This from an AP Story about the impending Rupture with my comments interspersed:
"Beyond the shadow of a doubt, May 21 will be the date of the Rapture and the day of judgment," he said. (Well, as long as it is beyond the shadow of a doubt...)
The retired civil engineer said all his calculations come from close readings of the Bible, but that external events like the foundation of the state of Israel in 1948 are signs confirming the date. (He is an engineer, so it must be mathematically true. I knew that the Israelites would somehow be to blame).
Past predictions that failed to come true don't have any bearing on the current calculation, believers maintain. (Of course, anything that is repeatable or observable reeks of science).
"It would be like telling the Wright Brothers that every other attempt to fly has failed, so you shouldn't even try," said Chris McCann, who works with eBible Fellowship, one of the groups spreading the message." It would be very much like that, because the Wright Brothers are dead and therefore unable to listen or to have logical thoughts.
However, just in case it might be the end, let's go party.