Skip to comments.Broadcaster silent as Judgment Day hours tick by (where is Harold Camping ?)
Posted on 05/21/2011 12:56:12 PM PDT by traumer
(Reuters) - With no sign his forecast of Judgment Day arriving on Saturday has come true, the 89-year-old California evangelical broadcaster and former civil engineer behind the pronouncement seemed to have gone silent.
Family Radio, the Christian stations network headed by Harold Camping which had spread his message of an approaching doomsday, was on Saturday playing recorded church music and devotional messages unrelated to the apocalypse.
Camping previously made a failed prediction Jesus Christ would return to Earth in 1994.
In his latest pronouncement, he had said doomsday would begin in Asia, but with midnight local time come and gone in Tokyo and Beijing and those cities already in the early hours of May 22, there was no sign of the apocalypse.
The Oakland, California, headquarters of the network of 66 U.S. stations, which has international affiliates and had posted billboards around the country warning of a May 21 Judgment Day, were shuttered with a sign in the door that read "This Office is Closed. Sorry we missed you!"
The headquarters, which appears to be normally closed on Saturday, was also shuttered on Friday.
Camping, whose deep sonorous voice is frequently heard on his radio network expounding the Bible, could not be reached immediately for comment on Saturday.
On Friday, the shades were drawn and no one answered the door at his house in Alameda, California.
Atheists in different parts of the country were planning celebrations and get-togethers to mark the failure of Camping's May 21 prediction to come true.
In Oakland, the same city where Camping's network is based, over 200 people gathered at an atheist convention where speakers jokingly took note of the Judgment Day pronouncement.
In New York, at least one of Camping's followers continued to hold out hope that Judgment Day would come.
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“As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool returns to his folly.”
He left a note saying “So long and thanks for all the fish”
You probably could count on two hands how many people get that one. :->
People I know are remembering not to forget their towel
Give him time. I’m sure he’ll eventually come up with an absolutely fascinating explanation as to why, er, nothing happened.
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