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Doomsday Prediction Fizzles Out
AP via FoxNews ^ | May 21, 2011

Posted on 05/21/2011 9:09:08 AM PDT by Kaslin

As the deadline for the Apocalpyse passed in the Pacific islands, New Zealand and Australia, it seems the end of the world prediction is fizzling.

Twitter users around the world expressed their mock disappointment to the "non-rapture."

Daniel Boerman tweeted: "I'm from New Zealand, it is 6:06PM, the world has NOT ended. No earthquakes here, all waiting for the rapture can relax for now. #Rapture"

In Australia, Jon Gall tweeted: "#Rapture time here in Melbourne. A rather quiet sort of rapture if you ask me." Also writing, "Well we have had the #Rapture going for 50 minutes now. So far it hasn't interrupted my fish & chips and glass of stout."

Similarly disappointed KillaJeules wrote, "So it's 6:37pm here in Brisbane, Australia. No earthquakes. No beaming up of Christians. No zombie apocalypse. No surprises haha."

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To: Allegra; Kaslin; La Lydia
I picked this nice little book up just yesterday..

Maybe it was a sixth scent or something.


51 posted on 05/21/2011 9:43:17 AM PDT by bigheadfred (We will never surrender)
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To: don-o

Did our MSM call New Zealand and ask if anyone is missing?
Or they could not wait to bash this to give good Christians a bad name?


52 posted on 05/21/2011 9:43:44 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Kaslin

My curiousity got the best of me and I tried to go to Camping’s website...which seems to have disappeared.

Perhaps he was mistaken. He really meant to say his website would suddenly be gone on May 21st. Do you suppose when his website vanished so did the $1M plus that have been sent to him in futherance of this nonsense?


53 posted on 05/21/2011 9:43:53 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: KTM rider

Christians should put Camping and other Doomsday kooks out of business, then the MSM won’t have anything to report on.


54 posted on 05/21/2011 9:44:07 AM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: Kaslin

Sadly, I feel there may be a suicide or two for those who got rid of everything they had


55 posted on 05/21/2011 9:44:50 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: SE Mom

He is in Bora Bora laughing his ass off on a beach as well as the people that got 100 bucks up front contracts to watch the raptured ones pets.


56 posted on 05/21/2011 9:45:49 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Golden Eagle
Only the Atheists are saying that the world is not going to end until billions of years from now.

We do know that it will end, and how it will end. We just don't know when and have to be prepared for it

57 posted on 05/21/2011 9:47:29 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

You can always play the Blondie song and dance around the kitchen in your underwear.


58 posted on 05/21/2011 9:48:00 AM PDT by ponygirl
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To: don-o

That dude took the $72 million and went to South America.


59 posted on 05/21/2011 9:49:23 AM PDT by ponygirl
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To: don-o

I finally connected. The countdown clock says “00” days. I think the servers are being clobbered.

This is be interesting: “Never mind.”

But you should have seen the Twitter feed when the 4.8 quake struck in the the earthquake-prone Solomon Islands last night!


60 posted on 05/21/2011 9:50:04 AM PDT by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. (PursuingLiberty.com))
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To: Kaslin

The rapture is supposed to be today and the end of the world is supposed to be on 21 October 2011 so we aren’t out of the woods yet.


61 posted on 05/21/2011 9:50:26 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Crimson Elephant

The Rapture took place back in the early 1960s but we haven’t realized it yet!


62 posted on 05/21/2011 9:52:04 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: I_be_tc

How about End of the World... on hold... BBQ.


63 posted on 05/21/2011 9:52:26 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; KosmicKitty; SE Mom; Kaslin; Allegra
raptured pets ones

No! Really!

HAS ANYONE SEEN MY CAT?????

64 posted on 05/21/2011 9:53:10 AM PDT by bigheadfred (We will never surrender)
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To: Kaslin

effin losers....


65 posted on 05/21/2011 9:55:43 AM PDT by misterrob (You cannot call yourself a conservative if you support socialistic government programs!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

We should ping the raptured ones and if they don’t answer we are bad people?


66 posted on 05/21/2011 9:55:55 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Kaslin

Everyone at my mother in laws house that we were visiting last night said that according to scripture no one will know when, meaning that it absolutely wasn’t happening last night. Prayers up for all who were decieived, so that they will not be discouraged and may now see the true light.


67 posted on 05/21/2011 9:57:38 AM PDT by Golden Eagle
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Okay seriously I am now wondering something I heard so many stories

Rapture 6PM New Zealand time but it will happen like a wave throughout the world

At 6PM Camping was predicting a HUGE earthquake,

I understood it as 6PM Rapture no fanfare unless you are a good person.

Oct 21 crap hits the fan the world is hit with fire and it ends.


68 posted on 05/21/2011 9:58:54 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: ponygirl

LOL! Who says I’ll wear underwear!


69 posted on 05/21/2011 10:00:49 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: Terry Mross

>Just like Y2K....all revved up and no place to go!

Well...maybe not redlined but I was on the phone with France at 20:15 EST 12/31/1999 because of an “unexpected” bug
in some software we supported. After a few code changes and a recompile the problem was fixed before Y2k reached America.


70 posted on 05/21/2011 10:01:02 AM PDT by soycd
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To: Kaslin

Actually , for a lot of people today, the world did end.


71 posted on 05/21/2011 10:02:15 AM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: bigheadfred

All of my critters are still here they must be sinners especially the roosters.


72 posted on 05/21/2011 10:03:25 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I bet a whole passel of goats has gone missing.


73 posted on 05/21/2011 10:07:55 AM PDT by bigheadfred (We will never surrender)
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To: Crimson Elephant
So exactly why and how was this thing pushed so hard by all the media?

Maybe it was because the guy spent millions of dollars putting up signs all over the world?

74 posted on 05/21/2011 10:11:15 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Kaslin
May be he forgot to calculate the following in to his date.

The Gregorian calendar is proleptic before 1582 (assumed to exist before 1582) while the Julian calendar is proleptic before year AD 1 (because non-quadrennial leap days were used between 45 BC and AD 1).

The following equation gives the number of days (actually, dates) that the Gregorian calendar is ahead of the Julian calendar, called the secular difference between the two calendars. A negative difference means the Julian calendar is ahead of the Gregorian calendar.[27]

D = H - \lfloor \tfrac{H}{4} \rfloor - 2

where D is the secular difference; H is the hundreds digits of the year using astronomical year numbering, that is, use (year BC) − 1 for BC years; and \lfloor\tfrac{H}{4}\rfloor is the floor function of \tfrac{H}{4}. The floor function truncates (removes) any decimal fraction of a positive real number (⌊4.75⌋ = 4), but avoids the ambiguity of truncating a negative number containing a decimal fraction by returning the more negative of its neighboring integers (⌊−1.25⌋ = −2).

The calculated difference increases by one in a centurial year (a year ending in '00) at either 29 February Julian or 1 March Gregorian, whichever is later. For positive differences, 29 February Julian is later, whereas for negative differences, 1 March Gregorian is later.[28][29]

75 posted on 05/21/2011 10:13:47 AM PDT by ThomasThomas (I am still looking for that box I am supposed to think out of.)
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To: bigheadfred

Your cat? As a matter of fact:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2723031/posts?page=94#94


76 posted on 05/21/2011 10:14:14 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

I bought into that about 25 years ago...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2719920/posts?page=19#19

/jma


77 posted on 05/21/2011 10:23:13 AM PDT by bigheadfred (We will never surrender)
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To: Kaslin
In Australia, Jon Gall tweeted: "#Rapture time here in Melbourne. A rather quiet sort of rapture if you ask me." Also writing, "Well we have had the #Rapture going for 50 minutes now. So far it hasn't interrupted my fish & chips and glass of stout.

Apparently it doesn't occur to this fella that he may not have had part in the Rapture...

Only Jesus' followers saw him head up into heaven...Likely that's the way it will be/was at the Rapture...

78 posted on 05/21/2011 10:29:00 AM PDT by Iscool (I don't understand all that I know...)
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To: Mr. Silverback
I had never heard of Harold Camping until Tuesday, and I’ve been a born-again Christian since 1984.

Actually, the people most familiar with Camping are shortwave radio hobbyists due to his long history of strong multi-frequency broadcasting. When I was 12 and got my first SW radio, Camping's Family Radio was one of the first stations I heard.

79 posted on 05/21/2011 10:32:07 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Kaslin
IMO the fact is Camping and the others knew in their hearts the world wasn't going to end.

80 posted on 05/21/2011 10:32:41 AM PDT by I see my hands (Embrace misanthropy)
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To: Para-Ord.45

The last time the date passed in 94 I tuned in to see what he said. His “Open Forum” was beseiged with disappointed followers.

He basically said, well, there is a verse about Jesus tarrying, so if you add on the numbers in that verse it could be a few weeks or months more.

When those dates passed, he said his math was off and he went to figure out these new dates.

The sin is called being unteachable. There is an arrogance, a pride, to saying, I have figured out something in the bible no one else in 2000 years has. If it doesn’t work out, it’s not me that really wrong. I just have to figure it out again.

He’s been told over and over again by hundreds of Godly and learned men that his methods are flawed. He doesn’t want to hear it.


81 posted on 05/21/2011 10:33:05 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: marbren

“Camping is a victim of replacement theology.”


I don’t think “victim” is the correct word. Try “product”. This man knows very well what he is doing, and he did so at the peril of the souls who heard and listened to his perverted message. He is a complicit and culpable voice for satan.


82 posted on 05/21/2011 10:34:06 AM PDT by dadgum (Overjoyed to be a Pariah)
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To: Kaslin

Perhaps it was an invisible rapture. The persons walking have really been raptured by they appear to here so the non raptured persons won’t be unduly upset. Come to think of it, I do feel a little out of sort. OH! Maybe, I just neet another coffee.


83 posted on 05/21/2011 10:35:15 AM PDT by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: Citizen Tom Paine

That’s it... clones will be left behind.


84 posted on 05/21/2011 10:36:57 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: I_be_tc

Cross out the first part and use “We survived” ;)


85 posted on 05/21/2011 10:41:14 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: don-o
I tried familyradio.net and look what I found, but see what it says under Welcome to familyradio.net


86 posted on 05/21/2011 10:43:05 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

I’ve heard Camping on shortwave a couple of times. He sounds like Homer Simpson.


87 posted on 05/21/2011 10:43:38 AM PDT by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: Kaslin

To me, the jump-the-shark moment was the idea that the rapture would come time zone by time zone. Not that I believed the prediction anyway (I believe it will eventually happen, just not today) but I just don’t think God is particularly interested in conducting major events based on man-made time zones.


88 posted on 05/21/2011 10:44:32 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: SE Mom

Just soes you know, IMO, all this talk of a Rapture, Christmas, Easter, yadda, yadda, yadda, is heart-breaking.

People separate themselves into groups but they are NOT separate.

We ARE ALL the same.

Jesus of Nazareth showed the possibility of Christ in/for man.

The Christ is in ALL things ALL the time.


89 posted on 05/21/2011 10:48:43 AM PDT by bigheadfred (We will never surrender)
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To: Kaslin

Hi guys! Just been given a few moments at the keyboard to tie up a few loose ends. All I’m allowed to say is those of us who were going to be taken have gone. So if you’re still there, good luck...


90 posted on 05/21/2011 10:50:36 AM PDT by FredZarguna (It looks just like a Telefunken U-47. In leather.)
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To: FredZarguna

Gee, thanks...

Don’t let the door hit ya.


91 posted on 05/21/2011 10:51:53 AM PDT by bigheadfred (We will never surrender)
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To: Para-Ord.45
1 will get you 10 Camping will trot out his NEW new math to explain it is not May 21, 2011 but further on down the road ?

You may be right. He did it after the event did not happen in 1994.

92 posted on 05/21/2011 10:52:21 AM PDT by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: Kaslin

Awww, man. You mean this head-splitting hangover isn’t going to end at 6 O’clock???


93 posted on 05/21/2011 10:52:28 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: I_be_tc

Let’s just make muslim pig roast day.


94 posted on 05/21/2011 10:55:46 AM PDT by JerseyDvl (Sometimes the road less traveled.... is less traveled for a reason.)
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To: WaterBoard

Matthew 24:36 - “No one knows when that day or hour will come. Even the angels in heaven and the Son don’t know. Only the Father knows.”
__________________________________________________________

When apostate movements generate and promote exact dates of the rapture, they are essentially saying, based on this verse, that Christ is a liar.

God never instructed the prophets of the old testament or the apostles of the new testament to give “clues” in the scriptures regarding the EXACT date (month/day/year) of the rapture or the second coming of Christ. There was prophetic signs given regarding the end times but these are based on the overall status of Israel and the overall moral status of the Church and the world.

There is NO theme in any part of the Bible where where the reader is instructed to “read between the lines”, add and subtract numbers, and extrapolate trends in order to come up with an EXACT DATE of any future event. Rapture or Secound Coming of Christ.

Yet, the apostate “christian” movements continue to issue date and time after date and time, looking more and more ridiculous. Both to the world and to the real Church.


95 posted on 05/21/2011 10:57:33 AM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
“Did our MSM call New Zealand and ask if anyone is missing?”

No. Need to leave that call to the folks who escaped from the padded cells.

96 posted on 05/21/2011 10:58:36 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (2008 was about words; 2012 will be about numbers)
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To: KTM rider
the MSM jumps all over it and hurls it on the headlines in a friutless attempt to embarrass chritianity

You noticed that too?
It's like taking an MSM reporter or columnist as an example and claiming that ALL reporters, and editors are ignorant, drunken, drug-addled perverts.

Wait...
Never mind.

97 posted on 05/21/2011 10:58:42 AM PDT by Publius6961 (you don't need a president-for-life if you've got a bureaucracy-for-life.)
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To: ponygirl
With some of the insane theories you folks postulate about on this show

Begging the question, when did you ever hear a sane theory proposed (or even adumbrated) on Coast-to-Coast?

98 posted on 05/21/2011 10:59:54 AM PDT by FredZarguna (It looks just like a Telefunken U-47. In leather.)
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To: Kaslin

hey, WIFI works up here. The clouds are beautiful. Oh wait, that’s White Cloud TP. I’m on the floor passed out again...


99 posted on 05/21/2011 11:00:57 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: 240B

The Jehovah’s Witnesses believe in Ends Times prophecy. I remember a neighbor who was a JW and they all believed that Armageddon was to occur in 1975. If I recall correctly, Armageddon did not occur in 1975.


100 posted on 05/21/2011 11:01:54 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Just once I'd like someone to call me 'Sir' without adding 'You're making a scene.' - Homer Simpson)
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