Skip to comments.Apocalypse not now: The Rapture fails to materialise
Posted on 05/21/2011 6:45:00 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Christian doomsday prophet Harold Camping looks likely to be less than rapturous after his prediction that the world would end on Saturday failed to materialise.
The 89-year-old Californian preacher had prophesied that the Rapture would begin at 6pm in each of the world's time zones, with those "saved" by Jesus ascending to heaven and the non-believers being wiped out by an earthquake rolling from city to city across the planet.
But as the deadline for the Apocalpyse passed in the Pacific islands, New Zealand and Australia, it became apparent that Camping's prediction of the end of the world was to end not with a bang but with a whimper.
Only on Twitter did the supposed armageddon sweep the world, with users expressing their mock disappointment at the lack of dead people rising from their graves.
New Zealander 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 of Melbourne was unimpressed by the lack of fire and brimstone. He tweeted: "#Rapture time here in Melbourne. A rather quiet sort of rapture if you ask me.
"Well we have had the #Rapture going for 50 minutes now. So far it hasn't interrupted my fish & chips and glass of stout."
In Brisbane, KillaJeules, was similarly disappointed by the lack of a Hollywood blockbuster ending: "So it's 6:37pm here in Brisbane, Australia. No earthquakes. No beaming up of Christians. No zombie apocalypse. No surprises haha."
Camping, a retired civil engineer, has built a multimillion-dollar, non-profit ministry based on his apocalyptic predictions. He previously predicted that the world would end in 1994.
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Damn....and I ran up all my credit cards.
I started smoking.
The days not over yet.....
Wait, does this go by Central Time or the 0 on the international date line?
I now have an over-due lieberry book.
I now have an over-due lieberry book.
Damn. I’m most depressed there won’t be any zombies to shoot.
It was a dress rehearsal.
When is dinner?
it would be wasted re most of the deaf and blind among us...
Guess what? The Bible never mentions the end of the world. See www.prophecyquestions.wordpress.com.
According to Camping, it went by time zone. So the earthquakes should've began around nine hours ago on Christmas Island. They should be hitting Moscow right about now. Everything east of Moscow should already be wiped out.
Feh. A big disappointment. Well, at least I didn't quit my job, kill my pets and blow through my savings accounts like some people did. Those folks are gonna have it pretty rough tomorrow.
Although I **WAS** tempted to leave an empty set of clothing and shoes on the doorstep of a neighbor. . .
Has anyone seen Harold Camping?
Maybe he was raptured and everyone else on the planet has been Left Behind.
The Rapture did not fail to materialize - it will materialize right on God’s schedule. Rather the false prophet failed to check his Bible before making such a prediction.....
Remindsme of On The Beach...
It’s not 6:00 pm in Kenya yet.
This will end badly for the preacher fraudster. I'm sure he has got God's attention, and not in a good way.
I'll bet he is stuffing pillowcases with cash right now, and looking for his passport. “So long suckers! Don't look for me, I got raptured.”
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