Skip to comments.U.S. Judgment Day forecaster sets new doomsday date of October 21 (Camping just won't stop)
Posted on 05/24/2011 6:54:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) The evangelical Christian broadcaster whose much-ballyhooed Judgement Day prophecy went conspicuously unfulfilled on Saturday has a simple explanation for what went wrong -- he miscalculated.
Instead of the world physically coming to an end on May 21 with a great, cataclysmic earthquake, as he had predicted, Harold Camping, 89, said he now believes his forecast is playing out "spiritually," with the actual apocalypse set to occur five months later, on October 21.
Camping, who launched a doomsday countdown in which some followers spent their life's savings in anticipation of being swept into heaven, issued his correction during an appearance on his "Open Forum" radio show from Oakland, California.
The headquarters of Camping's Family Radio network of 66 U.S. stations had been shuttered over the weekend with a sign on the door that read, "This Office is Closed. Sorry we missed you!"
During a sometimes rambling, 90-minute discourse that included a question-and-answer session with reporters, Camping said he felt bad that Saturday had come and gone without the Rapture he had felt so certain would take place.
Reflecting on scripture afterward, Camping said it "dawned" on him that a "merciful and compassionate God" would spare humanity from "hell on Earth for five months" by compressing the physical apocalypse into a shorter time frame.
But he insisted that October 21 has always been the end-point of his own End Times chronology, or at least, his latest chronology.
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Seriously, he should read the Bible. It's even more infallible than he thinks.
He ‘misunderestimated’ Jesus...........
So will he keep the billboards up and just paper over the May with Oct.?
Fool me once, shame on you.
Fool me twice, shame on me.
I think camping now considers this prediction business his life’s work ( or what’s left of his life since he’s closing in on 90 ).
If October 21 comes and nothing happens, he’ll continue moving the date forward until he dies...
RE: Fool me once, shame on you.
Fool me twice, shame on me.
Can we add another one for “Fool me Thrice”?
His children should put this pathetic publicity hound in a nice nursing home with plenty of jig-saw puzzles. He is an offense to Jesus, who plainly taught that no one will know the day or the hour of Judgment Day.
If you continuously tell people, “The world will end tomorrow!”, eventually you will be right..............
I must be a prophet since I predicted this bozo would go with the “miscalcuated” excuse.
This blows me away. Camping believes in the Bible - except for the part that says he is wasting all his time and money. Good thing the guy is 89 or this craziness would continue for years like since 1994 - oh wait..
RE: He misunderestimated Jesus...........
Actually, he overestimated himself.
He miscalculated Jesus’ teachings :)
he ought to change his name to chicken little
I wonder whether the guy, a devoted Camping follower, who spent $140,000 of his life’s savings warning people about the apocalypse will spend more of his money for October 21...
Someone ought to ask him...
So on 10/22, Armageddon, no really, G-d says it’s gonna be hammer time, huh? Hmmm, 1+0+2+2=5, Joe DiMaggio wore #5. Coincidence? (all together now) I THINK NOT! What did Joltin’ Joe know and when did he know it? Conjuring up half baked theories is too easy.
He’s unhinged amill. The Bible means... whatever.
Liberals are constantly predicting the end of the world, only they call it Global Warmning.
In 1988, Ted Danson predicted we had 10 years of life on Earth because the oceans would be “dead” by that time...
This sure makes a lot of Americans look STUPID, only such an extreme MINORITY would even believe this though. Still, that is the image it has overseas. Very sad. Almost outrageous. They guy is almost getting me pissed off as Fred Phelps does.
The same progs who smear this guy, will follow Al Gore off the cliff. Progs; the spawn of liberal inbreeding.