Skip to comments.The Most Bizarre Thing About The $72 Million Organization Promoting The End Of The World
Posted on 05/20/2011 6:43:07 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
All of the talk about the world ending on May 21 comes from one organization run by one man: Harold Camping's Family Radio.
At first glance it would seem that 89-year-old Camping is running the biggest scam the world has ever seen -- racking up donations from terrified believers around the world right up until 6 PM on May 21 when... the world doesn't end... and Camping and all of those donations vanish into thin air.
But here's the surprising thing.
Most of Family Radio's revenue -- generated almost entirely by donations -- is put back into advertising and broadcasting costs.
Although Family Radio is valued at $72 million in its latest financial statements the company claims to have around $1.5 million in cash, according to an profile by CNN. It pays $56 million just in FCC broadcasting licenses.
If this is a scam, then it's far more clever than your average fire-and-brimstone hotline. Or maybe it isn't a scam at all.
There's nothing scammy about the website.
Except for a small "Donate Online" button in the corner of the screen, the site is focused entirely on educating you about the coming apocalypse. There's even a FAQ on the site where Camping responds to lots of big questions, like "Doesn't the Bible say no man will know the end of times"? and "Didn't you predict the end of the world in 1994?"
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IF tomorrow IS the end of the world, the guys on board the ISS might get a pretty good view of how things go FUBAR down here.
The Great Day of the Lord will not be funny... it will be a time of crying and remorse for those who chose not to believe in Jesus.
However, those who believe will be glad to see their Savior.
So I’d be OK if I don’t bother to mow the grass for one more day?
“Judgment Day on May 21, 2011 will occur because the bible declares it”
Hmmm. Does he cite a book, chapter and verse?
RE: Hmmm. Does he cite a book, chapter and verse?
Nope, he makes his conclusion based on the arcane art of Biblical Numerology.
But the fact that it ended today rather than tomorrow - as predicted - would be funny.
I just looked at the time in Sydney, Australia, it is already TOMORROW (May 21, 2011) in the Land Down Under as I write this. Has anything happened there yet?
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“Lets just hope Campy doesnt (use) a gun or some pills to ensure that tomorrow is for sure his his last day.”
I’m ashamed to say that I won’t mind if he does.
Lock the thread! That comment WILL NOT me topped!
I am very concerned for Mr. Camping and his followers. His Bible understanding is flawed and he is preaching a flawed message. He and his believers are in danger of suffering a grave spiritual crisis.
“A wise man’s heart discerns both time and judgement” Ecc. 8:5 is the basis for his entire doctrine, and yet this passage is found in the context of how a God-fearing man ought to respond to a worldly king. Romans 13 is very similar to this passage in ideas.
When a person begins a preaching stance on scripture that has been taken out of context, he/she always runs the risk of becoming out of sink with the whole of the teachings of the inspired Word.
Those who have more rightly divided the Word of Truth need to be prepared to help the many who will suffer spiritual disillusion because of Mr. Camping’s false teaching.
I don’t think this is going to happ ...... (static)
sink=sync Oops!!! LOL! :)
Hope Camping doesn’t kill himself in embarrassment on May 22.
I’d like to see him stick around for the crow dinner.
I prefer to mock all 3 as morons.