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Harold Camping Spent Around $100 Million on Rapture Ads
The Atlantic wire ^ | 24 May 2011 | Caitlin Dickson

Posted on 05/24/2011 11:13:58 AM PDT by Cronos

This shockingly large number comes from Matt Tuter, international projects manager at Family Radio--the California-based Christian organization that falsely predicted the world's end this past weekend--in an interview with the Christian Post.

The bulk of the $100 million, Tuter insists, came from selling off property (their KFTL television station and a FM station), fu although there appear plenty of people who donated their life savings to the cause. Tuter, whose family first got involved with the Family Radio organization when he was a baby, was also sure to clarify that "I remember when the organization was normal!" Apparently, this was before Harold Camping became a Doomsday prophet. Tuter adds that Camping "has actually made at least 10 predictions for the end times, though only a couple were announced publicly."


TOPICS: Current Events; Other Christian
KEYWORDS: haroldcamping; nexttimeforsure; solascriptura
I'm sorry, this story just gets funnier and funnier!
1 posted on 05/24/2011 11:14:01 AM PDT by Cronos
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To: Cronos

You’d think that after a few wrong predictions he’s learn that he’s not privy to information that even Jesus flatly stated he didn’t know while on earth.


2 posted on 05/24/2011 11:17:41 AM PDT by Yet_Again
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To: Cronos

$100,000,000?!?!? Holy shit!

Anyone that would send another penny to those frauds needs their head examined!


3 posted on 05/24/2011 11:17:58 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Cronos

An old webpage about past doomsday predictions said that Camping predicted the end for 9/6/94, with the second coming on 9/27. Then he predicted it for: 9/29/94, 10/2/94, and 3/31/95. “He gave up setting dates afterwards”. Again, an OLD web page. He did set dates afterwards...

http://uwacadweb.uwyo.edu/RED_FEATHER/doomsday/1971-1997.html


4 posted on 05/24/2011 11:18:01 AM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: Cronos

“the California-based Christian organization that falsely predicted the world’s end this past weekend—in an interview with the Christian Post. “

Falsely? What if the world has really ended and we’re in a....


5 posted on 05/24/2011 11:20:18 AM PDT by mewykwistmas (Lost your job as a birther under Obama? Become a 'deather'! Where's Bin Laden's death certificate?)
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To: Cronos

What does he have for unpaid bills?


6 posted on 05/24/2011 11:20:45 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: raccoonradio

Maybe he meant the end of some world in some parallel universe? Dang, 94 — I was too young to make money off the fools, ooops, I mean help these happy to-be-raptured souls...


7 posted on 05/24/2011 11:21:25 AM PDT by Cronos (Libspeak: "Yes there is proof. And no, for the sake of privacy I am not posting it here.")
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To: Cronos

I hope this ass dies slowly. All I need is 100 grand and I could really do wonders with my house and get it the way I want (including a septic system that actually works). Meanwhile jerk offs like this waste millions.


8 posted on 05/24/2011 11:22:07 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: raccoonradio
"An old webpage about past doomsday predictions said that Camping predicted the end for 9/6/94, with the second coming on 9/27. Then he predicted it for: 9/29/94, 10/2/94, and 3/31/95. “He gave up setting dates afterwards”. Again, an OLD web page. He did set dates afterwards..."

Well heck, even a stopped clock will get it right sooner or later...

9 posted on 05/24/2011 11:22:10 AM PDT by almost done by half
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To: Cronos
And I bought a new $ 500,000.00 home & shiny new corvette!

I've got a big new house and new car for sale if anyone is interested.

Now I have to listen to my wife go on and on and on!

Pls Help!

10 posted on 05/24/2011 11:23:37 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Cronos

I heard on the radio this morning that Camping announced his math was slightly off, and that the end will NOW occur on OCTOBER 21.


11 posted on 05/24/2011 11:24:49 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Cronos
Not sure if its true or not, but I heard some even had pets put to sleep. If they are gullible enough to sale their homes and give away the money, I could believe they would do a ghastly act like that as well.
12 posted on 05/24/2011 11:25:04 AM PDT by NavyCanDo (Cain / Palin mmm mmm mmm)
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To: COBOL2Java

Wasn’t this a Simpson’s episode?


13 posted on 05/24/2011 11:27:05 AM PDT by Salamander (I'm your pain.)
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To: Cronos

Stunning if true. Not sure if you can believe this Tuter guy - does sound a bit disgruntled.


14 posted on 05/24/2011 11:29:27 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Cronos

Things are as bad as they seem. All he needs to do is get a bunch of black markers and change the date on the billboards and such to the new updated doomsday of Oct. 21.

Woohoo, that gives us another 5 months to max out our credit cards! Party hardy, yeehaw!


15 posted on 05/24/2011 11:30:10 AM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Cronos
“There's a sucker born every minute”
16 posted on 05/24/2011 11:30:32 AM PDT by McGruff (How's that Hopey Changey Thingy working out for ya?)
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To: Salamander
Wasn’t this a Simpson’s episode?

Probably. Hey! Maybe Camping's got a crayon shoved into his brain like Homer!


17 posted on 05/24/2011 11:32:27 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: McGruff

hey — I resent that remark. These are good folks who just need to give away all their money and worldly goods. I’ll cut you in for 43% if you help market these “friendly rapture-care” services :-P


18 posted on 05/24/2011 11:36:24 AM PDT by Cronos (Libspeak: "Yes there is proof. And no, for the sake of privacy I am not posting it here.")
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To: Cronos
It is not all that humorous to people that fell for this charlatan’s message and spent their life's fortune.
19 posted on 05/24/2011 11:40:32 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: KoRn
Anyone that would send another penny to those frauds needs their head examined!

Anyone that would send a penny to those frauds any televangelist needs their head examined!

20 posted on 05/24/2011 11:43:00 AM PDT by from occupied ga
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To: Outlaw Woman

True, why didn’t they give me that money instead? ;-P


21 posted on 05/24/2011 11:46:11 AM PDT by Cronos (Libspeak: "Yes there is proof. And no, for the sake of privacy I am not posting it here.")
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To: Cronos
Now that's funny FRiend. Thanks for the giggle. :)
22 posted on 05/24/2011 11:48:14 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: Outlaw Woman

on a serious note — I do feel sad for the folks duped, but the sad thing is that they should have known — Camping has done it before and will do it again if he lives longer.


23 posted on 05/24/2011 11:50:27 AM PDT by Cronos (Libspeak: "Yes there is proof. And no, for the sake of privacy I am not posting it here.")
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To: Cronos
Paid with checks post dated May 22nd?
24 posted on 05/24/2011 11:50:50 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Yet_Again

His recurring spew of high-grade manure is at least as much about collecting money, controlling followers and drawing attention to himself as it is about religion. I’m sure he believes in his predictions at some level but his accrual of followers and their money/support is what reinforces his view that he is truly on the right track.


25 posted on 05/24/2011 11:59:31 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Cronos

Who knew that the end of the world would actually help the economy!


26 posted on 05/24/2011 12:07:21 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Cronos

Yeah, but it probably wasn’t his money. It was money from dupes, and they are probably not through being duped.


27 posted on 05/24/2011 12:12:09 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Cronos

You’re right they should have known. But they fell for it. This ‘no good’ apparently mixed a bit of truth in combination with his twisted logic that many fell for it.

The most heartbreaking story I read:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2723400/posts


28 posted on 05/24/2011 12:13:02 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: pallis

Now he’ll have to have an end-of-the-world debt retirement fundraiser. And maybe start a new fundraiser for the next end of the world.


29 posted on 05/24/2011 12:15:07 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Cronos

Before everybody jumps on Pastor Camping, just a reminder:

$100 million is about the same amount that President Obama spent advertising the “stimulus”. BOTH were equally based in reality and had similar results.

Just sayin’.


30 posted on 05/24/2011 12:25:19 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Cronos

I’d like anyone and everyone associated with Family Radio to be assigned to write an essay on the topic of Epistemology.


31 posted on 05/24/2011 12:29:35 PM PDT by Liberty1970 (I stand with Israel)
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To: mewykwistmas
Falsely? What if the world has really ended and we’re in a....

Then that would explain 11/4/2008........If I had known that swearing at my 4th grade english teacher was going to result in me being sentenced to hell, I woulda just told her to shut up without adding an adjective..........

32 posted on 05/24/2011 12:38:12 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (It's a beautiful day and I'm glad I can see it in color.......)
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To: Liberty1970

Best idea I’ve seen related to this pathetic situation. Some wise man (Chesterton or Lewis?) said. “A thing worth thinking about is worth thinking all the way through”

There is a famine of logic and reason.

The one Scripture that our Lord made sure was included in his telling of the signs of the end of the age (only My Father knows) should convince any serious person that date setters are preaching another gospel.

“A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump”


33 posted on 05/24/2011 12:39:03 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory; and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Cronos; Yet_Again; KoRn; raccoonradio; mewykwistmas; Fido969; Peter from Rutland; ...

In the wee-hours of lare nite insomnia, I went looking for Mr. Camping’s TV program last nite.

Mr. Camping was back on “Open Forum”.

The program platform was different, in that there was some media people present, to which he said he would answer questions after he gave a statement.

I didn’t watch for very long.

He said he needed to make an apology and then offered what I thought was a non-apology.

Then he said with respect to his “error”, he was only half wrong. After his immediate explanation for that, I quit watching.

His immediate explanation was that:

yes, the rapture did not take place on May 21, but the “five month period of tribulation culminating in the end of the world in October 2011” (his theory) will still take place.

I listened no further.


34 posted on 05/24/2011 12:56:26 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Wuli

pathetic


35 posted on 05/24/2011 1:02:19 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: Cronos
I'm sorry you're disappointed, folks. But you should have stopped listening to him after his first failed prophecy, and instead read your Bibles:

Matthew 24:36 -“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.

Deut. 18:22-"when a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him."

That's what you get for following a charismatic man, instead of God's Word. That's why He gave it to us.

36 posted on 05/24/2011 1:05:15 PM PDT by mikeus_maximus
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To: Outlaw Woman

At least he’s still breathing. Near Kalamazoo, MI, a bunch of teens were celebrating the NON-destruction of the world. Perhaps on a dare, one 17 yr old—who couldn’t swim—jumped into the water and was taken away by fast moving waters.

>>The family of 17-year-old Anthony Thompson is reeling in grief at the likelihood that he drowned Sunday when he took a friend up on a dare to jump into the Kalamazoo River to celebrate that Harold Camping’s “Rapture” prediction was wrong and the world wasn’t coming to an end...Anthony’s good friend Jordan Skinner-Knapp was in the water trying to save his friend, but the current was too strong and he wasn’t able to hold on. People watched in terror as Anthony struggled in the water, screaming and waving his arms begging for someone to save him.
Emergency workers were called to the scene and immediately began searching for Anthony. They used jet skis and boats, but didn’t find anything.

http://www.examiner.com/missing-persons-in-national/teen-excited-world-didn-t-end-jumped-into-river-on-dare-presumed-drowned


37 posted on 05/24/2011 1:18:14 PM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: Wuli
I predict we would all be rich if we had been able to bet against all of the false prophets over the centuries.
38 posted on 05/24/2011 1:20:12 PM PDT by almost done by half
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To: raccoonradio

Tragic


39 posted on 05/24/2011 1:23:06 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: Wuli

Jesus Himself didn’t find the date in scripture. STOP LOOKING!!!


40 posted on 05/24/2011 1:37:29 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

You’re preaching to the choir here; I’m just reporting.


41 posted on 05/24/2011 1:48:36 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: almost done by half

We can dismantle it (the organization of many existing oligarchic institutions and industries). It does not have to continue. Restoring “federalism” in all kinds of ways will be a good first step.


42 posted on 05/24/2011 1:55:37 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Cronos
I am currently reading this book. A much different story than Camping's

BTW, this book was written in 1881; you wouldn't believe how accurate it is!

The End of the Present World
 
Reading this book was one of the greatest graces of my life!"
— St. Thérèse of Lisieux

In the late nineteenth century, Father Charles Arminjon, a priest from the mountains of southeastern France, assembled his flock in the town cathedral to preach a series of conferences to help them turn their thoughts away from this life’s mean material affairs—and toward the next life’s glorious spiritual reward. His wise and uncompromising words deepened in them the spirit of recollection that all Christians must have: the abiding conviction that heavenly aims, not temporal enthusiasms, must guide everything we think, say, and do.

When Father Arminjon’s conferences were later published in a book, many others were able to reap the same benefit—including fourteen-year-old Thérèse Martin, then on the cusp of entering the Carmelite convent in Lisieux. Reading it, she says, “plunged my soul into a happiness not of this earth.” Young Thérèse, filled with a sense of “what God reserves for those who love him, and seeing that the eternal rewards had no proportion to the light sacrifices of life,” copied out numerous passages and memorized them, “repeating unceasingly the words of love burning in my heart.”

Now the very book that so inspired the Little Flower is available for the first time in English.

Let the pages of The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life fill you with the same burning words of love, with the same ardent desire to know God above all created things, that St. Thérèse gained from them. Let them also enrich your understanding of certain teachings of the Faith that can often seem so mysterious, even frightening:

  • The signs that will precede the world’s end
  • The coming of the Antichrist, and how to recognize him
  • The Judgment and where it may send us: heaven, hell, and purgatory
  • Biblical end-times prophecy: how to read it and not be deceived

    Jesus commands us to be ever-watchful for his return, and ever-mindful that we have no lasting city on earth. The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life is an invaluable aid to inculcating in your spirit that heavenly orientation, without which true human happiness cannot be found—in this world or the next.


43 posted on 05/24/2011 2:45:52 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Cronos

44 posted on 05/24/2011 4:42:49 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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