Judgment Day: May 21, 2011As I type this, it’s just after 6pm EDT where I am. Harold Camping’s promised May 21, 2011 Second Coming & Rapture — which he had said would occur at 6 pm in each time zone around the world (WebCite cached article) — has gone by, but without Jesus Christ reappearing, and with no discernible ill effects. The same time (i.e. 6 pm) has previously gone by, in — what? — 17 time zones around the world already, but likewise with no Jesus showing up, and no ill effects. And all the Christians are still here … no one, again as far as I know, has been vacuumed up into the sky to meet Jesus.

It would be easy for me to say something like, “I told you so!” or “I knew it!”, but honestly, that’s too easy. Anyone with half a functioning brain knew it wasn’t going to happen. For millennia, so-called prophets have claimed to know when “the End of the World” would come (cached), only to be proven wrong later, when the world managed, somehow, not to get exterminated at the appointed time.

For the record, the universe is also not going to end on December 21, 2012 … the so-called “Mayan Apocalypse” … either. The Maya did not actually predict any such thing, but even if they had, their credibility would be limited by the fact that they didn’t foresee the collapse of their own civilization around 900 CE.

I must, however, congratulate Camping and his sheep at Family Radio for diligently promoting this false prediction. The (failed) prophet was interviewed by many media outlets over the last few months, but never once conceded he might be wrong, and consistently refused even to entertain the question of what he would do if his Rapture never came.

That said, I’m still laughing at the cadaverous Bible scholar religionist crank, and at the morons and idiots who actually believed his nutty scenario. What do you fucking clowns think now that your “Bible-guaranteed” Second Coming never took place!?

Photo credit: JonDissed.

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2 Responses to “The Second Coming That Never Came”
  1. Actually, the world would have been a much better place today if all those idiots had been vacuumed up. Unfortunately, that didn't happen, so they're still with us. Good news, though… Camping says it was just another minor miscalculation. This guy really needs to change his calculator batteries, for crissakes! Anyway, the new date is now this October. Woo-hoo! Another chance for post-rapture looting. I'm gonna' get some good stuff this time!

    • PsiCop says:

      Camping conceded that the vast, cascading, worldwide earthquake he predicted didn't happen, but the crux of his excuse was that God had changed his mind, because his original plan to inflict a five-month-long "Judement Day" on the planet would have been so horrific that no one would have been left alive at the end. In other words, his originally-planned scheme was unworkably violent. He also said that the Second Coming did, in fact, happen … it just happened "spiritually" rather than spectacularly. Just like the "invisible Second Coming" of the JWs back in 1914 … ! As it says in the Bible, there is nothing new under the sun (Ecclesiates 1:9c) … and Camping's rationales prove it, by not being original in any way.

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