Are you excited? I’m sure the idiotic sheep from Family Radio who follow
Bible scholar religionist crank Harold Camping are. They’ve been roaming the country lately, telling everyone they meet that Jesus Christ is returning in less than a week to suck up all the Christians and leave the planet to wallow in misery and torment, until the End of the World arrives, six months from now.
I eagerly await Camping’s prediction going bust, but cringe to think what sort of twisted rationale he’ll cook up to explain why it was wrong. The last time he made such a prediction, back in 1993, that September 6, 1994 would be “the End of the World,” he later said he’d made “an arithmetic error.”
I leave you with a link to a Salon article about Camping and his latest prediction, which ends thusly (WebCite cached article):
What will the Nostradamus and Mayan Calendar people say if the apocalypse doesn’t come in 2012? And how about the Family Radio believers and other Christian Adventists, with their appointed dates for Armageddon?
Well, the current predictions may prove false, but the doomsayers need not worry. The numbers can always be crunched again — and again and again.
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