The man behind the May 21 Judgment Day prediction, Harold Camping, has again attempted to explain his way out of the "guaranteed" date.
He offered this argument during a live broadcast Monday night: "The great earthquake didn't happen on May 21 because no one will be able to survive it for more than a few days or let alone five months to suffer God's wrath."
Camping, 89, had trumpeted his claims that beginning on May 21, indescribable earthquakes and other "horrible" events would occur and continue for five months. While a small percentage of the population is raptured, those left behind would suffer the destructive events until Oct. 21, he had declared loudly. more >>
A new billboard making fun of Harold Camping's wrong prediction of the May 21 rapture went up Sunday in Greensboro, N.C., calling the situation "awkward."
Camping, president of Family Radio, said the rapture and Judgment Day would take place on May 21, 2011 at 6 p.m.
But humanity survived. more >>
Discredited doomsday preacher Harold Camping responded to his failed Judgment Day prediction Monday, saying that judgment came spiritually on May 21 and that October 21 is the actual date of the Rapture and destruction of the entire world.
Although he gave lip service to being "wrong," Camping insisted in his public statement that his predictions have been right all along, only that his interpretation was more literal when it should have been spiritual. He was speaking Monday from the Family Radio headquarters in Oakland, Calif., in an "Open Forum" that was broadcasted live by radio.
"On May 21, this last weekend, this is where the spiritual aspect of it really comes through. God again brought judgment on the world. We didn't see any difference but God brought Judgment Day to bear upon the whole world. 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," said the Family Radio president. more >>
An unapologetic Harold Camping made a new prediction Monday: the rapture is actually on Oct. 21, not May 21 as he originally proclaimed.
Camping offered no sincere apology when he spoke publicly Monday for the first time since his failed May 21 Judgment Day prediction. He insisted that his predictions have been right all along, only that his interpretation was more literal when it should have been spiritual.
Judgment Day on May 21 did come, said Camping. However, he clarified that the Judgment Day arrived in a spiritual sense rather than manifesting physically. more >>
A longtime employee at Family Radio said Harold Camping spent around $100 million to advertise his May 21 end times prediction.
Matt Tuter, Family Radio’s international projects manager, said most of that money came not from donations, but from the sale of property – more specifically, KFTL television and an FM station.
"A lot of reporters have got it wrong," he told The Christian Post. "The largest portion of money did not come from donors." more >>
After Harold Camping's failed rapture prediction made headlines, Family Radio redesigned its website Monday and erased the soothsayer's writings that warn people of the May 21 Judgment Day.
Shortly after midnight Monday, Family Radio launched an overhaul of its website, removing any mention of Camping's end of the world predictions.
Gone is the prominent banner on Family Radio's homepage reading, "Judgment Day, May 21, 2011, The Bible Guarantees It!" Gone is the countdown clock showing how many days left until the predicted rapture. more >>