Time for the Old Fraud to Bid Adieu

I’ll say this for Harold Camping: he’s nothing if not persistent and his eschatological persistence has brought him to the humiliating rack and ruin I and so many others knew it would. This wretched fraud, this pathetic would-be Jeremiah, this spiritual wolf in a sheep’s fleece deserves all the opprobrium and ostracism from the Christian community he so richly deserves. How many lives has he destroyed as the consequence of his spiritual hubris? Make no mistake: there is a special place in Hell reserved for Harold Camping and all those who presume to trespass in those places God has declared are His and His alone.

Huffpo explains:

The world refused to end yet again on Friday, despite another prediction from Family Radio network owner Harold Camping that it would.

Earlier this year, Camping claimed Judgement Day was coming May 21. Then, when it did not, he said the actual day of reckoning would be October 21.

That day too passed without incident and now the Daily Mail is having a tough time getting Camping or anyone else from Family Radio to explain why the Earth is still turning. The paper’s calls to the company were not returned.

The AP also ran into a roadblock while searching for answers.

“I’m sorry to disappoint you, but we at Family Radio have been directed to not talk to the media or the press,” Camping’s daughter Susan Espinoza wrote to the AP on Friday.

Reuters caught up with Camping recently, before the big non-event, and the preacher declined to comment.

“We’re not having a conversation,” he told Reuters. “There’s nothing to report here.”

In May, thousands of billboards across the country proclaimed the world would end on May 21. One man from New York City said he spent his life savings on advertisements notifying his fellow citizens that the apocalypse was near.

This time, there was no such fanfare, perhaps showing that people have grown weary of trusting a man who is now 0 for 3 when it comes to anticipating Armageddon.

It’s time for Harold Camping to fold up his tent and move along…the snake oil has far fewer takers now and it’s starting to get rancid.

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2 Responses to Time for the Old Fraud to Bid Adieu

  1. owleyepundit says:

    Dennis Prager, who has a Rabbinical education, writes that the injunction to not take in vain the name of the Lord is poorly translated. It isn’t aimed at frivolous swearing (which remains an offense against piety). It is aimed at people who claim falsely to speak for the Lord. The “Reverend” Camping is treading closer to that line than I would care to. But of course I must not speak for the Lord.

    • Gene Hoyas says:

      Camping crossed that line a long time ago. The lives his “ministry” destroyed practically scream for the sort of vengeance that is only the Lord’s.