Sometimes the only way to get a point across is to satirise it.
Satire is always unfair, but that is why it gets under your skin and makes you think about issues in a different way.
Hopefully it can also sometimes be funny ... read on!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Three days to go ...!

Following our last post , 'The End is Nigh!' things have moved really, really fast, and there are just 3 shopping days left before Judgement!
Earthquakes, wars, and an obscure Biblical formula that makes the Da Vinci Code look like kindergarten, have confirmed that judgment will commence at 6pm on Saturday 21st May  - unless of course you live in Samoa because they can't decide which side of the international date line they're on.

When asked which 6pm, judgment predictor Harold Camping is
reported to have said "American of course!" although he declined to
say whether this meant East Coast, West Coast of somewhere in between.

A world-wide poster campaign, advertisements and 'Rapture Ready'T-shirts @ $18.90 have been alerting the world to this impending doom. It is emphasised however, that the T-shirts will be available for a limited time only.
Many dates have been used to predict the end of world through the centuries including:

1st January 1000, and, oh yes, 1st January 2000

1284 which Pope Innocent III computed by adding 666 years onto the
date that Islam was founded.

21st March 1843 and 22 October 1844 according to William Miller. In response, many Christians sold all their possessions and quit their jobs, only to call the second date "The Great Disappointment" after nothing happened.

1890 when the founder of Mormons would have been 85 years old (if he had lived that long)

1914, 1915, 1918, 1920, 1925, 1941, 1975 according to the Watchtower Society - 1975 being the favourite because it was 6000 years since the creation of Adam.

The fact that these predictions did not come true has not deterred Harold Camping from making his prediction, and has not deterred many from following him. Neither has the fact that he also predicted the end of the world for 6th September 1994. Apparently Jesus hadn't read the script.

But don't worry if you are a little too busy to prepare this week, because the 21st May is only the beginning of the end. If you miss the promised earthquake and rapture (during which all true believers will fly up to heaven) there are still another 5 months to go before the earth is totally destroyed on 21st October. So plenty more shopping days to squeeze in.

If you are a little sceptical however, there is another option - you could buy the other T-shirt being offered by the campaign - the "I survived Judgment Day 2011" T-shirt retailing at $20.40

Or then again, you could just read your Bible - Matthew 24:36-42 might help...