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An American Christian organization spreading the gospel of a May 21 judgment day is the latest in a line of doomsday groups older than Noah himself, says a religion expert who’s confident we’ll still be here on May 22.
Prof. Richard Ascough, who teaches an apocalyptic literature course at Queen’s University’s School of Religion, says Family Radio’s international billboard campaign and mission play on a consistent human belief that the current generation is somehow unique.
“Throughout history, every generation has had… some interpretation that places the end times within their own generation,” he told CTV.ca in a recent interview, days before doomsday as predicted by the fringe group. “I get the worrying sense from their material that they would be as surprised as their followers that they are still here May 22.”
According to Family Radio’s website…”On May 21, 2011 two events will occur… A great earthquake (that) will be so powerful it will throw open all graves. The remains of the all the believers who have ever lived will be instantly transformed into glorified spiritual bodies to be forever with God.
“On the other hand the bodies of all unsaved people will be thrown out upon the ground to be shamed. The inhabitants who survive this terrible earthquake will exist in a world of horror and chaos beyond description.”
Family Radio has mounted an extensive campaign to share its discovery, posting thousands of billboards warning of the May 21 Judgment Day in cities throughout North America, including Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Saskatoon, Kingston and Quebec City. It has also organized missions to Iraq and Turkey, where volunteers are asked to use their final days on Earth handing out leaflets. RV caravans have been tasked with spreading the word across North America — including one that will end its journey in Vancouver on the big day…
Such rhetoric also adds to the atmosphere of fear in today’s society, says Ascough, who points to former U.S. presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush as leaders who often used doomsday language when pushing for drastic measures.
Religious nutballs will continue to morph their way through each temporal failure. Collecting money from very ignorant people along the way. They work at achieving no improvement in the lives of anyone. They leave no useful knowledge behind.
Thanks, Ivonne, for being the first to warn us about the prediction