Post-Rapture Blogging Round-Up

A variety of blogs have some reflections on the latest instance of the Rapture failing to occur when someone predicted it would.

Joel Watts derives an idea for a meme from John Loftus, and asks how you think Harold Camping will excuse himself and his prediction in light of their failure. I’ll join the fun and suggest that he’ll say that God saw people trying to swim from Tonga to Samoa to postpone their being raptured, and as a result judged humanity unworthy to experience it at this time. What other “explanations” can you come up with?

There’s still time before we are likely to hear from Harold Camping himself – his Family Radio website is currently down. In the mean time, Otagosh asks what will happen with their countdown counters and compares Harold Camping to the prophets of Ba’al in a famous Bible story.

Daniel Kirk looks at a Biblical example of a prediction not coming true and being reinterpreted/rescheduled.

The Lead mentions Andrew Brown’s article in The Guardian, offering a brief history of the end of the world.

Tim LaHaye complains that Harold Camping makes him look worse. Ken Schenck, on the other hand, focuses on Camping making God look bad.

Unorthodoxology has a round-up of rapture church signs.

Michael Gorman links to his son’s thoughts on replacing rapture with enrapture.

Clever Badger tried liveblogging the rapture. Peter Kirk did something similar.

Mason offers a round-up of last week’s rapture blogging.

Eddie Arthur offers last words on the last days.

Bob Cornwall wonders how Christian popular beliefs about the Rapture are.

Paul Barford emphasizes that all mentions of an alleged date for a global flood are bogus in light of archaeological and geological evidence, or rather the lack thereof.

  • Ken Schenck

    Actually, Camping and his organization had their tickets to Fiji a year ago. No one will ever hear from them again ;-)

  • Ken Schenck

    Actually, Camping and his organization had their tickets to Fiji a year ago. No one will ever hear from them again ;-)

  • John Pieret

    “Tim LaHaye complains that Harold Camping makes him look worse.”

    Actually it was LaHaye’s co-author, Jerry Jenkins, who complained … not that LaHaye isn’t in the same boat.

  • John Pieret

    “Tim LaHaye complains that Harold Camping makes him look worse.”

    Actually it was LaHaye’s co-author, Jerry Jenkins, who complained … not that LaHaye isn’t in the same boat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Wilson/1355591760 Michael Wilson

    I would claim I was right and all the people who went missing today were raptured, 3 hookers, 23 troubled teens and some kids who live down the street from the guy whose picture is thumbtacked to a map in the police station.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Wilson/1355591760 Michael Wilson

    I would claim I was right and all the people who went missing today were raptured, 3 hookers, 23 troubled teens and some kids who live down the street from the guy whose picture is thumbtacked to a map in the police station.

  • Papawben

    No Man Knows When The Rapture Will Be, Only God. People have become so smart, they are now stupid!!

  • Papawben

    No Man Knows When The Rapture Will Be, Only God. People have become so smart, they are now stupid!!

  • Robert Crompton

    The trouble with this sort of thing is that it is so easy to ridicule the sheer goofiness of it that folk can dismiss it as just that – a manifestation of goofiness. But in reality this sort of thinking has diminished the lives of thousands of adherents of fringe – and not so fringey – movements during the past century.

  • http://snigsfoot.blogspot.com/ Rob Crompton

    The trouble with this sort of thing is that it is so easy to ridicule the sheer goofiness of it that folk can dismiss it as just that – a manifestation of goofiness. But in reality this sort of thinking has diminished the lives of thousands of adherents of fringe – and not so fringey – movements during the past century.


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