Harold Camping October 21, 2011 – The world ends today, according to one evangelist who says it is time for Judgement Day.
Harold Camping October 21, 2011 – The evangelist says the “final end of everything” is upon us today. If he sounds a little less confident in the claim than he did five months ago, well, he probably is.
When that date passed without a single true believer rising from his or her church bench and ascending to heaven, he told the press he was “flabbergasted” and reconsidering his calculations of the dates, which were based on numerical clues in the Bible. He then had a stroke on June 9 that kept him hospitalized until September.
Since his recovery, the host of the Christian talk show “Family Radio” seems to have regained most, if not all, of his previous conviction. Back on the air, he now refers to May 21 as a “tremendous event” that was simply spiritual in nature, rather than the start of five months of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and general mayhem as he had previously envisioned.
Harold Camping October 21, 2011 Prediction
The preacher says the end of the world will be similarly anti-climactic. “I really am beginning to think as I’ve restudied these matters that there’s going to be no big display of any kind. The end is going to come very, very quietly,” he told listeners.
The question is, can he really still believe in the second half of his doomsday prophesy, despite the total flop of the first half? Analysts say he probably really does.
“I would not be surprised to discover that Mr. Camping sees this prediction as his life’s work, the culmination of decades of intensive Bible study, filtered through the sieve of faith,” Lorenzo DiTommaso, a professor of religion at Concordia University in Montreal, said in a statement.
After all that effort, “human ego doesn’t easily admit to error,” DiTommaso said, so Camping has simply constructed a creative re-interpretation of his prophecies.