Originally posted by josephw
Well, it's Saturday now. Any minute now the end will come.
Actually, not "any minute".
This clown in question, Harold Camping, has indeed set the hour. 6pm Eastern Daylight Time. This would equate to 10pm in the UK. 3pm where I am.
He expects the rapture to be today, and the "end of the world", whatever that means, in October.
This guy has foretold the end of days before, in 1994. As far as I know, it didn't happen then. This alone puts his credibility at risk.
He has a national radio show that focuses on this type of thing, and he can't even get the details right. He totally forgets about the seven years of the Tribulation, the rise of the AntiChrist, the Mark of the Beast, the martyring of Christians, the Battle of Armageddon, and the Second Coming. He only gives 5 months for everything between the rapture and the "end of the world", calling the 21st "Judgment Day" and calling everyone left on earth after today "doomed" to feel the wrath of God and sent to hell for eternity.
I am heartened by how many times in the last few days I have heard someone say "no man knows the hour or the day". At least the typical American gets at least this much of it right.
My concern is what these whackjob followers of his are going to do once the hour comes and they find themselves still here, that they obviously did not get "taken up to meet Jesus in the sky". According to what Harold Camping is teaching, those left behind will be "doomed". I wonder how many of them, not wishing to be tormented and "doomed", will decide to kill themselves and their families to spare them that "fate". Most of them have already quit their jobs and given away all their worldly possessions to be ready when they are "called". How many of these unhinged people will assume that they must somehow be deficient in their faith and therefore "doomed", rather than believe this nutjob they followed got it all wrong, again