When the End of the World did not come on May 21st, Harold Camping came up with a NEW and IMPROVED date for the world to end. While we’re all waiting for this to happen, Camping still has his followers’ money. Should this profiteering doomsayer be shut down?
Ok, this is getting ridiculous. Harold Camping, aka The Doomsayer, has finally spoken out about his misguided Rapture Day prophecy and added that the actual end of the world is this Fall — not May 21st as he originally said.
So far this lunatic has destroyed the lives of a legion of weak-minded followers who didn’t get squished out of their clothes like watermelon seeds to soar through the universe with God. They’re still here with the rest of us, though they are somewhat less secure financially after giving their money to the Family Radio show to invest in the prophecy. Harold is soldiering on. He will undoubtedly be raising more money as they prepare for yet another End of the World on October 21.
My predictions of his actions following the May 21st day of NO RAPTURE have proven to be much more accurate than any of his. Huffington Post reporter Jaweed Kaleem’s report on Camping’s radio question-and-answer period proves my points. Here is what I predicted and what Camping said:
I predicted: Camping would say he got the date of the end of the world wrong (again) because he miscalculated the numbers (again)…
Camping said: “If people want me to apologize, I will apologize…I did not have all that worked out as accurately as I should have had it. That doesn’t bother me at all.”
I predicted: Camping would say the Rapture actually did happen despite evidence to the contrary, and only the true believers can see it because it’s extrasensory and we’re all just living temporarily now.
Camping said: “On May 21 this last weekend…God again brought Judgment on the world…We didn’t feel any difference,” he says, “but we know that God brought Judgment” on the world. “The whole world is under Judgment.”
I predicted: Camping would point to some minor flood, solar flare, or crack in the cosmic sidewalk and say that’s he they predicted (and I suppose this could suffice as a crack in his cosmic egg).
Camping said: “I have never said I’m infallible,” adding that God is never wrong, and pointing to “the signs he has given such as gay pride that we are on the threshold of judgment or a fantastic increase in wickedness.”
I predicted: That when the Rapture failed and the end of the world didn’t come, Camping would be hunkering in his bunker.
I guess he’ll do that after the “real” end of the world on October 21.
The bit that really pisses me off is his knuckle-dragging response that he feels no remorse for the disaster he’s caused so many people who donated all their money to his radio station.
Camping declines to offer them help. He says the country experienced a recession. “Lots of people lost their homes” and jobs. But he says “they survived.”
“People cope. People cope,” says Camping. He says job, housing and investment loses during the recent economic decline are far worse than what “the average Family Radio listener” has experienced.
Most of the commentaries on my two doomsayer posts have said that the people who gave up their life savings have acted on their on accord and deserve their fate. Camping should not be sued. I still think he should be sued.
The next question I have is: should he be shut down? Censored. Run out of town. Should his license be suspended as he continues on his mission to deceive and raise yet more money?
One last quote:
“How much money has Family Radio raised as a result of this campaign and do you intend to return it?” asks a reporter. “I do not know,” says Camping. Camping says listeners have given because of “their desire to propagate the gospel” and have given to Family Radio “because we can do this more efficiently.” Will he give it back? “No, that money is still going out…We are not out of business, we’ve learned that we still have to go another five months,” he says.
I do not advocate censorship, but I’m just asking the question.
And here’s a picture for you, Harold.
You’re the one on the left…
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