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Failed Judgment Day preacher hospitalized with stroke
WND ^ | June 11, 2011 | Joe Kovacs

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Current Events
KEYWORDS: camping; current; haroldcamping

1 posted on 06/12/2011 6:52:07 AM PDT by Bed_Zeppelin
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To: Bed_Zeppelin
Best wishes for a speedy recovery. In before the taste-challenged.

2 posted on 06/12/2011 6:53:24 AM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin
Wow. Talk about a lucky break. I didn't know emergency personnel in Alameda still did their jobs.

Bay Area FReepers will know what I'm talking about.

Memo contradicts Alameda fire chief in drowning

3 posted on 06/12/2011 7:02:00 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

Must have fallen off the Rapture Bus and got so upset his brain just couldn’t handle it.


4 posted on 06/12/2011 7:06:32 AM PDT by shadeaud (" If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

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?


5 posted on 06/12/2011 7:10:01 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: shadeaud
We gotta take a bus???

I don't think that's God's idea of mass transit.

6 posted on 06/12/2011 7:10:39 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Genoa
Best wishes for a speedy recovery. In before the taste-challenged.

Second that.

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.

7 posted on 06/12/2011 7:10:50 AM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

His judgment day will come at the moment of his death. Hope he gets well, though.


8 posted on 06/12/2011 7:20:42 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Meet the New Boss
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

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.

9 posted on 06/12/2011 8:26:16 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

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?


10 posted on 06/12/2011 8:37:03 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Longbow1969
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.

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.

11 posted on 06/12/2011 8:42:46 AM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: Meet the New Boss

It’s somewhat presumptuous of you to speak for all Protestants in trying to justify your world view.


12 posted on 06/12/2011 8:46:26 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Mr. Lucky

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.


13 posted on 06/12/2011 8:47:51 AM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: Meet the New Boss
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.

Speaking as an atheist, I agree. He's free to spout whatever nonsense he likes, and people are likewise free to believe his blather.

14 posted on 06/12/2011 8:53:51 AM PDT by Abin Sur
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To: Meet the New Boss

“I’m a protestant.”

What are you protesting?


15 posted on 06/12/2011 8:56:09 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: Meet the New Boss

You mean that Scripture is infallible?


16 posted on 06/12/2011 8:57:41 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Mr. Lucky; Meet the New Boss

Dittos for this Catholic here


17 posted on 06/12/2011 9:03:46 AM PDT by Running On Empty
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To: Abin Sur
He's free to spout whatever nonsense he likes, and people are likewise free to believe his blather.

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.

18 posted on 06/12/2011 9:04:23 AM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea
What are you protesting?

At the moment, I'm protesting people who want governmental remedies against peaceful religious ideas they don't like.

19 posted on 06/12/2011 9:06:03 AM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: Meet the New Boss
The mob-like reaction against the Camping church sends chills up my spine.

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...


20 posted on 06/12/2011 9:15:39 AM PDT by Abin Sur
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To: Abin Sur

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.


21 posted on 06/12/2011 9:21:05 AM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: Mr. Lucky

“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.


22 posted on 06/12/2011 5:43:51 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

I agree completely, but not all Protestants do.


23 posted on 06/13/2011 5:16:50 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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