17 Doomsday T-Shirts: 'I Survived the Rapture and All I Got ...'

So by now you may have heard that the Rapture/Judgment Day/Armageddon might or might not occur tomorrow. But the real question is: Have you bought your souvenir t-shirt? (No downside in the event of actual Rapture, of course.) As Rapture Fever has spread over the past few days, so have the sometimes witty designs, proliferating just like Japan earthquake t-shirts or death of bin Laden t-shirts (both featured on TheAtlantic.com). There are even—of course—infant-sized Rapture onesies.

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Here's Tina Dupuy of our Politics channel with more details on when, precisely, the Rapture will occur, according to 89-year-old Harold Camping:

The end of the world will be at exactly 6 p.m. on May 21, 2011, says Camping, who along with his organization, Family Radio, are behind those billboards across the country forecasting the Rapture this Saturday. The Rapture, the Last Days, Armageddon and the Final Days of Judgment are all interchangeable. It's when God will destroy the Earth to show his love for humanity.

Is that Eastern Standard or Pacific Standard Time?

Neither, says Camping, whom I interviewed recently for my online news show TYT Now. The Rapture is at 6 p.m. on May 21, 2011, where ever it's 6 p.m. first, with the "fantastically big" world-ending event taking place on a time zone by time zone basis.

So, without further delay, here are some highlights plucked from the sea of commemorative t-shirts—with links to Zazzle, where you can buy your favorite option. Express shipping available until 3 p.m. EST.

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Daniel Fromson, a former associate editor at The Atlantic, is a writer based in Washington, D.C. He writes regularly for The Washington Post. His work has also appeared in Harper's Magazine, New York, and Slate.

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