Rapture Date Moved Up

Harold Camping has emerged from hiding to announce a new Rapture date.

OAKLAND, Calif. – California preacher Harold Camping said Monday his prophecy that the world would end was off by five months because Judgment Day actually will come on October 21.

Camping, who predicted that 200 million Christians would be taken to heaven Saturday before the Earth was destroyed, said he felt so terrible when his doomsday prediction did not come true that he left home and took refuge in a motel with his wife. His independent ministry, Family Radio International, spent millions — some of it from donations made by followers — on more than 5,000 billboards and 20 RVs plastered with the Judgment Day message.

But Camping said that he’s now realized the apocalypse will come five months after May 21, the original date he predicted. He had earlier said Oct. 21 was when the globe would be consumed by a fireball.

Too early to be the October Surprise of the next big election.

I have a word of prophesy. All of you who believe in The Rapture, stay away from the voting booth. The voting booth has cooties. Thus saith The Lord.

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3 responses

  1. Donald Wolberg | Reply

    That great observer of the human condition, P.T. Barnum, is reputed to have sadi, “there’s a sucker born every minute.” Unfortunately showmanship seems to be (and perhaps always has been) a significant part of what passes for religion in America and many other places in the world. Under the banner of a notion of a Christian god, idiots preaching doom,gloom and an “end of days” judgement” exactly 7,000 years after the flood” are treated seriously by too many poor souls. Under the banner of Muslim ideology, murderous idiots strap explosives to themselves and murder innocents, chop off heads,stone women or put them in prison for daring to drive an automobile because they think someone rose to heaven on the back of a horse. The contrast of a world of instantaneous communication, a universe where the insights of Einstein tell us what really happens, the primitive and silly need for other world solutions, of any religous cult, seems strangely pointless and out of place.

  2. I’m not an atheist, but I respect the fact that most atheists have given the issue more thought than a lot of religious people, and that they find reasons to be good in this world.
    The Buddha said that one of the questions not worth worrying about is whether there is a God.
    I do hope that some of Harold Camping’s victims will at least cause him some trouble, if they can’t get their money back. I meet many people who have no hopes for this life, and look forward to leaving it, and that’s really sad.

  3. Camping tampered with the excellent business plan most “mainstream” religions have – give me your money and you will get rewarded for that after you die. Better for Caming if he had atuck to that

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