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Should the public be allowed to sue End of the World forecasters like Harold Cam

  1. bethperry profile image90
    bethperryposted 6 years ago

    Should the public be allowed to sue End of the World forecasters like Harold Camping?

    With false advertising being a crime, should people who advertise doomsday/apocalypse predictions (like Harold Camping who spent hundreds of thousands in ads) be legally penalized for failed predictions and the mass fear these predictions inspire?


  2. djoutsider711 profile image58
    djoutsider711posted 6 years ago

    Hmmmm... that is a hard one. At first I thought "Yes, people like Camping are crooks and psychos who take the money from good intentioned people,"

    But then it dawned on me that the ONLY reason people like Camping get away with what they do is because the people that follow them are dumb as a pile of rocks.

    So, I purpose this... If we can sue Camping then I want to be able to sue Obama as well, and Bush and Clintion for promises not kept as well,

  3. proactrdv profile image70
    proactrdvposted 6 years ago

    The answer is no. People have the right to speak as long as they do not threaten others. There is no way of prooving that this person could be lying or not because no one can really predict or ever know when the world will end. It really should not matter because if it happened no one would be able to record it and even if they did who would be left to know about it.

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    AMBASSADOR BUTLERposted 6 years ago

    No. Human beings have free will and can decide for themselves what to believe. Common sense and responsibility for ones life is still the way for people to live their life on the earth and with one another. What you sow is what you reap in this life on the earth and on the other side of death.

  5. mcrawford76 profile image83
    mcrawford76posted 6 years ago

    If false advertising was a crime you would be able to sue EVERY company in history.
    Can I sue McDonalds when their cheeseburger looks nothing like the picture?
    I think that anyone who lost money because of the prediction of someone who was ALREADY WRONG ONCE BEFORE. That they should sue themselves for stupidity.

  6. 1kmjs profile image78
    1kmjsposted 6 years ago

    Best we can do is just ignore it. Goes to the age old saying "let the buyer beware".

  7. ii3rittles profile image82
    ii3rittlesposted 6 years ago

    Is it wrong?... By all means, YES. But they are free to speak as we all are. We don't need to do anything about people that do such things because they are not going against us... They are going against God and His word.

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    rorshak sobchakposted 6 years ago

    I say sue him. He can afford to make it up on the next false prediction.

    rorshak sobchak

  9. Freeway Flyer profile image90
    Freeway Flyerposted 6 years ago

    No. People who are dumb enough to take this stuff seriously deserve the consequences. It would be like suing Orson Welles for his "War of the Worlds" broadcast. Anyone who took an invasion of Martians seriously was already a lost cause.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Is-Faith-a-Virt … st-Rapture

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 6 years ago

    No.  He has a right to his beliefs, and so do those who follow him.  He also has the money to fund his campaign.

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    Phoebe Pikeposted 6 years ago

    No. It's up to the people to decide whether or not they believe him and he can spew as many predictions as he wants because they are "predictions", he never claimed them to be 100% truth, just what he was theorizing. -Shrug- In other words, he had thoughts on it and spoke them, and people ended up paying out the nose because they believed said theories.

  12. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    no they shouldn't be allowed. religion is about faith and if you are foolish enough to believe in religious ideoligy, you should have to take responsibility for these beliefs. why people want to sue someone because they are babbling idiots is beyond me.

  13. sam3m profile image59
    sam3mposted 6 years ago

    i would think no, generally.  but i understand that he raised over 70 million from this fiasco.  if people donated that to him partly because they wouldn't need it after the end, those people should be able to sue because he profited from his false advertising.

  14. Sesshoumaru2st profile image57
    Sesshoumaru2stposted 6 years ago

    If they are located in America,then no because of their right to share their thoughts. Trust me, Christians don't want to be sued because their religion was tainted in bloody in the past and now they want to convert people.You see where i'm going?You can't allow that,it will cause too many problems.Let them keep speaking time itself will bring them the punishment of shame soon.
    I will say this though,many of those people bring false news will make lots of money off stupid people hmm for sure.

  15. scauthor1969 profile image60
    scauthor1969posted 6 years ago

    No. If you are silly enough to believe that nonsense than you get what you deserve.