Skip to comments.Failed Judgment Day preacher hospitalized with stroke
Posted on 06/12/2011 6:52:06 AM PDT by Bed_Zeppelin
A California broadcaster who wrongly forecast the return of Jesus last month is now hospitalized after suffering a stroke.
Harold Camping, 89, of Oakland-Calif.-based Family Radio was reportedly taken by ambulance Thursday night from his home in Alameda, Calif.
"He had a stroke, it was on his right side," a neighbor of Camping's told the Oakland Tribune, noting that she and her husband helped and comforted Camping's wife, Shirley, as the event took place.
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Bay Area FReepers will know what I'm talking about.
Must have fallen off the Rapture Bus and got so upset his brain just couldn’t handle it.
I am sure with a stroke, many things occur within the brain prior to having one. I wonder if this could explain his beliefs that he “figured out” the exact date for the end of times?
I don't think that's God's idea of mass transit.
He was wrong, but that was what he believed. I don't agree with what lots of various denominations teach about scripture, but freedom of religion and speech allows them to teach what they want, as long as they don't try to enslave dhimmis or impose sharia law like the muslims.
The article talks about atheists demanding congressional investigations and taking Camping to court. These atheists have no understanding of freedom and should be sent to live in North Korea or Saudi Arabia.
His judgment day will come at the moment of his death. Hope he gets well, though.
You cut this Camping jerk way too much slack. Yes, he has a right to say stupid things, mislead people into pointlessly making life altering decisions only to find out later they'd been lied to, make a mockery of Christianity and to generally be a complete fraud. The rest of us, particularly Christians, have a duty to call out the kind of crap Camping spews for what it is - absolutely nonsense.
While I certainly hope Camping recovers, this is not someone I'm going to waste a whole lot of sympathy on. He's done a lot of harm to a lot of people and gave atheists and others who hate Christianity an excuse to mock fun at us.
I have a friend whose husband is terrified of the Mayan 2012 prediction. My argument to him is, what guarantees does he have that he will live to Dec. 21, 2012? He is 65 and isn’t in the best of health. Why sweat when the end of the world will be when any one of us could meet our maker ahead of that?
I'm a protestant. From a protestant viewpoint, the leaders of Mormons, Roman Catholics and lots of other denominations "mislead people" into "pointlessly making life altering decisions" and make a "mockery" of true Christianity. (I'm not trying to start a flame war here, I know people of the other denominations believe what I believe to be soul-endangering heresy.)
But it's a free country (or at least supposed to be). And I objected specifically to the atheists demanding congressional investigations and court proceedings.
If people want to peacefully proclaim what their religious denomination teaches, as long as that does not involve enslaving or killing infidels or advocating sharia law, it is their right as free citizens of a free country to do so.
Those of us who believe in a free republic ought to speak up and defend the right of Camping and anyone else to do so.
It’s somewhat presumptuous of you to speak for all Protestants in trying to justify your world view.
I don’t see how you can dispute the proposition that protestants have a very different view of the bible from Catholics or Mormons or other faiths.
Speaking as an atheist, I agree. He's free to spout whatever nonsense he likes, and people are likewise free to believe his blather.
“I’m a protestant.”
What are you protesting?
You mean that Scripture is infallible?
Dittos for this Catholic here
Yep. That people are clamoring for some legal hammer to come down on Camping is the biggest danger in this whole thing.
In a free marketplace of ideas, other Christians are free to point out that scripture says no one knows the day.
The mob-like reaction against the Camping church sends chills up my spine.
It's like the Florida pastor that burned the koran. As long as the koran they burned was their own property, the are free as citizens of a free country to burn that koran. But there was a practically a lynch mob forming to go after that Florida guy.
By the way, I'm in the middle of reading Ann Coulter's Demonic and the clamor by people to use the government to squelch Camping or that Florida pastor could almost be an example of mob thinking from her book.
At the moment, I'm protesting people who want governmental remedies against peaceful religious ideas they don't like.
Well...I don't know that I'd characterize the reaction as "mob-like". A few people are calling for (but not initiating, as far as I know) legal action against him. He's had his 15 minutes of fame, almost universally negative.
It's not as if the villagers are laying siege to his castle...
I know, but one of the interesting things Coulter talks about in her book is how liberals believe and advocate things that are mob-like thinking. The idea that government should “do something” about some peaceful religious idea (even though people are not literally in a mob) is characteristic of mob-like thinking.
“You mean that Scripture is infallible?”
The fallibility of people, ALL people, ALL persons, does not mean that Scripture is fallible. And interpretations may be fallible.
I agree completely, but not all Protestants do.