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Harold Camping Oct. 21 Rapture: Bible Preacher Declares 'Nothing to Report Here'
Christian Post ^ | 10/21/2011 | Ray Downs

Posted on 10/21/2011 1:29:53 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Harold Camping’s only words to reporters the day before what he has claimed will be the world’s last day were: “We’re not having a conversation. There’s nothing to report here,” according to Reuters.

Wearing a bathrobe and using a walker outside of his Alameda, Calif., home, the doomsday preacher chuckled as reporters tried to get comments from him Thursday regarding the supposed Rapture that, as of Friday afternoon, appears not to be happening.

However, Camping did say the Oct. 21 rapture would be "quiet."

Months after Camping's second prediction of a May 21 Judgment Day, the doomsday "prophet" said that no one noticed it because it was a "spiritual" judgment and that the physical end would "probably" come on Oct. 21. Camping, 90, added that people might not even notice because "there will be no pain suffered by anyone because of their rebellion against God. Unbelievers might just fall asleep and never wake up."

However, according to an expert on doomsday cults, Camping gave himself an easy, linguistic way out.

Catherine Wessinger, who studies doomsday groups at Loyola University in New Orleans and is the editor of The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism, told NPR that Camping is using a common trick among doomsday leaders.

When prophecy fails, she says, "the person making the prediction can give themselves a way out, sort of a backdoor way of getting out of the prediction. Or on the other hand, when nothing happens, the event can be spiritualized."

Reuters also reported that Local American Legion officer Ron Parshall, 70, who meets at a veterans group in an adjacent room next to where Camping holds prayer services on Sundays, said he saw the preacher about a month ago, and that Camping showed no outward signs of debilitation and "wasn't limping at all."

"He was a nice man," Parshall said, adding, "He was just too radical for me. Anyone who claims to be that close to God, I take it with a grain of salt."


TOPICS: Current Events; Evangelical Christian; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: camping; haroldcamping; october21; rature

1 posted on 10/21/2011 1:29:58 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Take the money and run you old fraud!


2 posted on 10/21/2011 1:32:16 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: SeekAndFind
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

Matt 24:36

I wonder if some distance away, a Neutron star is spinning and emmitting a spray of planet-destroying Neutrons; and these are hurtling at us at near the speed of light, and when they arrive they will sterilize our planet. We wouldn't know they were coming, we wouldn't know what hit us; and there is no way to evade them. Depending upon their intensity, we could be vaporized in an instant, or heat and burn over a long period of time. And yet another prophecy would come to pass.

3 posted on 10/21/2011 1:35:59 PM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: Hodar
Depending upon their intensity, we could be vaporized in an instant, or heat and burn over a long period of time.

Either way, one could assume that God is pretty tired of all the bullshit.

4 posted on 10/21/2011 1:45:11 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think is the guy who had a program on AM radio. People would call in with almost any question and he anwser them using scripture.
He wasn’t screaming or begging for money just explaining scripture.
He sounded reasonable until all this end of the world predictions junk.


5 posted on 10/21/2011 1:47:44 PM PDT by Leep
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To: fortheDeclaration

Humans have been prophecizing the end of the world, since the beginning of the world.


6 posted on 10/21/2011 1:49:06 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Leep

You’re right. The Family Radio Stations NEVER solicit money on the air. They are supported by millions of faithful listeners.

They are probably the ONLY ( I am not sure of this ) radio station today that still play the great traditional hymns of faith.

I listen to them regularly and then tune it off when Harold Camping’s OPEN FORUM comes on the air.


7 posted on 10/21/2011 1:50:53 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: Hodar

RE: Matt 24:36

Harold Camping is not unaware of this verse. Yet, he sort of explains away this verse with clever, lawyerly explanations which in effect, exempts him.


8 posted on 10/21/2011 1:53:39 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: UCANSEE2
Either way, one could assume that God is pretty tired of all the bullshit

But, as this was probably set in motion a long, long time ago - God knew that all this bullshit was gonna happen. He just set the 'Kitchen Timer' and is patiently waiting for it to ring; then it's spankings for 'most everyone. If I just get a spanking and a stern talking to; I'll consider myself lucky.

9 posted on 10/21/2011 2:02:49 PM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: SeekAndFind

This type of “prophecy” is solemn blasphemy.


10 posted on 10/21/2011 2:26:14 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Leep

At one time he was one of the largest non-government operated shortwave radio outlet operators in the world. Anyone who began listening to SW in the ‘70s often easily stumbled on Family Radio within minutes of their first time using the radio.


11 posted on 10/21/2011 2:37:17 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81
Anyone who began listening to SW in the ‘70s often easily stumbled on Family Radio within minutes of their first time using the radio.

I don't know which SW station was more annoying, "Family Radio" or "Radio Tirana."

12 posted on 10/21/2011 2:39:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

My first radio with SW bands was a Bristol in 1976. I remember the strongest stations: VOA, Family Radio, the BBC, Radio Moscow (with the hum), Radio Canada International, Deutsche Welle, Radio Nederlands, and yes, the exciting Radio Tirana, which would broadcast two hour essays along the lines of, “The Marxist Progressive Movement of the Proletariat in the West is Growing in Size and Strength.”


13 posted on 10/21/2011 3:18:18 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81
This was my first baby, the Realistic DX-120. I still think one of the happiest days of my life was when I got it for Christmas. She was a beauty.


14 posted on 10/21/2011 3:26:02 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Hodar
we could be vaporized in an instant, or heat and burn over a long period of time.

That got me hungry for some BBQ.

15 posted on 10/21/2011 3:50:50 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Leep
I used to listen to his station and occassionally his question and answer show. He was generally very focused on what the Bible said, but he would easily tell people that if they believed in speaking in tongues, they were going to hell.

If they didn't agree with some very fine point of Scripture he had, they were going to hell.

If someone was slightly less than a pure super-Calvinist, they were going to hell.

In the end, I found his "I know what the Bible says and they don't" attitude with regard to many respected evangelical scholars too much...
16 posted on 10/21/2011 6:13:28 PM PDT by Acrobat (Remind me again why I moved from Washington to California?)
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To: SeekAndFind
HEY!

There are still several hour left.

On the other hand, as Jimmy Buffet once said, It's five o'clock somewhere.

17 posted on 10/21/2011 6:20:24 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: fortheDeclaration
Take the money and run you old fraud!

Back before and on May 21st I saw a number of his followers on a street corner in front of a big shopping area near my work with their signs….I wondered how many of them had quit their jobs and sold their possessions and how much money they spent out of their own pockets to pay for the signs and how much $ they had donated to Campion.

I didn’t see any of these people this time. Either they were raptured or they finally caught on to the fact they were grifted buy the old fraud.

18 posted on 10/21/2011 6:28:31 PM PDT by MD Expat in PA
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To: UCANSEE2
There will be a return of the Lord Jesus Christ, and there will be a pretribulation rapture.

Camping is a false teacher, who taught that he had figured out the date from his own warped reading of the scriptures.

He also rejected the Millennial reign of Christ.

19 posted on 10/21/2011 7:31:08 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: MD Expat in PA
I wondered how many of them had quit their jobs and sold their possessions and ... how much $ they had donated to Campion.

I'll never tell. BTW, know any good restaurants in Cancun? How much does it cost to rent a villa on the French Riviera for a month or two?

20 posted on 10/22/2011 7:06:06 AM PDT by Campion ("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies when they become fashions." -- GKC)
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To: Campion
I'll never tell. BTW, know any good restaurants in Cancun? How much does it cost to rent a villa on the French Riviera for a month or two?

Oppsie, That was supposed to be "Camping" not "Campion" ;( but I hope you enjoy the French Riviera. : )

21 posted on 10/22/2011 12:27:08 PM PDT by MD Expat in PA
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To: fortheDeclaration
There will be a return of the Lord Jesus Christ, and there will be a pretribulation rapture.

It already happened, but so few people disappeared, that no one noticed.

22 posted on 10/27/2011 9:37:44 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2

No, it hasn’t, but it will.


23 posted on 10/27/2011 11:39:08 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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