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October 21st, 2011 - No Really This Time - UPDATED
Posted: 21 October 2011 09:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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LOL Mouse.

Nothing earth-shattering here, either.  Except for a few thunderstorms this morning.  But it is the 22nd, not the 21st, so it’s technically a day late.  Yesterday was such a lovely day - as far from apocalyptic as possibly, I think.

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Posted: 22 October 2011 12:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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I seem to have missed the party again.  This is getting monotonous.  Now I’m going to have to wait for December 2012 for the next one.

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Posted: 24 October 2011 07:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Someone wasn’t very confident about his predictions…

ALAMEDA, Calif (Reuters) - An American evangelical broadcaster whose end-of-the-world prophecy this year stirred a media frenzy has vanished from public view and the airwaves before his recalibrated doomsday date set for Friday.

After the apocalypse he predicted for May 21 failed to happen, Harold Camping emerged from a brief seclusion to say he had merely miscalculated by five months. He pronounced a new Judgement Day—October 21.

The next month, the now 90-year-old former civil engineer suffered a stroke, his California-based Christian radio network said. He has largely dropped out of sight since then and his daily radio program “Open Forum,” broadcast on more than 60 U.S. stations, has been cancelled.

Believers once fanned out nationwide with placards advertising Camping’s message—some giving up life savings in anticipation of being swept into heaven—but there is little sign they are following the new doomsday countdown.

Gone, too, are the billboards posted by Camping’s Family Radio network declaring Judgement Day was at hand.

Reached by telephone on Thursday, network spokesman Tom Evans declined to comment on Camping or his prophecies, except to say he had “retired” as a radio host but remained chairman of the board of Family Stations Inc.

Camping had little to say when he answered the door of his home in Alameda, wearing a bathrobe and leaning on a walker.

“We’re not having a conversation,” he said, shaking his head with a chuckle. “There’s nothing to report here.”

Municipal records show a Sunday prayer group led by Camping, the Alameda Bible Fellowship, has continued to meet weekly in a large ground-floor room of the Veterans Memorial Building leased by the city’s Recreation and Park Department.

Marcia Tsang, a facilities coordinator for the department, said receipts show Camping’s group rented the space since at least 1996, paying the standard fee of $45 an hour. The room remains assigned to his fellowship under an evergreen reservation that extends beyond this week, she said.

American Legion officer Ron Parshall, part of a veterans group that meets in an adjacent room one Sunday a month, said he has seen Camping leading Bible services there regularly.

He said the number of Camping’s followers at the prayer meetings seems to have dwindled since the failed May 21 prophecy—down to about 25 adults on a typical Sunday—plus about 20 youngsters attending Sunday school classes in conjunction with the prayer group.

Parshall said when he saw Camping about a month ago, he showed no signs of debilitation and “wasn’t limping at all.”

“He was a nice man,” Parshall said. “He was just too radical for me. Anyone who claims to be that close to God, I take it with a grain of salt.”

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Posted: 10 March 2012 06:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Many months after his doomsday prediction failed to materialize, a humbled California preacher has admitted his mistake and said he is out of the forecasting game.
The Day of Rapture, as predicted by apocalyptic Christian broadcaster Harold Camping, passed without calamity on May 21. Camping’s second date, October 21, also came and went without so much as a whimper.
The world, it seems, is not doomed.
“We humbly acknowledge we were wrong,” Camping and his staff members wrote in a letter to supporters posted on the website of Family Radio, Camping’s California-based broadcast ministry.
He goes further, saying he and his network are no longer interested in predicting when the world will end.

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It’s quite nice when someone like that actually admits they were wrong!

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Posted: 13 March 2012 11:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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I know when, but I´m not telling.

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Posted: 13 March 2012 11:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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