You may want to rethink buying that 10 pound bag of flour.
And the report, due by Memorial Day weekend? Don't worry too much about it.
After all, it won't matter if some folk's prediction comes true.
These folks believe Judgement Day is coming on May 21, 2011. Yep, that's right around the corner. And they are working hard to ensure everyone knows.
Family Radio, based in Oakland, Calif., is a nonprofit evangelical Christian group that has declared May 21, 2011, as the day of Armageddon... It has been funding the campaign to spread the word through an outreach program it calls "Project Caravan."
Tom Evans, a spokesman for Family Radio, said the doomsday date is based on a complicated reading of the Bible and calculations that stem from the "7,000 year anniversary of the flood."
Family Radio has spread the word, with more than 5,000 billboards, posters, fliers and digital bus displays across the country. I picked up my Sunday paper and found a nearly full-page advertisement from the group.
The fundamentalist group, founded by a former civil engineer and radio host, has been crisscrossing the country, spreading the message of impending doom. They've done it before. The founder originally predicted the end of time in 1994. When the world kept turning, he went back to the drawing table and came up with this date. What happens when the sun comes up on May 22? Is the third time the charm?
In the Gospel of Matthew, we are taught that no one knows the day or the time of the end of time. Only God knows. It's ridiculous, religious scholars say, for a man to say he knows when it's coming.
I don't know about you, but I like the idea that only God knows when the end is coming. We should all live, every day, like tomorrow could be the last. Living a good life, every day, no matter how long we have, should be the goal.