Doomsday False Prophet Harold Camping Will Get Back to Us On End of World

I almost feel badly for Harold Camping, the Doomsday Prophet. After being wrong twice this year alone about when the world would end, first on May 21 and then again on October 21, Camping finally gave a public statement. It went kind of like this: Oops! My bad!

But seriously. Doomsday "prophet" Camping is the founder of the Family Radio Network. He predicated -- to much hoopla and fanfare -- that May 21, 2011 would be the end of the world. Then when it wasn't, he was all: No dude, WAIT! That was just the spiritual rapture. The big one is coming October 21.

Well, here we are 11 days later and this is what Camping has to say: "It seems embarrassing for Family Radio." Ah yes. It's a touch embarrassing. I mean it's not like anyone tried to kill themselves or lost all their money and their jobs following you, right? Um, wrong again Camping.

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In all seriousness, it's very nice to see him finally backing down on some of his original statements. One would think at a certain point -- say the 15th time or so he predicted the end -- that people would cease to believe him. 

Despite being "humbled" by his errors, this is likely not the end of 90-year-old Camping. The second part of his statement read a lot like a promise to deliver MORE end of the world madness. He said:

I have been checking my own notes more carefully than ever. And I do find that there is other language in the Bible that we still have to look at very carefully.

Yeah, which part of "fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me" is so hard to get? Has this old dude ever been right about anything? How does he even have followers?

So while he keeps studying the Bible, the rest of us will keep on living and shopping and eating and sleeping. By the time he figures it out, he may look up and see the world already ended in the time it took him to predict it.

If there IS one thing we can count on with Camping, it's his error. Actually, we should all be happy each time he predicts the end of the world. That means we are all going to be fine that much longer!

Do you think this guy is a whack job?

 

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