"Save the Date" happens Saturday, May 21, 2011, when Christian radio owner and blasphemer Harold Camping says Jesus is coming back (secretly to snatch the true church out of the world and trigger the Great Tribulation, blah, blah, blah).
Even Tim LaHaye, multimillionaire owner of the Left Behind series, knows that this is bunk, as he manages to say on his "Left Behind" web site. The date may be the only significant detail of the future that Mr. LaHaye doesn't at least imply that he knows, but there you have it.
This Saturday, we expect some people to be disappointed, some to be scornful, Mr. Camping to release a statement revising his estimates, and few to be impressed with what ought to impress: that the promises of the Christian gospel cogently address the universal human longings both for justice and for mercy, making acute sense of our otherwise benighted lives. Over the longer term, we think that the few will become more, with no thanks to Mr. Camping's Christ-dishonoring, self-exalting efforts. The good news is strong enough to penetrate through this nonsense.