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Locals don't seem worried Judgment Day will come Saturday


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Downtown Wilmington was business as usual today, even though some people think that could all change Saturday.

It may be the belief of a small group of people in the US, but it's getting big attention. Family Radio has been counting down to Judgment Day for months and warning people to change their ways so they are not left behind. The group says it has deciphered from the Bible that May 21, 2011, is the date of Judgment Day.

Pastor Daniel Cook of the Sanctuary in Wilmington says no one knows the exact time and place of Judgment Day.

"The Bible says in Mark 13 that no man knows the day or the hour, and the Bible even says that not even the angels or Jesus knows. Just God the father," Cook said. "So for anybody to predict a time just isn't right."

Wilmington residents say they are not worried about their weekend, because all signs say we'll still be here Monday.

"Haven't they changed the date twice?" Ben Haag asked.

Kyle Morgan said, "I don't really have a foundation to say that it's not going to, but I haven't gotten any divine intervention saying otherwise."

Some say this fascination with this Judgement Day notion is like another doomsday scenario that consumed the world more than a decade ago.

"It's like Y2K," Wayne Jackson said. "It will pass, and then we'll laugh at some old crazy religious dude sitting in a chair talking about the end of the world."

Many folks say they have not changed their plans for the weekend, so we'll wait and see.

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