Get ready folks. For those of you who can't wait for the world to end in 2012 when the Mayan Calendar runs out you may have a closer opportunity for rapture. A fundamentalist Christian group, "We Can Know", has recently paid for a series of billboards in Florida, Indiana, Ohio and other places around the United States. These billboards state prominently that Jesus Christ will return on May 21st, 2011.
Religious groups often claim the end near and often tell us what year and date it's going to happen. Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormons announced that Jesus would return within 56 years -- i.e. before 1891-FEB-15.
Usually after being wrong most groups pipe down and stop predicting, but not so with the Jehovah's Witnesses Watch Tower Society who have unsuccessfully predicted the world would end in the following years: 1914, 1915, 1918, 1920, 1925, 1941, 1975 and 1994.
But, who am I to criticize? I have the most unsuccessful death pool predictions here on this blog every year on January 1st, yet I'll probably do it again next year.