Monday, July 25, 2022

The End of the World

 The End of the World 

On October 7th of 2015, the leader of the “eBible Fellowship,” Chris McCann, claimed it was the day the world would end. McCann based this prediction on Harold Camping’s previous prediction that the world would end on May 21st, 2011. While Harold Camping’s predictions were proven false, McCann believed that the date Harold Camping believed to be the end was actually the beginning of the end. The eBible Fellowship believed that the world would be destroyed by fire on October 7th (Gabatt, 2015). 

    As I was reading this lecture, I was reminded of the “End of the World” episode of the show Parks and Recreation. In this episode, a social group predicts the end of the world which causes the Pawnee residents and Parks and Recreation staff to reflect on their lives and throw an “End of the World” party. When the world doesn’t end on the predicted date, the leader of the social group returns to Leslie Knope to say that he got the date wrong, and that the ‘real’ end of the world date would be May 20th. 

Parks and Recreation "End of the World" Clip


Gabbatt, A. (2015). Christian group predicts the world will be ‘annihilated’ on

Wednesday. The Guardian.

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