The date for Judgement Day was determined by Harold Camping, the leader of an independent Christian ministry called Family Radio Worldwide, which is based in Oakland, Calif. Camping's date is based on his interpretation of the bible. You can read more about it in this article at Huffington Post, assuming you're not boycotting them for not paying writers who agreed to write for free in the first place.
I'm pleased to know that at least we will have have one more Everybody Draw Mohammed Day, before Christ institutes a REAL One World Government/New Order and we're all either sent to Heaven or Hell.
But why May 21? Why not April 21? Luke 4:21 is such a great passage to quote out of context to say Jesus told us so! ("Today this scripture is fulfilled.")
Well, I can't answer that, but you can read all kinds of stuff and Bible quotes at wecanknow.com. If you're convinced, you can change your wicked ways and cleanse your body and spirit so you can worthy in the eyes of Jesus Christ. (I'm looking at you Osama bin Laden. And you, too, Lady Gaga.)
And while you're getting all righteous and pure, you might consider giving away your earthly goods to your buddy Steve. You won't be needing them where you're going... and I'm going to need something to get by on for the five months between May 21 and October 21... because, according to Camping, the world is going to end completely on October 21, 2011!
Send me your earthly goods by buying me stuff off my Amazon.com wishlist, or by putting money into my Paypal account. I'm even making it easy for you... just click the handy "Donate" button!
C'mon! Judgement Day's at hand! What do you have to lose (aside from a seat on the 5:21 Express to Heaven)?
On the other hand, you might want to consider the fact that Harold Camping has previously predicted that the world was going to end on September 6, 1994. But that turned out to be a math error. And given that the Wise Ancients (who were far smarter than anyone alive today) predicted the world is going to end in 2012, he may be wrong again.
But you can still send me money, just in case! (Plus, it's my birthday next month!)