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.
@"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.’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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......
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.
Hold on there. I wasn't necessarily calling Judaism "mysticism". I was referring to an impression I got from Disappearinghead's position from his profile plus his posts on this thread. So cool your jets for a bit, will ya Cags?
1 belief that union with or absorption into the Deity or the absolute, or the spiritual apprehension of knowledge inaccessible to the intellect, may be attained through contemplation and self-surrender: St Theresa’s writings were part of the tradition of Christian mysticism 2 vague or ill-defined religious or spiritual belief, especially as associated with a belief in the occult: there is a hint of New Age mysticism in the show’s title
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