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