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.
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...