Harold Camping, everyone’s favorite apocalyptic whipping boy, has emerged from his sequestration and, according to Gawker, kind of apologized for duping people into selling their homes and emptying their retirement accounts to pay for advertising for his predictions. Camping says:
Why didn’t Christ return on Oct. 21? It seems embarrassing for Family Radio. But God was in charge of everything. We came to that conclusion after quite careful study of the Bible. He allowed everything to happen the way it did without correction. He could have stopped everything if He had wanted to.
I am very encouraged by letters that I have received and [am] receiving at this time concerning this matter. Amongst other things I have been checking my notes more carefully than ever. And I do find that there is other language in the Bible that we still have to look at very carefully and will impinge upon this question very definitely. And we should be very patient about this matter. At least in a minimal way we are learning to walk more and more humble before God.
Read the rest: Failed Prophet Regrets Wrongly Predicting All Those Raptures. And if you need to be reminded at how stoopid people like Camping make the rest of us Christians look, read the comments.