Posted by: jugglinbob | May 25, 2011

Harold Camping is Still Right! Kinda…

As we all heard the world ended on the 21st May 2011.  The Devout (some 2 million people) were raptured and the rest of us heathens (some 6773 million!) left on Earth to suffer our fate.

Even the amazingly popular Rebecca Black got into the act:

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zc0s358b3Ys]

(EDIT:  This video no longer plays.  The original on Rooster Teeth is here)

And Yes – It’s a parody.  Ms Black not involved.  Though she does looks the type…  

Or at least that’s what Harold Camping thought was going to happen, and many of his followers decided to sell all their Earthly goods and promote his message.

The day came.  The day went.  No sign of anything happening.

On the day itself Harold went into hiding and refused to answer his door.  However, Mr Camping has now stated that he won’t be returning any of his followers money, as it was the “spiritual” and “invisible” day of judgement.  But come October, and we’ll see that he’s right!  Oh yes indeedy!  (We’ll just forget that he previously been proven wrong in both in 1988 and 1994 and give him the benefit of the doubt this time.)

Since we now have a few extra months without the promised earthquakes and mass destruction lets look at exactly how Harold came to this amazing revelation:

I was going to launch into a tirade here looking at how out of the norm Harold’s ideas and Maths are.  But I can’t.  I don’t have the time or the energy!  We move from proving that a day equals a thousand years via 2 Peter 3:8 onto Noah’s seven-day respite in Gen7:4

For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth”

and goes on to explain that the 7 days in the above passage therefore means 7000 years.  Ok… but that would surely mean that the forty days would mean 40,000 years of rain, and Harold himself says that the flood was 4990BC, (but fails to explain that figure!), and therefore we should still be in the period of flood, and will be for a further 33,000 years!  Most thinking Christians take some parts of the bible to be truth, and some as allegorical, but Camping takes both sides in a single verse!  The remainder of his numerolgical argument gets even more bizarre and my head hurts at trying to go round the bends required, so I’ll stop.

I can’t think what the Millionaire Harold Camping gets out of all this… (But Mr Hubbard must be turning in his new “meat body“)

However, some atheists think that it’s a shame that the rapture didn’t occur…

Dammit!  I wanted my bottle of Darwin’s Genuine Draft too!

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