Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Crazy Harold Camping and the end of the world - Part II

Read Part I of this post here.

So crazy brother Camping woke up Sunday, the day after his prediction of the supposed rapture in a funk.  What to do?  No rapture!  A normal person might think he made a terrible mistake and that using numerological "formulas" like 5 x 10 x 17 x 5 x 10 x 17 = 722,500 to calculate the days from the crucifixion of Jesus to the date of the rapture might be a bit dodgy.

Not crazy Harold.  He now claims that May 21 was the "invisible judgement day" (go watch the video at this link) and the world will still end on October 21 as he originally predicted (just without the tribulation in between).  I guess the prayers of the Saints were effective - God in His mercy spared us sinners the horrors of the great tribulation.  This is why psychology invented the term "rationalization".

Thanks Harold, now we'll have to go through this circus again next fall.

I actually started to feel sorry for the old guy.  He really believes the nonsense he's spouting and I can't imagine how he's going to mentally deal with the fact we'll still be here mocking him on Saturday, October 22.  Then I remember the people he duped, people who spent their life savings on promoting the May 21 rapture.  What's Brother Harold's Christian response to these people?  Basically to fuck off.  His ministry is worth over 100 million dollars and he can't spare a dime, brother.  There's also something odd about people who look forward to an event that will, in their mind, result in horrors, misery, and death for billions of people just because they didn't pick the right god to believe in.

Yes, 2 Peter 3:3 probably applies to me: "Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking".  I can't help myself, it's just too damn easy to mock people who convince themselves that their mad ravings are divinely inspired.  I'm think I'm going to have an "end-of-the-world/creation-of-the-world" party on that weekend since October 21 is the end of time and October 23 is the Earth's birthday according to the young-Earth creationists who believe it was created by God on October 23, 4004 BC.  They're both wrong - and for the same Bibliolatrous reason.

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