Tuesday, September 26, 2017

October 15th Now, For Sure!

The Rapture is upon us!

Yes, David Meade has clearly rolled out the Harold Camping playbook. When doomsday failed to happen as predicted, he first said that the September 23rd date was "the start" of the end of the world. Now he's saying the real end of the world will actually be October 15th. Of course, that's not going to happen either, because the whole idea is fundamentally flawed from the get-go. "Apocalypse" doesn't mean "end of the world," and Millerist timing methods have been disproved more times than I can count.

The conspiracy theorist who supposedly predicted the world would end on September 23 has clarified his doomsday prophecy, saying the rapture is, in fact, coming in October.

David Meade, a self-proclaimed "researcher" and Catholic who hit global headlines last week, believes the end of the world as we know it, as foretold in the biblical Book of Revelation, will take place next month and the 23rd was simply a sign of the oncoming of the oncoming disaster.

Writing on his website, Meade clarified his belief that the 23rd is the date of a “historical event” in the skies that would signal the oncoming rapture. Doomsday itself, he says, will begin on October 15.

When this is all said and done, I wonder how many times he'll reschedule it before he gives up. Camping rescheduled once, and then was apparently "mystified" that nothing came to pass on his second try (which was really his third - he made his first doomsday prediction many years before the 2011 one that got all the media attention). Or maybe I'll cast a mighty spell to save us all from damnation or something - which, of course, will be deemed a success if no doomsday comes to pass on October 15th. Clearly, that will be a testament to my magical power, and have nothing to do with Meade's cluelessness and gullibility. Right?

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