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More on Harold Camping

A couple of interesting items relating to Harold Camping have made the news.

First up, a devoted follower of Camping recently died and left the bulk of her estate to Camping's Family Radio.  Her own family, however, will receive next to nothing.  I can't help but wonder what their last Thanksgiving together was like!  It simply amazes me that nice Christian people are so gullible.  Given human sinfulness, we are all prone to hearing what we want to hear.  Woman Leaves Estate to Camping

An atheist group (the Freedom from Religion Foundation) wants to establish grounds for a public lawsuit against Family Radio for monetary damages related to "deceitful practices."  For the litigation to proceed, the atheist group will need to prove that Camping committed fraud by not truly believing that Jesus would return on May 21!  Good luck with that one!  Say what you will about Camping, I have no doubt he believed his own nonsense.   Could this be an ironic example of a publicity seeking organization (FFRF) seeking to exploit a fellow publicity seeker (Camping)?  The story can be found here:  Suing Camping for Fraud?

The next big day on the Camping calendar is October 21, when the corpses of the dead will be thrown out of their graves and scattered about like manure.  Since May 21 was a "spiritual" day of judgment, then perhaps the dead will be scattered about in a "spiritual" way on October 21.  What is "spiritual" manure?  The mind can run with that one.  Better not.  Stay out of the Cemetery on October 21

Looks like October 20-21 will be a busy day for radio interviews and blogging.  I'll mark my calendar.  The man is shameless.  

Reader Comments (9)

Harold's gonna enjoy the attention. Absolutely relish this media buzz and before long he will come up with another cliff hanger.
June 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichael Acidri
During the interview w/ reporters following the failure of the May prophecy, Camping specifically said the October happenings will not be spiritual. “It won't be spiritual on October 21st,” Camping said, adding, “the world is going to be destroyed altogether, but it will be very quick." We'll see how he wiggles his way out of that next failure; no repentance in sight for that hardened heart.
June 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArmK
"We are all mad here." -- The Cheshire Cat
June 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrobin
Camping specifically said, in no uncertain terms, that there was NO POSSIBILITY that May 21 would be a "spiritual" spiritual judgment... nothing he says now can be held against him later, he simply will not be corrected or accept that his method of interpretation is incorrect.
June 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterM Burke
Look, Harold Camping is a wack job and most everyone knows it. But I really don't think we should be looking down our hermeneutical noses at those "gullible" Christians who have followed him. Most Christians are poorly taught and can't discern much for themselves. This, I believe, is a systemic, trans-denominational, nation-wide failure of the clergy. I would also hazard to guess that many of Camping's followers have been marginalized by the Church. We have a hand in many of our own controversies.
June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Dalton
A recent post by Chris Norton at Christianity Today said that Camping's recent campaign totaled $100 Million! Ee Gads! Someone please tell me this was a misprint!
June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJim
Harold Camping has suffered a stroke. One has to wonder if God is trying to wake the man up!
June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRoger Smith
As my mother in law would say, Why doesn't he just dry up and blow away.
June 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterC

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