Harold Camping ‘Flabbergasted’ That Rapture Did Not Occur

largeThe most amazing part? The response from his followers, many of whom drained their life savings in anticipation: “I don’t think I am going to stop listening to him…I gotta listen to him on Monday, see what he says on the radio.” Via the Atlantic Wire:

Harold Camping emerged from his Alameda, California home yesterday to face reporters for the first time since the Rapture that never happened. Wearing a light jacket and speaking over chirping birds, Camping told the San Francisco Chronicle he was “flabbergasted” that the world did not end on Saturday. “I’m looking for answers,” he told the reporter. “But now I have nothing else to say. I’ll be back to work Monday and will say more then.” Camping followers are similarly perplexed. “I don’t think I am going to stop listening to him,” one man added, heaving a deep sigh before continuing: “I don’t know, I gotta listen to him on Monday, see what he says on the radio.

Camping’s relative silence since Saturday’s anti-climactic continuation of life on Earth weighs heavy on his followers’ confidence. Robert Fitzpatrick, the 60 year-old retired New York transit worker who spent $140,000 on billboards for the coming apocalypse, responded with bewilderment as well. “I can’t tell you what I feel right now,” he told a crowd of reporters and tourists in Times Square Saturday evening. “I haven’t understood it correctly because I’m still here.”

At least one person may benefit from Camping’s failure. Author and would-be Doomsday prophet Tim Lahaye is next in line to announce his prediction for the end of the world.

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  • Bobbiepentecost

    This cockbag is not flabbergasted. He knew it wouldn’t happen. Furthermore, I’m  sure he’s now millions richer. 

  • Bobbiepentecost

    This cockbag is not flabbergasted. He knew it wouldn’t happen. Furthermore, I’m  sure he’s now millions richer. 

    • Tuna Ghost

      How exactly did he get these “millions”?  Or any money at all?  Was he selling ad space on his radio interviews?  Selling “My parents were raptured and all I got was this lousy t-shirt” clothes?  Asking for people to give the money directly to him?  

  • StillHere

    There must be something hard-wired in the brain that makes ordinarily intelligent people SO STUPID! 

  • StillHere

    There must be something hard-wired in the brain that makes ordinarily intelligent people SO STUPID! 

    • dumbsaint

      Maybe they got it wrong about Jesus living in their hearts. Having a messiah living further north would put untold pressure on brain function.

    • http://twitter.com/amlorusso Antonio Lorusso

      Thinking is a skill, it is not automatic. You have to practice, study and work at it to (eventually) get any good at it. But mostly you have to lean to apply it to everything, not just the immediate problems of survival.

      We don’t teach this to our children. Instead we teach our children the fairy tales of religion and statism to which thinking is actively discouraged.

  • Naisha’Amon

     I think anyone who decides to focus on removing themselves from society instead of trying to make things right on this planet is a completely selfish human being. What arrogance these people have to believe that a god who created this beautiful planet would destroy it, for them. Learn to invest energy in making humanity better instead of trying to escape it, to do otherwise is denying a loving god.

  • Naisha’Amon

     I think anyone who decides to focus on removing themselves from society instead of trying to make things right on this planet is a completely selfish human being. What arrogance these people have to believe that a god who created this beautiful planet would destroy it, for them. Learn to invest energy in making humanity better instead of trying to escape it, to do otherwise is denying a loving god.

  • http://www.zazzle.com/fantoccini* Gort

    The Conundrum:

    Fattened up on high fructose corn syrup – Xanaxed into shoulder shrugging lethargy – Drunk on snake oil elixirs – Seeking self enslavement to the absurd – Little to no self awareness or consciousness.

    The question remains: Should the human race be pitied or destroyed?

    Or as in “To Serve Man” – Plump them up as cows on corn and serve them to an alien invader for dinner.

  • http://www.zazzle.com/fantoccini* Gort

    The Conundrum:

    Fattened up on high fructose corn syrup – Xanaxed into shoulder shrugging lethargy – Drunk on snake oil elixirs – Seeking self enslavement to the absurd – Little to no self awareness or consciousness.

    The question remains: Should the human race be pitied or destroyed?

    Or as in “To Serve Man” – Plump them up as cows on corn and serve them to an alien invader for dinner.

    • youlldoitandlikeit

      Pitied and destroyed by whom?  The only option is ourselves.  And we’re doing one helluva job!  

    • Omshanthi_p

       Nice resume, with power verbs too: “Fattened, Xanaxed, Drunk…”

    • GoodDoktorBad

      “The question remains: Should the human race be pitied or destroyed?”

      The choice of course is up to you -Gort… 

  • Anonymous

    Pitied and destroyed by whom?  The only option is ourselves.  And we’re doing one helluva job!  

  • GoodDoktorBad

     Harold Camping is superflabbergastedexpialidocious!

    • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

      I … I don’t think thats a real word 

      • GoodDoktorBad

        Blame it on Julie Andrews, she’s the silly one…not me!

  • Anonymous

     Harold Camping is superflabbergastedexpialidocious!

  • Omshanthi_p

     Nice resume, with power verbs too: “Fattened, Xanaxed, Drunk…”

  • SF2K01

     Crazy person wrong about end of world, news at 11.

  • Anonymous

     Crazy person wrong about end of world, news at 11.

  • Anonymous

    “The question remains: Should the human race be pitied or destroyed?”

    The choice of course is up to you -Gort… 

  • GoodDoktorBad

    “I haven’t understood it correctly because I’m still here.”

    “What light through yonder window breaks?”

  • Anonymous

    “I haven’t understood it correctly because I’m still here.”

    “What light through yonder window breaks?”

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

     Does someone have to read your own book of precious fairy tales to you??? No man shall know the hour of his coming, not even the son…only the father. I don’t even believe the batshit but at least I’m familiar with it enough to know that second guessing your own boss because you really believe you’re that much smarter than a theoretically omniscient, omnipotent eternal being is like retarded icing on a shithead cake.

    Srsly…I think these f*cks are just worn out from trying to restrain their amoral impulses…so praying for the end of the world will let them off the hook and allow them to escape a life of appalling basic decency thats expected of them. (Not that they meet that requirement normally…but since they have a rulebook that says a good apology at the last minute will get them a “get out of hell free” card…no wonder they get crazy about figuring out when the ‘the last minute’ happens to be.)

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

     Does someone have to read your own book of precious fairy tales to you??? No man shall know the hour of his coming, not even the son…only the father. I don’t even believe the batshit but at least I’m familiar with it enough to know that second guessing your own boss because you really believe you’re that much smarter than a theoretically omniscient, omnipotent eternal being is like retarded icing on a shithead cake.

    Srsly…I think these f*cks are just worn out from trying to restrain their amoral impulses…so praying for the end of the world will let them off the hook and allow them to escape a life of appalling basic decency thats expected of them. (Not that they meet that requirement normally…but since they have a rulebook that says a good apology at the last minute will get them a “get out of hell free” card…no wonder they get crazy about figuring out when the ‘the last minute’ happens to be.)

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    I … I don’t think thats a real word 

  • Anonymous

    Blame it on Julie Andrews, she’s the silly one…not me!

  • Godozo

    Yeah, the Bible inveighs against picking a date.

    It also tells believers to watch the signs and to be ready for his coming.

  • Godozo

    Yeah, the Bible inveighs against picking a date.

    It also tells believers to watch the signs and to be ready for his coming.

  • PamelaHaley

    Maybe God decided nobody is worthy. We all get to go to Hell. YAY! We’re already there!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=569912916 Pamela Haley Thompson

    Maybe God decided nobody is worthy. We all get to go to Hell. YAY! We’re already there!

  • DeepCough

     Update: Camping has now revised that the End As We Know It shall come October 21, so I guess we may as well move up Halloween just in case.

  • DeepCough

     Update: Camping has now revised that the End As We Know It shall come October 21, so I guess we may as well move up Halloween just in case.

  • dumbsaint

    “At least one person may benefit from Camping’s failure..”

    I can think of several billion.

  • Anonymous

    “At least one person may benefit from Camping’s failure..”

    I can think of several billion.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe they got it wrong about Jesus living in their hearts. Having a messiah living further north would put untold pressure on brain function.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe his calculations were correct, but God decided to jack with this guy and not do it when everyone expected Him to.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe his calculations were correct, but God decided to jack with this guy and not do it when everyone expected Him to.

  • Tuna Ghost

    How exactly did he get these “millions”?  Or any money at all?  Was he selling ad space on his radio interviews?  Selling “My parents were raptured and all I got was this lousy t-shirt” clothes?  Asking for people to give the money directly to him?  

  • Tuna Ghost

    Man, picturing him waking sunday and walking around, all old and confused and a little frightened, not understanding what’s happening, it just makes me kinda sad.  Old people make me sad.  Pretty much anything old people ever do is the saddest thing ever.

  • Tuna Ghost

    Man, picturing him waking sunday and walking around, all old and confused and a little frightened, not understanding what’s happening, it just makes me kinda sad.  Old people make me sad.  Pretty much anything old people ever do is the saddest thing ever.

  • Junny

    Flabbergasted? No really, he’s surprised! He can’t believe that his prophecy didn’t come true!

    Listen, Harold, you need a serious word with Yahweh. Ask him why he proved you wrong.

  • Junny

    Flabbergasted? No really, he’s surprised! He can’t believe that his prophecy didn’t come true!

    Listen, Harold, you need a serious word with Yahweh. Ask him why he proved you wrong.

  • theShaniac

    Wow NY transit workers make that coin. Nice
     

  • theShaniac

    Wow NY transit workers make that coin. Nice
     

  • Alban Elfed

    “I survived the rapture!”

  • Alban Elfed

    “I survived the rapture!”

  • emperorreagan

    I guess he doesn’t realize that if the interpretation of the Bible he seems to subscribe to is true, he’s going to go to hell as a false prophet.

  • emperorreagan

    I guess he doesn’t realize that if the interpretation of the Bible he seems to subscribe to is true, he’s going to go to hell as a false prophet.

  • CRYSTILSTARR

    it’s time to say bye bye, harold…they will be coming to take you back to your room in the nursing home very soon now…give it up..you put your foot in your mouth 3 or 4 times now and you still insist on making a fool out of yourself..do everyone a favor…keep your mouth shut.

  • CRYSTILSTARR

    it’s time to say bye bye, harold…they will be coming to take you back to your room in the nursing home very soon now…give it up..you put your foot in your mouth 3 or 4 times now and you still insist on making a fool out of yourself..do everyone a favor…keep your mouth shut.

  • http://twitter.com/amlorusso Antonio Lorusso

    Thinking is a skill, it is not automatic. You have to practice, study and work at it to (eventually) get any good at it. But mostly you have to lean to apply it to everything, not just the immediate problems of survival.

    We don’t teach this to our children. Instead we teach our children the fairy tales of religion and statism to which thinking is actively discouraged.

  • Quentindunn

    The rapture is in revelations, and to understand it all, you have to be special class, chosen and loved by God ! Brothers ans Sisters we are, but only the few will see God.  As stated in the new testamont, ( Many are called, few are chosen ).  As you can all see the distress of nations, against nation, brother aginst brother.  Rumoure of wars, disease,  hunger, greed, earthquakes, in unusual places.  Jesus said, when these things come to pass, hide your self from the lord.  The raptured church, a by-product of the main churches, the wheat on the stem ? the predestinated seed.  Behold the bridegroom cometh ? for who ? his BRIDE.  She is making herself ready, for the lord, wonderfull insnt it ?  Rev-19.  God has a vindicated prophet in each AGE ?  William Branham is our prophet for this Laudocean age, which will be the shortest of the ages.  Read at ( williambranham.org ) for your redemtion and salvation now, quickly, get baptised immediatly, Jesus will be here like a thief in the night ? bless you all. 

  • Quentindunn

    The rapture is in revelations, and to understand it all, you have to be special class, chosen and loved by God ! Brothers ans Sisters we are, but only the few will see God.  As stated in the new testamont, ( Many are called, few are chosen ).  As you can all see the distress of nations, against nation, brother aginst brother.  Rumoure of wars, disease,  hunger, greed, earthquakes, in unusual places.  Jesus said, when these things come to pass, hide your self from the lord.  The raptured church, a by-product of the main churches, the wheat on the stem ? the predestinated seed.  Behold the bridegroom cometh ? for who ? his BRIDE.  She is making herself ready, for the lord, wonderfull insnt it ?  Rev-19.  God has a vindicated prophet in each AGE ?  William Branham is our prophet for this Laudocean age, which will be the shortest of the ages.  Read at ( williambranham.org ) for your redemtion and salvation now, quickly, get baptised immediatly, Jesus will be here like a thief in the night ? bless you all. 

  • Rwestbrook

    This guy is an old fool. He knows nothing whatsoever about God or that bible.

  • Rwestbrook

    This guy is an old fool. He knows nothing whatsoever about God or that bible.