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A "flabbergasted" Harold Camping talks about his end-of-the-world call ^ | 5/24/11 |

Posted on 05/24/2011 7:02:57 AM PDT by raccoonradio

To clear up one question: no donations will be returned, since Family Radio principal Camping says the money was given to spread the gospel, and that work will continue. He devoted his entire 90-minute "Open Forum" Monday night (5/23) to questions about what really happened last Saturday. He reiterated his belief that the world truly is going to end on October 21, and as far as he’s concerned, Judgment Day really did occur on May 21.

Why were there no terrible earthquakes and disasters over the weekend? Because, he says, God decided not to make people suffer through the next five months. Camping, who is not a minister, began talking about the Bible on his call-in talkshow decades ago, and that evolved into today's extensive network of Family Radio Christian stations, to spread Christianity. Camping also predicted the end of the world in 1994, then decided he had made a mathematical error. Today he acknowledged that some of his own staff didn't accept the May 21 and October 21 dates.

Family Radio’s international projects manager Matt Tuter tells the Christian Post that he blames the Family Radio board: “They are the ones responsible for this mess." Tuter says Camping has actually predicted The End about ten times in the past.

TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: familyradio; haroldcamping; rapture; talkradio
He's predicted The End 10 times? He's 0 for 10. As for "some" of the Family Radio staff not accepting the 5/21 and 10/21 dates, how about at least 80 per cent? As for major disasters not happening over the weekend, well there was the Joplin tornado etc. but certainly no major earthquakes every hour on the hour, starting at 5:59 pm in each time zone.
1 posted on 05/24/2011 7:03:01 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Cheer up Harold. It’s not the end of the world.

2 posted on 05/24/2011 7:04:37 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges


He’s going to wish it had.

You wanta bet some of those folks who sold everything and sent him their $$$ will be getting lawyers?

3 posted on 05/24/2011 7:13:55 AM PDT by Mrs.Z
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To: raccoonradio

May 21? Did we say anything about May 21, never heard of it.

>>After Harold Camping’s failed rapture prediction made headlines, Family Radio redesigned its website Monday and erased the soothsayer’s writings that warn people of the May 21 Judgment Day.Shortly after midnight Monday, Family Radio launched an overhaul of its website, removing any mention of Camping’s end of the world predictions.

>>Gone is the prominent banner on Family Radio’s homepage reading, “Judgment Day, May 21, 2011, The Bible Guarantees It!” Gone is the countdown clock showing how many days left until the predicted rapture. And gone are the website links to Family Radio’s written, video and audio materials on the May 21 Judgment Day

4 posted on 05/24/2011 7:16:55 AM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: Mrs.Z

Perhaps it’s the end of the world as HE knows it...

5 posted on 05/24/2011 7:16:55 AM PDT by brytlea (If you don't know what APOD is you'd better find out!)
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To: Borges

That’s one of the funniest things I’ve heard in a while. Thanks.

6 posted on 05/24/2011 7:18:04 AM PDT by all the best
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To: Borges

Flabbergasted? He is now recalculating and now sets a new date for the rapture : October 21, 2011


What’s this obsession with the number 21 anyway?

7 posted on 05/24/2011 7:23:01 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: Borges
Apparently not flabbergasted enough to make another unscriptural prediction. Guy won't learn. The Bible says even the Son of Man doesn't know the time, only the Father (Mark 13:32).

Two things:

One, good: he's bringing attention to a relevant issue - we are near the end of the present age (not the end of the world, only the end of the world as we now know it (much better later)).

Two, not so good: he may be helping people to scoff at the notion of being prepared for Jesus' sudden return by making these unbiblical and unsound predictions.

8 posted on 05/24/2011 7:24:28 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: SeekAndFind

He will go 0 for 11 in these predictions

9 posted on 05/24/2011 7:25:36 AM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: raccoonradio

They should put Al Gore on there with him. He will straigten him out.

10 posted on 05/24/2011 7:55:14 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: raccoonradio; All

Jesus' words apply to the Mayans, the Jehovah's Witness, and to all the jerk-off hucksters who hide behind the gospel for their own personal gain at the expense of others.

The Bible warns us to be on guard against false prophets, and exhorts us to hold every declaration and teaching up to the Scriptures to see whether or not it stands up to God's absolutes. Jesus commanded us to think for ourselves and be careful, lest we be led astray.

If those people had simply thought for themselves and compared what this snake oil salesman said to what Jesus really said about the end of the world- that no man would know when it was going to arrive, and that it would come unexpectedly as a thief in the night, and that each of us is responsible for being alert and watchful for the signs- then they wouldn't be crying and moaning about this right now.

11 posted on 05/24/2011 9:11:23 AM PDT by 60Gunner (Ma'am, that is not a seizure. That is a dance move.)
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To: raccoonradio

I’m flabbergasted this clown is trying to make another prediction - after failing on now three previous occasions.

12 posted on 05/24/2011 9:18:36 AM PDT by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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Much more than three, more like ten.

At least I understand the $100 million spent on the May 21
billboards may not have necessarily be financed by donations from believers—some, yes, but not all. Tom Taylor’s column says Family Radio’s sale of a couple radio stations was a big part of the billboard rentals, etc.

13 posted on 05/24/2011 9:26:38 AM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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How were those stations acquired in the first place - through donations by believers. The news was full of people who spent their life savings paying for bill boards and advertizements and today have nothing but the shirts on their backs.

14 posted on 05/24/2011 9:33:49 AM PDT by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: brytlea

Should be the end of his network.....

15 posted on 05/25/2011 11:15:23 AM PDT by whatisthetruth
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