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"I lost my inheritance to the doomsday prophet" (Harold Camping makes money!)
CNN ^ | 1 Jun 2011 | Blake Ellis

Posted on 06/14/2011 6:57:28 AM PDT by Cronos

When the world didn't end on May 21, many people who had given up their earthly possessions were left with nothing.

But one believer never lived to see the day. She left nearly her entire estate - around $300,000 - to the group behind the failed prediction, leaving some family members out in the cold.

Eileen Heuwetter was shocked to find out that her aunt left the majority of her estate to Family Radio, the group responsible for the doomsday warnings that the world would end on May 21. She and her sister were each left $25,000 from their aunt's estate. The rest is going to Family Radio.

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TOPICS: Current Events; Evangelical Christian; Humor
KEYWORDS: camping; crooks; doomsday; greedynieces
dupes...
1 posted on 06/14/2011 6:57:32 AM PDT by Cronos
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To: Quix; MarkBsnr; Titanites

Benny Hinn and Jesse Duplantis were smarter con-men than Harold Camping. They figured out that you can get more money from the normal “I went to heaven and comforted Jaysus” than by the regular “Da welt is gonna end”.


2 posted on 06/14/2011 6:58:59 AM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrząszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego słynie.)
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To: Cronos

A fool and his/her money are soon parted.


3 posted on 06/14/2011 6:59:15 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Cronos
Sorry, ladies, it was hers to do what she wanted to with it. Earn your own keep.

4 posted on 06/14/2011 7:01:31 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Cronos

Well, they don’t call him the “Doomsday Profit” for nothing, you know.

Others’ doom is his profit.


5 posted on 06/14/2011 7:01:35 AM PDT by WayneS ("I hope you know this will go down on your PERMANENT record...")
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To: Cronos
They each got $25,000 and they're griping.

6 posted on 06/14/2011 7:02:54 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Cronos
She left nearly her entire estate - around $300,000 - to the group behind the failed prediction, leaving some family members out in the cold.

But if the rapture happens right now, she's good to go - eh?

7 posted on 06/14/2011 7:05:26 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Cronos

For some people, their world did end when the rapture didn’t occur as scheduled.


8 posted on 06/14/2011 7:17:14 AM PDT by Titanites
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To: Cronos
I lost my inheritance

I hate to break this to you, Twinkles, but it was her money to do with as she pleased not your inheritance. She could have left it to her pet parakeet if she wanted.

9 posted on 06/14/2011 7:17:52 AM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: Cronos

“I lost my inheritance to the doomsday prophet”

It wasn’t “her” inheritance in the first place if the aunt never left it to her.

If the aunt’s will was that her executors should pile up her money in a big bonfire and have a marshmallow roast, that’s the aunt’s right because it’s the aunt’s money.

I’ll bet the woman complaining is a Democrat, she feels entitled to take money of other people and line her pocket with it.


10 posted on 06/14/2011 7:26:00 AM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: KevinB
I hate to break this to you, Twinkles, but it was her money to do with as she pleased not your inheritance. She could have left it to her pet parakeet if she wanted.

True, and making sure a parakeet lived in the luxury that $300,000 dollars can buy would have been a more worthy cause than sending even a dime to Family Radio.

11 posted on 06/14/2011 7:28:22 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: WayneS

ACTUALLY,

For all his flaws,

he’s never taken a penny of ministry money for himself. He’s a 100% volunteer.

And, he’s spent a sizeable chunk of his sold construction business in behalf of the ministry.


12 posted on 06/14/2011 9:38:46 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Genoa

Did Camping end up paying such blokes a token amount?

Better than nothing. He could have done more.


13 posted on 06/14/2011 9:39:54 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix

I did not know that.

What does he do with the millions of dollars he collects from old ladies suffering from senile dementia?


14 posted on 06/14/2011 9:40:25 AM PDT by WayneS ("I hope you know this will go down on your PERMANENT record...")
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To: Cronos

“I lost my inheritance to the doomsday prophet”

You lost your inheritance because you are a dumb**it.


15 posted on 06/14/2011 10:14:23 AM PDT by Grunthor (Make the lefts' collective brain cell implode; Cain/Bolton 2012.)
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To: Cronos

Sry should have read more carefully. She lost her inheritance because her aunt was a dumb.....well, I won’t speak ill of the dead.


16 posted on 06/14/2011 10:16:32 AM PDT by Grunthor (Make the lefts' collective brain cell implode; Cain/Bolton 2012.)
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To: Cronos
"Benny Hinn and Jesse Duplantis were smarter con-men than Harold Camping."

Yep, they both figured out that you can shear a sheep many times but you can only skin it once.

17 posted on 06/14/2011 10:21:12 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: circlecity; Quix

True. Hinn and Jesse shear their dumb sheep followers quite often — have you heard the story of Benny Hinn getting ticked off because HE got robbed in Nigeria? Talk of duping the duper!


18 posted on 06/14/2011 12:10:56 PM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrząszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego słynie.)
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To: Cronos
Hinn and Jesse shear their dumb sheep followers quite often

Like Rome accumulating wealth from dumb sheep who think they can spring a loved one from purgatory by paying indulgences for special masses.
19 posted on 06/14/2011 4:16:52 PM PDT by crosshairs (The left's hatred of Christianity has blinded them to the REAL threat which is Islam.)
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To: Cronos

Uhhh ... wow

Guess they didn’t think through that had the Rapture *actually happened* on that day, then the money wouldn’t have done any good anyways?

Just sayin’

(not that it wasn’t a false prophecy - it most definitely was)


20 posted on 06/14/2011 5:11:02 PM PDT by F15Eagle (Prov 26:21 As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife)
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To: Quix; WayneS; Titanites
quix: He’s a 100% volunteer.

yet Harold Camping: NO Money refunds on the 22nd! But look on the bright side.. Millions will die!

or this one Harold Camping: Give us your Money! Because no one will need it on May21st

Of course, if a house is "provided" by the Campy TV station along with car and food and jet planes etc...

21 posted on 06/14/2011 11:01:56 PM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrząszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego słynie.)
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To: F15Eagle; Quix; crosshairs; circlecity; Grunthor; WayneS; Genoa; Titanites
My pet peeve about this is that I didn't manage to get my "I'll take care of all your money and possessions for free after the rapture. Just sign them over to me today" sign out quickly enough..
22 posted on 06/14/2011 11:02:40 PM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrząszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego słynie.)
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To: WayneS

Buys more stations to spread the Gospel.


23 posted on 06/14/2011 11:35:01 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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{Camping} Buys more stations to spread the Gospel.

Really?

24 posted on 06/15/2011 1:34:40 AM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrząszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego słynie.)
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To: Cronos

Redistribution of wealth, Darwin style.


25 posted on 06/15/2011 1:54:32 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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Redistribution of wealth, Darwin style.

True... it's good business that Camping, Jesse Duplantis and Benny Hinn are in...

26 posted on 06/15/2011 2:00:50 AM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrząszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego słynie.)
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To: KevinB
She could have left it to her pet parakeet if she wanted.

Reminds me of the story of the Buddhist abbot who spent a couple of years trying to convert a rich old lady, in the expectation she would then leave her money to his temple.

He succeeded in converting her - and she left the money to her reincarnation.

27 posted on 06/15/2011 2:15:21 AM PDT by John Locke
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To: John Locke

that’s funny!


28 posted on 06/15/2011 3:07:45 AM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrząszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego słynie.)
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To: Cronos

When and if the rapture comes, no one will know about it in advance. Sorry that your idea to make money off of it will not likely work out.


29 posted on 06/15/2011 6:38:16 AM PDT by Grunthor (Make the lefts' collective brain cell implode; Cain/Bolton 2012.)
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To: Cronos

Really.


30 posted on 06/15/2011 8:13:27 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Cronos

lol


31 posted on 06/15/2011 6:45:18 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Quix

>> he’s never taken a penny of ministry money for himself. He’s a 100% volunteer. And, he’s spent a sizeable chunk of his sold construction business in behalf of the ministry. <<

Your asserting that he doesn’t give himself a salary, and instead has been living all these years off of some other income, like his construction business?


32 posted on 06/21/2011 5:23:27 AM PDT by dangus
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