Rapture talk prompts 'confessions'
A doomsday banner hangs over a street Saturday in Manila, Philippines.
May 21st, 2011
01:02 PM ET

Rapture talk prompts 'confessions'

For those of you who haven't been paying attention, it could be your last day here on Earth.

At 6 p.m. Saturday, according to radio host Harold Camping, the Day of Rapture and the start of Judgment Day begins.

At this writing there have been no reports of people being taken up into heaven, but plenty of folks are talking about it.

Jim Brenneman, a cartoonist and CNN iReporter in Marcellus, New York, said he expects to remain on Earth, but you never know.

"Although I assume that I've lived a sinful life and will probably be here on Sunday, there is a small chance that maybe I was better than I thought and might get sucked up into the heavens on Saturday with all the other self-righteous wing nuts," he said. "If that happens, feel free to have my stuff. But probably not! Let the Looting Begin! HAPPY APOCALYPSE EVERYONE!!"

Brenneman posted a cartoon envisioning himself  being caught up.

Another iReporter, Greg Reese, created an entertaining and thought-provoking video from interviews with people on the streets of Cincinnati.

Twitter user CreativelyTom presented possible photographic evidence that the Rapture was happening.

The top Twitter trend on Saturday morning was #endoftheworldconfessions. Among them:

Lord_Valdemort7: "I 'let the dogs out.' It was me."

Firenzeii: "You know your cute little bunny rabbit? The one you called Fluffy and loved more than anything else? I ate him."

BiebersNachos: "I loved, I love and I will always love this sexy badass singer called Justin Drew Bieber :)"

WagTheFox: "You really do look fat in those jeans. There. I said it."

CNN iReporter Jutka T. Emoke Barabas from Honolulu just isn't that into the Rapture.

"We have better things to do, like take care of our environment," the iReporter said. "Today we should reflect about what we could do that our planet would be a better and more livable place for everyone in the future and not think about the end of our planet."

She said she drew a picture of Earth covered with different trees because she was tired of hearing about all this "doomsday business." While still on the Earth, Barabas suggested, "just plant a tree."

She said she plans to do just that on Sunday for the people affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

CNN iReporter Cameron Harrelson, 16, from southern Georgia, started researching the idea of Saturday as Judgment Day after his literature teacher had students express their thoughts on the day in their class journals.

"The Bible tells us no man, not even Jesus, knows the day he will return," Harrelson said, and so those predicting the day are trying to elevate themselves to the status of God.

"I am ready if it happens tonight a 6 o'clock, but I don't think it is very likely," he said.

soundoff (802 Responses)
  1. LION

    The end of the world is a process, its a span of time during which there will be changes in the political systems of the world, the economic system, there will be changes in nature, re shaping the earth for a new look. For a new world order. As it is now the world is in very bad shape. Politics is rotten, the economy is rotten, leaders are rotten. We don't want this kind of world for our kids.
    Honestly the end has already started. But when will the end finally end? 200 years from now, I don't know(No one knows by the way)
    Yes but we are in the end. A process a span of time.
    Shalom

    May 22, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • simivalley skinny

      HA!

      May 26, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tim

    How much you want to bet that the dirtbags who put up that banner don't have the balls to take it down now?

    May 22, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Gregory

    They should try Harold Camplng in absentia. He stole alot of people's money, and has yet to give it back. Alot of people handed over there life savings to him based on a lie. Honestly, he's be better off in Prison where his life is not at risk.

    May 31, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
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