Saturday, May 21, 2011


TODAY, AT 6:00 PM FOR END OF DAYS - The end is nigh - no, really - according to an American evangelist who claims the apocalypse is coming ... at 6 pm today.  Harold Camping, leader of Family Radio Worldwide, believes “beyond the shadow of a doubt” the Day of Judgment is upon us.  He is adamant the Rapture - a belief that Jesus Christ will return and take the faithful to heaven ahead of the unleashing of hell on Earth - will begin at 6pm local time in each of the world’s regions.  The 89-year-old retired civil engineer from California said he had “absolute proof” of the time and date thanks to the Bible.  “Beyond the shadow of a doubt, May 21 will be the date of the Rapture and the Day of Judgment,” he was quoted as saying in January.

“Because the year 2011 AD is exactly 7,000 years after 4990 BC when the flood began, the Bible has given us absolute proof that the year 2011 is the end of the world during the Day of Judgment,” the website of Family Radio says.  Camping claims that come 6 pm, a powerful earthquake will be felt before all the noble spirits are transported off the earth.  Everyone left behind will then suffer until October 21, when God will pull the plug on entire planet.  But radical American preachers do not have the best of reputations - and Camping is no different, having predicted the apocalypse before... in 1994.  Funnily enough, not everyone is convinced that come 6pm today they will be saying farewell to their good Christian friends.  Some of those are on the other side of the date line - as 6 pm on May 21 in Australia, New Zealand and Japan has already passed.

If Harold Camping is right, then you should probably stop reading this and go say goodbye to your family.  The 89-year-old preacher has predicted that the Christian Rapture - the return of Jesus Christ and an accompanying worldwide disaster - is set to take place today, on Saturday, May 21 at 6:00 pm.  “The Bible is a very factual book,” Camping said.  We respect the Holy Bible; but specifically at this regards, we prefer to accept as true what the Vedic Scriptures say:  This age of Kali-yuga lasts 432,000 years and up to now we have been living the first 5.0000 years, so it still remains a long time for the coming of the end of this era. 

Maitreya said: O Vidura, the four millenniums are called the Satya, Tretā, Dvāpara and Kali yugas. The aggregate number of years of all of these combined is equal to twelve thousand years of the demigods.  The duration of the Satya millennium equals 4,800 years of the years of the demigods; the duration of the Dvāpara millennium equals 2,400 years; and that of the Kali millennium is 1,200 years of the demigods.  As aforementioned, one year of the demigods is equal to 360 years of the human beings. The duration of the Satya-yuga is therefore 4,800 x 360, or 1,728,000 years. The duration of the Tretā-yuga is 3,600 x 360, or 1,296,000 years. The duration of the Dvāpara-yuga is 2,400 x 360, or 864,000 years. And the last, the Kali-yuga, is 1,200 x 360, or 432,000 years.

Śrīla A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda :
“The Śrīmad Bhāgavatam” - Canto 3: The Status Quo
Chapter 11: Calculation of Time, from the Atom
Verses 18 and 19 - Bhaktivedanta VedaBase

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