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Controversial preacher Harold Camping dies at 92
Kake.com ^ | 12/16/2013

Posted on 12/16/2013 7:02:09 PM PST by Borges

OAKLAND, Calif. - The radio preacher who predicted "Judgment Day" would come in May 2011 has died in northern California.

A statement released late Monday by his Family Radio network says Harold Camping "passed on to glory" at 5:30 p.m. PT Sunday. He was 92. The statement revealed Camping had a fall at his home November 30, but he was in weak health due to a stroke since 2011.

Camping gained a national following through the Family Radio network of stations he helped found in 1959. He conducted daily on-air Bible studies and hosted a nightly "Open Forum" call-in show about Bible questions. The network includes a station in Emporia.

But Camping became an international laughingstock when he warned "Judgment Day" would occur May 21, 2011 with the second coming of Jesus Christ. He went on to say the world would end October 21, 2011.

Camping admitted to reporters he was "flabbergasted" when his prediction proved false. Donations to his ministry dropped noticeably after that, and Family Radio was forced to sell several of its most powerful FM stations to stay afloat financially.

The Family Radio statement notes Camping is survived by a wife of 71 years.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; californiaofcourse; christians; haroldcamping; obituary; pastor; prophecy
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1 posted on 12/16/2013 7:02:09 PM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

His last day.


2 posted on 12/16/2013 7:04:15 PM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Borges

What no prediction of his own demise.


3 posted on 12/16/2013 7:04:33 PM PST by Fzob (Jesus + anything = nothing, Jesus + nothing = everything)
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To: Borges

Je should have seen this coming and had a going away fundraiser


4 posted on 12/16/2013 7:05:59 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Borges

rest in peace.


5 posted on 12/16/2013 7:07:35 PM PST by dadfly
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To: Borges

May we have our next caller please.


6 posted on 12/16/2013 7:09:12 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: Borges

I don’t doubt that he believed that Jesus Christ was the Son of God who was crucified and resurrected, he was a Christian man. He certainly got carried away with the attempted prophesy, though. I’ll take the high road and say that he meant well, however wrongheaded it invariably turned out to be.


7 posted on 12/16/2013 7:10:24 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Borges; a fool in paradise

2nd of the 2nd three (Ray Price was 1st.) I’m going into hiding.

Donations are still accepted. Please call our 800 number. Operators are waiting.


8 posted on 12/16/2013 7:12:06 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Borges

While I wish him peaceful eternal rest, we will now never know when the world will end.


9 posted on 12/16/2013 7:14:07 PM PST by Larry Lucido (If you like all your base, you can keep all your base. - CATS)
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To: Borges

Rest In Peace. No need for predictions any more, pal. All has been revealed to you.


10 posted on 12/16/2013 7:15:47 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Borges

Look for 92 duplicate threads. The first one has just appeared. What is this, some kinda competition?


11 posted on 12/16/2013 7:15:57 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: RegulatorCountry

I think he finally got the idea that whatever was whispering these doom prophecies to him, was lying. That’s how God showed him, graciously, that he was wrong.


12 posted on 12/16/2013 7:18:25 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Larry Lucido

Did he set a second date?


13 posted on 12/16/2013 7:18:40 PM PST by Gamecock (There are not just two ways to respond to God but three: irreligion, religion, and the gospel. (TK))
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To: Borges

There’ll be 92 apologies for these TV/radio money hustlers with the Bibles in their hands.


14 posted on 12/16/2013 7:19:55 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Borges
The radio preacher who predicted "Judgment Day" would come in May 2011 has died in northern California.

Well, for himself, he was only off by a little over two-and-a-half years.

15 posted on 12/16/2013 7:20:57 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: Borges

Judgement Day


16 posted on 12/16/2013 7:21:44 PM PST by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: Borges

The radio network will be parted out by whoever owns it next, for taxes and stuff


17 posted on 12/16/2013 7:22:03 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

AMEN and AMEN!


18 posted on 12/16/2013 7:22:09 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: Revolting cat!

TV/radio money hustlers with bibles in their hands are entering the kingdom of heaven quicker than secularist pharisees are.


19 posted on 12/16/2013 7:22:21 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Larry Lucido
Camping admitted to reporters he was "flabbergasted" when his prediction proved false. Donations to his ministry dropped noticeably after that, and Family Radio was forced to sell several of its most powerful FM stations to stay afloat financially.

I'd say he was fortunate to be alive now and the above was the worst thing to happen. Back in the old days they would have stoned him on May 22nd, 2011!

20 posted on 12/16/2013 7:22:24 PM PST by Gamecock (There are not just two ways to respond to God but three: irreligion, religion, and the gospel. (TK))
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To: Borges

He has competition from Paul Begley in the “prediction” racket.
94.7 wfme is now a country music station due to Camping.
Much to the wails of all three listeners in my immediate area.

Anyone recall his 1990’s prediction?


21 posted on 12/16/2013 7:22:48 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Revolting cat!

some actress died today I think she was also in her 90’s


22 posted on 12/16/2013 7:22:49 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Borges

The Bible says there are signs of when the second coming will be but it also says that no person knows when. It is completely non Biblical to say you know.


23 posted on 12/16/2013 7:23:18 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Gamecock

He got fooled by a number of these pranks from hell. He finally got a clue.


24 posted on 12/16/2013 7:23:58 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Many people are permanent exiles to the Religion Forum, without this thread they would never know!


25 posted on 12/16/2013 7:24:14 PM PST by Gamecock (There are not just two ways to respond to God but three: irreligion, religion, and the gospel. (TK))
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To: Revolting cat!

Harold’s last day on earth. The end time prophet has met his maker. No more need for matching and passing numbers around. No more cockamayme ideas curving and carving and stretching and twisting the Bible into a pretzel. This world has lost a calm winded kook. May he rest in peace.


26 posted on 12/16/2013 7:24:51 PM PST by shineon (.)
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To: null and void

Only God knows for sure, but I think he was a Christian.

I watched him over the years drift deeper into his prophetic error.


27 posted on 12/16/2013 7:25:02 PM PST by jimbobfoster
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To: Gamecock

For real..He’d have been better off giving out donations to the Human Fund.


28 posted on 12/16/2013 7:25:35 PM PST by Larry Lucido (If you like all your base, you can keep all your base. - CATS)
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To: yarddog

We’ll know the season but no man knows the day, is what scripture tells us.


29 posted on 12/16/2013 7:25:39 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: GeronL

She was in the first three.


30 posted on 12/16/2013 7:29:53 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: yarddog
Amen!


31 posted on 12/16/2013 7:30:51 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: Larry Lucido

Well we know it ended for him.


32 posted on 12/16/2013 7:31:53 PM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Revolting cat!

There’s another 3? dang


33 posted on 12/16/2013 7:33:13 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Borges

Doesn’t he have a son to carry on the money grubbing? It’s a generational career choice in this racket (do I need to list the names?)


34 posted on 12/16/2013 7:33:53 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Gamecock
Permanent exiles to or from the Religion Forum?
35 posted on 12/16/2013 7:34:51 PM PST by The Grammarian
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To: GeronL

Peter O’Toole, Joan Fontaine, Tom Laughlin, in the past two days.

Ray Price and Saint Camping today.


36 posted on 12/16/2013 7:37:52 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: GeronL; All

Joan Fontaine was prob the actress you mean.

When WWIQ 106.9 in Philly went from Camping’s company to Merlin Broadcasting—and a conserv talk format that has since come and gone—they “stunted” by playing REM’s It’s The End of the World As We Know It.

Camping’s prediction was that in each time zone there would be an earthquake; REM’s song starts, “that’s great, it starts with an earthquake...”

The parody religion Church of the SubGenius also predicted a given time for what they called the Rupture in which the UFOs would carry away the elect at 7 am (in what time zone?) on July 5, 1998. It came and went and they later said they got the year upside down. Thus, I guess it’ll be in 8661 instead.


37 posted on 12/16/2013 7:39:27 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Borges

Interesting that he had a stroke in November 2011 after spouting about the End of the World in May 2011. Some people have minor strokes before the big one. Perhaps his mind was not all their in May 2011 when he said outlandish statements.


38 posted on 12/16/2013 7:41:25 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: raccoonradio

lol


39 posted on 12/16/2013 7:45:16 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Revolting cat!

It’s a generational career choice in this racket

Billy Graham’s son is the same way. Why can’t these kids think for themselves career wise. I always question military, actors and other “family careers”. Oh and don’t forget the worst….politicians.


40 posted on 12/16/2013 7:45:30 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: raccoonradio

Actually they did come and take the elect in 1998, unfortunately they were cows


41 posted on 12/16/2013 7:46:05 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Revolting cat!

fingers crossed

not me, not me...


42 posted on 12/16/2013 7:47:24 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: napscoordinator

You are pretty ignorant.


43 posted on 12/16/2013 7:53:41 PM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty and Let the the Stupid AmericanTaxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

thank you for sharing.....


44 posted on 12/16/2013 7:57:01 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: chicagolady; napscoordinator

You tell ‘em lady. :)


45 posted on 12/16/2013 7:59:14 PM PST by Errant
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To: chicagolady

I know you slobber all over Ryan. Sheesh you have zero principles.


46 posted on 12/16/2013 7:59:30 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Gamecock

“I’d say he was fortunate to be alive now and the above was the worst thing to happen. Back in the old days they would have stoned him on May 22nd, 2011!”

Charles Taze Russell didn’t get stoned, Jehovia’s Witnesses are based on his teachings, he also predicted the date for the end of the world.

Joe Smith, another false prophet also predicted the end of the world but wasn’t around on the “due date”, having been killed in a gun fight while trying to break out of jail. Yep, Joe was armed too.


47 posted on 12/16/2013 7:59:31 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Borges

Thank God!


48 posted on 12/16/2013 8:00:09 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: Errant

Stop swallowing her nonsense. It makes you as cheap as “she” is.


49 posted on 12/16/2013 8:00:17 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Borges
Harold Camping camping.


50 posted on 12/16/2013 8:03:03 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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