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Whoops! Harold Camping Says World Will Actually End October 21

Man, is this guy shameless or what? Three days after he falsely predicted the end of the world for the second time, Harold Camping now says he was off–again–but this time by only five months. October 21st will be the real judgment day.

The AP reports on this hot mess:

Through chatting with a friend over what he acknowledged was a very difficult weekend, it dawned on him that instead of the biblical Rapture in which the faithful would be swept up to the heavens, May 21 had instead been a “spiritual” Judgment Day, which places the entire world under Christ’s judgment, he said.

The globe will be completely destroyed in five months, he said, when the apocalypse comes. But because God’s judgment and salvation were completed on Saturday, there’s no point in continuing to warn people about it, so his network will now just play Christian music and programs until the final end on Oct. 21.

“We’ve always said May 21 was the day, but we didn’t understand altogether the spiritual meaning,” he said. “The fact is there is only one kind of people who will ascend into heaven … if God has saved them they’re going to be caught up.”

Riiiiight.

The AP also followed up on Camping’s financial situation, which we suggested yesterday. Turns out Camping’s Family Radio received $18.3 million worth of donations in 2009 alone. The organization has $104 million in assets, nearly a third of which are invested in the stock market. So, yeah. Camping may have some egg on his face, but it’s like that tyrannosaurus egg from Chappelle Show. While the rest of us are making fun of him, Camping is sitting down to a lovely endangered omelet.

Previously on Fishbowl LA: Harold Camping ‘Flabbergasted’ Rapture Didn’t Come: Still Worth $117 Million

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