I hope all of you get to heaven or hell or the next reality or just disappear from existence safely.
The end of the world is nigh, according to American cult leader Yisrayl Ã¢â‚¬Å“Buffalo BillÃ¢â‚¬Â Hawkins.
Self-proclaimed prophet Hawkins, the founder of the second House of Yahweh religious sect of Abilene, Texas, has predicted that a nuclear holocaust triggering the end of the world will happen today (June 12).
HawkinsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ followers have no doubts about the veracity of their leaderÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s horrific predictions. Hundreds of truck trailers have been loaded with food and water on the House of YahwehÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 44-acre compound in preparation for the coming war.
Outside of the sect, the rest of the world has remained decidedly unshaken by HawkinsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ visions of nuclear destruction. That may be because he made exactly the same prediction less than two years ago. Hawkins originally pencilled in September 12 2006 as the beginning of the end. Although that date passed without incident, it didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t stop his followers from producing an online video countdown to doomsday, donning gas masks and hiding in underground bunkers. They went home in humiliation when there was no war.
But predictions of Armageddon arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t the only thing that has allowed Hawkins to make headlines. In February 2008, the 73-year-old leader was indicted on four separate bigamy charges and charged with breaking child labour laws. It was alleged that he has 30 wives and had put children as young as 11 to work in the House of YahwehÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s compound.