End of the world could come ‘at any moment’ today

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Washington – An ageing Christian fundamentalist has predicted that the Rapture – phase one of the end of the world, when good Christians go up to heaven – will happen on Saturday, but is not the only one to pinpoint this month.

Harold Camping came up with his prediction using a calculation that started with the year of the Great Flood, 4990 BC, added 7 000 years because, in the Bible, God “reminds us that one day is as 1 000 years”, and then subtracted one because of a glitch when passing from the old to the new testament calendars.

“Because the year 2011 AD is exactly 7 000 years after 4990 BC when the flood began, the Bible has given us absolute proof that the year 2011 is the end of the world during the Day of Judgment,” the website of Family Radio, the worldwide evangelising network run by Camping, says.

“Amazingly, May 21 2011 is the 17th day of the second month of the Biblical calendar of our day.

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