Sunday, March 18, 2012

Harold, Backpedalling

Do you remember that prize prat, Harold Camping?
Of course ya do! He's the elderly US preacher who spent millions last year telling the world of its impending destruction.
Well, for the very first time he has admitted...opps!...his apocalyptic prophecy was wrong.
In a letter on his ministry's website, Camping has told his followers he actually has no evidence the world will end anytime soon: "We realise many people are hoping for the date of Christ's return. We humbly acknowledge we were wrong about the timing."
Camping's Family Radio International over recent years has spent millions of bucks erecting thousands of billboards plastered with the Judgment Day message. But after global cataclysm didn't occur on May 21st 2011 as he'd originally forecast, Camping revised his prophecy, saying he had been off by five months.
Followers were crestfallen when the Rapture didn't occur, as many had quit their jobs or donated their retirement savings or college funds to the righteous cause. Mind you, they only have themselves to blame: Harold was on record as wrongly foretelling Armageddon on September 6th 1994!!
Camping was later hospitalised after suffering a mild stroke, but continued spreading the word, through his website and his weekly Open Forum radio show, that natural disasters would instead destroy the globe in October 2011.
Now Camping has told his flock (well, the remaining few still hanging on to his every word) that he's stopped looking for new dates, and will concentrate on deepening his faith through re-reading the Scriptures: "God has humbled us through the events of May 21st (2011). We must also openly acknowledge that we have no new evidence pointing to another date for the end of the world. Though many dates are circulating, Family Radio has no interest in even considering another date." And about bloody time too!
Hmmm... I'm SURE the answer's in here SOMEwhere!!! Fourth time lucky???

1 comment:

Liz Clark said...

Camping is a Village Idiot and even the village didn't want him back. Crazy stuff. The End of the world is 'nigh! ....Yeah...Right.