Hundreds of people in the United States, and even in other countries looked forward to the heralded rapture due on the 21st of May at 6:00 P.M. local time everywhere.
Instead of the usual 2012 doomsday prediction, we were presented with a 2011 doomsday prediction made by Harold Camping, an American Christian who based his prediction(s) on Bible-inspired numerology.
For many, this prediction came out quite suddenly and seemingly out of nowhere.
However since 2005, the announcement of the world undergoing a rapture on the 21st of May and experiencing 5 more months of agony and death until the 21st of October was on billboards and street signs.
Despite being “absolutely, utterly sure” of his prediction, Harold Camping turned out to be wrong as nobody was magically transported to the Christian heaven in any part of the world. Earlier in 1994 he was also proven to be wrong about a doomsday in that year.
The majority of the 6 billion people on this planet paid no particular attention to Camping and his Family Radio International’s continued “trumpeting” of the near end as other Christian leaders bluntly stated that the predicted doomsday would not occur.
Just another religion.
To Atheists, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus and other groups, it was just a delusional old man who tricked himself and, unfortunately, others into thinking that their savior would pluck a select 200 million Christians from Earth.