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A prediction of judgement day on May 21, 2011

ROCHESTER, Minn (KTTC) -- The Mayans predicted the world would end in 2012 and William Miller predicted October 22, 1844.  Now, Family Radio is predicting judgment day on May 21, 2011.

"The Graves will open and what's left behind isn't going to be a pretty place," says Rick Juszkiewicz a volunteer for Family Radio.

The group claims the day marks the 7,000th anniversary of Noah's flood.  However, some faiths are skeptical of the prediction of the second coming.

"We don't know when that's going to happen and projection that we can calculate is just not believable," says Father Gerry Mahon of the Church of Saint John the Evangelist.

"It's pretty clear in the Quran that God says in different places, it will come all of a sudden," says Rashed Ferdous, a speaker for the Islamic Research Group.

Father Mahon believes the prediction is counter to the teachings of the bible.

"What my struggle is, with the calculation and the measuring and the analysis, which is not the embrace of love and the embrace of mystery," says Father Mahon.

Ferdous is confident that come May 22 he and his family will still be waiting for the second coming of Christ.

"Muslims believe Jesus to a revered profit and he's going to come back a second time, pretty much to reunite all believers under one umbrella," says Ferdous.

Even though the Church of Saint John the Evangelist is skeptical of Family Radio's doomsday clock, they have a count down of their own.

"We have the block party coming up on July 8 and 9 it's a wonderful event. That's a very different countdown than a countdown for the end of the world," says Mahon.

 

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