My first response was to not respond to your ignorant statement; for to do so offers you some credibility.
Nevertheless: How is what Camping did any different than,say, what Bernie Madoff did? Bernie Madoff simply *posted his opinion*, did he not? And won the confidence of countless individuals who lost their fortunes if not their lives....
Madoff is in prison, where he belongs. Tell me how Camping is any different than Madoff.....??
Madoff is a financial hustler; Camping is worse: he capitalizes on a spiritual hustle in order to gain the financial.
Because Madoff lied to investors by telling them that their money was being invested in order to generate financial returns and was being done so in a manner that had a history of substantial success. It was all a lie - a false statement of past and current facts. The money was not being invested nor had the past financial success ever occurred. Finally Madoff violates substantial state and federal statutes regarding ponzi schemes. Textbook definition of fraud and statutory criminal violations. Camping broke no criminal laws. If you went after Camping you would have to after every single Pastor who preaches the the prosperity Gospel in order to generate contributions, including Joel Osteen. I think the prosperity Gospel preachers are much more despicable than Camping but would never, ever consider going after them criminally.