of American Atheists' billboard near Oakland that declares that the rapture is nonsense.  The sign was shown without comment other than to time it to coincide with their remarks about people being left behind (see the news clip below).

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Fox News interviewed believers in Asheville, North Carolina.  One young man said "a great awakening" will occur on May 21 that will open humans to a new consciousness.

Another resident of Asheville says he won't be a casualty.  As an owner of a survivor shop, he has stockpiles of food, water, gas masks and weaponry.  He doesn't think that doomsday will happen on May 21, but thinks it will happen in December 2012 because of Egyptian, Mayan and Hopi prophecies.  He has been spent years preparing for the event and has an underground bunker in an undisclosed location in the mountains of North Carolina.

Professor Helen Lee Turner of Furman University said that have been numerous doomsday prophecies, all based on the same bibles and same calendars.  She says this type of thing becomes popular when cultures are under stress, such as financial problems or war.  She says that Apocalyptic beliefs are a dangerous thing, pointing to cult leaders like Jim Jones.

Fox spoke with a Family Radio believer who claimed that the tsunami and earthquake in Japan, as well as the recent tornadoes hitting the United States, are a preview of what is to come.

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About D. Beeksma

One of the growing crowd of American "nones" herself, Deborah is a prolific writer who finds religion, spirituality and the impact of belief (and non-belief) on culture inspiring, fascinating and at times, disturbing. She hosts the God Discussion show and handles the site's technical work. Her education and background is in business, ecommerce and law.
  • http://anziulewicz.livejournal.com Chuck Anziulewicz

    Not only is the so-called “Rapture” NOT going to occur on May 21st, it isn’t going to occur EVER. And I can promise you this with absolute 100% certainty. There will be no “Rapture,” no “Second Coming,” no “End Of Days.” There most certainly will continue to be wars, plagues, and natural disasters as there have always been, but there won’t be anything supernatural about them. And most importantly there is no such thing as “prophecy” … except for the self-fulfilling kind.

    In a perverse sort of way, I actually WISH that Harold Camping was right! What an interesting day that would be! What would be even more interesting is if the Apocalypse were to occur in a more spectacular fashion, not in the anthropomorphical sense the authors of the "Left Behind" series have portrayed, but as more of a Stephen Spielberg production, with boiling clouds, trumpets, angels descending out of the sky, Moon turned to blood, the whole nine yards. Imagine coming to the realization that it was all coming true, just as the evangelists had been warning for years, and that there was something more awesome than just the cold, hard, physical reality we inhabit. Imagine actually watching people disappear into thin air! Wouldn't THAT be something???

    Yet in the final analysis, it's that cold, hard, physical reality that I will content myself with. My life is not so meaningless that I need the fear of a "Rapture" and the "End Times" to make sense of it all … nor do I need Heaven or Hell to bribe me into behaving decently, thank you very much.

    Since the death of Jesus, people in every generation for over 2,000 years and hundreds of generations have wanted to be the one that experiences the end of days. None has. There must be a clue in there somewhere for you.

    If you waited at a bus stop for 2,000 years, at what point would you conclude that the bus wasn't coming? Or would you just stand there … FOREVER … because somebody had stuck up a "bus stop" sign?

  • http://haroldcamping-21.blogspot.com/2011/04/harold-camping-beaten-for-christ-you.html harold camping

    Harold Camping is not A CHRISTIAN AT ALL

    His translations are from Satan and any true christian knows this

    He has the Silliest followers who believe everything he says

    All of Camping's numbers are his own not the Bible's

    He says "Don’t trust me Trust the Bible"

    BUT his silly followers DO TRUST HIS INTERPREATION OF THE BIBLE ONLY..MEANING THEY TRUST HIM.

    Whatever Camping believes is LAW to them …making him their Bible and God

    SEE HOW Empty minded HIS FOLLOWERS ARE HERE http://haroldcamping-21.blogspot.com/2011/04/why-harold-camping-will-not-tell-you-to.html

  • Bible Believer

    Psalm 53:1:
    "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good."

    Acts 17:30-31:
    "And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead."

    May 21, 2011 = Judgment Day!
    October 21, 2011 = End of World!
    http://ebiblefellowship.com/outreach/tracts/may21/

    What if Jesus Lived Among Us Today?
    http://vimeo.com/16734661

  • http://johnthomasdidymus.blogspot.com johnthomas didymus

    Helen Lee Turner is right–apocalyptic fantasies are evidence of a culture under severe stress…sociologists should be busy researching into underlying psycho-social stress factors to widespread endtime fantasies in the U.S.

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  • andrew

    They say that conservatives aren't as prepared as liberals. Here is there website: http://www.merkaba.org. Does anyone know anything about them?

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