Rapture Coming, Mark Your Calendars

A friend snapped this photo on the way to work in Colorado Springs:







Apparently, these pictures have been popping up around the country, with sightings from Erie to Waco to the Bay Area.

Harold Camping, owner of Family Radio and Christian radio host, is the leader of this campaign. To clarify, May 21 is not the actual end of the world, according to Camping’s WeCanKnow.com. Rather, that’s merely the day of the Tribulation and Christ’s return. The big day is Oct. 21, 2011. That’s the day “when He will destroy the world and all that is therein.”

This is not the first time Camping has predicted Judgment Day:

On Sept. 6, 1994, dozens of Camping’s believers gathered inside Alameda’s Veterans Memorial Building to await the return of Christ, an event Camping had promised for two years. Followers dressed children in their Sunday best and held Bibles open-faced toward heaven.

But the world did not end. Camping allowed that he may have made a mathematical error.