Blog Beat: Harold Camping Says End of World on May 21 “A Mixed Bag”; UCB Student Hunger Strike

  • SF Weekly interviewed Harold Camping, the president of Oakland’s Family Church, the organization behind those billboards around California pegging the date of the end of the world as May 21. When asked whether he considered the end of the world good news, Camping said, “I tell you, it’s a mixed bag.”
  • Berkeleyside reports on UC Berkeley students on a hunger strike to protest the university’s “consolidation of Ethnic Studies with other social science programs.”
  • From Burrito Justice, check out this 360 degree panorama from the top of Corona Heights in San Francisco.
  • george

    It seems as if another group has entered the billboard wars in Camping’s/Family Radio’s back yard of Oakland, CA. They are disputing Camping’s claims with a compelling message of “Jesus is already here.” Here’s the billboard photo:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/62779138@N08/57080636

  • Dr. Jacqueline Lawrence

    The bible tells us that no man knows the day or hour. Instead of freaking out about when the end will come, Jesus warned us in Matthew 24 to keep watch and be ready. We must become both physically and spiritually prepared for the things to come. How? http://www.endtimesolutions.com.

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Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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