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Don’t you just hate when you predict the end of the world and get the dates mixed up?

That’s what happened to poor Harold Camping, the 89-year-old leader of the Christian fundamentalist network Family Radio Worldwide, when he predicted the world would end on May 21st, a date that has now come and gone.

The radio host made his first appearance Monday night after the apocalypse failed to come to fruition, and stated, “The first question is ‘Camping, what about you? Are you ready to shoot yourself or go on a booze trip or whatever?'”

Apparently not, because Camping made an oopsie! It seems that the rapture Camping spent millions promoting, and the earthquake he predicted would take place, actually did happen— just not in a physical way.

After praying all night on Saturday, the answer came to him. You see, Camping had been “looking at the Bible too earthly… when the Bible is a very spiritual book.” He then stated, “We were convinced that on May 21, God would return in a very physical way by bringing in an earthquake and ushering the final five months of judgement. When we look at it spiritually, we find that he did come.”

Oh, wait, he did come? Just not in a way that any of us can see, hear, or feel? Gee, why didn’t we think of that!

“We have not made a mistake insofar as the timeline,” Camping said. “We’re not going to pass out any more tracts. We’re not going to put up any more billboards— in fact they’re coming down right now… The world has been warned. The world is under judgment… We’re just learning we have to look at all of this more spiritual [sic]. But it won’t be spiritual on October 21.”

Ah, I see, God is spiritually judging us for the next five months. And then on October 21st he’ll come out of hiding and smite us all!

Via Gawker

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Danny-Haszard/597533992 Danny Haszard

    Harold Camping sounds like he plagiarized Jehovah’s Witnesses
    Jehovah Witnesses are a spin-off of the second Adventist which all came from the Millerite movement.American war of 1812 army captain William Miller is ground zero for Jehovah’s Witnesses.
    Yes,the “great disappointment” of Oct 22 1844 has never died out… it lives on in the Jehovah’s Witnesses.
    The central CORE doctrine of the Watchtower,yes the reason the Watchtower came into existence was to declare Jesus second coming in 1914.When the prophecy (derived from William Miller of 1842) failed they said that he came “invisibly”.

    Danny Haszard been there folks!

  • Ali B

    This makes me so sad. So many people used up their life savings listening to this arrogant man. Now, they are broke and the world hasn’t ended.

    • Phill

      The world ended for them!! I can’t imagine any of them returning to any sense of normalcy after having their faith tested and totally being let down. I am glad though, it only goes to show that Christianity is a SHAM!!! Everyone will rot and the planet will go on. Get over yourselves, you are no better than a miserable bug, you were not created, you are nothing but byproducts of lust! In case you really believe some Omnipotent being created you, S/He ask for you money back, you’re an awful product teeming with mutations and surrounded by organisms waiting to consume you and kill you! You dopes!!

      • Diamarie

        wow. why don’t you be a little more full of hate and hellfire? That man is NOT what a Christian is meant to be and has no authority, biblical or otherwise, to be proclaiming the end of the world or God’s judgment. This non-trained, civil engineer is not an archetype of Christianity and every Christian I know is ashamed of him and horrified on behalf of his followers.

        but there’s no use trying to argue with you. you obviously used every last bit of your brain to string together those ridiculous and spiteful statements. It must be so difficult to go through life feeling that insignificant that you need to try to tear other people down to your level. Let people believe they are worth something – what does it hurt you?

  • http://aol Tony

    There would be no need for faith if we knew the day & hour of the Lords return. We could just wait till the day before his return and except him then. This prediction was nothing more than numeralogy. Those type of methods have been used by many false prophets in the past. I will pray for camping to learn the truth. Not the son, neither the angels, nor any man, knows the hour of his return. Only God the father. I do believe he will return soon but date setting is folly. Focus on saving souls.

  • mister jingles

    Jesus himself said that nobody knows the hour – just the father in heaven knows it!

  • http://www.bratpit.com pieciu

    I bet when October 21 comes, and nothing happens Camping will say: “God gave humanity another chance …” until further notice.

  • Anonymous

    These religious fanatics are what is making our world the cesspool it is. I honestly hope that humanity will survive a hundred years from now. familyradio.org claims that they have evidence which supports the judgement day prediction, yet in Revelations in the Bible, it states that no one will know when the second coming will occur. How can these people speak for God and say how many will be saved? It’s just disturbing…

  • bigDogg

    oh well life goes on! what ah buch of losers

  • don miguelo

    DAMN!! Can we schedule Halloween a little earlier then this year?