"The number 5 … equals "atonement." 10 is "completeness." 17 means "heaven." 5 x 10 x 17 = 850.
(850) x (850) = 722,500. This can be interpreted as: (Atonement x Completeness x Heaven), squared.
Camping believes that Christ was executed on 33-APR-01. The interval from that date to 2011-APR-01 is exactly 1,978 years.
1,978 multiplied by 365.2422 days (the average number of days in each solar year) = 722,449 days.
Adding 51 days brings the total days since Jesus’ execution to: 722,500. This will occur on 2011-MAY-21.
Anyone else see this as people trying to use convoluted math to, in effect, read God’s mind? To place a date on this specific Saturday is fairly presumptuous. I would be skeptical even if a quantum physicist did the math, let alone a radio tycoon.
We also have to consider the fact that the Bible was NOT written in English, but translated from Hebrew and Aramaic. There are hundreds of bible translations in circulation, each have their little differences and faulty interpretations. When it comes to numbers in the bible, there have been mistakes. One iconic mistake was the Number of the Beast 666, was mistranslated, and is actually 616. If even one of the numbers in the calculations done by Camping was incorrect, everyone, righteous or no, will be on Earth come Sunday.
Also, lets consider the origins of the equation. There is no “End Times Tutorial” in the Bible, and even if there was, it wasn’t written by God, it was written by men. It wasn’t translated by God; instead, it was men. And the equation wasn’t made by God, it was a man. Here’s my equation for the End-Times:
(Men x writing) + (men x translating) + (men x arithmetic) = a pleasant Sunday, May 22, 2011.
Have a good weekend. Jesus, save me from your followers.
Hey! I'm actually going to visit Naropa this summer in July. If you don't mind me asking, what are you studying there? Do you like it there?
I am studying Contemplative Psychology of Health and Healing.
Naropa is nice, if a bit wayward at the moment. Its an interesting place for me because I am a man of both science and spirit. I can find all the spirit I want at Naropa, but damn near none of the science. There are a few profs that will open your mind greatly, but while finding those, you will probably have a couple teachers that drive you crazy. Crazy Wise that is…
That said, I feel I understand people better than I ever could have without a place like Naropa.
Free Comic Book Day!!! Today you can go to your local comic shop and get a STACK of free comics! So excited! Also, if you’re in Boulder, CO, Time Warp Comics on north 28th Street has the Batmobile from the Tim Burton movies, AND a replica Ecto-1 car from Ghostbusters.