Oakland CA evangelical radio broadcaster Harold Camping (88) has studied The Bible for over 70 years & says he's come up with a mathematical system to interpret prophecies hidden in it. Trained as a civil engineer, Camping crunched the numbers one night a few years ago & was stunned to find that the world will end on 21 MAY 2011, 11am PDT. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Camping
Evening UPDATE: Nobody mentioned Camping or the Rapture. Re: my b'day: just Ginny Zeitman & Lorraine Wheeler (who lives in my bldg. & smilingly declines to explain how she knows it.)
But now it's back to this World (as most of us know it.)
e.e. cummings, revisited
Whether this World ends/not,
the day begins. Or does it?
What we’re seeing satisfies
most of us as adequate proof
of a World where things aren’t
going very well at all for most
of us. Therein lies the belief
in rapturous transcendence
of This World (as we know it):
above This World’s a better one.
(22 MAY 2011, Santa Clara CA)
I turned 69 on 21 MAY 11. Nothing happened,
so Camping's upping his Rapture-date to 21 OCT 11.