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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?

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