The Doomsday prophet had previously insisted that the world would end on May 21, 2011. Since that didn’t happen he has recalculated his end of the world theory. He now says Judgment Day will come on October 21. Well, what’s five months between friends!
He wasn’t really wrong in his initial prediction of the end of the world either, apparently. That is despite there being no rolling earthquake and no noticeable taking up to heaven of the true believers back in May. It is just a spiritual Judgment Day we should be expecting, he told his Family Radio audience and reporters.
The faux pas with the May Judgement Day rescheduling was that some of his followers actually quit their jobs and joined caravans to spread the Doomsday message. Some apparently even handed over their life savings to the campaign to spread the word.
That’s not Camping’s fault. He’s just teaching the Bible, he says!
There’s some good news for non-believers for Friday’s predicted apocalypse, though. It may not be a painful and frightening inferno. Camping says they will probably just fall asleep and not wake up.
So, if Camping makes it though the night Friday, can we expect him to pick a different Judgement Day on October 22? Of course we can! Tune in to his radio station to find out what it is… if you really want to.
Apart from the hundred or so members of Camping’s church, is anyone canceling weekend plans on the strength of this revised Doomsday prediction?