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APOCALYPSE NO! Amid guffaws, Doomsday "prophet" Robert Fitzpatrick (center), who spent $140,000 on Rapture get-the-word-out ads, counts down the seconds to the realization that it isn't over till it's over -- and it's NOT over


Yesterday, the doomsayer ate a simple breakfast of toast and righteous "Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain Cereal" at home and boned up on the word of the Lord with his blue Bible. He tossed a few peanuts to squirrels in his back yard, though all the animals were supposed to die later that day in a "fireball."

1 posted on 05/22/2011 9:49:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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This is what he did during the “expected final days” ( the poor deluded man )...

1) Visited his sickly mother in a Staten Island nursing home one last time and prayed to reunite with her when they went knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door.

2) After 6 p.m. came and went, Fitzpatrick blamed himself for the wrong date with Doomsday, as “God is never wrong.” He schlepped on the R train back to the Staten Island Ferry and pondered his next step.

3) Finally said : “I didn’t water my plants, I didn’t do my dishes before I left. I didn’t expect to go back home,”

(Didn’t say a word about Harold Camping and the money he spent warning people).


2 posted on 05/22/2011 9:51:20 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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Doomsayer confused

Understatement of the weekend.

3 posted on 05/22/2011 9:51:35 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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"It's not a mistake. I did what I had to do. I did what the Bible said,"

Actually I think I more closely followed what the bible says. I enjoyed the day that God has made.
4 posted on 05/22/2011 9:51:56 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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Yesterday, the doomsayer ate a simple breakfast of toast and righteous "Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain Cereal" at home

Today, he ate crow.

5 posted on 05/22/2011 9:54:08 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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Matthew 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

In other words, it's been going on since He left and will go on until He returns.
6 posted on 05/22/2011 9:54:27 AM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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8 posted on 05/22/2011 9:56:05 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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It’s insane nut cases like these that give all Christians a bad name, because left wing idiots take the actions of one or two people and attribute them to all Christians. Whereas when most muslims are violent and many commit murder the left excuses them.


12 posted on 05/22/2011 9:59:44 AM PDT by calex59
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If he bothered to read the Bible he would see that it says not even the angels in heaven will know the time..

Someone should have gone to where he lives and placed clothes like someone just stepped out of them on his lawn..Then it might have made him go under ground and not try to prophecies again.. No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Matthew 24:36

14 posted on 05/22/2011 10:02:18 AM PDT by PLD
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My attitude about all this has been, if it causes one non-believer to open a Bible or to question their own beliefs, then thats a good thing. And many now know about the Rapture so when it does come and they realize the Christians were right, they will go to their Bible to find out whats coming next and hopefully repent.


15 posted on 05/22/2011 10:08:07 AM PDT by happilymarriedmom
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This is the first time I've heard I've heard of this man; I thought Camping was the one who made the prediction but didn't really follow this story until it became national.

It's very very sad that this man was so deluded. An obviously well educated man fully believed that the end was going to happen and I think the saddest part of that story is the report stating he said:

“I don't understand why nothing is happening,” said Fitzpatrick, flipping through his Bible for clues to why Rapture failed to show up on time.
“It's not a mistake. I did what I had to do. I did what the Bible said,” he said, looking increasingly disheveled and confused as he stood in Times Square before mocking crowds.

It's too bad that a Christian didn't, at that point, offer the man compassion & love & assurance.

As to the cynics, it's all fine and good that they carried on like the heathen that they are but I bet some of them were just a tad bit anxious before yesterday. And at the end, the true end, they will still be mocking and partying and will be caught unaware. Tragic.

17 posted on 05/22/2011 10:14:04 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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Poor guy...he apparently fervently believed what he believed.
He kind of reminds me of the obammy bots—they were absolutely sure that they had found their savior.


19 posted on 05/22/2011 10:14:36 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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Exactly how is this different from AlGore except for the government funding and that Nobel Prize of course?


20 posted on 05/22/2011 10:15:12 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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When the world did not end at precisely 6 p.m. yesterday,...

Oh but it DID end precisely at 6pm yesterday.

Just a select few of us are allowed to know that however.

22 posted on 05/22/2011 10:18:30 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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HUMMMM, gave the Christian haters something to ridicule All Christians. frankly I hope they find out what it’s like to challenge GOD.


23 posted on 05/22/2011 10:18:43 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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What a sad and confusing day for this fool’s followers. That otherwise apparently functional folks are able to be deluded so deeply is amazing. I haven’t read the numbers- were there really more than a couple of hundred who believed this?


24 posted on 05/22/2011 10:19:12 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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Maybe Dumbplayer would more appropriate title.


25 posted on 05/22/2011 10:22:31 AM PDT by jerseyrocks
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> “I don’t understand why nothing is happening,” said
> Fitzpatrick, flipping through his Bible for clues to why
> Rapture failed to show up on time.

Maybe somebody tore the following verse out of his Bible.

Mark 13:32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.

Now, if the Lord Jesus, God in the flesh (!) didn’t know when He was returning, how was THIS clown supposed to know?


26 posted on 05/22/2011 10:22:53 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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I feel sorry for this poor, deluded man. OTOH, I think Camping has a lot of ‘splainin to do - to God.


30 posted on 05/22/2011 10:30:59 AM PDT by iceskater (11/2/10 - the beginning of the beginning of restoration.)
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I get no joy from this picture.

My heart goes out to him. Yes, he fell for a lie. But he’s a victim just like if he fell for a Nigerian scam. He’s lost his life savings. That’s so sad. And the people with him - they may never come to real understanding of Jesus Christ because of this.


33 posted on 05/22/2011 10:36:10 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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After 6 p.m. came and went, Fitzpatrick blamed himself for the wrong date with Doomsday, as "God is never wrong."

You didn't do anything wrong, Robert. The world did end yesterday. Just not in this universe.

34 posted on 05/22/2011 10:37:47 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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