Doomsdayers are bummed-out ?

Doomsdayers, well .....

.... chalk up another one that this dude just doesn't understand. Isn't it good that they are always wrong?

(Andy Rooney wouldn't never touch this one with a ten foot cross)

Whatever the religion as long as the person preaches love and the brotherhood of man, is alright with me. But when they preach fear, the end of the world, strap bombs around their waist and kill in the name of their God, or have their followers drink spiked cool-aid (member Jim Jones) ....makes me wanna run to the beach, the hills, the woods, for some sense. Ah, the great outdoors!

Levine News: DOOMSDAY GROUP DISAPPOINTED: There was a volcano in Iceland and Mitch Daniels announced he wasn’t running for president, but Saturday night was mostly a disappointment for followers of rapture forecaster Harold Camping. On Saturday morning, as believers watched their televisions for the expected earthquakes sweeping the globe as the clock struck 6 p.m. EST, Camping reportedly insisted the rapture was still on its way. Todd Evans, Camping’s P.R. aide, took his family to Ohio to greet the end of the world, but now plans to return to California next week.

Just wondering, also, did they supply their followers, once they were good and brainwashed, a bank account to transfer all their money? Um, they won't be needing it in heaven, right? Yea, you'll go to heaven, while I laugh to the bank.

And since there are eyes still left to read this, dear reader, could only mean the 'doomsdayers' were wrong again. So don't worry FamilyRadio and the others, count your gains, and your new followers, there's still time for another doomsday. Think of all the people you can scare, shirts and books you can print and sell, websites and movies you can make before the year 2012. After that we'll see.

Imagine the life of a doomsdayer; bent on the notion that the destruction of mankind will somehow prove that their idioms were right, even though they were always wrong before. Like voting for change, but getting the same. Changing a word to another because it offends some. Like putting your family aside, spending money and time to stand out on a curb somewhere preaching the rapture, when not only could your money and time be better spent elsewhere with your family or a more deserving cause, if these doomsdayers knew without a doubt that this day they set their sites on is the last day, they wouldn't be out on that curb holding that sign and handing out brochures, they'd be holding their child, or whats left of their belongings, and running for cover, running for their lives for some reason. The mere fact they are on that curb chanting the rapture is testament of their own doubt. It is when the doomsdayers aren't there at the curb, but at the nearest grocery store stocking up on the necessities of life, when one needs to worry.

So I'm always happy, overjoyed, to see the doomsdayers at the curb while everybody else is out and about and doing business as usual. It's a good sign, whatever the sign says they are waving, whatever the pamphlets proclaim, whatever the tee shirt prescribes, whatever the preacher screams from the pulpit or the followers intone; it is a good day. Let heaven and nature sing.

And anyway, I was hoping for a visitation of the third kind. Now that would be the end of the world as we know it. But I guess I have to wait for that eye-opener. That would be like the day we discovered fire. There's still time brother. UFO....No

Gosh, this scare-monger doesn't quit ;~):

HAROLD CAMPING PREDICTS RAPTURE WILL NOW BE Oct. 21 : Harold Camping will not stop warning of the impending Rapture, no matter how many times he is wrong. The doomsday preacher and radio-show host came out of hiding Monday and said the end of the world will be October 21, not May 21 as he previously predicted. He had earlier said Oct. 21 would be the day the Earth would be consumed by a fireball. On his show Monday, Camping said the Rapture did begin May 21, just in a “spiritual” and not “physical” way. “But it won’t be spiritual on Oct. 21,” Camping said. Camping’s incorrect prediction of the Rapture was not the first time he’s been wrong—he previously predicted the end of the world would be in 1994, but then attributed that to a mathematical error.

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Brie Hoffman 5 years ago from Manhattan

You should be mad at the media, they are the ones that hyped these nobodies to oblivion...and why did they do it? To stereotype all Christians as nut jobs. The Nazi propaganda machine would have been proud and everyone who fell in line did their job to a tee!


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Pamela-anne 5 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

There is so many lost and lonely souls in the world looking for somewhere or something they can be part of even if it is preparing for doomsday by spreading the dreaded word. A lot of these people that become followers to different cults etc. are easlily brainwashed into believing in who or what they are following all in the need to fit in or be accepted into some type of group.


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chefsref 5 years ago from Citra Florida

I wonder how many of those true believers gave away their possessions. Not so many "true" believers would be my guess and Camping still has his media business.

Farce is entertaining, the end is coming, send me money so I can spread the word.


ruffridyer 5 years ago from Dayton, ohio

It is kinda odd when people are upset that the world didn't end. My understanding of the bible is that when Jesus returns in glory He will set up a kingdom that will last 1,000 yrs. After that comes the final end. The rapture is an idea thought up in the early 19th century. Not taught by the Lord or his apostles.


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johnwindbell 5 years ago from - the land of beards and buggies Author

Kinda ?


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Chatkath 5 years ago from California

What will they talk about now? It is very strange when you actually hear disappointment at the lack of a doomsday story!? I guess happy endings don't rate as well? Good Hub John.


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johnwindbell 5 years ago from - the land of beards and buggies Author

Yep, as a journalist once told me, "if it bleeds it leads."


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

The new date is October 21st of this year. Don't despair. The end is near! LMAO

The Frog


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Charity Squid 5 years ago

I read in the Daily News' voice of the people section, that some peoople that believed Camping's prediction; maxed out their credit cards. The man that spend $140.000 in advertising is in dispair and that Camping cashed in 100 million dollars over this. By the way, nice hub!


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johnwindbell 5 years ago from - the land of beards and buggies Author

Thank you, Charity Squid, for letting us know how much this 'king of the doomsdayers' made, and will continue to make, for his horror stories. But I much rather read Steven King; so much more talent.


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Jason R. Manning 5 years ago from Sacramento, California

It certainly is sad that such large numbers of our fellow humans never learn from any kind of history, be it wars, plagues, potato famines and Chinese automobiles. Human’s by themselves can be an ignorant bunch, but throw together a gaggle of them and you really have a pot full of cracks. What is equally sad is there are those who genuinely wish to escape the debauchery that has become our Country, yet they are demonized for wanting their own private Idaho. I am really looking forward to the end of politicians and corporations trying to tell me how to live and what to buy.

Cheers


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ibbarkingmad 5 years ago from Utah

This reminds me of the prediction that the Jehovah's Witness leader made about Christ coming on XYZ date (can't remember it off the top of my head). When that didn't happen he said Jesus came again in Heaven and that has been the story ever since. Any good Christian knows the scripture that says "No man knoweth the day or hour." That obviously means a woman knows and she isn't sharing (LOL). Sorry, I couldn't help telling a joke. But still, I have to agree with you about these nuts.


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johnwindbell 5 years ago from - the land of beards and buggies Author

While Nature rules and kicks butt, the religion play still goes on, and on, and on, and we still buy tickets.

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