Failed Evangelical Apocalypse Predictor Harold Camping Dead At 92

Apocalypse SaturdayEver get the feeling that when semi-senile celebrity televangelists declare that the end of the world is approaching, they are just projecting their own impending death onto the rest of us? Via Religion News Service:

Harold Camping, the radio preacher who convinced thousands of followers that Jesus would return on May 21, 2011, to usher in the end of the the world, has died, according to a statement released late Monday by his Family Radio network. He was 92. He had fallen at his home on Nov. 30.

Camping first predicted Jesus’ return in 1994, but his most recent forecasts gained national attention through advertisements and the Family Radio network of stations he founded. He warned that “judgment day” would occur in May 2011 and said the world would end in October 2011.

The ministry sold its prominent stations and laid off staffers, with assets dropping from $135 million in 2007 to $29.2 million in 2011.

10 Comments on "Failed Evangelical Apocalypse Predictor Harold Camping Dead At 92"

  1. Calypso_1 | Dec 19, 2013 at 9:07 am |

    [stifled giggle]

  2. Matt Reed | Dec 19, 2013 at 9:12 am |

    Bet he never saw THAT coming

  3. Liam_McGonagle | Dec 19, 2013 at 9:26 am |

    See? With a little perserverance you’re guaranteed to be successful–if predicting oblivion is your thing, anyhow.

    But seriously, we’re all just these ephemeral, random collections of physical, emotional and mental energies. Mo-fo ain’t dead. Ain’t no dead. Law of Conservation of Engery. He just moved along from ‘Harold’ state to the combined grass blade, sea water and rainbow states.

  4. Monkey See Monkey Do | Dec 19, 2013 at 9:42 am |

    He wasn’t off his prediction by much.

  5. The global warmers are basically no different than Harold Camping. They predict doom and gloom. Then nothing happens. But they keep gettting donations to continue make more failed predictions.

  6. DeepCough | Dec 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm |

    God: “Harold, you got some ‘splaining to do.”

  7. jasonpaulhayes | Dec 19, 2013 at 8:05 pm |

    Good… Fuck You Harold Camping, you were among the last of a dying breed of demons from the ancient world. You’re better off dead!

  8. VaudeVillain | Dec 22, 2013 at 12:01 pm |

    Failed? He was totally correct. On May 21, 2011, Jesus DID take all of his true believers, the real Christians, with Him to Heaven. The Rapture definitely happened, don’t let anyone tell you different.

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