A retired MTA worker in New York is so confident the world will end next Saturday that he has spent $140,000 — his entire nest egg — on MTA advertising to assist his fellow New Yorkers in preparing for the rapture.

“I’m trying to warn people about what’s coming,” said 60-year-old Staten Island resident Robert Fitzpatrick, who retired from the MTA in 2006. “People who have an understanding [of end of times] have an obligation to warn everyone.”

“Global Earthquake! The Greatest Ever – Judgment Day: May 21,” the $50,000 – $90,000 ads literally shout from bus shelters, subway trains and subway platforms all around the city.

The Metro Transit Authority is happy to take his money, although critics wonder why the MTA is feeding into the May 21 hysteria.

“It’s an individual’s prerogative to spend their money as they see fit,” said MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz.

Fitzpatrick is a loyal follower of California evangelist Harold Camping, who used a complex mathematical formula to predict the exact date of Judgment Day when Jesus Christ returns to Earth to book Final passage for all believers, and non-believers.

Camping also predicted a previous Judgment Day — on Sept. 6, 1994. But that was just a dry run.

“It’ll start just before midnight [May 21st], Jerusalem time: It’ll be instantaneous and global,” said Fitzpatrick. “There are too many scriptures talking about ’sudden destruction.’”

And many of his fellow New Yorkers are taking notice.

“I’m curious to see what they’re going to say in a week when nothing happens,” said Mollie Kotzen, 23, of Prospect Heights, rolling her eyes as she passed the group in Union Square.

It’s natural for people to dismiss or otherwise joke about impending deaths of the most natural cause imaginable (the wrath of God). But others are quietly, and cautiously, taking note of the date and getting their affairs in order… just in case.

One loyal reader thanked me for writing my previous post on this subject. She said she was earnestly looking for a home, but now she has decided to put off looking, at least until after May 21, since most insurance policies don’t cover fire and brimstone damage.


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  1. The Flood's 40 days are Nov 27 to Jan 6 Venus epiphany daystar morningstar (2370-2369bc); Pygmalion feared it and made Elissar sacrifice (910-909bc) so she fled with the loot and bought Carthage to become queen 890bc; Armenia Ararat started a new Era 551-552AD with its July 9 on the same date as Noahs sighting Little Ararat; now those dates Nov 27 (G.Dec 10) and Jan 6 (G.Jan 19) arrive again in six months 2011-2012 AD. This is Satan's way to divert and destroy the real following truth after this ruse fails. In ALL 365-day calendars without leap days, the 40-day rapture of Jesus in 33 AD (Sunday Apr 5 to May 15) are the same dates as this 1460-year Flood memorial 2370bc – 910bc – 551ad – 2011ad as Nov 27 to Jan 6 (our current G.Dec 10 to G. Jan 19). The rapture is not those saved, but rather those who like Jesus face a trial like Jesus and are killed to be seen 40 days to their followers to tell them the Jan 19 date is true, astral impact to survive by fleeing to HIGH mountains before it strikes. This false cry wolf May 22-Oct 22 is to give government the right to ban Armageddon warnings due to disrupting society with suicides.

  2. The calculation by Harold Camping is Bible defiant. It takes 1656 years (Adam 4025-2370bc Flood) and says it is 6023 years Adam 11,013-4990bc Flood by twisting six spans of father to son in Genesis 130+105+90+70+65+162+65+187+182+600 and altering them to lifespans 130+105+ (905+910+895+962+365+969)+182+600. Who is he to say only six of those are altered and not all ten. Who is he to alter the six and say they are end to end lifespans. Yet they follow him. After the Flood 2370bc (carbon dating as 20,000) not 4990bc, he does the same again. Arpaxad was conceived on the ark and born in year 2. Instead he places Arpaxad as born when Shem dies 502 years after the Flood thus Flood 4990bc to birth of Abram as 2167bc instead of Flood 2370-2018bc Abram. THIS IS A SATANIC CRY WOLF for the actual astral impact Jan 19, so that no one listens to the true cry. Every 1460 years of 365 leap days the Flood has been feared or honored.

  3. Rev 3:3 says those who stay awake, alert, will know the hour because Jesus as a thief then surprises and kills only those asleep. (NIV) But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you. (NLT) If you don't wake up, I will come to you suddenly, as unexpected as a thief. (ESV) If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you. (NASB)Therefore if you do not wake? up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you.(ISV) If you are not alert, I will come like a thief, and you won't know the time when I will come to you.(KJV) If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.(AKJV)If therefore you shall not watch, I will come on you as a thief, and you shall not know what hour I will come on you.

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