Here we go again... Another Crackpot predicting END TIMES!
On more than 1,200 billboards, in full-page newspapers ads and on all the major news networks, Camping has generated national coverage with his warning to the world that the Day of Judgment begins at 6 p.m. today (I'm not sure if that's Eastern Standard Time or Central Standard Time). http://www2.hernandotoday.com/...
Forget the guy carrying the sign that reads "The End Is Near." According to a man named Harold Camping "The End Is Here!" A doomsday forecaster is nothing new. We've always had them and always will (the Mayan calendar predicts the world will end December 21, 2012). So will the end of days happen today?
Here is "my prediction" … At 6:01 p.m., millions of people will not mysteriously be missing (the "rapture"), nor will a mother of all earthquakes show up on any Richter scale as Camping predicts.
YES THESE CRACKPOTS WILL ALWAYS BE AROUND AS LONG AS THERE ARE FRUITCAKES WHO LISTEN TO THEIR ABSURD, INSANE PREDICTIONS... GET REAL FOLKS... :-( I might as well just whistle in the dark!)thinkingblue
WHISTLE IN THE DARK - "Be cheerful or optimistic in a situation that doesn't warrant cheer or optimism. It is a great temptation to try to cheer oneself up by whistling or singing in a dark and lonely place. Sigmund Freud, in 'The Problem of Anxiety' , had a thought on the practice: 'When the wayfarer whistles in the dark, he may be disavowing his timidity, but he does not see any the more clearer for doing so.' The notion that one should whistle in difficult circumstances to show that one is not concerned or frightened can be found in Robert Blair's 'The Grave; : 'The Schoolboy.Whistling aloud to bear his Courage up.'
PS: A big thanks to MAXINE... She came through again with her folksy wisdom. :-)
UPDATE: Well, back to the drawing board for old Harold Camping... His prediction of END TIME... didn't pan out AGAIN! http://news.yahoo.com/...
Should we pity the poor souls who are very disenchanted and depressed today because... THE WORLD DID NOT END? Pity no but I do feel sorry for the human race that it can generate such ignorance. Fortunately mind vagueness only happens to small portions of mankind. If unenlightenment happened on a grander scale, any NUT could take over... Wait a minute didn't that already happen? :-(