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