Harold Camping (Â© Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Doomsday prophet vows to quit predicting the Rapture
Preacher Harold Camping is leaving it to the Mayans. The 90-year-old head of Family Radio incorrectly predicted the Rapture would take place on May 21, 2011, and when that didn't happen he aimed for Oct. 21, 2011, which also failed. "We have no new evidence pointing to another date for the end of the world," Camping said in a statement on the Family Radio website.
His bad timing on the Rapture became a huge media event, mostly to mock him, but some of his followers quit their jobs and donated their life savings ahead of the event. Camping said he has sinned by promoting May 21 as Judgment Day and says he has no plans to ever predict the date again.
these new sun flares are going to create some havoc and make some think that the end is near
Seen one, seen 'em all! P.T. was right! There's one born every minute!
Sun flares or even emergency roadway flares have nothing to do with this man-made idea, the Rapture. 1st Thesselonians says that the day of the Lord cannot come unless there be a great falling away (from the faith) and the son of perdition (anti-Christ) be revealed in Jerusalem. In 1803, a young girl in Scotland, delerious with a 103 fever was speaking out of her head and in her room just happened to be two priests who heard her talk about angels coming in the clouds and humans with wings being carried to heaven. The priests took that idea and look where it is today. Taught in most denominations--standard and non-associated. The Rapture is easy to believe such as the teachings and mannerisms of the anti-Christ and his followers who are as nice as sugar cakes and smile most of the time and pat you on the back. BEWARE is all I can tell you. BEWARE.
Howard Camping vows to quit predicting the Rapture... considering his rate of success, I’d say it’s about time.
Good! Now he should commit himself to a Sanitarium for the mentally insane, where he rightfully belongs.
Give the guy some credit. Unlike, say, most climate change deniers, he is able to admit that he was wrong. He has not made the classic error of failing to change when confronted with adverse information. Not bad for a nonagenerian with extremely strong preconceptions.
Too bad about those who planned their lives around his failed prophecies, though. Any word on what he's doing to help them out?
Are you joking?! People's lives have been decimated because of his crack-pot shinanigans. If he was a decent human being he would at least give back the money people donated so they could at least have a chance to reconstruct their lives. Yes, the fools who bought into it are paying a dear price. But if he had any shred of decency, he would try to make good. That is also restitution for admitting wrong.
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