He’s baaaa-aaaaack! Harold Camping (love the last name), remember that guy? Here he is:
Yesssss, him! He’s the “doomsday prophet” that proclaimed the world was going to end on May 21st. Or maybe not quite, what he said was that JUDGMENT DAY would be on May 21st. It turns out, according to Camping, that it did happen on the 21st, only it was a spiritual Judgment Day. The Wrath, well, that’s happening on … FRIDAY! Yes! THIS Friday!
Now calm down, everyone just calm down. There is a slim chance he could be wrong. According to an NPR article:
“Probably,” he said, “there will be no pain suffered by anyone because of their rebellion against God.” Unbelievers might just fall asleep and never wake up.
As for a violent upheaval?
“The end is going to come very quietly, probably within the next month,” Camping said.
You’ll note the word “probably.” Catherine Wessinger did. She’s an expert on doomsday groups at Loyola University in New Orleans and editor of The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism. She says she’s seen this before.
When prophecy fails, she says, “the person making the prediction can give themselves a way out, sort of a backdoor way of getting out of the prediction. Or on the other hand, when nothing happens, the event can be spiritualized.”
But what if he’s right this time, what if his Family Radio church sermons are accurate? I guess you’d better go check out his site. He’s feeding “the sheep.” Are you a sheep? You may still have time if you are. According to his site’s explanation of what happened on May 21st:
We can be sure that the whole world, with the exception of those who are presently saved (the elect), are under the judgment of God, and will be annihilated together with the whole physical world on October 21, 2011, on the last day of the present five months period. On that day the true believers (the elect) will be raptured. We must remember that only God knows who His elect are that He saved prior to May 21.
You, too, without your knowledge may have become saved before that date. Anyone can continue to beseech God for mercy because salvation and the election program are entirely in God’s hands.
So you officially have just two short days (according to Camping). What are you gonna do to make sure you see the other side? Buy some more freeze dried food from SHTF Blog advertisers? Stock up on ever more ammo? Make a donation to Camping’s church? Party your face off? Chop chop! Time is a tickin’!
– Ranger Man
BTW: any architects out there? Contest seeks zombie-proof home designs.