Could The Rapture Be Upon Us? Be Prepared!

PITTSBURGH (NEWSRADIO 1020 KDKA) — War, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, nuclear meltdowns, swarms of stinkbugs, the Pittsburgh Pirates dancing with .500 – could all of this be leading up to the end of the world?

One Christian radio host says yes, and he’s calculated that the Rapture will occur on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at 6 p.m. Are you ready?

KDKA AM’s John Shumway talks to his pastor, Rev. Ron Hoellein, to find out what the Rapture is and if we should really be worried.

Then, John talks to a skeptic, Nicole Currivan of the Pittsburgh Secular Free Thinkers, about her post-Rapture party for everyone “left behind.”

Finally, since pets don’t have souls, who will watch your dog or cat when you’re Raptured? Atheist Bart Centre founded Eternal Earth-Bound Pets, a company made up of people who will not be Raptured, to do just that – for a small fee, of course.

Listen to Reverend Ron Hoellein talk about the Rapture:

Listen to Nicole Currivan and Bart Centre discuss their Post-Rapture plans:

Things to Do Before Being Raptured:

  • Wear your finest formal wear so you can go out in style
  • Make dinner reservations at 5:30 at a fancy restaurant. When the waiter brings the check at 5:55, ask for just a few more minutes before paying.
  • Leave a whole bunch of food out for your dog. Yeah, he’ll probably eat it all five minutes after you’ve been raptured but at least you tried
  • Go to the museum and touch everything
  • Walk into a bar at 5:55 and yell “Drinks on me!”
  • Punch your boss
  • Definitely stop folding laundry
  • Post-date all of your checks May 22
  • Diet? What’s That?
  • Withdrawal all of your money and head to the casino
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One Comment

  1. Tom says:

    It may or may not happen Sat; but you never know when your time will come. Live like it might happen in the next few minutes. Jesus saves!!

    1. Pitt Fan says:

      Jesus saves but Mario Lemieux scores on the rebound

      1. John Balogh says:

        that is funny

  2. ROB says:

    The “Rapture” happens to thousands of human beings everyday. For those who ask you to give up your worldly possessions is just as idiotic as their sense of finality. Just be kind to your fellow man/woman, that will bring self fullfillment and hapiness to all.

  3. Haa Haa Haaaaaa says:

    So ridiculous kdka! Really!!!

  4. ENFORCER says:

    Only the LORD knows the date and time. Read the Bible you idiots.

  5. Good Time Charlie says:

    Pitt Fan…one of the funnier things I’ve seen or read today – and there have been many being it’s the day before the rapture! Religion sure is a funny thing! People actually believe these things.

  6. Mirandize says:

    If we ever get an honest clean Senator or Lawyer in Pennsylvania you know the Rapture is coming.

  7. jeri says:

    i think everyone should be prepared to meet GOD everyday and it wont matter when the end is to be.

  8. Luciferpgh says:

    Who is this GOD character everyone is talking about? I thought rapture was a song by Blondie.

  9. Rationality says:

    I can’t believe media outlets are giving attention to this malarkey.

    It’s the 21st in Australia and they’re still there. Use your heads, people.

    1. bills says:

      It’s not 6pm yet in Australia, is it?

  10. Mz.Wilson23rd says:

    I dnt know what this man is talking about…but i do know we dnt know the day,time,nor hour that GOD is coming back…but when he does come back i hope and pray we all are right with GOD on JUDGEMENT DAY!!!! INCLUDING MYSELF….;)

  11. JohnnyScott says:

    This is nothing but a scam. I’m quite sure the Bible says, “for not even the Son knows the time or day of the end of times..” These people are stealing money from gullible people. When we are all fine on Sunday, these people will claim a horrible “miscalculation” in their Mathematics. Oh and Pitt Fan, that is amazing..

  12. Maggie says:

    God chooses. Not a scientist that does supposed research and declares rapture. We are incapable of knowing for a reason. God wants everyone to come to Him but NOT because they assume it’s rapture. He wants them to find God themselves, whether it be alone or through friends and family. That’s part of being a Christian. Loving one another and letting them know of your God and bringing them into good. Read the Bible, people. It’s all in there. God will be back but it’s a definite that someone will not predict the date. It’s His choice.

    1. Seth says:

      Oh geez, please don’t mix in science with this religious embarrassment. No real scientist would claim anything like this, only “religious prophets”. Accusations like this are all “faith” based, that’s religion for you.

  13. Thomas J Duttine says:

    Well I ain’t goin’ I won’t know anybody there! I think we aught to throw piles of clothes in the street in front of his church around 6:05 PM.

  14. pookie says:

    no man knows the day hour time of jesus or the rapture but it will come and we should except jesus in our lives he gave his life for us to avoid sin and death

  15. bills says:

    Everything’s going to be OK, just make sure you wore clean underwear.

  16. VietnamWasHell says:

    Luciferpgh – I think God might be the drummer for Danzig, but I’m not sure. Danzig is in town tonight, so maybe He will kick off the rapture early. It’s a long way back from Hell.

  17. p says:

    lol zombie jesus is coming for you! what a bunch of BS. it will NEVER happen in 66666666666 million years.

  18. Get Real says:

    This is about as stupid as a kick stand on a Mack truck or a third handle on a wheel barrow…….Sadly though,this seems quite normal in “crazy world”,our a$$ backwards society

  19. Work It says:

    2 hands working accomplish more than 1000 clasped in prayer

    1. The Militant One says:

      True dat!!!!!

  20. HEHEHE says:


  21. megan says:

    only god knows when the world will come to an end and when the rapture will be no one else knows

  22. jnjn says:

    guys i think this is a bunch of bull but if it does happen inpray im ready for it

  23. Frank says:

    Can Anyone believe this one (1) person gets all this media attention? Isn’t there more important things in our area KDKA could be using this space for. God people (no Pun intended) wake up, or maybe that is just the whole point behind this story, it is time for people to wake up and perhaps doing just one thing good.

  24. Brian says:

    Damn Bible thumpers . Not as many kids in catholic/christian schools to molest anymore so they have to find something new to entertain themselves

  25. Larry says:

    Can you imagine what a news story it would be?

  26. Lisa says:

    Is it going to happen 6 PM Eastern Standard time ? And When we skip out on all our bills do we send them to the priest or pastor who predicted all of this ?

  27. Matt Niemiec says:

    IM ALIVE!!!

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