Camping is a fool, but the writer offers virtually no evidence for his charge in this article.
Camping is a loon. there will always be loons. And those who believed him are too.
Still, I can see where this is going: a “law” for our own protection. The best protection is knowing how to think critically.
This Camping loon had a First Amendment right to say these loony things. I can insist the sky will turn green on a certain date, and people can choose to believe it or not.
I have never understood suicide but especially in cases like this. Jesus is returning so kill yourself? Is that a way for the less than Holy to avoid punishment ? Doesn’t work.
Okay Lucy, looks like Charlie Brown wants another wack at kicking that football! This fool never learns.
I said on another thread that I feared there would be suicides because of this Camping idiot.
Too bad I was right!
Recall the little boy who cried “wolf”?
Only in this case he will never be right.
The article doesn’t actually document a single person dying because of the 5-21 doomsday scenario. Thus, more people died riding as a passenger with Ted Kennedy than died as a result of Camping’s false prophecies.
That’s because the rapture theory is just an escapist fantasy that’s only been around since the late 1800s. It’s a good way to disarm the Christians into doing nothing while evil grows.
Some failed to learn from the Heaven’s Gate wackos.
“The Almighty wanted to give them a chance to settle the NFL Lockout...”
“.....doomsday predictions are not going away. Many people, especially those in the New Age community, believe that 2012 will bring global cataclysm”.....
And the New Agers are taking it seriously unfortunately.
What about the real suicides and people financially wiped out by Barney Frank’s, Chris Dodd’s and ACORN’s collapse of the American economy. Not as big a concern to the AP.
If Camping and people who agreed with him want to spend their time and money warning others about judgment day, that’s for them to decide. It’s a free country.
There is an idea running through all of this mocking and criticism of Camping that society (in other words, our governmental masters) should ‘protect’ people from those like Camping. That is a fascist tyrannical idea which is un-American.