Hey, remember Harold Camping, the dottering old fool who claimed that the rapture would take place on May 21? Well he postponed it by six months after it failed to happen, which means this Friday is, once again, the end of the world.
“Thus 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,” Camping said on his Web site, Family Radio. “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.”
Camping said he was “flabbergasted” that his predicted Judgment Day on May 21, which followed two failed doomsday predictions, had been false and without multiple days of fires, earthquakes and plagues. He said that Oct. 21 would mark the official end of the world on Earth and this time around, the Rapture would be quick with “no pain” for those who do not believe.
See, this time it’s “official.” Last time it wasn’t. It all makes perfect sense, right? I can’t wait until Saturday, when this one turns out to be false too. And just like before, his followers will be confused — as if they aren’t already — but they will continue to find ways to rationalize that failure just as they have his failures in the past. Now if they actually believed in the Bible, of course, they would stone him to death. That’s what the Bible commands for false prophets. But I bet they’ll just keep sending him money.