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. Tom

    Just give Justin Bieber to god as a sacrifice. it'll be ok.

    May 21, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. stewie

    Hey Pix. How ya doing? Looks like it's tonight huh? Though it was supposed to start last night. My bad. Could've waited till after the Smurfs movie came out though, oh well.

    May 21, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Kyle

    IT'S...IT'S...IT'S.... not happening?

    May 21, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. pat

    lol its 602

    May 21, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. NYCMovieFan

    It's just past 6PM, East Coast time. Nothing happened. Next story, please.

    May 21, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Pix

    Lol, ThatGuy!

    May 21, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  7. eyeball uk

    oh my god its 6pm and a trumphet just sounded from my behind

    May 21, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ABullet18

    What a joke nothing happened

    May 21, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. stewie

    Oops forgot the t on though meant thought.

    May 21, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  10. JWH

    Simply, the Bible says that the return will be like a thief in the night. Jesus will return when we least expect it.
    Even Jesus did not the the time of his return, how can a man guess?

    BTW, he is coming.....looking at a centenarians life (100) years) we are only 20 people away from the earthly time of Christ. With the world going crazy and Sodomites, AIDS and baby killing, we are getting close.

    May 21, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kyle

      Most baby killing is done by God.

      "Blessed shall he be who takes and dashes his infants against the rocks."
      Psalms 137:9

      "...as he was going up by the way, young lads came out from the city and mocked him and said to him, 'Go up, you baldhead; go up you baldhead!' When he looked behind him and saw them, he cursed them in the name of the Lord. Then two female bears came out of the woods and tore up forty-two lads of their number."
      2 Kings 2:22-24

      That's just 2 of the MANY instances that God kills babies in the bible.

      May 21, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • somebody else

      jwh, somebody definitely needs to take you somewhere.

      May 21, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • asrael

      Thanks to JWH for the gracious demonstration of "going crazy"...

      May 21, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  11. stev

    Im still alive doing Filet Mignon on BBQ at 6:05 pm

    May 21, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Pix

    @UK: somebody farted. Relax.

    May 21, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  13. eyeball uk

    oh thank god there are so many things i still need to do like have tea with the queen and get to a certain level on call of duty

    May 21, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  14. allen

    well 6 o clock has passed, wonder if they forgot to factor in daylight savings time

    May 21, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  15. somebody else

    another day, another group of stupid christians

    May 21, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
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