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Niners Nation After Dark: An Open Thread For The Beginning Of The Rapture

NN After Dark 2
NN After Dark 2

It's been a while but welcome back to Niners Nation After Dark. Given how little is going on in the world of football and the advent of our community threads, NN After Dark has been on a bit of a hiatus. When I first started my plan was to post one every night during the week. However, after a while I realized I didn't want to force things when there was simply nothing to discuss.

Tonight is not one of those forced occasions. Although this has nothing to do with football (or really even sports in general), I figured the predicted date of the biblically-ordained Rapture is a good enough reason to have a little fun. Before we go any further, I want to make sure the more religious folks in our community know that I'm not here to offend or antagonize them. Rather, I'm here to antagonize Harold Camping, a Bay Area resident who has decided May 21, 2011 is when God will come down to decide who's going to enjoy the afterlife.

Some of you who have followed this may recognize this guy as the same person who predicted the Rapture would take place in 1994. When it didn't happen Camping claimed a mix-up with the math. He feels fairly certain though that at 6pm local time on Saturday May 21, it will all go down.

Based on what he is saying, a huge earthquake is expected to begin and eventually decimate the Earth. If it's all based on various local times, my thought is that the earthquake will begin in New Zealand, which I believe is right near the international date line. If it goes down in New Zealand at 6:00pm local time, that would be 11:00pm pacific time, which is fast approaching. I'm not holding my breath for this, but why not party anyway?

So, I figured this is as good an excuse for a new edition of NN After Dark as any that might be out there. This is not meant to mock the religious people in any sense. This is just meant to mock one idiot.