In an interview with New York News and Features, Harold Camping, president of the Family radio network in Oakland, explains that when the calender says it is May 21 in your city or country and the clock says it is about 6 p.m., Judgment Day will be ushered in by a massive earthquake. Camping does not specify its intensity on the Richter Scale, but assures us it is going to be a really massive quake that will make the recent quake in Japan seem like child's play.
When this first warning happens, the smug smiles will be wiped off skeptic faces (and no doubt Camping relishes that moment) and the whole world will be awakened to the gravity of the situation for the first time. Now, since this great big Judgment quake has been slated by God for exactly 6 p.m. on May 21 on your local clock, the quake will follow the sun around the globe for 24 hours. And as the quake hits each section of the globe in turn, the rest of the world where the local time is not yet 6 p.m. will be sitting glued to their TV sets and Radios and Internet following the news of the approach of the great big Judgment Day quake, watching helplessly afar off as the quake waves approach their section of the globe.
And what would Harold Camping be doing while this great big Judgment Day quake hits the world in relay? "I'll be doing what everybody else will be doing, which is listening to the radio or watching TV, seeing what is happening as it begins on the other side of the world." (No doubt with a self-satisfied, I-told-you-so-smile on his wrinkled nonagenarian face.)
When exactly will Rapture take place? Bible prophecy only assures us it will happen on May 21, at what hour no man knows except the father in heaven. And don't mind those blasphemous jokes about Raptured Christian gentlemen and ladies leaving behind their suits, skirts, blouses, shoes and undies when they go pop! and Rapture into heaven. The Lord, according to Camping, is taking his own up into heaven: Armani suits, Gucci shoes and belts, Calvin Klein undies, and whatnot.
Did you ask whether we'd be needing good old ascension robes, the type tailors made a fortune fitting nineteenth century Millerites with? No, you wouldn't be needing any–reports say plain polyester and pumps would be fine: and ladies, no make-up, please.