May 17, 2011

Another Judgment Day

“I’m trying to warn people about what’s coming… People who have an understanding [of end times] have an obligation to warn everyone.”

So says 60 year-old Robert Fitzpatrick, an ex-subway worker in New York who poured his life savings of $140,000 into an ad campaign warning others about May 21, the day he believes will be Armageddon. His advertisements can now be seen on 1,000 placards and subway cars, along with numerous bus shelters around the city. Fitzpatrick became convinced the world was ending on the 21st after listening to the sermons of California evangelist Harold Camping. It is of note that Camping previously predicted the end of the world to be September 6th, 1994. Anti-religion groups have spoken out against MTA and others for profiting off of doomsday cult followers such as Fitzpatrick. Will Robert suffer a nervous breakdown on May 22 when he realizes he threw a bucketload of money away for no good reason whatsoever?

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