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Oct 21 Doomsday Predicition Fizzles Out again

  1. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    Preacher's doomsday forecast fizzles out ... again
    End-of-world prophecy goes nowhere, five months after previous failure

    ALAMEDA, Calif. Once again, the world failed to end, despite a high-profile prediction from a radio preacher in California.

    Harold Camping, the 90-year-old leader of Family Radio International, stirred a global frenzy when he predicted that the Rapture would take 200 million Christians to heaven on May 21. When the Rapture didn't occur, Camping said he got his Bible-based calculations wrong and revised his prophecy to set the world's end on Friday, Oct. 21.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44983933/ns … qGZsHIg8is
    maybe the media should stop giving these doomsday predictors any attention... roll

    1. SimeyC profile image97
      SimeyCposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It's still early yet! There's a distinct 'the world's about to end' feel in the air! smile

      1. Disappearinghead profile image76
        Disappearingheadposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        It's twenty past six British Summer Time and as God is an Englishman, he goes by our clocks. So we've got at least five hours yet.

        Come on Harold, you might be right yet.

        1. SimeyC profile image97
          SimeyCposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Do Englishmen get an automatic pass into heaven then? Cool I was born in Sheffield - lived in the UK for thirty years!

          1. Disappearinghead profile image76
            Disappearingheadposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Well in Wales ( where I'm living) they think Welsh is the language of Heaven. If that's true then we might find ourselves ethnically cleansed from Heaven.

            1. SimeyC profile image97
              SimeyCposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Well I also lived in Wales for about 30 years - so I can claim Welshness because of my accent - both ways I win!!!

    2. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Doomed I Say! 13 hours to go, HP time.

    3. Mikel G Roberts profile image77
      Mikel G Robertsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Why, they don't stop the weathermen...Hey he isn't one is he?  wink

    4. profile image60
      paarsurreyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      @"maybe the media should stop giving these doomsday predictors any attention.."

      I agree with you.

      It is the preacher who is wrong. The Creator God says in His truthful Word :

      [7:188] They ask thee respecting the Hour: ‘When will it come to pass?’ Say, ‘The knowledge thereof is only with my Lord. None can manifest it at its time but He. It lies heavy on the heavens and the earth. It shall not come upon you but of a sudden.’ They ask thee as if thou wert well acquainted therewith. Say, ‘The knowledge thereof is only with Allah; but most men do not know.’

      http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/sh … ;verse=187

      The preacher relied on the Bible which is neither revealed Word of the Creator God nor written by Jesus; hence the preacher got it wrong.

    5. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The media loves drama.  And that guy, along with advocates of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, along with others I imagine, have been shelling-out their false predictions for over a hundred years.  Their predictions aren't even Biblical.

  2. Hyphenbird profile image91
    Hyphenbirdposted 6 years ago

    I am willing to give the man a reduced rate on Math lessons. Just offering here out of goodwill....

    1. profile image0
      Motown2Chitownposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hyph, you're such a generous soul! smile  I'll be sad to see you go at the end of the day...hehe wink

  3. Hyphenbird profile image91
    Hyphenbirdposted 6 years ago

    Mo! How are you? I haven't seen you around in weeks!

    1. profile image0
      Motown2Chitownposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I'm surviving, Hyph.  And finally starting to dig out from under the move! smile

  4. Lisa HW profile image69
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    Another failed Doomsday prediction?  Rats!  This means I have to go dig out those bills I thought I didn't have to pay - and pay 'em.  I really think this "predictor" needs to be replaced.  The one we've been using just isn't working out.

  5. A Troubled Man profile image61
    A Troubled Manposted 6 years ago

    Looks like religious believers are still batting a thousand.

  6. profile image0
    Wilfionposted 6 years ago

    I am slightly disappointed, as I was rather looking forward to the end of the world.  As fuel and food is so expensive, I had hoped I would be able to save a fortune when the end came.  It would have been at the right time as well, as winter is coming, and I am wrapping up with three dressing gowns and a blanket, to avoid putting on the heating.  I shall have to put in a complaint to Harold Camping for making promises he cannot seem to deliver.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      heh
      to whom will you complain?

      And the end actually IS coming; we just dunno when. 
      The end is the end.  It would do no one any good to have money then!

      1. profile image0
        Wilfionposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I think Harold Camping is advertising falsely.  If he is not sure of his facts, he could always include a get-out clause.  Perhaps the fact that he is 90, might excuse his confusion about the dates.  But when people have prepared for the end, and put so much effort into it, it would seem unfair of him to let it all go to waste.  He could at least make a pretense that it is the end, by making a lot of thunderous noise and some flashing lights or other special effects to give people something for their money.

        1. profile image0
          Brenda Durhamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Yeah I guess.  lol.

          Or...people could actually just....read a Bible.  Then they'd know not to pay any attention to false prophets.

      2. Daniel Carter profile image74
        Daniel Carterposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Well, it's an interesting thought, isn't it?
        The End, is really a beginning. It's a change. It's like death. Death is a new beginning.

        It seems to me Mr Camping can't find himself. There is some big ego thing going on that drives him to look for God's acceptance instead of looking in himself and finding God there. When you do that, you connect and find peace. But predicting all this doomsday stuff is more about his need to end his own demons so he can move on. He's looking for a change for himself, pretending it applies to humanity.

        We change when we are ready. It can't be forced.

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          Brenda Durhamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Hi Daniel.  Saw your thread about coming back.  I didn't know you were gone!  But then, I've been on vacation for a week or so.   Welcome back Daniel.

          I...think Mr. Camping can't find God, not himself.  Unless God found him.  I saw a rumor that Mr. Camping died.  Who knows?

  7. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Only the truly ignorant would claim the end of the world and name a date. hmm

  8. Greek One profile image77
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    Matthew 25:13

    .. and that includes engineers turned 'prophet for profit'

    1. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      My chance to Amen you Greek One.
      Cool.

      1. Greek One profile image77
        Greek Oneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        that one was for you wink

        1. profile image0
          Brenda Durhamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Thank you. smile

  9. Disappearinghead profile image76
    Disappearingheadposted 6 years ago

    Why are you giving Harold such a hard time just because you've been left behind? I've been having a nice time in heaven for a couple days now, and have been using my new found supernatural powers to send transmissions to the Hub Forum.

    It's really nice up here guys, sorry you didn't make it. Just to warn you though I've been watching this 10 headed beastie paddling about in the sea off the west coast of America. There may be troubles ahead......

    1. Greek One profile image77
      Greek Oneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      that just the Jersey Shore kids yachting

      http://media.nj.com/entertainment_impact_celebrities/photo/9220581-large.jpg

      1. Disappearinghead profile image76
        Disappearingheadposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Yes a truly abominable image that I'm afraid does not nearly convey the horrors about to come upon you all.

    2. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      haha

      That doesn't wash, though, 'cause there's several people I know who would've been raptured; and they ain't gone yet! lol

      By the way, do you take the "left behind" reference as literal?  I don't.  I think it's referring to the "spiritual" man as opposed to the literal man, within each person.

      1. Disappearinghead profile image76
        Disappearingheadposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Seriously Brenda, I'm not joking. Not many people made it here. We were discussing it amongst ourselves earlier; how amazed we were that many friends we thought would be raptured with us, just aren't here.

        As to whether being left behind is literal, I guess that's been answered in the affirmative for you now. yikes

        1. Greek One profile image77
          Greek Oneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          if you are up there, can I have your hubs?

          1. Disappearinghead profile image76
            Disappearingheadposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Certainly G1, I don't need them anymore.

            By the way Peter says hello.

        2. profile image0
          Brenda Durhamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          If you were in heaven and still able to post here, you'd be capable of holding an earnest conversation instead of sarcasm.  So, time to post a roll

          1. Disappearinghead profile image76
            Disappearingheadposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Posting from Heaven isn't actually that difficult Brenda as you'll find out when you get here.

            As to sarcasm, you should read what our Lord said to some of the Pharisees. He's a tough act to follow.

            I've seen your new house by the way.

            1. profile image0
              Brenda Durhamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Oh yeah?   Your compass must be off, 'cause my house isn't totally new...
              But if you happen to see where my outdoor kitty cat moved her new kittens to, let me know, will ya? wink

              1. Disappearinghead profile image76
                Disappearingheadposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                Your new house in Heaven Brenda.

                1. profile image0
                  Brenda Durhamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  Describe it for me.  Then I'll see if it lines up with the Word (not Jewish mysticism)....

                  1. Cagsil profile image81
                    Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                    This statement is the pure irony of religion. Calling Jews(belief) mysticism and not recognizing that Christianity is no different. lol

  10. knolyourself profile image59
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    "left behind" - I am better than you.

  11. knolyourself profile image59
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    Disappearingdead

 
working