I wanted to send this in as a letter to the editor, but I didn’t think it would be timely–as in I should have submitted it yesterday.
May 21, 2011 came and went without more than a severe thunderstorm. So Harold Camping was labelled crazy because he tried to predict WHEN the world would end. He isn’t crazy because he thinks the world will end.
Mocking it or deciding the Bible is all nonsense doesn’t dismiss the fact that it states the world is not forever. Many people who do not believe the Bible can see how that’s a possibility. According to them, global warming could flood the world with melted ice caps, the ozone layer could disappear completely, even the sun could burn out. This is not an unreal discussion among the scientific community. Their focus is how to make the earth inhabitable and to preserve life. However, ultimately, it is possible we do everything in our power and still our lives would end.
So the fact that Mr. Camping believes the world is going to end is NOT ridiculous.
What is crazy is that he is trying to predict the day and time, that he keeps doing it even though it’s always wrong, that he is spending an insane dollar amount to get the word out on billboards when he could be helping people in need, and that people cash into his hoax.
The Bible clearly states that we don’t know the day or time. Mr. Campinbg, don’t waste our time getting our world into a tizzy and making more work for the rest of us! You have gotten it wrong in the past, and you will keep getting it wrong–so just stop it!
Jon Tevlin of the Minneapolis Star Tribune was somewhat right to say that instead of thinkin of the end times we should thinkg about today. More correctly, we should think about today knowing that one day it will be the end of the world or of our life. Are we living a life with no regrets? Are we going to make the most of our relationships–most importantly starting a real on with God?
Because no matter if you think I’m crazy for believe the world will end one day, everyone is only guaranteed this moment.
What are you going to do with it?