Day is just less than a month away – that is, if billboards that have popped up recently around the Bay Area are to be believed.

The billboards, placed around the region by Oakland-based Family Radio Worldwide, claim that May 21, 2011 is the date that God will destroy the world because of the sins of mankind.

Harold Camping is the founder of the nonprofit Christian radio network, which includes KEAR 610 AM in the Bay Area.

Camping says on the network’s website,, that evidence in the Bible shows that May 21 is “the date Christ will return for His people and begin a period of the final destruction of the world” that will end on Oct. 21.

Critics of Camping’s theory point out that he previously predicted that the world would end in 1994.

On his website, Camping acknowledges making the prior prediction, but said that was due to a misunderstanding he had about a verse in the Bible.

The network paid for billboards, which have been seen in San Francisco and in the East Bay. Family Radio’s website says the network has placed billboards throughout the U.S., and has also sent out volunteers across the country to spread their message.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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  • Emmes23

    The only ones more foolish than Harold Camping is his Follower’s

    These are some of the dumbest people on earth. They know nothing about Jesus at all

    Harold Camping sits and they ask him all the questions, he has EVERY ANSWER..he destroys the Bible with his bias interpretations.

    His Stupid follower’s believe every word he speaks…They are the dumbest so called Christians I have ever seen

    See here one how this man fools these silly followers


  • Dan

    I was visiting a friend in Austin, TX this past weekend and saw these same billboards EVERYWHERE. Have yet to spot one since I got back to SF.

  • renegade

    Well, that pisses me off! I thought the world ends on May 21, but it actually ends five months later, according to the “prophet.” I can’t keep my defaulted creditors at bay that long. Camping should stick to his guns and destroy the planet as scheduled, on May 21.

  • Danny

    Listen on the radio 610 AM radio…..Monday thru Friday 5:30-7:00 pm. ( bay area )
    Harold Camping hosts a call in radio program ‘ Open Forum ‘ ,during this time.

    Or you can listen on the internet by going to

    I have learned a lot from the bible by listening to the many questions and answers
    posed here on this program.

    I have found it to be a biblical fact that the bible teaches we can know when The Lord
    Jesus Christ will return. That Day is May 21st, 2011

    It is not about Harold Camping….It’s about the bible.