Our favorite Christian says the world is ending, Friday. Again.


“I switched back to Windows, this time!”

When the California Christian group known as Family Radio predicted the beginning of the end of the world as we know it back in the spring (not for the first time), Harold Camping and his followers splashed dire warnings on billboards around the globe.

But then nothing happened on May 21. There was no rapture and true believers weren’t swept to heaven while everyone else was left waiting to be consumed in the total destruction of Earth by Oct. 21.

Despite that setback, the California-based group is still looking on Friday as a day of reckoning, even if its predictions have been toned down.

There aren’t any billboards this time, and the 90-year-old Camping has shifted from definitive language to adding the word “probably” to his vocabulary.

So, if history repeats itself, the world will be just fine on Saturday. In fact, one observer expects Family Radio, which describes itself as a “non-profit, non-commercial Christian radio network,” will keep sending out its signals, too.

I doubt that Camping’s followers will experience sufficient frustration over his latest klutzup to stop sending in their hard-earned money. One thing that’s consistent about True Believers is that repeated failure does not constitute contradiction.

Like most nutball evangelicals, Harold will continue to roll in the cabbage.

Thanks, Cinaedh

3 thoughts on “Our favorite Christian says the world is ending, Friday. Again.

  1. The Watcher on the Wall says:

    I think we should all send this man lots and lots of our money – sort of like paying an insurance company. I mean, if he doesn’t die first, one of these days he is bound to be right and then only God can help us if we didn’t send this guy lots and lots of our money, right?

    😀

    Maybe the government could make it illegal not to send him money, just like the other insurance companies? To convince the politicians, obviously we should also send them lots and lots of our money.

    This is a game everyone can win!

    Well, almost everyone.

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