Well, it’s May 20, the day before the rapture is supposed to happen, according to doomsday prophet Harold Camping.
Wait! Whoops! Camping says the rapture is actually going to happen later today, around 11 p.m., when the time hits 6 p.m. at the International Dateline at 180 Longitude.
“Everyone will be weeping and wailing because they’ll know in a few hours it’ll come to their city,” Camping told The Atlantic.
So, I’ll keep this post short and sweet. Thursday, On Faith asked readers for their #bucketlist — what would you do if you just had a handful of days left?
Now, we’re just curious about your plans for anytime between later today and sometime tomorrow.
Supposing the world doesn’t actually end at 11 p.m. this evening, at least 481,000 people have taken to Facebook to nail down plans from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday: They’ll be engaging in some post-rapture looting. A couple of comments from the events page:
“I’ll bring the anti-zombie defenses!” wrote forward-thinking respondent Jenny Taylor. (Related: CDC has guidelines for the zombie apocalypse — not to be confused with the rapture.)
“Hoping for socks. Gotsta keep yer post-apocalyptic feet dry,” wrote sensible respondent Chris Reedy.
Then there are people who plan to be “glued to our TV sets, waiting for the Resurrection and earthquake from nation to nation,” as Gary Daniels told the New York Times.
Me, I plan on leaving work early, eating something with a lot of calories and drinking a few (too many) beers. (Since that’s not very inspiring, or even different from an average Friday, here’s a list of festive activities from the Going Out Guide.)
What will you be doing? Tell me using #may21plans and I’ll post your reponses here. Good day, and good luck.