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One day to go! Harold Camping is counting down to the rapture (May 21, 2011 is upon us)
Washington Times ^ | 05/20/2011 | Frank Raj

Posted on 05/20/2011 6:37:51 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

In truth, the ideas and images in men’s minds are the invisible powers that constantly govern them. - John Locke, English philosopher, physician

The American evangelicals whose frenzied scriptural arithmetic points to the Second Coming of Christ 2,000 years after his birth are engaged in an activity which has been threatening the stability of the Christian Church since the second century; they are trying to align God’s calendar with man’s. - Damian Thompson, author, ‘The End of Time’

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MIDDLE EAST, INDIA, May 19, 2011 —I bumped into Harold Camping when I came across his book ‘1994?’

Since he put a question mark at the end of the title I didn’t write him off completely because much of what he talks and writes about is certainly found in the Bible.

SNIP SNIP

In fact 1 Thess 5: 2 says, “for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.”

But Camping figures it’s okay to work out the year and the month and in fact goes on and tells us both a month, a day and an hour - he says Jesus' return will probably happen with a massive earthquake around 6pm on May 21, 2011 in which ever part of the world you are!

America is full of 'experts' in every field you can think of and at the age of 89, Camping cannot be denied his expertise in the Bible, which he claims he has researched for most of his life.

He is basically telling people they cannot take the plain meaning of what is said in the Bible to understand the scriptures, but with his God given key he can, while everyone else has misinterpreted when the end times will happen.

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KEYWORDS: endoftheworld; endtimes; eotw; haroldcamping; nexttimeforsure; nutjob; prophecy; rapture
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1 posted on 05/20/2011 6:37:54 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

My daughter's wedding is Sunday and the rehearsal is Saturday. I hope we can squeeze it in..............

2 posted on 05/20/2011 6:41:48 AM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: SeekAndFind
What if I'm in an airplane flying over the earthquake?
3 posted on 05/20/2011 6:41:57 AM PDT by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: Red Badger

Either way, you’ll be at a wedding feast...


4 posted on 05/20/2011 6:42:26 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: starlifter

And there’s a asteroid heading your way?..............


5 posted on 05/20/2011 6:42:41 AM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: MrB

Yeah, but I paid for one of them already!...................


6 posted on 05/20/2011 6:43:29 AM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: Red Badger
But it misses me...
7 posted on 05/20/2011 6:43:36 AM PDT by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: starlifter

What if your airplane flies across the International dateline?............


8 posted on 05/20/2011 6:45:37 AM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: SeekAndFind

What time will this hit the midwest? If I’m going to die, I won’t cut the grass, but if not, how long should I wait until I know the end isn’t going to happen tomorrow? I don’t want to cut the grass in the dark, and I can’t do it on Sunday. It’s been raining a lot and I really need to get at it if the world doesn’t end.


9 posted on 05/20/2011 6:45:59 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Our Constitution: the new Inconvenient Truth)
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To: SeekAndFind

Can’t wait to hear Camping’s excuses on May 22nd for why the rapture didn’t happen.


10 posted on 05/20/2011 6:46:50 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: SeekAndFind

The world cannot end until the Cubs are one strike away from winning the World Series.


11 posted on 05/20/2011 6:47:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Red Badger

He paid more...


12 posted on 05/20/2011 6:47:36 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Red Badger
Good point. Then it will be over before it happens, but then I can come back after it happens.

Excellent!!!

13 posted on 05/20/2011 6:47:50 AM PDT by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: Red Badger; starlifter

If I’m time traveling to, say, 1940...do I get left behind?


14 posted on 05/20/2011 6:48:02 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: SeekAndFind

Camping is proof that not all the bedbugs are in the bed linens.


15 posted on 05/20/2011 6:48:32 AM PDT by ZULU (Lindsey Graham is a nanometrical pustule of pusillanimous putrescence)
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To: SeekAndFind

What will happen to the folks in the Space Shuttle?


16 posted on 05/20/2011 6:48:46 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Longbow1969

I find it amusing that both Camping, in predicting the Day of the Lord, and Bell, denying the Day,

both are fulfilling end times prophecies of the increase of false prophets.


17 posted on 05/20/2011 6:49:08 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: starlifter

Better hope your pilot and the ground crew are bad people, otherwise, you’ll be landing that thing yourself...maybe.


18 posted on 05/20/2011 6:49:08 AM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: Larry Lucido
Good question...will you have a round trip ticket?
19 posted on 05/20/2011 6:49:40 AM PDT by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: stuartcr

“bad people”... amusing, the assumption behind the corollary to this is that all “good people” (whose standard?) will be gone.


20 posted on 05/20/2011 6:51:22 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Larry Lucido
If I’m time traveling to, say, 1940...do I get left behind?

Don't know but I suggest you invest in XEROX.

21 posted on 05/20/2011 6:55:22 AM PDT by super7man
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To: Right Wing Assault
What time will this hit the midwest? If I’m going to die, I won’t cut the grass, but if not, how long should I wait until I know the end isn’t going to happen tomorrow? I don’t want to cut the grass in the dark, and I can’t do it on Sunday. It’s been raining a lot and I really need to get at it if the world doesn’t end.

Well, I think Camping says the rapture is coming on May 21st and will be kicked off by earthquakes. I don't think the world is supposed to end till October. So, assuming you've missed the boat and aren't zipped off to heaven on Saturday, you'll probably still have to attend to your yard till the whole words implodes sometime in Oct. Now this assumes the earthquakes didn't destroy your lawn or lawn care equipment. Even at that though, if you've been skipped over on rapture day and now realize the world will end in a few months, are you really going to feel motivated to mow the grass?

22 posted on 05/20/2011 6:56:41 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m not mowing my lawn until Sunday.


23 posted on 05/20/2011 6:56:53 AM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: SeekAndFind
I heard two stories this morning about entreprenurs exploiting the opportunity:
One fellow is selling "Pet Care" for those who on Saturday will be taken up by the Lord into the sky. His sales pitch goes: "Who will take care of your beloved pets after you are gone? For just $500 those of us left behind will ensure the continued care of your pets."

Apparently he's sold 200 contracts to the followers.


Another one says that it would be environmentally irresponsible to leave food in the refrigerator to spoil after you have ascended to the sky. He is selling a service whereby he will ensure that the leftover food is collected and distributed to the left-behind poor.
24 posted on 05/20/2011 6:56:53 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Longbow1969

RE: Can’t wait to hear Camping’s excuses on May 22nd for why the rapture didn’t happen.

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Harold Camping wrote a farewell letter to his staff and followers. You can read it here:

http://money.cnn.com/news/economy/storysupplement/harold_camping/?iid=EL


25 posted on 05/20/2011 6:57:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: dfwgator
What will happen to the folks in the Space Shuttle?

I guess they'll be able to wave at the elect as they fly by.

26 posted on 05/20/2011 6:58:56 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: super7man

I was thinking of a Packard dealership. I figure, second time’s a charm.


27 posted on 05/20/2011 6:59:03 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: MrB

How true


28 posted on 05/20/2011 6:59:53 AM PDT by Just A Reader
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To: SeekAndFind

I heard on the radio this morning that, although everyone of Camping’s flock have divested themselves of their money and posessions, Camping himself has yet to do so.


29 posted on 05/20/2011 7:00:11 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: starlifter
What if I'm in an airplane flying over the earthquake?

Hope the pilot's an atheist.

30 posted on 05/20/2011 7:01:13 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: SeekAndFind

Attention seeking fools like this are what is driving the Secular World away from the church.


31 posted on 05/20/2011 7:01:22 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: Larry Lucido

Well, yeah, you’ll haveta live thru WWII, Korea and Vietnam all over again............but the Beatles will be cool..............


32 posted on 05/20/2011 7:03:05 AM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Well we certainly don’t have to worry about losing any politicians to the rapture.


33 posted on 05/20/2011 7:03:28 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

The earthquake poses a dilemma.

Should we be huddled under a sturdy table at 5:58 to protect us from the earthquake? But if we’re raptured, won’t we bump our head if we’re under the table?

Who knew it would be this confusing!


34 posted on 05/20/2011 7:04:18 AM PDT by Hoodlum91 (There's a strange odor coming from the White House. Smells like BO.)
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To: MrB
both are fulfilling end times prophecies of the increase of false prophets.

I'm not so sure we are seeing an increase in false prophets. Charlatans like Camping have been predicting the end of the world forever. Camping himself predicted the same thing back in 1994. Look up date setters and you'll see a long and rich history of these types of con men.

Yes, one day we will have an increase in false prophets, but I don't think that time is now. Camping is just a run of the mill lying hack, and his followers are gullible fools who are so desperate to believe the end is near that they will trust almost anything he says. Human nature is what it is, and this type of thing has been the norm throughout human history.

35 posted on 05/20/2011 7:04:59 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969

Decisions, decisions!


36 posted on 05/20/2011 7:06:10 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Our Constitution: the new Inconvenient Truth)
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To: Longbow1969

“Can’t wait to hear Camping’s excuses on May 22nd for why the rapture didn’t happen.”

Well, he came to it via the Bible and some math.

I think he forgot to carry the 1.


37 posted on 05/20/2011 7:06:47 AM PDT by Hoodlum91 (There's a strange odor coming from the White House. Smells like BO.)
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To: Red Badger

And Barbara Stanwyck will be young and hot!


38 posted on 05/20/2011 7:06:54 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: MrB

I know, it is amazing, isn’t it? Because we then will hear over and over “Where is the promise of His coming?”

And with Obama throwing Israel under the bus, it is all lining up just as He said it would!

Maranatha!


39 posted on 05/20/2011 7:08:10 AM PDT by Shelayne
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To: Larry Lucido

Everyone will be the perfect representation of our internal blueprint, no flaws or errors.


40 posted on 05/20/2011 7:08:10 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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41 posted on 05/20/2011 7:09:07 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Hoodlum91
That was Homer Simpson's excuse. He left out one disciple.


42 posted on 05/20/2011 7:09:45 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: dfwgator
The world cannot end until the Cubs are one strike away from winning the World Series.

In 2003 the Cubs and Red Sox were both in their leagues' championship series. I was predicting the "End of the World" Series if both progressed.

43 posted on 05/20/2011 7:10:51 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! Tea Party extremism is a badge of honor.)
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44 posted on 05/20/2011 7:10:53 AM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: Shelayne

2 Peter 3

3 First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. 4 They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” 5 But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water. 6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. 7 By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.


45 posted on 05/20/2011 7:11:09 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: dfwgator

LMAO at Huckabee


46 posted on 05/20/2011 7:13:21 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Larry Lucido

I’m buying the Bletchley Park computer.


47 posted on 05/20/2011 7:18:57 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Larry Lucido

So will Joan Crawford.................


48 posted on 05/20/2011 7:20:15 AM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: COBOL2Java

This repeats what some Jehovah Witnesses did in the late 1970’s. Was that Camping, too?


49 posted on 05/20/2011 7:21:06 AM PDT by steve8714 (Firing Federal Bureaucrats would have a 100,000x beneficial effect on the deficit, maybe more.)
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To: Larry Lucido; MrB

I wonder.
Could ONE of the original twelve disciples still be alive and walking the earth?
John, maybe?
And if so, where is he?.............


50 posted on 05/20/2011 7:23:35 AM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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