Harold Camping Stroke: Punishment From God or Plain Old Age? - LIVE DEBATE

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By Hannah Brown, iPoster
June 12, 2011|9:22 pm

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Harold Camping, who said Judgment Day would begin on May 21, was hospitalized this week after suffering a stroke.

The Harold Camping stroke, according to the Oakland Tribune, caused the Family Radio president to be admitted into the hospital Thursday night.

As of Friday, Camping's neighbor told the Tribune that the 89-year-old preacher was doing OK. His speech, however, appears to be slurred.

"The only thing that's affected is his speech," the neighbor said.

An official update on Camping's health is expected by Family Stations Inc. on Monday.

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Camping, whom many Christians consider a false prophet, is infamous for his doomsday predictions. Most recently, he predicted that the rapture of true believers would occur on May 21, 2011, and that the rest of the world would suffer the beginning of Judgment Day.

Millions of dollars were spent on billboards and other advertisements around the country to warn people about the "guaranteed" coming of Judgment Day.

While the media and the public expected an apology or admission of mistake, Camping provided a new revelation he had. Judgment Day did come on May 21, he maintained, but it came spiritually and not physically. The world is now under judgment, he said. He moved the rapture date to Oct. 21, which is also the day he says the world will come to an end.

What's your take? Is the Harold Camping stroke a sign of God's wrath, or just a natural phenomenon?

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