|Radio preacher Harold Camping predicted that May 12, 2011 would mark the beginning of the end of the world CREDIT: Karl Tate, TechMediaNetwork|
What is it about "No one knoweth" that so many self-proclaimed "Bible Believing" Christians just can't seem to understand? On the question of when the world will end, our Blessed Lord is quoted in Saint Matthew's Gospel (Mt 24:36) as saying: "But of that day and hour no one knoweth, not the angels of heaven, but the Father alone."
But radio preacher Harold Camping has done some new calculations which, apparently, even the angels are incapable of, and determined that the end of the world will now occur on October 21. There are more than a few passages the literalists don't seem to take literally. Nevertheless, If he's right, we hope to be bowing in "humble adoration," and if he's wrong, we predict he and all the rest of us will come to a better understanding of Purgatory -- through the U.S. Presidential election season.