TVNewser FishbowlDC AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Ho-Hum: Harold Camping Says the World Is Ending… Again

Harold Camping‘s Family Radio is at it again. Doomsday is coming… for the third time in the past few decades. And it’s coming this Friday, five months after Camping’s previous prediction. Here’s what supposedly happened last time.

What really happened is that God accomplished exactly what He wanted to happen. That was to warn the whole world that on May 21 God’s salvation program would be finished on that day. For the next five months, except for the elect (the true believers), the whole world is under God’s final judgment. To accomplish this goal God withheld from the true believers the way in which two phrases were to be understood. Had He not done so, the world would never have been shaken in fear as it was.

Riiiiight.

Anywho, Camping is largely sitting out the media blitz this time around. He had a stroke in June and is still apparently quite sick. In the meanwhile, his acolytes don’t seem to be quite as enthusiastic about the imminent arrival of the end of the world. Family Radio preacher Tom Evan was quite open about the reality of false prophets during his last sermon.

The end of the world probably isn’t coming any time soon. But the end of Harold Camping seems quite possible.

Previously on FishbowlLA:
California Family Radio Doomsday Craziness Spreads Across America

Mediabistro Course

Travel Writing

Travel WritingStarting September 23, learn how to turn your travel stories into published essays and articles! Taught by a former Vanity Fair staff writer, James Sturz will teach you how to report, interview, and find sources, discover story ideas and pitch them successfully, and understand what travel editors look for in a story. Register now!