Why the World Didn't End Yesterday: an Explainer

We're safe for now, but doomsday leader says we're not off the hook just yet
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 8, 2015 12:27 PM CDT
Yay, we're still here!   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Chris McCann seemed pretty confident that Wednesday was the end of the world as we know it, but midnight has come and gone, we're all still here, and we want to know why. The eBible Fellowship leader offered up a lengthy explanation on the group's Facebook page, first acknowledging that "since it is now October 8th it is now obvious that we were incorrect regarding the world's ending on the 7th." McCann blames faulty "biblical information" for the swerve, says that he always claimed a "strong likelihood" of Earth's decimation (not a 100% definite annihilation), and notes that "THE WORLD'S CONTINUATION IS NOT A JUSTIFICATION OF THE WORLD."

That's because the "world" is still "guilty," in God's eyes, and in its "death throes," with another apocalyptic date sure to emerge. "A date of destruction given to the world … is like a man with a terminal disease that was given a short time to live by his Dr.," he points out. "And yet, the man somehow managed to pass the 6 months (or year) he was told. The prognosis, however, hasn't changed. He's still terminally ill. It's still certain he will die from his disease. It's just a matter of when that remains in question." There's no further update on the group's website. (Well, anyway, here's how we'll survive when the apocalypse actually happens.)

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