A number of earthquakes struck different parts of the United States this week, including parts of Texas, Hawaii and California in the days leading up to Oct. 21 – the day the Rapture was predicted to occur for the second time this year by Family Radio host Harold Camping.
A 4.5-magnitude earthquake shook the northern part of the Big Island in Hawaii on Wednesday afternoon, with an epicenter about 13 miles southeast of Waimea, according to the United States Geological Survey. On Thursday morning, a 4.8-magnitude quake also struck 47 miles southeast of San Antonio, Texas, an uncommon occurrence in the state.
Another earthquake, with a magnitude of 4.0, struck the San Francisco Bay area in the early afternoon on Thursday, ironically occurring just hours after 8.6 million people reportedly participated in the 2011 Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill. more >>
Harold Camping’s only words to reporters the day before what he has claimed will be the world’s last day were: “We’re not having a conversation. There’s nothing to report here,” according to Reuters.
Wearing a bathrobe and using a walker outside of his Alameda, Calif., home, the doomsday preacher chuckled as reporters tried to get comments from him Thursday regarding the supposed Rapture that, as of Friday afternoon, appears not to be happening.
However, Camping did say the Oct. 21 rapture would be "quiet." more >>
The Freedom From Religion Foundation, in response to Harold Camping’s doomsday predictions, are starting a campaign of their own asking the public to reject not only Camping’s predictions, but all “unsubstantiated religious claims.”
Called the “Fool Me Once” campaign, the FFRF states that their message is this: “Instead of worrying about the unknown and unprovable, wasting time, money and energy in speculating over the nonexistent: ‘Make this world better.’”
Placing five different messages over billboards across Oakland where Camping’s Family Radio show is located, the organization hopes to counter the “fraud and deceit” that many families and individuals have witnessed due to the 90-year-old’s end times predictions. more >>
The senior pastor of Dallas First Baptist Church, Robert Jeffress, has confirmed his opinion from May – church authorities need to continue to criticize Harold Camping, the end-of-the-world prophet from California.
Camping, the founder of a Bible-focused California radio station, Family Radio, famously foretold that the end of the world would begin on May 21. Before the date, Camping's followers launched an advertising campaign informing the public about the forthcoming Rapture. The campaign unfolded on an unprecedented scale – using billboards, bus and subway posters, flyers and other media – and cost millions of dollars.
After May 21, Camping seemed baffled for a while that the Rapture did not take place. However, he assumed that he simply made a mistake in calculations, and that the Rapture must finally happen on Oct. 21, which is this Friday. more >>
Christian radio broadcaster and end of times prognosticator Harold Camping has seen each of his predictions about the end of the world proven untrue, and it seems as though this time around the 90-year-old Camping may be suffering from a bit of self-doubt.
Camping’s last prediction for doomsday was May 21 and in a massive effort, the 90-year-old broadcaster who said that the Bible "guaranteed" his predictions managed to garner many followers that dedicated their lives and their money to spreading his word of Rapture.
Many of those who followed the doomsday preaching Family Radio host truly believed that on May 21 they were going to ascend to heaven while the unsaved remained on earth until its final obliteration. more >>
In a Bible study program published on Family Radio's website this week, Tom Evans, who served as Harold Camping's PR man leading up to the May 21, 2011 non-event, is seeking to comfort supporters who may be experiencing doubt over the accuracy of Oct. 21 – the day Camping says the world will come to an end.
Titled "Tom Evan's Study" and dated Oct. 16, the audio clip features Evans doing a Bible study with Family Radio and Camping supporters about the "spiritual" unfoldings of May 21 and what to expect on Oct. 21, especially if Christians are not raptured, or caught up to heaven.
Evans has known Camping for about 30 years and has worked with Family Radio for 25 years in various capacities. more >>