AirTalk for May 20, 2011

It’s the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine)

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Osvaldo Colon walks the streets proselytizing with other believers that the world will end this May 21, Judgment Day, on May 13, 2011 in New York City.

Happy Friday! Or Rapture Eve, we could call it. You've seen the billboards around town -- warning Judgment Day is upon us. This latest doomsday prophecy comes courtesy of a California Christian radio broadcaster, Harold Camping, who launched the ad campaign after he did some number crunching to divine the date of the end of the world. Funnily enough, it's not the first time he's predicted the end is nigh. Nor is he the first person to do so. What is our endless fascination with Armageddon and doomsday? What do you think of these billboards and the campaign? Is it just a laugh? Does it cause any worry or anxiety? Does it bug you, or maybe inspire you?


Kurt Fredrickson, Associate Dean for Doctor of Ministry and Continuing Education, and Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry, Fuller Theological Seminary

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