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Despite Harold Camping's latest prediction in a string of doomsday prophecies saying that the world will end today, Oct. 21, there have been no signs of a great earthquake or the universe melting, as Camping prophesied, anytime soon. With two failed doomsday predictions already under his belt, Twitter users have not exactly been shocked.
"Harold Camping could u pls sit down & quiet ur self?!", tweeted user MsTangier. "Ur giving Christians a bad rap w/ the world. U don't know when the world will end!"
"Harold Camping should call it quits now," tweeted tom_trevarrow.
The 90-year-old Christian radio broadcaster first predicted the apocalypse would occur in 1994, but later claimed a miscalculation was made and that the true day of judgment would occur on May 21, 2011, when God would supposedly "raise up all the dead that have ever died from their graves. Earthquakes will ravage the whole world as the earth will no longer conceal its dead (Isaiah 26:21). People who died as saved individuals will experience the resurrection of their bodies and immediately leave this world to forever be with the Lord. Those who died unsaved will be raised up as well, but only to have their lifeless bodies scattered about the face of all the earth. Death will be everywhere."
However, after May 21 came and went, Camping claimed he miscalculated once again and that the world would "probably" end today. So far, Camping has been laying low and refuses to speak to the media.
Many people took to Twitter to joke about Camping's prophecies.
"Can u imagine if a super-volcano exploded today ... we'd never hear the end of it ... well, those of us still alive - # Harold Camping," posted user cruiseunplugged.
"Does anyone know what time the world ends today?", asked nickcarroll. "Harold Camping hasn't said, and I'm wondering whether to make plans for dinner or not."