This is a local couple that managed to get into the news with their craziness by painting their car with warnings that the rapture will be swooping down upon us (and by us, I mean those special 2 or 3 percent who are lucky enough to get swooped upon) on May 21, 2011.
What I find most sad about this is that the O'Leary's are both suffering from debilitating illnesses (she has MS, he has Parkinson's), so I'm sure it would be a relief for them to not have to deal with their pain any longer. But when May 22 rolls around and they're still alive and unwell, what then?
"If there was not meaningful, honest and serious evidence that May 21 was the day, then we certainly would not as an organization jeopardize our reputation by trying to pull some sort of short-lived publicity stunt," he (Tom Evans, Family Radio's media spokesman) said.
So May 22, when this all hasn't gone down, Tom Evans and Harold Camping are going to do some interviews as to why their little special mathematical formulas haven't worked out, right? And will accept personal responsibility for bamboozling these people, right? And will tell them to stop reading the Left Behind series because it's obviously poorly written hogwash, right?
Don't sit in a corner feeling left out and left behind, come join the Central North Carolina Atheists and Humanists official RAPTURE AFTER PARTY! . Enjoy the "History, Heroes, and Hometown Feelings" of downtown Fayetteville, NC on the eve of the last normal day of the world. The party to end all parties! Be at the Rainbow Room, located on Hay St. in historic downtown Fayetteville, on the evening of May 21st.
Drop by our website at www.CNCAH.org for details.
Can't make the party? Feel free to lend your support by donating to the cause!