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Update 10/17: Harold Camping, two time failed prophet says the end of the world is definitely, really coming to an end this Friday, October 21st.
Camping says that the Rapture did indeed occur this past spring but no one noticed and that:
...Camping further says, won't be the beginning of some horrible "rapture" period in which the chosen ascend and everyone else suffers. It will be The End [...] Camping doesn't think the world will end in a sudden flash of hell-fire and brimstone. He thinks The End will come quietly. He also thinks that God won't take special vengeance on those who are skeptical — they just won't be saved.
Head on over to BusinessInsider.com to read their full write-up on Camping's latest soon to be folly and read up on Camping's genius mathematical deduction of how he came up with now(ish) as the end of the world.
Too bad this Friday will be the end, there are a lot of great events scheduled for this weekend.
See some photos from last spring's rapture.
Update 5/25: The man behind last Saturday's not so true Judgment Day prediction has come out of hiding and says we have five more months.
“The whole world is under Judgment Day and it will continue right up until Oct. 21, 2011 and by that time the whole world will be destroyed,” Camping said in a radio interview. “The great earthquake and rapture and the universe melting in fervent heat will be happening on the last day – October 21 2011.”
Head on over to FITSNEWS to read their coverage of this new revelation from two time failed end times predictor Harold Camping. The question we're all faced is, do we keep partying like it's Y2K or do we straighten up our act?
Update 5/22: Well, 6pm on May 21, 2011 came and went with no fan fair or clothing lined streets. With the countdown of the Rapture looming, some folks protested and mocked outside of Camping's headquarters. There is still no statment from Camping.
First Report 5/19: When anyone predicts a date for the end of the world one can't help but giggle a little. But, when the person has made this prediction back in 1994 & it didn't happen then, then the laughing really starts.
But, that doesn't stop a small group of 'true believers' from spreading the word through bus advertisements, billboards and passing out flyers on city streets. The man behind this May 21st, End of the World prediction is Harold Camping who wrote a book eighteen years ago called, 1994 that predicted the end times for that same year. And, well, that didn't happen.
The skewering of the prediction of the End of the World on May 21st has spread far across the Internet. From a Facebook event called Post rapture looting -to which I confirmed my attendance a few days ago- to classic comic strip Doonesbury who have dedicated a series of strips to this Saturday. Also, the American Association of Humanist will be throwing a two day festival in Fayetteville, N.C. -a concert is scheduled for the day after judgment day, so we'll see if that happens.
- Photos of the End Times believers -Huffington Post
- Harold Camping: 5 Facts About The May 21 Judgment Day Predictor -Huffington Post
- 50 Reasons Why The World Is Definitely Ending On Saturday -BuzzFeed
- Rapture Prep Guide by Kevin Childs of The Conway Community Church The Rock