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Local Doomsday Follower Apologizes

As reported in the Spokane Examiner, Matt Ivers, of Potlatch, one of the individuals who predicted that the world would end at 6 o'clock Saturday, issued this apology to “Dear Friends” on his Facebook page:

I would like to humbly apologize to any of you who I have told that May 21, 2011 is judgment day and that there would be a great earthquake on that day. Obviously, that did not take place on that day as many have predicted. I am very sorry for wrongly teaching that and it is in my best and sincere interest to not mislead, frustrate, or lie to anyone. I hope that you can forgive me and that we can all grow spiritually from this lesson.

You can read the rest of the Spokane Examiner report here.

Question: Do you think the world will literally end in your lifetime?

Doomsdayers: World Ends Today

The end of the world is (today), according to California minister Harold Camping (pictured), who says his calculations, based on an intricate Biblical timeline, tells him that May 21, 2011, is the day the world comes to a screeching halt. Matt Ivers believes it.”I quit my job about two months ago,” Ivers says. “I wanted to prepare and preach about it.” Ivers is a University of Idaho graduate, a smart man, and he says he's studied the Bible and he believes Camping's claims.”Its really the Bible saying and declaring its May 21st,” he says. Ivers is now standing on Spokane street corners sharing the good news, or bad news, depending on how you look at it/McKay Allen, KXLY. More here.

Question: Had you heard of the religious term “Rapture” before this hubbub began?

CdA Warned Of Judgment Day

A California man predicting Saturday will be the end of the world is spreading his controversial message across the country including right here in the Inland Northwest. Harold Camping is a retired civil engineer and runs of one of the largest Christian radio networks in the world, Family Radio. Camping said he came up with May 21st as Judgment Day based off a series of calculations using biblical numbers. Camping also predicted the world was coming to an end in 1994. On Thursday, three of Camping's followers were in Coeur d'Alene holding signs warning and preparing people for the end of the world.”I just know it's going to happen Saturday,” said Paul Ivanov, as he stood on the corner of Appleway and Highway 95. “I know we have a day and a half left”/Annie Bishop, KXLY. More here.  (KXLY photo)

Question: Do you believe the world will end some day as a result of some sort of catalysmic event?

Judgment Day Set For Saturday PM?

  • Originally posted 5:15 p.m. Monday

The Bible speaks of a Judgment Day coming. But no where does it pinpoint when that day is going to be. However, two North Idaho men say it'll arrive at 6 p.m. Saturday (PDT). In a story by Joe Newby of the Spokane Conservative Examiner, Bryan and Matt Ivers, of Potlatch, are spreading the word through billboards, signs and tracts. One billboard can be seen on Highway 95 about 10 miles north of Potlatch, just south of Coeur d'Alene. The brothers told the Conservative Examiner that others across the country have sold their possession in advance. They're simply holding signs. “You stand out like a sore thumb,” said Matt, a 2006 graduate of the University of Idaho who holds a master's degree in architecture. More here. (Wikipedia photo: The Last Judgment by Lochner in 15th Century)

Question: Do you believe in a Judgment Day? If so, do you believe it's going to arrive at 6 p.m. Saturday?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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