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May 16, 2011

Today’s Metro had a full two-page article on Camping and his claims of impending doom. Here’s a snip:

May 21 ‘Doomsday’: Is the End Near?

You’ve seen the billboards.

You’ve been handed the pamphlets.

You’ve heard the people shouting warnings outside subway stations — the end of the world is this Saturday.

Now meet their leader: Metro interviewed Harold Camping, the man responsible for the nationwide warning of Judgment Day, May 21.

The article had a quick little interview with Camping. When questioned about his earlier prediction of 1994 his answer provided this nugget: “In 1992, I saw in that time, 2011 was likely the end. I also noticed that 1994 could have been the date. My research was incomplete at that time.”

One wonders what his excuse will be on Sunday.

  1. May 16, 2011 8:54 pm

    Well the folks behind “The Bible Code” gave themselves an out by finding a combination of “atomic holocaust” “in the end of days” and “code will save”. Basically, if the atomic holocaust doesn’t happen, it’s because of the Bible Code. Hopefully Harold Camping can come up with something so clever or else I’m pretty sure he’s gonna lose his job this weekend!

  2. Susan permalink
    May 16, 2011 9:27 pm

    I’ve talked to a few of those guys. It is generally apocalyptic nonsense, yet their criticisms of the world at large were more socio-economic, a refreshing change from the fire and brimstone of our damnation because we watch True Blood and hum to My Sweet Lord.

  3. hamiltonmj1983 permalink
    May 17, 2011 1:14 pm

    Professor Jerry Walls is going to be on NPR from 2:40 to 3pm tomorrow (Wednesday) talking about this May 21st cult. He’s a philosophy guy who’s written on Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory (search on to see the books he’s written). Should be interesting!

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