Twenty days after launch, the world, as we know it, will come to an end. That’s the latest prediction of certain US-based biblical scholars who have spent many years in computational rapture and determined that judgement day will be May 21, 2011.
Hardly time to get the mast up, let alone have sailpast (though I suggest that the executive seriously consider advancing the date) and a very short racing season too. Probably no memorable cruising – except maybe on the 21st itself.
The author of this pronouncement, a retired engineer, Harold Camping, about the age of a life member and a leading personality in US Christian radio, believes that the Bible can be viewed as a cosmic calendar. When he does his sums, May 21 becomes the day when the good will depart and the sinners left on earth awaiting the end.
Frankly, I’m very disappointed. I was counting on the Mayan prophecy and December 12, 2012 being the date. At least sometime after haulout. But, if sinners are left after May, much of the season’s sailing and racing might be gotten in after all, with few noticeable changes.