The Rapture is a topic debated amongst Christians. Many Christians believe that since they have been saved by the blood of Jesus Christ they will not be forced to live through seven years of apocalyptic tribulation before the Lord returns. Other Christians believe that since God's people were forced to live through tribulation in the Old Testament era under leaders such as Moses, it means they will be forced to live through tribulation in this New Testament era we currently live in. But one thing is clear, the majority of Christians never put an exact time on the moment the Rapture will take place or the moment we will see the return of Jesus Christ.
However, once in a while we do see a group of Christians put a date on when these so-called Judgment Day events will take place. May 21, 2011 is the day that Christians at wecanknow.com have said they believe Jesus Christ will return to save His followers, taking all of those born-again followers with Him. The Rapture will cause everyone else who was not born-again to be left behind, wondering how millions of people could have just magically disappeared right before their eyes. This prediction has generated a lot of publicity with the media and also given atheists something new to target as evidence that there is no god.
The term atheist is often confused with the term agnostic. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, an agnostic person is "One who is not committed to believing in either the existence or nonexistence of God or a god. A person who is unwilling to commit to an opinion about something." But an atheist is more hardcore in beliefs, which is why the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the term atheist as "One who believes that there is no deity." In other words, an atheist knows exactly what he or she believes and acts on those beliefs -- similar to the ways religious people such as Christians act on beliefs and call it faith.
A group of atheists that host a radio show on KLAY AM 1180 have said they are hosting a party for those "Left Behind." These atheists are referring to everyone on the planet, since they believe nobody will be taken during any form of Rapture on May 21, 2011. Put differently, this is the atheists way of saying everyone is invited to the party. There is an official invite from these radio hosts that says:
"The night that we’re all Left Behind, May 21st, 2011 at 8:00 PM, the producers and crew of Ask An Atheist would love to see you at Dorky’s Arcade in Tacoma. We’re throwing an awesome party in Tacoma’s new retro arcade and bringing in our favorite Seattle bands to rock the place as we celebrate the END… of the countdown to backpedaling."
What are your thoughts on this subject? ... Do you believe there will be a Rapture on May 21, 2011?