Unfortunately a Doomsday Cult has put up this billboard in Boone.
They have made these calculations on their belief (yes, there are people who actually believe such things) that the world is only 14,000 years old.
Despite the fact that The Bible clearly states that “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” (Matthew 24:36), these people think they have cracked some Bible Code and figured out that Judgment Day will occur on May 21, 2011.
The world will end on October 21, 2011.
I wish that I could put up a billboard next to this billboard that reads:
“Most Christians Aren’t this Dumb!”
But alas, there isn’t another billboard right next to this one to rent.
I applaud their freedom of speech and their ability to practice their freedom of religion, but I wish it didn’t reflect so poorly on the rest of Christianity.
I hope they aren’t too disappointed when they wake up on May 22 and they are still here.