Well the day is not over yet, but so far, no Armagedden. I heard a lot of people took the prediction that today’s date, May 20th, 2011 would be the end of the world. I admit I bought a few gallons of water and kept one in the chamber, just in case people on my block started acting stupid, but some people took it way farther than that. Â As reported by InsideEdition
Thousands of people across the world are convinced that the end of the world is upon us.Â “We can know that Judgment Day is going to be May 21, 2011!” one rally-goer told INSIDE EDITION.Â They claim that the apocalypse has been foretold by the Bible, and that natural disasters like the ones depicted in movies will start on Saturday at 6 p.m.Â One man in New York actually spent a small fortune, $140,000 of his own savings, to plaster “end of the world” posters all over the city.
But most people seem to be laughing it off, especially the late night comics.Â “Saturday is doomsday! That sucks, I just joined Netflix!” joked Jay Leno.And Jimmy Kimmel quipped, “This Saturday, May 21st is Judgment Day. We will be judged by Randy and J-Lo!”
But nobody is laughing over the story of Julianne McCrery, who stands accused of asphyxiating her 6-year-old son, Camden.
She allegedly went to Maine, where she dumped the body on a country road. Her lawyer made a stunning statement to reporters.Â “I believe she was up here to bring both her son and herself to heaven,” he said.Â There is speculation that the boy’s murder might have been influenced by fear among some people about the coming of the apocalypse.
What I don’t understand is why would she kill him before it actually happened? I mean, you could wait up all night, witht he television on News, looking out the window, with your son in the other room and if you start seeing demons flying out of the sky or things start blowing up all around you in the morning, THEN go and do what you gotta do. Why not wait and see? I don’t know if she was crazy or just a plain old fashioned “@sshole”. Lock her up and throw away the key.
HOW DID THIS MESS GET STARTED? Check the video below.
Anyway, from what I have heard (I am not a Christian), Christians believe that they will first be hit with the Rapture and then – months later – the Apocalypse. So, if you believe radio broadcaster Harold Camping’s prediction then May 21st would only be the Rapture and the end of the world would happen sometime in October.
I dug up this classic PH (formerly Pumpkinhead) song, featuring Jean Grae and Chas, off his Rawkus/SoulSpazm Album “Orange Moon Over Brooklyn“. It seemed a fitting song for the soundtrack to the end of the world. Â If things take a turn for the worse later on today at least you heard some good Hip Hop music before goin’ out! Shout to Marco Polo on the beat.
Lyrics and video for “Anthem For The End of The World“Â after the jump. (more…)