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April 25th, 2011
01:41 PM ET

Billboard battle over Judgment Day

(CNN) - We've told you about the caravan of RVs touring the country to warn people about the end of the world, which they say will begin on May 21.

Now, the American Atheists are mounting a counter-campaign.

The group has posted a billboard in Oakland, California - home to Family Radio, which is spreading the "awesome news" that Judgment Day is near - declaring that such messages are "nonsense."

"The Rapture: You KNOW it's Nonsense," the American Atheists' billboard announces. "2000 Years of 'Any Day Now.'"

The billboard - which cost $27,000, according to the group's website - invites passers-by to "Learn the Truth" at the group's "Rapture Party" on May 21-22 in Oakland.

The atheists also plan to hold parties in Houston, Texas, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the website says.

"This is how religion hurts people, one of the many ways religion hurts people," American Atheists President David Silverman told CNN Oakland, California, affiliate KGO.

"Our hope is that those who are not suckered in will learn from the people who are."

Read the full story at KGO's website.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Atheism • Death • End times

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    June 24, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  10. stillherethanks

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    May 26, 2011 at 12:50 pm |
  11. krystal

    Jesus and god is not a religion but a friend ship u have with them I belive thet only god can say when and where things will happen how we take information from him is on humankind I am not a folower nor will I try to be but I do belive that as humans we have our own paths n our own way of thinking n doing we all sin none of us are perfect but only sinful people. Only god can judge!

    May 21, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  12. Andrew

    This is a very special message from the one known as the Comforter in The End Times (John 14:16 and 14:26) to Harold Camping of Family Radio posted at http://merkaba.org/recent/052011.html

    Harold Camping, Today is May 20, 2011

    “The Comforter” would like to thank Harold Camping and his group for making people aware of the fact that the Rapture Energies are coming and soon there will be the Physical Body Ascensions of those who are ready.

    You are special people who stood up for God during the End Times. Thus, you still have time to get ready for a Physical Body Ascension and learn how to consciously work with the sun’s Rapture Energies so you are prepared to Ascend at anytime, from anywhere.

    We can teach you how to use Rapture Energies so you can be part of those who leave for the City of Gold in the prophesized Archangelic level Physical Body Ascension Process that will occur before December 21, 2012.

    These 3 steps enable one to begin training at home with Rapture Energies and to partake each week in our Sabbath’s guided visits to the City of Gold.

    · Step One: Free Techniques *
    · Step Two: A Two Day Meditator Class
    · Step three: A Two Day Activator Class

    * Daily usage of our free techniques and a liberal’s lifestyle of properly helping others in need, will enable one to become ready for an Angelic level Ascension on Judgment Day, December 21, 2012.

    Email Classes @ Merkaba.org for a calendar of our family’s Classes in your area of the world.

    May 20, 2011 at 6:25 pm |
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  14. Andrew

    It seems that there is another group on the scene with a new perspective in disputing Camping's prophesies. They make a compelling statement that "Jesus is here now." Check out a video about their billboard which I think will stir the pot a bit.

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Y14YxNhj40&w=640&h=360]

    .

    May 20, 2011 at 9:58 am |
  15. Godwin

    seems am the only one spreading the messager of rapture here in europe , and now i have ran out of cast to spread further, my fellow believers pls send me money through wesstern union immidiatly as we have just little time yet. send to JOY OKORO OROMO, ITALY. May the peace of the lord be with you.

    May 19, 2011 at 1:57 pm |
  16. TG

    If the end of the World is comming, why we all still working? No reason to do that

    May 19, 2011 at 11:16 am |
  17. евротуризм

    Кто-нибудь что-то знает о туризме в Хорватии?

    May 19, 2011 at 7:44 am |
  18. Jesus H Christ

    RELIGION = CULT

    May 18, 2011 at 6:15 pm |
  19. laughitup

    If some of these people commit suicide for May 21st, it will certainly prove to me that there is an aspect of humor to natural selection.

    May 18, 2011 at 5:00 pm |
  20. coder

    what's crazy is calling a pedophile a pope

    May 18, 2011 at 11:58 am |
    • student in school

      That is exactly how I feel. Why is this pedophile "pope" being worshiped. Plus, I thought God didn't want us worshiping images, saints, other people ect. In addition, wasn't Christ an ordinary man? With ordinary clothing? Why is the "pope" bathed in glamor, finest of the fine everything? Why does the Catholic Church protect these rapist and lying monsters?

      May 19, 2011 at 12:15 pm |
    • Artist

      The catholic church protects the rapists because it condones it. People who still support the catholic church are also supporting protecting the rapists and pretty much condone it.

      May 19, 2011 at 12:19 pm |
    • Zidana123

      @student in school

      "In addition, wasn't Christ an ordinary man? With ordinary clothing? Why is the "pope" bathed in glamor, finest of the fine everything? Why does the Catholic Church protect these rapist and lying monsters?"

      Because the Catholic Church was founded and is maintained by rapists and lying monsters. As a former Catholic, I may be somewhat biased when I say this, but the Catholic Church is the greatest fraud in the history of mankind. Over 90% of their policies and decrees have absolutely no basis in the bible, and just about everything that Jesus said NOT to do, they are doing: Worship of beings other than God (I.e., saints, virgin mary), expensive clothing worn by the clergy, excessive demonstration of false piety by overly public prayer, calling of church leaders 'father.' They've even gone so far as to usurp God's soverign right: the forgiveness of sin, by creating a human intermediary through their practice of 'confession.'

      May 19, 2011 at 3:09 pm |
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