Friday, May 20, 2011

世界末日: 最後一天大快活 / End of the World: Rental Go Mental on Judgment Day

Earlier today, I heard on CBC Radio a comment (in jest) that goes something like this: ".... If the end of the world is going to happen tomorrow May 21, 2011 at 6 pm, then one should rent/buy the most expensive and luxurious car or whatever indulgence on credit, and go nuts w/o fear of consequences ..."

Or, you can be like me, sitting now inside the Empire 7 cinema, waiting for The Bang Bang club to come onto the silver screen, and planning to (re)read the book tomorrow over a cup of coffee.

Or, you may find the latest "end of the world" prediction as another excuse for putting off your house chores till Sunday, if and when it comes around.

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Updated 2011-05-21 01h05 EST:

Some of the things ppl said they would do on Judgment Day ....
* Go fishing, go golfing, .....
* Forget abt diet, eat all the food I like, .....
* Kiss my dog, call my family, ......
* I don't believe it would happen, so nothing ...
* It can't happen, I have not sold my house yet ....
(Source: CBC News May 20, 2011)


* Wikipedia: Harold Camping 平羅德
"... Harold Egbert Camping (born July 19, 1921) is a Christian radio broadcaster and president of Family Radio, a California-based religious broadcasting network that spans more than 150 outlets in the United States as well as a website.

He has used Bible-based numerology to predict dates for the end of the world. His current end times prediction is that the Rapture will be on May 21, 2011 and that God will completely destroy the Earth and the universe five months later on October 21. He had previously predicted that the Rapture would occur in September 1994...."

* Wikipedia: Rapture 被提
"... and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.1 Thess 4 ..."

There are many views among Christians regarding the timing of Christ's return (including whether it will occur in one event or two), and various views regarding the destination of the 1 Thessalonians 4 aerial gathering ..."

".... 被提將會在何時發生,是接受這一概念的教派及個人經常爭論的主題。一個流行的解釋是,被提將會發生在大災難(耶穌再臨之前為期7年的時期)前夕。另一種解釋認為被提將會發生在大災難中途,此後基督到地上建立他的王國,統治世界1000年。(見千禧年)..."

* Wikipedia: Judgment Day 最後的審判
".... The Last Judgment, Final Judgment, Day of Judgment, Judgment Day, or The Day of the Lord in Christian theology, is the final and eternal judgment by God of every nation. The concept is found in all the Canonical gospels, particularly the Gospel of Matthew. It will purportedly take place after the resurrection of the dead and the Second Coming of Christ ...."


The Inner Space said...

The end of the world

Why does the sun go on shining?
Why does the sea rush to shore?
Don’t they know it’s the end of the world
Cause you don’t love me anymore?
Why do the birds go on singing?
Why do the starts glow above?
Don’t they know it’s the end of the world
It ended when I lost your love

I wake up in the morning and I wonder Why ev’rything is the same as it was
I can’t understand, no, I can’t understand How life goes on the way it does!
Why does my heart go on beating?
Why do these eyes of mine cry?
Don’t they know it’s the end of the world?
It ended when you said goodbye

the inner space said...


”Why do the stars glow above“

the above was mistaken as starts it was too bad !

新鮮人 said...




Haricot 微豆 said...


Thank you for reminding me of the song. I heard it when I was young but never knew who was the singer until your piqued my interest with the lyrics.

Haricot 微豆 said...

SBB: No prob :)

Haricot 微豆 said...


I don't know how rich or how much spare time the leader and followers have in their hands. But these ppl actually believe whole-heartedly in what they are saying, religiously !! While, they have their rights under the US freedom of speech and religion, I still find it scary that there are so many followers !!! I still remember the cult shooting and cynide suicide led by Jim Jones in Jonestown, Guyana on Nov 18, 1978, when 918 men, women and children died !!


the inner space said...

pique and piqued 哎呀! 我無心得罪兄台你的呀!

Haricot 微豆 said...


The English equivalent is "peak" as in "what you just said really peaks my interests".

But the original French word is "piquer 蜇" which sounds painful but actually means "stir up" or "stimulate" (someone's interest).

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