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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.


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 really? Wow, I must've missed it. I seem to remember a quiet, rather uneventful day. It certainly wasn't all it was cracked up to be.

10/31/2011 9:21:04 AM


I distinctly remember May 21 because that was the day I spent bedridden in the aftermath of food poisoning from some fra diovolo I had the night before. I puked a lot, and felt like shit, but no one got raptured. I'm sure the news that judgment day had come wouldve interrupted Dr. Oz.

Sadhuman is right. These people are so lost in their delusions. It makes me sad.

10/31/2011 9:32:19 AM


Really? I guess I missed it. It wasn't very mindblowing, was it?

10/31/2011 9:33:53 AM


I feel reminded of the stubborn mule from Family Guy:

"What are you talking about? Kevin Bacon was totally in Footloose!"

"Nope, you're wrong, look it up!"

"What? But that's common knowledge!"

"Nope, must've been someone else!"

"It's the movie that made him famous!"

"No, no, No, NO, you're wrong! YOU'RE WRONG!! EEEYAAH EEYAHH EAAYAAAHH!!!"

10/31/2011 10:00:42 AM

Jeff Weskamp

So, they had the Rapture and nobody qualified, huh?

10/31/2011 10:35:29 AM


The only explanation is that heaven is obviously EXACTLY THE SAME as earth.

10/31/2011 10:38:53 AM


If the Rapture has happened, why are we still surrounded by these fanatics?

10/31/2011 10:51:21 AM


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

(*Dials number on mobile*):

Hello? Is that PT Barnum? Well, you were right after all, re. 'suckers', 'born' & 'minute'.

...what's that, you say, Mr. Barnum? Do I want to see something called an 'Egress'...?


10/31/2011 10:54:50 AM


@ whoanelly

I was sick on May 21 too. In fact, I was in the hospital. And it was my birthday. A lousy way to spend one's bithday, but I didn't think it was the end of the world.

10/31/2011 11:19:39 AM


Judgment day alright. All the sane people in your silly cult left after May 21.

10/31/2011 11:36:10 AM


You dolts. The real date for Judgement Day is 2:14 Eastern Standard time 29 Agust 1997.

10/31/2011 12:06:35 PM

Old Viking

I heard a few accordions, but they were having a hard time playing together.

10/31/2011 12:28:53 PM


sooooooo... does that mean we "sinners" are off the hook? (via gods "mercy.") or that god truly does not give a shit either way? you guys tell us.

10/31/2011 1:38:39 PM


did i miss something?

10/31/2011 1:59:56 PM


um, on may 21st, i was hungover... end of the world party and all that jazz... (ANY excuse is valid for a party!!)

this time around, i'm calling brainwashing, double standards, and complete obliviousness on these raptards!

10/31/2011 2:00:28 PM


"Judgment Day did in fact occur on May 21."

Yes Alex, I'll take "anti-climax" for $500 please.

10/31/2011 2:01:29 PM

Blue J

You all laugh, but that's how the JW's got started. If I remember correctly, Charles Taze Russel taught that the Kingdom of God was coming in 1914, and that it was certainly the end of the world as we knew it. When 1914 rolled around, he decided that the world had in fact ended, or rather, the "Gentile Times" had ended and the kingdom had arrived in a spiritual sense.

It's a pretty remarkable example of religion's ability to survive failed predictions, actually.

10/31/2011 2:32:11 PM


This is one thing that truly amazes me about how stupid people can be.

Camping didn't say that there'd be a silent judgment that no one can be aware of...he said it would be the END OF THE WORLD, with terrible disasters, and he said that there's NO WAY IT CAN'T HAPPEN.

How can people still believe in him, after this? What do they gain from believing this?

10/31/2011 2:53:42 PM



English isn't the banana's first language.

10/31/2011 3:05:06 PM

Smurfette Principle

Damn, still don't have bingo.

10/31/2011 4:18:58 PM

How?, I didn't see a lot of aerial phenomena those days.

11/1/2011 3:07:01 AM



Whenever I've installed Windows on my setups, I've always named my computer 'Skynet'.

Reminds me of a drama-documentary by Channel 4 several years ago, about what would happen if - because of all the information therein - the internet itself were to become sentient?


@Blue J

"It's a pretty remarkable example of religion's ability to survive failed predictions, actually."

Which is why fundies like these must metaphorically have arms like Atlas's, with all the goalposts they've been shifting; hell, in this case, not only goalposts. Where were the JWs, Campers et al, when the organisers of the 2006 World Cup in Japan/South Korea needed them? The architects of the stadium at Sapporo wouldn't have needed to build a pitch that floated outside the area on a cushion of air (imagine tha arcade game 'Ice Hockey', but on an infinitely greater scale). No, all they'd have had to do was hire these fundies to lift it for them.

11/1/2011 9:17:09 AM

New brand excuse. Maybe humankind is so wicked that God couldn't rapture anybody. The Tribulation, on the other hand................

11/3/2011 4:27:08 AM

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