Sunday, October 22, 2006

The World is Ending!

In 1844, Millerites, followers of William Miller (once a Baptist), believed that the end of the world, in conjunction with the Second Advent of Christ, was about to happen. They calledOctober 22 The Great Anticipation. October 23 became known as The Great Disappointment. Clearly it didn’t happen.

1 comment:

Jenn said...

What a hoot! I wonder how many times thoughout history a date was put forward as the end of the world. "Clearly, it didn't happen." I love it!