Most of these folks who believed in the Rapture happening today would not be surprised to hear New York was skipped. I’m sure they consider it a godless place…
Even though it seems one New Yorker spent $140K of his savings to try to save more New Yorkers…
But it seems most everywhere else was missed today, too.
We were driving home from vacation on a major highway and we did not see any cars going out of control as their drivers disappeared. We had not really been too worried about that….
So, either there are very few worthy of the Rapture or this was a big bust…
From the International Business Times:
As the crucial hour passed, however, no one seems to go anywhere, except their own destinations in New York City to enjoy the rest of the Saturday night.
Following Camping’s prediction and based on the 2009 US Census that numbered the population of New York City at about 19.5 Million, more than half a million people should have been taken up today. That is, if New Yorkers were “among the average”.
Camping had made a failed prediction previously saying Jesus Christ would return to Earth in 1994.
The 89 year old broadcaster stayed silent as the supposedly most glorious day in his life passes by and the events reported throughout the world have not followed his predictions. The headquarters of his broadcasting network of 66 stations stayed closed with signs that read, “This Office is Closed. Sorry we missed you” as Reuters reported.
Many New Yorkers were well informed about this upcoming day. A retired Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker Robert Fitzpatrick, 60, had spent $140,000, most of his life’s savings, on advertising for May 21 Judgment Day on Billboards throughout the city.
“God’s people are commanded to sound the warning, to sound the trumpet so to speak so people know,” Fitzpatrick spoke of his advertising campaign as he promoted also his book. On Saturday, he told a news agency that he would still have no doubt about the upcoming judgment.