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End of Days in May? Believers enter final stretch (Harold Camping's Prediction ends 5/21/2011)
MSNBC ^ | 01/03/2011 | Tom Breen

Posted on 01/03/2011 1:09:20 PM PST by SeekAndFind

RALEIGH, N.C. — If there had been time, Marie Exley would have liked to start a family. Instead, the 32-year-old Army veteran has less than six months left, which she'll spend spreading a stark warning: Judgment Day is almost here.

Exley is part of a movement of Christians loosely organized by radio broadcasts, websites, independent of churches and convinced by their reading of the Bible that the end of the world will begin on May 21, 2011.

To get the word out, they're using billboards and bus stop benches, traveling caravans of RVs and volunteers passing out pamphlets on street corners. Cities from Bridgeport, Conn., to Little Rock, Ark., now have billboards with the ominous message, and mission groups are traveling in countries from Latin America to Africa to spread the news outside the U.S.

"A lot of people might think, 'The end's coming, let's go party,'" said Exley, a veteran of two deployments in Iraq. "But we're commanded by God to warn people. I wish I could just be like everybody else, but it's so much better to know that when the end comes, you'll be safe."

In August, Exley left her home in Colorado Springs, Colo., to work with Oakland, Calif.-based Family Radio Worldwide, the independent Christian ministry whose leader, Harold Camping, has calculated the May 21 date based on his reading of the Bible.

She is organizing traveling columns of RVs carrying the message from city to city, a logistics challenge that her military experience has helped solve. The vehicles are scheduled to be in five North Carolina cities between now and the second week of January, but Exley will shortly be gone: overseas, where she hopes to eventually make it back to Iraq.

"I don't really have plans to come back," she said. "Time is short."

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; UFO's; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: endofdays; haroldcamping
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1 posted on 01/03/2011 1:09:25 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Wot, again?
2 posted on 01/03/2011 1:10:39 PM PST by Grut
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To: SeekAndFind

OMG! THe sky is falling! The End is near! We’re all doomed!

What? May 21st?

Oh heck, we’ve all got 4 months! Let’s partay!


3 posted on 01/03/2011 1:12:00 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Grut

Camping can go on for hours describing his biblical “proof”. It’s really quit amazing.


4 posted on 01/03/2011 1:12:21 PM PST by DManA
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To: SeekAndFind

Man, they just never give up do they?

The world does end for everybody, someday, sometime and nothing can save you. You WILL end up in a graveyard.

These end times cults are beyond stupid.


5 posted on 01/03/2011 1:12:35 PM PST by Bon mots ("Anything you say, can and will be construed as racist...")
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To: SeekAndFind
"How am I doin', Doc?

"Don't buy any green Banana's

6 posted on 01/03/2011 1:13:11 PM PST by de.rm (Bang, bang, . . bang. Shhh=Bush, the elder, E. Howard Hunt, LBJ, Mrs, Edgar Hoover)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t see how this could matter. God already knows when, and in what state of grace, each of us is going to die.

No matter what we may do, God already knows it.


7 posted on 01/03/2011 1:16:20 PM PST by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: SeekAndFind

If the world ends in fire. Then they will be roasted nut’s.


8 posted on 01/03/2011 1:19:20 PM PST by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: SeekAndFind
... the end of the world will begin on May 21, 2011.

Hey now! That's a great way to generalize specific predictions. When May 22nd rolls around and nothing has changed, he can just say, "I was right! The END has started just as I predicted." ... Smart move ...

9 posted on 01/03/2011 1:20:20 PM PST by TexGuy (If it has the slimmest of chances of being considered sarcasm ... IT IS!)
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To: stuartcr

I’m not worried so much about going for myself, I just hope I can take a hundredfold of red diaper doper babies with me on the way out!


10 posted on 01/03/2011 1:21:05 PM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: SeekAndFind

My sources say the God is really ticked off with these people. That Assange guy wasn’t supposed to leak the date. Just to embarrass them, He is going to move it up one week! :)


11 posted on 01/03/2011 1:21:31 PM PST by the_Watchman (Healthcare reform was never about health.)
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To: SeekAndFind
MT 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
12 posted on 01/03/2011 1:21:59 PM PST by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Did a little googleing. Seems like Camping also predicted the end was going to happen in 1994.


13 posted on 01/03/2011 1:22:06 PM PST by DManA
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To: Bon mots
These end times cults are beyond stupid.

Especially considering the fact that Jesus said that no man could know the time.
14 posted on 01/03/2011 1:22:13 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: SeekAndFind

should be ready anytime... because the END will come...
if your lamp is low, get on your knees and get it filled...


15 posted on 01/03/2011 1:22:39 PM PST by rusureitflies? (OSAMA BIN LADEN IS DEAD! There, I said it. Prove me wrong.)
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To: SeekAndFind
He's predicted the end of the world before and missed, hasn't he?
16 posted on 01/03/2011 1:23:17 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: SeekAndFind

With my luck one of these times they might be right about the end of the world coming, and I will be kicking myself for not cashing in my 401(K) and partying like there is no tomorrow...


17 posted on 01/03/2011 1:25:52 PM PST by Wildbill22
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh, Wow!!! I thought time ended six months ago!! Sheeeesh!! What a disaster. I didn’t pay my Discover bill.


18 posted on 01/03/2011 1:26:06 PM PST by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

His 1994 prediction was tentative. He said at the time that if it didn’t happen in September 1994, it would be May 2011.


19 posted on 01/03/2011 1:28:20 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Jesus himself said that no man (and I am pretty sure than he meant no woman, either) knows the day that he will return. If anyone says that they know the day, they are lying.


20 posted on 01/03/2011 1:28:49 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess it’s time to get my will in order.


21 posted on 01/03/2011 1:30:15 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Camping gets around that by claiming that that only applied during “the church age” and that we are no longer in the church age. He really does have an answer for everything. But then he should since he’s been doing this for 30 years.


22 posted on 01/03/2011 1:31:20 PM PST by DManA
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To: SeekAndFind

I have a doctor appointment that day...do you think I should reschedule?


23 posted on 01/03/2011 1:31:26 PM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: DManA
Did a little googleing. Seems like Camping also predicted the end was going to happen in 1994.

Going over his previous calculations, Camping found that he forgot to carry the one.

24 posted on 01/03/2011 1:32:56 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: DManA

That’s nothing, Hal Lindsey wrote a whole series of books teLling why our Lord was going to return in 1988.


25 posted on 01/03/2011 1:35:52 PM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.....Eagle Scout since Sep 9, 1970)
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To: teletech

RE: MT 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.


Harold Camping isn’t unaware of this warning, it has also been quoted to him by concerned Christians till they are blue on the face.

Mr. Camping however has an elaborate way of explaining why this verse does not apply to his prediction.

One explanation I heard is that although he can’t predict the time or hour. HE says to look for the signs and know the time is near. He is 89 years old. If he lives past 5/21/2011, he will probably go mad.


26 posted on 01/03/2011 1:37:36 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: saganite

I predicted the end would start yesterday. Someone prove me wrong..


27 posted on 01/03/2011 1:37:36 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: MaxMax

The end starts tomorrow. You’re wrong.
Howzat?


28 posted on 01/03/2011 1:41:50 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m landing in Vegas on the 21st. If it’s all gonna end I’ll be right where I want to be, making my final roll at the Nugget!


29 posted on 01/03/2011 1:49:57 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Stormdog

RE: making my final roll at the Nugget!


You can’t take it with you, and even if you can, nuggets are worthless where people are headed.


30 posted on 01/03/2011 1:51:22 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Is there a comet coming I don’t know about? And where are my black tennis shoes?


31 posted on 01/03/2011 1:52:27 PM PST by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: SeekAndFind
You can’t take it with you, and even if you can, nuggets are worthless where people are headed.

That reminds me of the joke about the guy who figures out how to "take it with him," so he smuggles some gold up to Heaven. When he arrives at the Pearly Gates, St. Peter asks him, "What are you doing with that pavement?"

32 posted on 01/03/2011 2:06:47 PM PST by Disambiguator (Political Correctness is mandatory stupidity.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Whew! Just made my 60th birthday. That was a close one.


33 posted on 01/03/2011 2:17:26 PM PST by SgtHooper
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
His 1994 prediction was tentative. He said at the time that if it didn’t happen in September 1994, it would be May 2011.

And if this one doesn't do it, January of 2028?

34 posted on 01/03/2011 2:21:43 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: DManA

Several months ago after hearing about this guy I tried to plod through some of his stuff. Quite convoluted and hardly persuasive.


35 posted on 01/03/2011 2:22:11 PM PST by agrace
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To: SeekAndFind

I predict that on May 21, 2011 Emily Latella will break through the clouds in an explosion of glorious splendor accompanied by trumpet playing angels and say
“never mind.”


36 posted on 01/03/2011 2:28:08 PM PST by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: SeekAndFind

“...he will probably go mad.”

Future tense?


37 posted on 01/03/2011 2:41:44 PM PST by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well we all know for certain it won’t end THAT day.


38 posted on 01/03/2011 2:42:48 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Then September, 2044... then May, 2061... etc., etc.


39 posted on 01/03/2011 2:45:36 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Timewave Zero says the same sort of weirdness we entered in late November 2010 shows a similar jump in May. Still, it continues, it doesn't end (until Dec. 2012).


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

40 posted on 01/03/2011 2:46:45 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

17 additional years to swindle...............


41 posted on 01/03/2011 2:48:21 PM PST by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ok, you infiltrate the group and get me a list of their home owners. I’ll come in with the low-ball offers.

We’ll make a killing renting back to them.


42 posted on 01/03/2011 3:03:35 PM PST by BuddhaBrown (Path to enlightenment: Four right turns, then go straight until you see the Light!)
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To: SeekAndFind

If they sincerely believe that the world is ending, can I have their stuff?


43 posted on 01/03/2011 3:04:18 PM PST by mountainbunny
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To: SeekAndFind

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2650990/posts?page=1

And also

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2650808/posts


44 posted on 01/03/2011 3:14:20 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: SeekAndFind
If there had been time, Marie Exley would have liked to start a family. Instead, the 32-year-old Army veteran has less than six months left, which she'll spend spreading a stark warning: Judgment Day is almost here

Unfortunately, she will probably go on and procreate anyway.

45 posted on 01/03/2011 3:18:21 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: teletech

“MT 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”

Does that refer to the Rapture or the End of the Tribulation? Jesus meets the Church in the air in the Rapture but He does not actually return until the end of the Tribulation. Even so, we may not know the day and hour but we may know the year; and 5-21-2011 may be a lucky guess.


46 posted on 01/03/2011 3:27:42 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: saganite

That’s my birthday! Looking forward to whatever happens on that day.


47 posted on 01/03/2011 3:31:13 PM PST by ruesrose (It's possible to be clueless without being blonde.)
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To: SeekAndFind

you have got to be kidding me! what is his problem? he is a false prophet... proven... why WOULD any one listen to him?


48 posted on 01/03/2011 3:34:17 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They missed the BIG Freeze back in the 70’s also, as well as flying cars and moon vacations.


49 posted on 01/03/2011 3:34:33 PM PST by sniper63 (Did you plug the hole in the border yet daddy........)
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To: Larry Lucido

This may be the young lady in question — in which case I’m not so sure it would be a bad thing for her to have a family. http://iava.org/content/marie-exley


50 posted on 01/03/2011 3:36:06 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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