Rapture Moved To October 21st

24doomsday1_span-popupAt this point, doesn’t it seem as if he is trying to run out the clock by repeatedly pushing back the doomsday date in the hopes of dying before he has to face responsibility for being a crappy predictor? The New York Times reports:

Here we go again. A California religious radio impresario who predicted — wrongly — that the end of the world would begin on May 21 revised his prophesy on Monday, saying now that the end is due in October.

In a rambling, 90-minute speech, broadcast both online and on his stations, Harold Camping, whose Family Radio network paid millions of dollars to promote his prediction, said that he was stunned when the rapture did not happen on Saturday.

What he decided, apparently, was that May 21 had been “an invisible judgment day,” of the spiritual variety, rather than his original vision of earthquakes and other disasters leading to five months of hell on earth, culminating in a spectacular doomsday on Oct. 21 — something he had repeatedly guaranteed. On Monday, however, Mr. Camping seemed satisfied with his new interpretation, which apparently spared humankind its months of torture for a single day of destruction.

But his shifting soothsaying led to a barrage of questions from reporters, something Mr. Camping seemed to wave off with a wan smile and occasional flashes of emotion.

“The world has been warned,” said Mr. Camping, who said this would be his last interview. He added that his company — which had bought billboard space nationwide to promote the May 21 date — would not promote his new prediction, Oct. 21. “We don’t have to talk about this anymore,” he said.

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  • jinsk

    Mass hysteria never is being so fun than the last few years. We should preach also that some day there will be mass alien invasion on this planet.

  • jinsk

    Mass hysteria never is being so fun than the last few years. We should preach also that some day there will be mass alien invasion on this planet.

  • Harold Camping

    Yeah, forgot to carry the four . . . My bad.

  • Harold Camping

    Yeah, forgot to carry the four . . . My bad.

  • quartz99

    “We don’t have to talk about this anymore”

    lol, translated as: “I know I’m lying out my ass this time too but I’m hoping that if I don’t advertise this time everyone else will forget this whole thing by October.”

  • Anonymous

    “We don’t have to talk about this anymore”

    lol, translated as: “I know I’m lying out my ass this time too but I’m hoping that if I don’t advertise this time everyone else will forget this whole thing by October.”

  • GoodDoktorBad

    The apocolypse is just good business… apparently.

  • Anonymous

    The apocolypse is just good business… apparently.

  • Anonymous

    The apocolypse is just good business… apparently.

  • http://newdruidexpress.blogspot.com Symbollocks The Druid

    From the Book of Armaments, Chapter X, verses 8 through 13:
     
    “And lo, in Ye Ende Times shall there be a plague of Media Whores upon the lande, so foul and so blacke as to blocketh out the lighte of the sunne.  Unsolicited “Game Invitations” on Ye Phase-Booke from desparate application developers, requests for political action contributions, advertisements for Adulte Telephonic Services, all abominations unto the Lorde . . .
     
    Yet the worsste of these shall be those who claimeth to have cyphered Mine Divine Wille from an arcane programme of Biblical references, geomatrical formulae and retail barre codes; Them and the smarmy interwebs commentators.  The bounty of the Lande shalle be utterly consumed by their blasphemies–the lambs, the sloths, the carp, the anchovies, yea unto the lowliest breakfast cereal–all layde wasteth entire.”

    • CRYSTILSTARR

      LMFAOOO…THAT WAS EXCELENT DRUID! :D

  • http://newdruidexpress.blogspot.com Symbollocks The Druid

    From the Book of Armaments, Chapter X, verses 8 through 13:
     
    “And lo, in Ye Ende Times shall there be a plague of Media Whores upon the lande, so foul and so blacke as to blocketh out the lighte of the sunne.  Unsolicited “Game Invitations” on Ye Phase-Booke from desparate application developers, requests for political action contributions, advertisements for Adulte Telephonic Services, all abominations unto the Lorde . . .
     
    Yet the worsste of these shall be those who claimeth to have cyphered Mine Divine Wille from an arcane programme of Biblical references, geomatrical formulae and retail barre codes; Them and the smarmy interwebs commentators.  The bounty of the Lande shalle be utterly consumed by their blasphemies–the lambs, the sloths, the carp, the anchovies, yea unto the lowliest breakfast cereal–all layde wasteth entire.”

  • E.B. Wolf

    I wonder how much of his follower’s money that supposedly went into Camping’s campaign to spread the word of impending doom actually went right into his pocket?

    • Liam_McGonagle

      Good question.  One that must be asked.

      But I invoke Hanlon’s Razor:  “Never ascribe to malice that which can be explained by stupidity.”  I should think the trackrecord of this man’s antecedents vis-a-vis predicting the end of the earth would have been enough to discourage any individual within the normal range of intelligence.

      And in any event, does this guy look like he’s got a lot of use for money?  I wouldn’t be buying green bananas at his age, must less taking any lost weekends with Las Vegas floozies . . .

  • E.B. Wolf

    I wonder how much of his follower’s money that supposedly went into Camping’s campaign to spread the word of impending doom actually went right into his pocket?

  • SF2K01

    Ohhh October! Of course that makes so much more sense! I knew SOMETHING was off when he said May.

  • Anonymous

    Ohhh October! Of course that makes so much more sense! I knew SOMETHING was off when he said May.

  • Anonymous

    Good question.  One that must be asked.

    But I invoke Hanlon’s Razor:  “Never ascribe to malice that which can be explained by stupidity.”  I should think the trackrecord of this man’s antecedents vis-a-vis predicting the end of the earth would have been enough to discourage any individual within the normal range of intelligence.

    And in any event, does this guy look like he’s got a lot of use for money?  I wouldn’t be buying green bananas at his age, must less taking any lost weekends with Las Vegas floozies . . .

  • CRYSTILSTARR

    uhhhhhhhhhhh…Harold????????can you say……DEMENTIA???????????LOL :D~~~~

  • CRYSTILSTARR

    uhhhhhhhhhhh…Harold????????can you say……DEMENTIA???????????LOL :D~~~~

  • CRYSTILSTARR

    LMFAOOO…THAT WAS EXCELENT DRUID! :D

  • greengestalt

    How about getting a picture of a goat, like a stock photo illustration, then in big bold Arial caps typing “FALSE PROPHET” over it and mailing it to his org?

  • Anonymous

    How about getting a picture of a goat, like a stock photo illustration, then in big bold Arial caps typing “FALSE PROPHET” over it and mailing it to his org?

  • Godozo

    Typical behavior – Oops, this was just the plain judgement, the rapture will be later.

    I was surprised that they didn’t say “God saw us and decided to delay the stuff.”

    Of course, it’s entirely possible that the Rapture did occur…and they are now part of the damned.

  • Godozo

    Typical behavior – Oops, this was just the plain judgement, the rapture will be later.

    I was surprised that they didn’t say “God saw us and decided to delay the stuff.”

    Of course, it’s entirely possible that the Rapture did occur…and they are now part of the damned.

    • quartz99

      Part of me wants to do something to promote that last bit. Wonder how hard it would be to convince them that the Rapture did indeed happen and they were just judged and found wanting…

  • Harold

    Wow, that’s embarrassing.

  • Harold

    Wow, that’s embarrassing.

  • Anonymous

    Part of me wants to do something to promote that last bit. Wonder how hard it would be to convince them that the Rapture did indeed happen and they were just judged and found wanting…

  • http://www.nickmeador.org/ ndmeador

    Can someone please slap this f***ing idiot in the face? If he wants the world to end, all it takes is a trip to his garage. Let the car run with the door closed. End of story. This is a waste of time.

  • http://www.nickmeador.org/ ndmeador

    Can someone please slap this f***ing idiot in the face? If he wants the world to end, all it takes is a trip to his garage. Let the car run with the door closed. End of story. This is a waste of time.

  • http://www.nickmeador.org/ ndmeador

    Can someone please slap this f***ing idiot in the face? If he wants the world to end, all it takes is a trip to his garage. Let the car run with the door closed. End of story. This is a waste of time.

  • littled

    It’s called senility. My grandpa used to have it. The crazy old codger is talking out of his ***.

  • littled

    It’s called senility. My grandpa used to have it. The crazy old codger is talking out of his ***.

  • MrPINKi

    Well lets hope this POS keels over and dies soon, at least then the people that would’ve given him their money will give it to someone who really knows how to spend it like our government. Although you have to give Harold some credit, the second coming did happen, Ra-el be thy name and he is one pissed of Christ. Google it and prepare for a good laugh.

  • MrPINKi

    Well lets hope this POS keels over and dies soon, at least then the people that would’ve given him their money will give it to someone who really knows how to spend it like our government. Although you have to give Harold some credit, the second coming did happen, Ra-el be thy name and he is one pissed of Christ. Google it and prepare for a good laugh.

  • Anonymous

    Well lets hope this POS keels over and dies soon, at least then the people that would’ve given him their money will give it to someone who really knows how to spend it like our government. Although you have to give Harold some credit, the second coming did happen, Ra-el be thy name and he is one pissed of Christ. Google it and prepare for a good laugh.

  • useless modern god

    dont believe a word this grandfathers says,he’s a lunatic, a grade ‘A’ psychotic you can see it from the hole in his head,a saner man would have use a bigger gun   – NOFX

  • useless modern god

    dont believe a word this grandfathers says,he’s a lunatic, a grade ‘A’ psychotic you can see it from the hole in his head,a saner man would have use a bigger gun   – NOFX

  • Glitchyy

    Is it crazy that I kinda believe this? 0,o

  • Glitchyy

    Is it crazy that I kinda believe this? 0,o

  • WayfaringStranger

    Thank you, Pastor Camping, for showing the world that Christianity is nothing more than a hysterical, fear-mongering, mind dulling, albeit immensely profitable, fraud.  Well done, good and faithful servant.

  • WayfaringStranger

    Thank you, Pastor Camping, for showing the world that Christianity is nothing more than a hysterical, fear-mongering, mind dulling, albeit immensely profitable, fraud.  Well done, good and faithful servant.

  • Harold Camping

    I want you to suck my fat dick bitch!

  • Harold Camping

    I want you to suck my fat dick bitch!

  • Odhgdrikher

    Harold, just keel over and die please.

  • Odhgdrikher

    Harold, just keel over and die please.

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