23 May 2011

Camping follows the script

Harold Camping has re-surfaced and -- wait for it -- announced that he made a mistake about the May 21 end-of-the-world date, but the end really is positively definitely truly coming on October 21, and he's absolutely 100% gosh-darn sure this time. Just like last time.

He must really believe in what he's preaching. No con man would come out before the world with such a trite, hackneyed cliché and expect it to be taken seriously.

But will it be taken seriously? Are there really people out there who won't think, "Wait, this guy was totally sure about May 21 and he was wrong -- so maybe he's wrong this time too"? After such a build-up and let-down, will they let themselves be fooled again? Based on past cases of apocalyptic cults, some of them likely will.

If so, and if in October they insist on going through all the same rigmarole with the billboards and signs and quitting jobs and all the rest of it -- then verily I say unto thee, yea, there shall be such mockery and ridicule and snickering, as has never been seen upon this Earth before, and it shall serve them bloody well right, amen.


Blogger John Myste said...


I think the world was going to still be here. Some of us were going to be scooped up to heaven, while others remained in a damned world tormented with disasters. After sufficient suffering of those not chosen, then the world will end.

The tornado in Joplin has already arrived. By the way, we had the last laugh after all. I was taken to heaven. Are you still on earth, sir?

23 May, 2011 20:45  
Blogger Ahab said...

:: facepalm ::

23 May, 2011 21:12  
Blogger LadyAtheist said...

How many of his followers don't have any money left over for billboards?

At 89 he's due to be raptured any day now anyway. If he keeps this up one of these days he'll be right.

24 May, 2011 03:58  
Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

Howdy Infodel ... This should be the response of most


24 May, 2011 06:06  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

JM: He said there would be giant earthquakes. Tornadoes? Maybe that's it -- God's Heavenly vacuum cleaner is out of adjustment.

You get internet access up there? Funny the Bible doesn't mention that. I bet they block porn sites, though.

Ahab: That's what I thought.

LA: A lot of them don't have any money left, period. And Camping will keep it up. On October 22 he'll come up with another weasel-out and another date, et cetera.

RC: Very appropriate -- unfortunately these people must have had the IQ of an eggplant to get fooled the first time, so.....

24 May, 2011 06:15  
Blogger okjimm said...

//unfortunately these people must have had the IQ of an eggplant//

..gees, don't go insulting eggplants like that!!!

24 May, 2011 08:29  
Blogger John Myste said...

First of all, I am not sure what this internet of which you speak really is. I get the Bible up here, and that is the only book I need.

Secondly, a tornado is very much like an earthquake. In both cases, things quake. Perhaps you should read your Bible a little more, you Goddless heathen.

24 May, 2011 09:26  
Blogger Robert the Skeptic said...

@LadyAtheist: Camping probably figures he can save a bundle with a cheap fix by just pasting "Oct" over "May" on all those billboards.

24 May, 2011 15:43  
Blogger Leslie Parsley said...

I guess we can expect the same amount of media coverage. Blar.

24 May, 2011 18:41  

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