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May 23, 2011 7:33 PM   Subscribe

Now Harold Camping has decided he was in error. Rapture actually coming on October 21. This time for sure
posted by jgaiser (21 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: there is an open thread. This needs to go there. I am aware it is not going well. Perhaps you could do something about that? -- jessamyn



 
Do we really need a fourth posting on Camping and 'The Rapture?' Discussion is still very active in two of the previous FPPs.
posted by ericb at 7:34 PM on May 23, 2011


Fool me once, shame on you...
posted by crunchland at 7:35 PM on May 23, 2011


he felt so terrible when his doomsday prediction did not come true that he left home and took refuge in a motel

That's no way to go through life, son.
posted by StickyCarpet at 7:35 PM on May 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


"My bad! Forgot to carry the two."
posted by zardoz at 7:36 PM on May 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


why should we worry? hell is for children. or perhaps the fear of hell is for children
posted by Redhush at 7:38 PM on May 23, 2011


Saturday was "an invisible judgment day" in which a spiritual judgment took place, he said

Invisible rapture crackles with life
Bright antennae bristle with the energy
posted by mintcake! at 7:39 PM on May 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Y'all know that this is just shooting fish in a barrel, right?
posted by tomswift at 7:39 PM on May 23, 2011


This guy is ruining the tension for 2012.
posted by Brian B. at 7:40 PM on May 23, 2011 [3 favorites]


I think that 'invisible judgment days' are a perfect match for 'invisible friends in the sky'.
posted by signal at 7:40 PM on May 23, 2011


Tim LaHaye, co-author of the best-selling "Left Behind" novels about the end times, recently called Camping's prediction "not only bizarre but 100 percent wrong!" He cited the Bible verse Matthew 24:36, "but about that day or hour no one knows" except God.

Man, when the Left Behind guy has called you out as being bizarre about your biblical readings, you know you've wandered into snakehandler/Alien Jesus territory.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 7:40 PM on May 23, 2011 [10 favorites]


Come on you guys I think it's for real this time
posted by dephlogisticated at 7:40 PM on May 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh, enough already.
posted by parki at 7:41 PM on May 23, 2011


remember, bring cash.
posted by clavdivs at 7:41 PM on May 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


So where in the Bible is there a day of "invisible spiritual judgment" mentioned? If dude is gonna retcon, he needs to at least be halfway convincing.
posted by naju at 7:42 PM on May 23, 2011


Let's not do this.

Not even, let's not do this and say we did. I'm thinking, let's not do this because we're better people than that.
posted by mhoye at 7:42 PM on May 23, 2011


c'mon, "crazy old man predicts Rapture for the THIRD TIME and is wrong" is going to be just as great as "crazy old man predicts Rapture for the second time and is wrong" was this last time!
posted by radiosilents at 7:45 PM on May 23, 2011


'let's not do this because we're better people than that."

I don't understand this attitude. He is a con man. He ruins lives. He is wildly filthy rich. But making fun of him is mean somehow?
posted by y6y6y6 at 7:45 PM on May 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


A lesson I learned from Pogo: some guys just have to stick their heads back in the cannon.
posted by SPrintF at 7:46 PM on May 23, 2011


I'm surprised no one has come out with the theory that the Rapture did take place on schedule and that we're currently in the Millennium. It's just that no one was saved.
posted by kenko at 7:46 PM on May 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


This guy is awful. I hope he dies on Oct 21.
posted by 23skidoo at 7:47 PM on May 23, 2011


Surely Wolfram Alpha could help him sort all this out for once and for all.
posted by hippybear at 7:47 PM on May 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


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