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My Take - The End of the World

If you're watching this right now, then Harold Camping was wrong. Harold Camping is the 89-year-old leader of a loosely-organized Christian organization that claimed the world would end on May 21st. Mr. Camping came to this conclusion based on numerological data he garnered from reading of The Bible. He's not the first to predict the end of the world, of course. But his claim was very different in that he's the founder of Family Radio Worldwide and he used his radio network and money to spread this claim around the globe, even sending his followers to other countries and buying billboards overseas to spread his apocalyptic message. In some areas, his claims led to the arrest and persecution of Christians. He didn't accomplish much other than gaining a little attention for himself and providing comedians with a punch line. Instead of spreading a message of fear and doom, his time and energy would have been much better spent spreading the true message of peace and love, which is what we're actually supposed to get out of reading The Bible. I'm Vanessa Oubre and that's my take. What's yours?

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