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Christians plan the Rapture for May 21, 2011

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Jesus John Turturro

For the 10,546,796th time, Christians have moved the date of the Rapture. This time, they say, it's definitely happening on May 21st, 2011, a date they arrived at seemingly at random. (I'm assuming.)

What more can I really add to this, the latest in an endless series of reports from people who haven't learned their lesson the last eighteen million times someone has pinpointed an exact date for the Rapture.

That's the message on 40 billboards around Nashville, proclaiming May 21, 2011, as the date of the Rapture. Billboards are up in eight other U.S. cities, too.

Fans of Family Radio Inc., a nationwide Christian network, paid for the billboards. Family Radio's founder, Harold Camping, predicted the May date for the Rapture.

Their message is simple — "He Is Coming Again" — and their aim is to get unbelievers to turn around quickly. But critics say the billboards are a waste of time, one more failed attempt to predict the end of the world. [Tennessean]

Hurry, everyone, time is running out… before the next stunt begins to fool you into joining a cult.

(Seriously, no offense to Christians. Do whatever you want — just stop making stuff up, thanks.)