End of the world on April 23?
A slew of numerologists and other assorted nuts are predicting Monday, April 23 will be the day the world ends.
How the tin-hat brigade came to believe this day will be the end was quite a journey.
So far there are two theories: Planet X (honest) is going to slam into earth or it will be the second coming of Jesus Christ.
One of doyennes of the doomsday scenario is David Meade, however, he’s taking April 23 off the table. Think sometime between May and December is when we’ll be obliterated.
Meade — a prominent conspiracy enthusiast — is warning something called “Nibiru” is now among us.
“Nibiru is here and the earth will be prepared for the next event on its calendar,” he told the Daily Express.
“That’s all in the Book of Revelation, too.”
And hopefully, you have your act together because Meade thinks the souls of the righteous will ascend to heaven. The unworthy? Well, it looks like “the pits of hell” for us.
But before the Rapture, look to seven lousy years of horror and suffering hammering the planet from one end to the other.
After that, the survivors are supposedly sailing because the Kingdom of Christ will apparently establish a 1,000-year-long reign of “peace and prosperity,” Meade claims.
“So the world isn’t ending anytime soon – in our lifetimes, anyway!” the prophet proclaimed.
Meade had previously predicted the earth would end on Sept. 23, 2017. That one was slated to be a Planet X hit job but it never materialized.
However, boffins are unconvinced.
Jonathan McDowell — an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics — mocked Meade’s claims, calling them “a hoax.”
“I don’t know what to say except that it’s nonsense,” he told the Express. “Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an Internet hoax. There is no factual basis for these claims.”
This Rapture thing looks like fun.