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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Rapture Reloaded

Harold Camping, the 89-year-old leader of Family Radio Worldwide, has revised his predictions concerning the rapture and end of the world ("Preacher Says World Will Actually End in October"). After admitting that he was flabbergasted how events failed to unfold this past Saturday as he anticipated ("Judgment Day: May 21, 2011"), Camping went on to argue that what happened on Saturday was a spiritual Judgment Day, which evidently placed the entire world under Christ's judgment. This slight (?) misinterpretation of God's plans did not change Camping's belief that the end of the world would still occur on October 21, 2011 (as he originally predicted).  He did note, however, that because God's judgment and salvation were completed on Saturday, there was no point in continuing to warn people about it (apparently, the die has been cast and there's nothing he or his followers or we can do about it), so his radio network will just play music and programs until Oct. 21st. I don't know about you, but I can't wait until October 22nd!

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  1. Well, of course Camping's twisted Calvinist views include the notion that the die was cast for all of us before dawn of human existence, so warnings were never of any use. The massive contradictions inherent in this view make you wonder why or how any sane person has ever been able to buy into it. But the honest truth is that predestination is, in fact, provided for in the Bible. People who say their faith is dictated by what the Bible says are hard-pressed to deny it. Biblical literalism will kill you, if you let it.

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