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    End of the world postponed from May 21, 2011 to October 21, 2011


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    May 22, 2011 -- To the shock and distress of a handful of ultra-devout Christian believers, the sun went down yesterday on an America and a world that had signally failed to end. Instead of a series of earthquakes hitting successive countries at 6pm local time and heralding The Rapture in which millions of the Faithful would ascend to heaven before the Second Coming of Christ planet Earth simply carried on and, mostly, kept calm. Middle East peace remained unresolved, political turmoil hit a few countries and bypassed many others. But by and large the world's toiling billions, as usual, just got on with their lives.

    The non-event was a great disappointment to hundreds of followers of a hitherto obscure California-based religious group called Family Radio, which had lavished millions of dollars on a worldwide advertising campaign proclaiming yesterday as Judgment Day. The group is centred on the teachings and broadcasts of prophet Harold Camping, an 89-year-old self-styled expert in the scriptures who told his followers that his interpretations of the Bible had uncovered the true date of the end of the world. Camping, who lives in the northern California town of Alameda, has previous form on this. He got the date wrong in 1994 when he said the world would end that year, and later explained its continued existence by saying he had made a mathematical error.

    But what made this prediction different was the lavish spending that accompanied it. Camping and his followers spent more than $100 million worldwide on billboards and posters, financed by the sale and swap of radio stations. Advertising popped up across America and the globe from Iraq to Lebanon to Israel to Jordan, the Philippines to Vietnam, where thousands of the Hmong ethnic hill tribe gathered together on the Thai border in anticipation of the event. The campaign was backed up by Camping's radio show, which can be heard worldwide, and a website that featured, naturally, a countdown clock. Yesterday that clock was at zero underneath the banner headline: "Judgment Day: the Bible guarantees it."

    Camping's followers became a familiar sight in cities such as New York, wearing T-shirts proclaiming their beliefs and handing out leaflets in subway stations. On Friday they were at Manhattan's Union Square station, attracting a throng of fascinated gawpers who posed for pictures with them. They handed out their Judgment Day booklets and chatted amiably enough, given their conviction that the End Times were about to arrive. But as yesterday approached many told reporters they would spend the time huddled in their homes with their families. They planned to pray for their loved ones and hope to be among the lucky few taken up into heaven and spared the global calamity the rest of us would have to put up with for the (much shortened) rest of our lives. Camping himself, who wound down his radio operations ahead of time, said he would watch events unfold at home on television.

    Unfortunately for them, nothing happened; a fact that caused much hilarity on Twitter and elsewhere as the 6pm deadline passed in New Zealand, then Australia, Europe and finally America. "Harold Camping Doomsday prediction fails; No earthquake in New Zealand," read one posting on Twitter. "If this whole end-of-the-world thingy is still going on... it's already past 6.00 in New Zealand and the world hasn't ended," said another. The jokes were global. "Through Croydon; devastation, pestilence, drawn, emaciated faces of the walking dead. No sign of the Rapture though," cracked someone evidently not a fan of the south London town. Another Twitter user suggested people scatter empty pairs of shoes and discarded clothes on their lawns to simulate those lucky few now living with God.

    Perhaps not surprisingly, atheists and other non-believers used the opportunity as a way to mock the religious. Various parties were planned across the U.S. In Fayetteville, North Carolina, the local chapter of the American Humanist Association held a party last night to celebrate the Earth's survival and planned a music concert. The American Atheists held "rapture parties" in places such as Wichita, Kansas, Fort Lauderdale in Florida and even just a few miles from Family Radio itself at a conference centre in Oakland. New York's mayor Michael Bloomberg used a press conference to assure citizens that post-Rapture his administration would not pursue parking tickets or late library books. But other non-believers and cynics saw an opportunity to make money rather than jokes. There has been a mini-boom in firms and individuals offering to look after the pets of those who believed they were about to be raptured. Eternal Earth-Bound Pets, set up by New Hampshire atheist Bart Centre, has about 250 clients who paid $135 (83) for insurance policies that guarantee Centre and others will care for their animals when they ascend. Others paid out to sign up with websites that would send out farewell letters to friends and relations left behind.

    But there is a serious side. Camping seemed entirely genuine in his beliefs, enough to spend a small fortune promoting them. While others may be making money out of believing in Doomsday, Camping is not one of them. Many experts have worried about the psychological impact on his followers who are suddenly confronted with the collapse of their belief system. Some Christian pastors planned to gather outside Family Radio to counsel any distraught members who showed up wondering why they and the world were still there. Camping himself admitted he had pretty much staked everything on his fervently held belief. "There is no plan B," he told Reuters late last week. Which is a shame. As the day progressed in California last night with no global mega-quake in sight, he and his followers needed one.

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    May 24, 2011 -- Good news for Rapture lovers! The world is going to end after all only it's going to take a little longer than predicted. Harold Camping, architect of Saturday's dramatic events in which Judgment Day came and went without so much as an earthquake, has revealed what went wrong. He took to his show on his network Family Radio to reveal the simple truth: the Apocalypse was imminent, he'd just got it out by five months. So now the world is going to end really and truly this time on 21 October. Camping was disarmingly honest about the impact the world's inconvenient continuance was having on him, after he predicted 200 million Christians would rise to heaven by 6pm on Saturday followed by the destruction of the Earth in a massive fireball. "I can tell you when 21 May came and went it was a very difficult time for me a very difficult time. I was truly wondering what is going on. In my mind, I went back through all the promises God had made. What in the world was happening. I really was praying and praying: 'Lord, what happened?'"

    Many of Camping's followers might be asking similar questions, particularly those who gave up their jobs or donated some of the $100 million or so believed to have been spent on billboards and RV trucks advertising the imminent arrival of doomsday. But then, there's no consumer protection legislation when it comes to Armageddon. Among the disappointed, though still living, Rapture groupies were Robert Fitzpatrick, who spent all his live savings of $140,000 spreading the word of the world's end, and Jeff Hopkins who erected a doomsday sign on top his car and spent the past few months driving from Long Island to New York city to publicise it. "I've been mocked and scoffed and cursed at and I've been through a lot with this lighted sign on top of my car," he told Associated Press. "I was doing what I've been instructed to do through the Bible, but now I've been stymied. It's like getting slapped in the face."

    Camping, who predicted the Apocalypse would come in 1994, appears to be impervious to the kind of knocks that would floor a lesser man. He spent Saturday night cowering in a motel to avoid the media onslaught, but has recovered his composure soon enough. Tune in to his radio show, Open Forum, on 22 October to find out whether he can bounce back yet again. Assuming, that is, the world hasn't ended by then.

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    the end of the earth and the end of living,

    Explosion "Supernova" may land Livni newspaper "Telegraph" British scientists as saying that life on Earth may soon be wiped away from the explosion of a star the planet by more than 3 thousand light-years away ..... ... News of science said astronomers from "Villanova University" Philadelphia, that the star T Pyxidis ready for self-destruction in the explosion of very large claims "Supernova" will power 20 billion billion billion "megatons" of TNT high explosive. In spite of the distance that separates Earth from the star, at about 3260 light-years, a relatively short period compared to the terminology cosmic energy, however, the violent be created by a nuclear explosion gases Thermonuclear may remove completely the ozone layer, and end of life on Earth. They say that, according to information received from the "probe ultraviolet Abannvgesah International ", the" T Pksudais "component in the origin of the two stars, called one of" white dwarf ", which absorbs gases and is growing steadily, and then explode automatically when they reach the mass of the maximum potential of a star In this case there is an explosion is great. showed photographs taken by Space Telescope " Hubble "star reach the pre-Big Bang with a series of small Alanfjarriet, or" Tghot "known scientifically as" Nova ", occurring periodically every two decades, began in 1890 and ceased in 1967. Scientists say that the next explosion overdue for nearly 20 years, and they said "without a doubt probably will become the star" Supernova "soon .. but that will soon mean that there is still a lot of time. every day passes without the Western media, news of scientific dependent where to watch and experience only. I always say: we believers should not separate the science from the Koran, because God Almighty is the Creator of the universe is the home of the Koran. It is therefore necessary to find the full congruence between the universal truths and verses. Studying the former emphasizes the end of the earth and the end of living on her back, and God Almighty says: (all of them, the * and remains the face of thy Lord of Might and Glory * In what Alaa your Lord will you deny) [Rahman: 26-28], and this means that everything on earth will die and remains God, why lie to you atheist and deny this fact, and here they are Almaak Recognize it?! there many signs warning people of the punishment of Allah, the Almighty says: (Avomnoa to come upon them suspenopsia from the punishment of God, or come upon them at unawares and they do not feel) [Yusuf: 107]. He also says: (Have they not see what is before them and behind them from heaven and the earth that grew Nkhsv their land or fall on them Xva from the sky in this is a sign for all Abdul Munib) [Sheba: 9], and many signs warning of the types of suffering can be inflicted is on people. Therefore, my brethren, and we read such a story of scientific We should ask God a good end, and that such news and the way to go back to our religion and are committed to the teachings of our Lord and the Sunnah of our Prophet peace be upon him. At the same time say that he does not know the unseen except Allaah. How many scientists spoke of a meteor hit the earth, but this does not happen, and talked about famine will kill humans in the 21st century has not been achieved thanks to God, and there are many articles on the internet confirms that 2012 will be the end of the world, and this prophecy is not unfounded, do not give in to such predictions, but we warn the Hereafter, and we hope the mercy of Allaah, as Allaah says (Or is Kant pots of the night, prostrate and standing warns Hereafter and hoping for the mercy of his Lord Say Are those who know and those who do not know but remember the men of) [Cliques: 9].

    الإعجاز العلمى فى القراّن والسنة(Miracles of Quran)

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