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. I just love me some good rapture fails. Never get bored with them.

    And when I think of the awful gaggle of morons and cretins that plan their ascension, I want no part of them.

    wisewebwoman recently posted..Memento Mori

    1. Looney, I would have normally just spammed the comment from Pauline in my post “Beauty Markets” but have left it there for you to see that I am not without admirers! And what is more, she has just discovered that I am not boring any more. So, who knows, Ursula may just change her mind too!

      1. Looney, get your facts straight. Whilst Ramana and I might have enjoyed/endured a protracted engagement – not helped by the ringbearer or that most malign of future brothers-in-law, Barath, I only converse with those who entertain me (at least mildly). I am perfectly capable of gleening the odd glimmer out of Ramana’s many pearls. If only to make a purse out of a swine’s ear – by way of my dowry (my father being too old now to give me or a cow away).

        So, my dear Barnacle, what a fine crew we will make on the ark. It’ll be awful. Who is doing the cooking? Fasten your life belt now. And do not let women, gays and children go first.

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        1. U, I was trying to avoid putting facts into my comment, so that I would not need to worry whether they were straight of not.

          But you have stimulated my thinking a bit too: I am wondering how women, gays and children all go first a few decades from now when men no longer exist. Note to myself: Be sure to fix onto the hull of Titanic II at a point where I will get a good vantage point to see what happens.

    1. Moral of the story – If you want to retire in comfort, become like Camping or any one of the zillions of Swamis over here.

  2. I think people need to know these dates for doomsdays and they enjoy these death knells ringing because they are deluded and they need these false hopes to keep their life going. Its like feeding the devil inside of you with just what he needs where people like Campbell come into limelight. its all bogus humdrum that teaches us that the only way to make life matter is to be in the present.

  3. just read all the posts i missed since being ‘away.’
    came back here to comment because this one made me smile so.
    your commenters are almost as brilliant as you are! going to bed laughing.
    you know… our claim to fame in this part of the country was oral roberts. he claimed he talked straight to god. on his campus he had a HUGE exact sculpture of his own hands in prayer made. they’re still there at the entrance to the university which is a bit like a tourist attraction as well as a college. a colossal ego.
    but i rather liked old nostradamus. can’t wait for the dec 21st event …
    insert jaws shark music here.
    cheers rummy! great posts!
    tammy j

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