A stretch of Los Angeles’ Interstate 405 that is considered one of the busiest freeway sections in the nation will be shut down for 53 hours beginning early Friday evening. The closure has local commuters and media asking one question:
Will “Carmageddon” happen this weekend?
The name “Carmageddon” was coined by local news stations that have been running regular reports for weeks that have been intensifying in frequency as the weekend approaches. Some stations are promising “round-the-clock” coverage of alternate route congestion and the potential 64-mile backup. more >>
In the potpourri of doomsday predictions (Harold Camping’s misfire included), most do not include a way out or a safe haven. Enter a small town in France and the New Age cults prophecy for Armageddon on December 21, 2012.
Rumors swirling on the Internet in the last several months point to Bugarach – a town on a hilltop in the southwest of France – as the only place to survive the end of the world as predicted by some using the Mayan calendar.
The Mayan calendar reaches 5,000 years in 530 days, 12 hours, 41 minutes, and 21 seconds, according to a countdown clock found at MayanCalendar2012.org (at the time of this writing). more >>
Harold Camping, known for his failed May 21 rapture prediction, has been moved to a nursing facility after he was hospitalized earlier this month for a stroke, Family Radio Network said Tuesday.
"Mr. Camping has been moved to a Skilled Nursing Facility, where he is undergoing rehabilitation to regain his strength," Family Radio, where Camping serves as general manager and president, said in a special announcement posted Tuesday on its website.
"Mr. and Mrs. Camping greatly appreciate all the cards, letters and flowers they have received, as well as your continuing thoughts and prayers. God has been very merciful," the announcement stated. more >>
Mainstream Christian end times theology, subscribed to by many respected evangelical leaders, is wrong, said the president of the group behind the National Prophecy Conference.
At the opening session of the prophecy conference, held in Ridgecrest, N.C. earlier this month, Gary DeMar of American Vision laid out point after point why the popular dispensational premillennialism view is not supported by the Bible. He even called out by name several prominent evangelical leaders, who adhere to this school of thought, that have made wrong predictions.
“When I point this out to people, some people are irate,” said DeMar. “‘I can’t believe that you are critiquing these men of God.’” more >>
Family Radio Network preacher Harold Camping, known for his failed rapture prediction, will be released from an Oakland, Calif.-area hospital where he was treated for a mild stroke, Family Radio employees said Monday.
Craig Hulsebos, radio host for several programs on Family Radio, announced during a broadcast Monday that Camping is expected to be released from the hospital today.
Rosa, a phone operator at Family Radio, also confirmed news of Camping's hospital discharge to The Christian Post. more >>
While some people have turned news of Harold Camping’s stroke into the latest punch line on Twitter, others have responded to the doomsday preacher's condition with sympathy, tweeting prayers for his recovery.
“I have just seen a post that HAROLD CAMPING has suffered a stroke and is in the hospital. please (sic) pray for Mr. Camping,” wrote “Shabbir_Kumar” in Twitter post that re-tweeted several times Sunday.
In another tweet on the radio preacher’s condition, one Twitter user by the name “tweetsbyscott” acknowledged Camping’s errors in predicting the Rapture would take place May 21 but went on to say that “unbiblical predictions aside, Harold deserves prayer as all of God's children.” more >>