People holding signs and giving out pamphlets gathered in the parking
lot of a McDonald's in Queens last Saturday to pose the simple
question: "Have you heard the awesome news?" I approached one of them,
a man with a big smile on his face, and he gave me a pamphlet. "THE
END OF THE WORLD IS ALMOST HERE!" it read. "HOLY GOD WILL BRING
JUDGEMENT DAY ON MAY 21, 2011." A few small children handed out
pamphlets as well.
These demonstrators are members of the EBible Fellowship, a group that
believes it has calculated the precise date of doomsday to May 21,
2011. For the past few months the group has traveled around the
country in caravans to spread their news. When I told one of them that
I wanted to document their group she laughed. "What's the point of it
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