Today I will show you a magic trick. First, I’ll ask you to pick three numbers.
5, 10 and 17
Well done. Now let’s multiply all of these together twice!
5 x 10 x 17 x 5 x 10 x 17 = 722,500
Perfect, you have the result, yes? No, no, don’t tell me just yet – this is a magic trick after all.
Now, it’s my turn. Please bear with me for a moment while I pull out my trusty calculator.
*reaches for calculator and turns it on*
Ok, assuming our calendars are correct, and assuming Jesus Chris was crucified on April 1st of the year 33, how many days has it been since this event took place?
(2011 – 33) * 365.2422 = 722449.0716 days
Now, tell me your number. 722,500? Perfect! Let’s take that number and subtract mine:
722,500 – 722449.0716 = 50.9284
We round that up to 51 (because its easier math), and add 51 days to April 1st. What do we get? We get today! Tada!
*hold for applause*
So, what’d you think of my trick? You didn’t like it…
What if I told you that it proved that Judgement Day was today? It reminded you of the movie The Number 23, but worse… Ouch…
Truth is, the math above is exactly the reason why millions of people have stopped going to work. Instead these people began donating time and money to an organization called Family Radio in an attempt to warn everyone about what they believed to be absolute proof that today was the end of times.
There was to be an earthquake that rattled the world, and then ±200 million people would be raptured into heaven, while the rest of us just disappeared into nothingness. So far northing’s happened, and I honestly doubt anything will.
This isn’t the first end-of-days I’ve lived through, and it definitively won’t be the last (yes, I’m thinking of you December 21, 2012). Truth is, whether it be through Rapture, Judgement, sickness, or just plain old age, everyone dies. In the meantime, there’s nothing we can do other than to celebrate our life by living it to the fullest.
And to help with that, here’s a fun vid about the end of the world: