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[Harold] Camping had originally said that those selected for salvation would be raptured up to heaven on May 21, and those left behind would face months of judgment amid destruction before the world's end on October 21.

The Family Radio website tweaked the prediction after May 21, saying God had shown mercy by sparing people five months of suffering. But final judgment was still slated to come on October 21, when salvation and the world's destruction would happen at once.

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The faith of Camping's most ardent followers was not swayed by the recent news.

According to Fred Store, a longtime Family Radio listener, the general belief is "Judgment Day did in fact occur on May 21."

Harold Camping & Fred Store, CNN 48 Comments [10/31/2011 3:17:08 AM]
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Oh what exactly happened?

I had indigestion and constipation in May 21th. Othewise nothing else happened other than you twats managing to instigate your follower into suicidal frenzy.

10/31/2011 3:22:41 AM

Raised by Horses


10/31/2011 3:25:47 AM

Pioneer

Okay, good. Now you can shut the hell up about the rapture, then.

10/31/2011 3:42:02 AM

Percy Q. Shunn


10/31/2011 3:43:10 AM

grimsoncrow

As long as they dont want their money back...

10/31/2011 3:53:46 AM

Cid Highwind

Of course it did occur, it's just that no one noticed... wait, what?

10/31/2011 4:14:44 AM

Sadhuman

So...that means...people did get raptured and the world is over? So all of you got left behind as well? Does that mean you will get off your high horse?

Let's face it these people are so far gone nothing will ever wake them up. They would rather live in the fantasy land then in reality.

10/31/2011 4:27:03 AM

Prager

If Judgement Day did in fact happen on May 21 then I would have to say that it was something of a non-event as nothing seems to be different.

10/31/2011 4:36:37 AM

John_in_Oz

The evidence that the Rapture happened is every bit as strong as it is for the Flood, the Fall and the Resurrection.
Although Atheists say it all looks like crazy delusions, Fundies have the evidence of the voices in their heads.

10/31/2011 5:41:36 AM

Doctor Whom

The world ended when I said it would, but you were too busy sinning to notice. Are you going to trust your lying senses, or are you going to trust me?

10/31/2011 5:55:11 AM

Doubting Thomas

Only an absolute true believer can make themselves believe that anything happened on May or October 21st of this year.

Oh well, there's always December 21, 2012 to look forward to.

10/31/2011 6:11:00 AM

TGRwulf

Fred Stone, are you daft or something dude? If the rapture had already happened, wouldn't that mean you are not one of the chosen as you thought?

10/31/2011 6:30:50 AM

Horsefeathers

"According to Fred Store, a longtime Family Radio listener, the general belief is 'Judgment Day did in fact occur on May 21.'"

Really?

It didn't quite live up to my expectations.

10/31/2011 6:49:06 AM

Papabear

So, if your horrendous dream didn't happen and it makes you so sad, you can at least pretend it happened.

10/31/2011 6:56:30 AM

JSS

Isn't the Great Pumpkin supposed to come today?

10/31/2011 7:01:33 AM

tmarcl

The Rapture did in fact happen on May 21. It involved me and a beautiful readhead...

10/31/2011 7:18:30 AM

Murdin

@Raised by Horses

What does a picture of an apple have to with this quote? I honestly don't see the link.

10/31/2011 7:37:47 AM

Anon-e-moose

"The faith of Camping's most ardent followers was not swayed by the recent news."

Fool people once; fool people twice, and all that jazz. The 'Campers' have clearly never heard of the story of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf".

"According to Fred Store, a longtime Family Radio listener, the general belief is "Judgment Day did in fact occur on May 21."

So why, I wonder - unlike post-21st May when Family Radio was reduced to playing religious music and repeats of their flagship programme "Open Forum" - post-21st October, there hasn't been anything on their usual shortwave frequency 9.61 MHz, at the usual broadcast time. Nothing. Nada. Nichts. Zip. Zilch. Bupkas. Bugger All. Big. Fat. Zero...?!

Why, it's as if... God doesn't exist, the Bible is only fit for wiping one's arse on (and my bum can speak from experience! >:D ), and Harold Camping is nothing more than a huckster, fraud, fake, charlatan, snake-oil salesman, you name it.

To borrow from the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition:

109: 'Faith' and an empty sack is worth the sack.

If only Harold & co. could have the same given to them eh, Campers...? [/Doug Piranha-levels of sarcasm]

@Murdin

Apple? I thought it was a pipe. [/Rene Magritte] X3

Especially considering this quote from the film "Cannonball Run" (emphasis added):

J.J. McClure (Burt Reynolds): 'What's Dr. Gay do?'
Victor Prinsi Dom DeLuise): 'He's my shrink. He was committed yesterday.'
J.J. McC: 'Why?'
VP: 'He was smoking bananas. He gets very upset when he talks to 'Him'*.'

*- Referring to Victor's alter ego, 'Captain Chaos'

10/31/2011 7:55:29 AM

Xotan

Is there not a good case for having Rapturites sectioned?

10/31/2011 8:02:32 AM

Agahnim

So it was invisible?

10/31/2011 8:34:51 AM

Osiris

No the Rapture is totally going to happen, but Satan is blocking Jesus and he needs our help. Everyone get out your official Rapture pistols and on the count of three...

10/31/2011 8:36:03 AM

OhJohnNo

@Raised By Horses: When will bananas learn grammar? It's "I am AN apple".

10/31/2011 8:37:54 AM

Quantum Mechanic

Wait! I didn't get a free car!

10/31/2011 8:39:04 AM

Panz

And this is why fundamentalists cannot be reasoned with

10/31/2011 9:03:42 AM

Berny

When delusional people are confronted by evidence their thinking is erroneous, the more crazy of them frequently descend further into their delusion.
This was predictable.

10/31/2011 9:14:17 AM
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