Tuesday, May 24, 2011
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!