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Apocalypse not now: The Rapture fails to materialise
The Guardian ^ | 05/21/2011 | David Batty

Posted on 05/21/2011 6:45:00 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

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To: GailA

There was one false prophet who said “Islam is a relgion of peace.”


101 posted on 05/21/2011 9:38:03 AM PDT by Terry Mross (Only a SECOND party will get my vote.)
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To: Golden Eagle
You really believe Camping's followers paid for 100 radio stations to air their claims 24/7? Who told you that, if I might ask?

Here's an excerpt from Wikipedia (not the best source in the world, but convenient)...

"Family Radio (aka Family Stations Inc.) began obtaining FM broadcasting licenses on commercial frequencies early in FM's history, and by 2006, was ranked 19th among top broadcast companies in number of radio stations owned. Currently, Family Radio's affiliates in New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, and San Francisco are on prime commercial frequencies and the licenses of these stations alone may be worth hundreds of millions of dollars if sold today."

Family Radio/Family Stations has no commercials and is funded entirely by donations.

102 posted on 05/21/2011 9:47:06 AM PDT by The Citizen Soldier (I will always remember exactly where I was when Obama made his NCAA picks.)
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To: moehoward
Here's a bit about this very subject.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3nRjlK3jfY

Monty Python did this sketch years later in “The Secret Policeman's Other Ball” also with some other actors.

103 posted on 05/21/2011 9:49:14 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: The Citizen Soldier

Thanks, I’ll say a prayer that someone who speaks the true Gospel might in light of these events now take over that platform.


104 posted on 05/21/2011 9:52:52 AM PDT by Golden Eagle
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To: EvasiveManuever

There will be a lot of surprised people on that day! You have the right to your opinion of course but I would hardly call Paul an American huckster


105 posted on 05/21/2011 10:03:14 AM PDT by Mom MD (Jesus is the Light of the world!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I bought 3 matching end of the world rapture suits with the full “CAMPING” gear


106 posted on 05/21/2011 10:04:07 AM PDT by woofie
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe so few were called that nobody noticed.

;)


107 posted on 05/21/2011 10:04:45 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: moehoward

Sorry for the error but I finally found the sketch and it was from the original “The Secret Policeman’s Ball” ( 1979 ). Heavy traffic at this link for obvious reasons.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hJQ18S6aag


108 posted on 05/21/2011 10:19:08 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Golden Eagle
Thanks, I’ll say a prayer that someone who speaks the true Gospel might in light of these events now take over that platform.

Me too. I think we do well to begin by remembering Jesus' command to come to Him as a child. He made salvation available, and so clear and understandable, that children can believe.

When men elevate themselves and profess some higher understanding (thus making others depend on them instead of Christ) we can pretty sure it is not of God.

God Bless.

109 posted on 05/21/2011 10:20:20 AM PDT by The Citizen Soldier (I will always remember exactly where I was when Obama made his NCAA picks.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“www.familyradio.com/index2.html”

because the server where this page is located isn’t responding.


110 posted on 05/21/2011 10:20:41 AM PDT by traumer
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To: SeekAndFind

It would be funny if a big group of, say, college kids, did a flash mob “planking” party in a highly visible public square. They could be the ones who weren’t raptured. (If you don’t know what “planking” is, here’s a very funny youtube demonstration...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRHnTFesv7c).


111 posted on 05/21/2011 10:24:14 AM PDT by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: The Citizen Soldier
When men elevate themselves and profess some higher understanding (thus making others depend on them instead of Christ) we can pretty sure it is not of God.

Very well said, and the litmus test I often apply myself. Are the teaching the Word, as it is written, or applying heir own self serving addendums. Thanks for your chat, and may the Lord Bless you in all ways today as well.

112 posted on 05/21/2011 10:34:27 AM PDT by Golden Eagle
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To: chickenlips
Since Camper also “prophesied” huge rolling earthquakes all across the land as the faithful are raptured, shouldn't it be a fairly simple thing for his followers to see and understand that there have been no such earthquakes?
113 posted on 05/21/2011 10:41:00 AM PDT by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: commonguymd
Wonder how the dingdong will feel tomorrow, the one that spent 140000 of his life savings on billboards and bus placards. Dope.

He's probably laughing all the way to the bank. His nonprofit has more than $100 million in assets and reported almost $20 million in donations in 2009. Who knows how much money he's suckered out of people this year?
114 posted on 05/21/2011 10:48:09 AM PDT by The Pack Knight (Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and the world laughs at you.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The reaction of Apocalypse Today devotees to reality will indoubtedly be like the reaction of socialists to the collapse of the Soviet Union and Marxism as a serious ideology - denial.

Cognitive dissonance works for everyone - a very democratic delusion!


115 posted on 05/21/2011 10:57:32 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism - "Who-whom?")
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To: SeekAndFind
"..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..."

That would be a clue that this guy is no prophet. I wonder what excuse he will make this time?

116 posted on 05/21/2011 11:16:03 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe the Rapture occurred and he is one of the damned?


117 posted on 05/21/2011 11:59:48 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh well...there’s still Dec 21, 2012...LOL


118 posted on 05/21/2011 12:12:41 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The SF Bay will ROCK at 4:00pm when the Giants play the A’s.


119 posted on 05/21/2011 12:16:27 PM PDT by jetson
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To: catbertz

While the vast majority of Christians in the world do not believe in this Dispensationalist concept of the Rapture, it seems like the majority of Freepers do. It comes from a novel mis-reading of Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians.

I would also point out that it is also inconsistent with the long history of persecution and the Christian faith through history. Christians have given witness to their faith by accepting death and suffering since the time St Stephen was stoned to death. Jesus, who endured great suffering on our part, told us us the ‘servant is no better than the master’ so we should expect to share in this suffering too. To expect that somehow Christians should be whisked out of the world to avoid tribulation at the end seems nonsense.

Our time in this world is but a blink of an eye compared to life in the next. If we can keep faith in the promise of everlasting life from a good, eternal, almighty God, we can endure any pain or trouble in this world.


120 posted on 05/21/2011 12:37:48 PM PDT by Flying Circus
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To: lonevoice

I wasn’t aware of this prediction, but that would certainly be a pretty obvious missed prophecy that his followers would have a hard time dismissing.


121 posted on 05/21/2011 12:49:16 PM PDT by chickenlips
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To: chickenlips
Here's his earthquake prediction in one interview. In this one, he just predicts one HUGE earthquake:

'We know without any shadow of a doubt it is going to happen,' said Camping. 'There’s going to be a huge earthquake that’s going to make the big earthquake in Japan seem like a Sunday School picnic...I'll probably try to be very near a TV or a radio or something,' he said. 'I'll be interested in what's happening on the other side of the world as this begins.' dailymail.co.uk

There was another televised interview with him I saw last week where he described it in more detail, saying there would be rolling earthquakes all across the world.

I'm really curious to see how he will explain this one away and hold onto his followers. Last time, he said it was a mathematical error, for which he apologized. I don't think he can use that one twice.


122 posted on 05/21/2011 1:17:45 PM PDT by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: SeekAndFind

http://gochristfellowship.com/about-us/sermon-archives/#action=watch&series=49&sermon=170

Pastor Tom Mullins on end of the world...great sermon.


123 posted on 05/21/2011 1:18:21 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Tomorrow's headlines today:

Rapture Gone Camping!


124 posted on 05/21/2011 1:21:47 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: tjd1454
I didn't say he was right.....

I said the Lord could have decided to return today.....or tomorrow....or next week....

We don't know the hour....

...the Bible states that clearly....

...I would say Camping is a false prophet....but if he is a simpleton, or misguided man....I feel some sympathy ....

..yes, Christians might be the brunt of jokes because of this man....

..but Christians are brunt of jokes whether this man is around or not---have you watched any TV or movies lately?.....

.. no one will be joking on the real Judgement Day

125 posted on 05/21/2011 3:38:09 PM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: coton_lover

It’s true, the Rapture did happen! I’m posting from heaven right now...

Gotta say, it’s great here. And there are 72 virgins (holding beer steins in each hand) for every guy. That said, I haven’t seen a Muslim yet...

(heh heh heh)


126 posted on 05/21/2011 5:25:40 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: screaminsunshine

8:34PM Here in Georgia. Nobody raptured that I know. Camping failed again - Surprise, Surprise.


127 posted on 05/21/2011 5:46:48 PM PDT by sr4402
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To: The Pack Knight

The believer that spent his life savings in preparation for the end will be nothing but broke.


128 posted on 05/21/2011 5:56:07 PM PDT by commonguymd (Freedom is a myth anymore it seems)
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To: sr4402

Did anybody Rupture?


129 posted on 05/21/2011 5:58:41 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

RE:That would be a clue that this guy is no prophet. I wonder what excuse he will make this time?

His previous excuse was that he miscalculated. He can always use the same excuse again. There will still be fools who will believe him regardless.


130 posted on 05/21/2011 6:08:45 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: Mom MD

Which Paul?

Ron Paul??

I was talking about Huckabee the Huckster.


131 posted on 05/21/2011 8:32:20 PM PDT by EvasiveManuever (Shakespeare got it wrong. Not the lawyers... journalists.)
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To: screaminsunshine

I’ll find out at Church today ;)


132 posted on 05/22/2011 6:11:43 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: MIchaelTArchangel
Maybe the Rapture occurred and he is one of the damned?

Maybe God felt he could not compete with the great Barry...THE LIVING MESSIAH!

133 posted on 05/22/2011 6:25:25 AM PDT by jetson
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To: Guenevere
..I would say Camping is a false prophet....but if he is a simpleton, or misguided man....I feel some sympathy ....

I know little about the man beyond occasionally listening to his radio program. However, the man has a long history of setting himself in opposition to other Christians, churches and denominations.

In addition, I remember back in the early 1990's when he was hawking his book about the supposed end of the world in 1994. If the man had any genuine humility, and if he was willing to accept correction, he would have sincerely repented at that time, instead of making excuses, which was what he actually did.

Thus I doubt he can be defended as simply "misguided"; rather, he has ceaselessly promoted his unorthodox ideas all these years and convinced more than a few people to bankroll him.

134 posted on 05/22/2011 1:02:15 PM PDT by tjd1454
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