Doom And Gloom.

Harold Camping had predicted that Jesus Christ would return to Earth on May 21, 2011, whereupon the righteous would fly up to heaven, and that there would follow five months of fire, brimstone and plagues on Earth, with millions of people dying each day, culminating on October 21, 2011, with the final destruction of the world. He had previously predicted that Judgment Day would occur on or about September 6, 1994.

Camping was reported to have retired from his position at Family Radio as of October 16, 2011, only days before his last predicted date for the end of the world. However, his daughter later clarified that he had not retired outright, but was maintaining a role at Family Radio while working from home. Camping admitted in a private interview that he no longer believed that anybody could know the time of the Rapture or the end of the world, in stark contrast to his previously staunch position on the subject. In March 2012, he stated that his attempt to predict a date was “sinful”, and that his critics had been right in pointing to the words of Matthew 24:36: “of that day and hour knoweth no man”. He added that he was now searching the Bible “even more fervently…not to find dates, but to be more faithful in [his] understanding.”

Source – Wikipedia.

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44 thoughts on “Doom And Gloom.”

  1. “Enjoy” this week’s offering, Ramana? I most certainly do not. Not one bit. Imagine I dropped dead (say, by that often cited by me aneurysm/blood clot) in about sixty seconds: Do you truly think I’d die a happy woman in the knowledge that those words of yours were the last I ever read? No, didn’t think so.

    Actually, technically speaking, the last words I will have read are the ones I have just written. I wish I’d written something else.

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    1. Not to worry Ursula. You have a long way to go and many more things to read from my blogs before you die. You have my guarantee that when you do, you will die a happy woman.

          1. I hope that you can see me grinning as I type this CM. Those are values I admire in others! I have no illusions about myself. Let others decide on that.

  2. You know how much I love a good old religious nutter Ramana, and this guy is one of the best.
    BTW I’m still waiting for that thunderbolt to strike. 🙂

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