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  • Rapture: the end was not nigh, after all

    05/22/2011 4:19:46 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 27 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | May 21st 2011 | Laura Donnelly, Bonnie Malkin and David Barrett
    Given that the end of the world was supposed to be nigh, it perhaps wasn’t surprising that Christian doomsday prophet Harold Camping had shown some reluctance to take advance bookings. The 89-year-old Californian preacher and radio host had prophesied that the Rapture would begin at 6pm May 21st in each of the world’s time zones, with non-believers wiped out by rolling earthquakers, as the saved ascended into heaven. His refusal to schedule a media interview for the following day - “It is absolutely going to happen. There is no way that I can schedule an interview because I won’t be...
  • What Christian Leaders are Saying after Another Failed Doomsday Prediction

    05/21/2011 7:35:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/21/2011
    Ed Stetzer, head of the Southern Baptist Convention's LifeWay research: "Harold Camping, pls update w/ your repentance statement & instructions to your now-broke followers." _______________________________________________________________________________ Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary: "We will not be surprised that Christ has not returned according to any human's timetable. But we should not be relieved. Lord come quickly." _________________________________________________________________________________ Mark Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle: "It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine." – REM ________________________________________________________________________________ Rick Warren, author of The Purpose-Driven Life and pastor of Saddleback Church The world didn't...
  • Harold Camping Should Publicly Repent, Says Southern Baptist Leader

    05/21/2011 7:27:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/21/2011 | Michelle Vu
    Harold Camping needs to publicly apologize for being wrong about his doomsday prediction and leading people astray, said a Southern Baptist leader. The California radio broadcaster’s wrong prediction about the rapture and the end of the world reflected poorly on Christians, said Ed Stetzer, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s LifeWay Research and LifeWay’s missiologist in residence. Stetzer issued a series of tweets about Camping’s eschatological prediction on Saturday, among which one noted that there was no earthquake in New Zealand after 6 p.m. “Harold Camping, pls update w/your repentance statement & instructions to your now-broke followers,” Stetzer tweeted....
  • Harold Camping and the Rapture, May 21, 2011

    05/21/2011 12:08:47 PM PDT · by MintyHippo1980 · 12 replies
    The Bloviating Hammerhead Blog ^ | 05/21/2011 | Jim Bennett Not my best work, but I was in a real hurry, just in case he was right.
  • What's up with the Vatican being empty?

    05/21/2011 8:39:22 AM PDT · by dangus · 42 replies
    Vanity from Rome ^ | 2011-05-21 | Dangus
    Boy, I wish I spoke more Italian. So I got an unexpected business stopover in Rome for two days, and I figured, great I'll check out the Vatican, etc. I checked into a nice little hotel right next to the Vatican, and took a nap before sight-seeing this afternoon. At first I thought, "this is great." Must be some sort of holiday I didn't know about. No lines, no tickets needed. But no curators? No security? I always heard about how they even made sure you were dressed moderately. The art was fantastically beautiful, but I expected guides? I wandered...
  • Apocalypse not now: The Rapture fails to materialise

    05/21/2011 6:45:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 133 replies · 1+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 05/21/2011 | David Batty
    Christian doomsday prophet Harold Camping looks likely to be less than rapturous after his prediction that the world would end on Saturday failed to materialise. The 89-year-old Californian preacher had prophesied that the Rapture would begin at 6pm in each of the world's time zones, with those "saved" by Jesus ascending to heaven and the non-believers being wiped out by an earthquake rolling from city to city across the planet. But as the deadline for the Apocalpyse passed in the Pacific islands, New Zealand and Australia, it became apparent that Camping's prediction of the end of the world was to...
  • Could Jesus Christ Return Tomorrow?

    05/21/2011 6:04:28 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 26 replies
    Good News Magazine ^ | Oct 2010 | Gary Petty
    Could Jesus Christ Return Tomorrow? article by Gary Petty A little-noticed prophecy in the biblical book of Revelation shows that Jesus Christ's return couldn't take place without a revolutionary change in global mass communications—a change that has taken place only in the last few years. I have in my office a newspaper from 1858. The front-page story is about how a mob in Lexington, Kentucky, broke into a jail and lynched an unfortunate prisoner. On the second page is a report about an upstart political candidate named Abraham Lincoln.In the 1850s it could take weeks, even months, for a news event...
  • When Will Christ Really Return?

    05/21/2011 2:47:16 AM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 35 replies
    Making Sense ^ | May 21, 2011 | Rob W. Case
    Until recently, I have never heard of Harold Camping, but by now millions of Americans have heard of him because of his outrageous claim that he knows when the event exclusively known by Christians as the rapture of the church will occur. Camping is an 89 year old entrepreneur who runs a Christian radio network. Within the past several months, Mr. Camping has waged a vigorous campaign claiming that the rapture of the church will occur at 6:00pm on May 21st, 2011. Such a claim is extremely frustrating because it is, in a way, Satanic in nature. I will explain...
  • May 21 END OF THE WORLD LIVE THREAD - bring comments, photos, links

    05/20/2011 4:57:59 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 207 replies · 1+ views
    Family Radio ^ | 5-20-11
    HAROLD CAMPING SITE The earthquake is scheduled to begin in Australia later tonight and the destruction and devastation roll through the timezones. It's been nice knowing all of you. I guess the only good news is that it will be the end of the Obama Administration. And the Clintons, Arnold, the Palestinians, Villaraigosa, Nancy Pelosi, NOW, and Planned Parenthood. And Charlie Sheen and the rest of Hollywood.
  • Everyday Rapture. What do people really need to be concerned with about judgment day.

    05/20/2011 10:23:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Patheos ^ | 05/20/2011 | Marcia Morrisey
    Some are convinced that The Rapture will occur on May 21, 2011. But days and hours are the provenance of God, not man, and in a way Raptures happen every day, in many ways. Matthew 24:42 tells us, "Be on the watch, therefore, because you do not know on which day your Lord is coming." Preacher Harold Camping, from Family Radio, has predicted that tomorrow, May 21, the Lord is coming back, and he has even predicted at which hour. Yes, the Lord is returning, but it isn't the end of the world that we need to worry about so...
  • BREAKING. 10.0+ Earthquake in American Samoa - 6PM There

    05/20/2011 9:17:12 PM PDT · by mnehring · 111 replies
    USGS is reporting a 10.0+ earthquake, the largest ever reported in the islands of and around American Samoa. It seems to be splitting the fault and creating rift, moving Eastward. It is predicted it will go around the world. Just kidding- can we officially call Camping a fraud now?
  • About that Rapture (third item)

    05/20/2011 8:47:48 PM PDT · by lakeprincess · 40 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Jennifer Harper
    “Will the world end on May 21st? No. It will not. In fact, I stake my personal reputation on it,” says Arizona psychic Blair Robertson, who has shared a few predictions about world events with Inside the Beltway in the past. “I predict that soon Harold Camping, the man who originated this idea, will experience his own ‘end of days’ very suddenly, leaving behind many angry believers.”
  • Harold Camping Followers Are Deceived

    05/20/2011 9:36:02 AM PDT · by bibletruth · 37 replies
    Bible | May 21, 2011 | bibletruth
    Harold Camping Followers Are Deceived and "Professing" Un-Believers that need to TRULY Believe in The Christ, risen from the dean, seated at the right hand of God.
  • Make My Bed? But You Say the World’s Ending (Rapture Prophecy Tests Families - NY Times)

    05/20/2011 10:15:13 AM PDT · by Gena Bukin · 37 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 19th, 2011 | Ashley Parker
    The Haddad children of Middletown, Md., have a lot on their minds: school projects, SATs, weekend parties. And parents who believe the earth will begin to self-destruct on Saturday. The three teenagers have been struggling to make sense of their shifting world, which started changing nearly two years ago when their mother, Abby Haddad Carson, left her job as a nurse to “sound the trumpet” on mission trips with her husband, Robert, handing out tracts. They stopped working on their house and saving for college. Last weekend, the family traveled to New York, the parents dragging their reluctant children through...
  • Doomsday Church: Still open for business (workers expect to show up Mon.)

    05/20/2011 8:15:33 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 5/19/11 | Annalyn Censky
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- By now, you've probably heard of the religious group that's predicting the end of the world starts this weekend. Harold Camping and his devoted followers claim a massive earthquake will mark the second coming of Jesus, or so-called Judgment Day on Saturday, May 21, ushering in a five month period of catastrophes before the world comes to a complete end in October. At the center of it all, Camping's organization, Family Radio, is perfectly happy to take your money -- and in fact, received $80 million in contributions between 2005 and 2009. Camping founded Family Radio,...
  • The Most Bizarre Thing About The $72 Million Organization Promoting The End Of The World

    05/20/2011 6:43:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/20/2011 | Gus Lubin
    All of the talk about the world ending on May 21 comes from one organization run by one man: Harold Camping's Family Radio. At first glance it would seem that 89-year-old Camping is running the biggest scam the world has ever seen -- racking up donations from terrified believers around the world right up until 6 PM on May 21 when... the world doesn't end... and Camping and all of those donations vanish into thin air. But here's the surprising thing. Most of Family Radio's revenue -- generated almost entirely by donations -- is put back into advertising and broadcasting...
  • Fool Me Twice, Shame on Me: Harold Camping and His Suckers

    05/20/2011 6:40:50 AM PDT · by MintyHippo1980 · 33 replies
    The Bloviating Hammerhead Blog ^ | 05/20/11 | Jim Bennett
    As an article in The Washington Post reveals, influential radio broadcaster and confirmed false prophet Harold Camping is at it again. The end of days, according to Camping, is set for May 21, 2011. Camping has made this same prediction, but for a different date, in the past. Sherman, set the Wayback Machine for August of 1994. I was living in Fallbrook, California and on a particularly beautiful SoCal Saturday morning, I took my two young daughters out for breakfast at a coffee shop. While my girls nibbled at their muffins and sipped chocolate milk, a friendly, sixty-ish gentleman struck...
  • One day to go! Harold Camping is counting down to the rapture (May 21, 2011 is upon us)

    05/20/2011 6:37:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 05/20/2011 | Frank Raj
    In truth, the ideas and images in men’s minds are the invisible powers that constantly govern them. - John Locke, English philosopher, physician The American evangelicals whose frenzied scriptural arithmetic points to the Second Coming of Christ 2,000 years after his birth are engaged in an activity which has been threatening the stability of the Christian Church since the second century; they are trying to align God’s calendar with man’s. - Damian Thompson, author, ‘The End of Time’ ________________________________________________________________________________ MIDDLE EAST, INDIA, May 19, 2011 —I bumped into Harold Camping when I came across his book ‘1994?’ Since he put...
  • Your Local Time When Kiritimati reaches 6 pm - "when the world is to end"

    05/19/2011 11:20:17 PM PDT · by pka54 · 39 replies
    Geographic Travels ^ | 5-20-2011 | catholicgauze
    Family Radio says the rapture will start at 6 pm local time. Kiritimati is 16 hours ahead of UTC which gives the rest of the world plenty of time (and the U.S. by midnight Friday into Saturday) to figure out if this supposed rapture is to take place. Check out what time it will be at your home when Kiritimati reaches 6 pm.
  • Harold Camping Prepares for Judgement Day, May 21, 2011

    05/19/2011 8:20:38 PM PDT · by virtuous · 127 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | May 17, 2011 | Jay Kernis
    Answering questions: Harold Camping, President of Family Stations, Inc. You have determined May 21, 2011 is Judgment Day. What do you predict will happen? It might be just one great earthquake, then as it gets to be May 21 in any other country—there will be a great earthquake there. So earthquakes could occur around the world for 24 hours? By the end of 24 hours the whole world will be destroyed. Why is God causing this to happen? The purpose of the earthquake is three-fold: it will be enormously destructive as God is destroying the earth. Secondly, the people who...