Here's Harold to tell you all about it...nice sideburns, Har!
(at the BBC's website, I read)
"Harold Camping, 89, predicts that Jesus Christ will return to earth on Saturday and true believers will be swept up, or "raptured", to heaven."
Well, I want to know of Jesus will be taking questions, cause I have some I've been saving up.
Harold says biblical texts indicate that a giant earthquake on Saturday will mark the start of the world's destruction, and that by 21 October all non-believers will be dead..[Muslims call them infidels]"US atheists are to hold parties in response to an evangelical broadcaster's prediction that Saturday will be "judgement day".The Rapture After Party in North Carolina - "the best damned party in NC" - is among the planned events."
North Carolina!? Why that's just up the road! What should I wear? What are you wearing? (Finger to temple, tilted head) Maybe my new pure white capris! Does this mean I don't have to pay my phone bill? What about those Pradas I have on layaway?
Harold sez he plans to spend the day watching events unfold on TV. Well I say, Party on, Harold!
(It's WJWD, no doubt)
What might Harold have to say about the new science on "dark energy" I wonder? I can't help but doubt he's a big science fan.
"First results from a major astronomical survey using a cutting-edge technique appear to have confirmed the existence of mysterious dark energy.
Dark energy makes up some 74% of the Universe and its existence would explain why the Universe appears to be expanding at an accelerating rate.... "The action of dark energy is as if you threw a ball up in the air, and it kept speeding upward into the sky faster and faster," said co-author Dr Chris Blake of the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia....
While dark energy makes up about 74% of the Universe, dark matter - which does not reflect or emit detectable light - accounts for 22%. Ordinary matter - gas, stars, planets and galaxies - makes up just 4% of the cosmos. [Now that'll give one pause!]
However, despite scientists being able to infer the existence of dark energy and dark matter, these phenomena still elude a full explanation."
(wull no shyte...)
"An American woman is being questioned in California for allegedly trying to sell a moon rock for $1.7m (£1.05m).
The woman, whose identity has not been revealed, was held in a sting operation [??? Your tax dollars, hard at work!] when she showed the rock to a Nasa investigator in Lake Elsinore.
Moon rocks are considered national treasure in the United States and their sale is illegal."
Finally, there's this from Joshua Brown, The reformed Broker