Saturday, May 21, 2011


CBS's Bill Whitaker quotes the following:

"May 21st, 2011 is the day of judgment," a Family Radio ad says. It's a prophecy aggressively peddled by 89-year-old Harold Camping, a civil engineer and self-taught Biblical sage.

"You and I are living at the time of the end of the world," Camping says.

Apparently a lot of people are buying in to this heresy.

The premise, however, is all wrong.

First of all, "Rev." Camping knows not that of which he speaks.

There is no prophesy of "the end of the world" for this or any other Saturday.

The Bible does prophesy both the rapture of the church and the second coming of Christ, but neither event has anything to do witht he end of the world.

As expected, CBS did not do its homework on this subject or it would have known that.

To be fair, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, CNN and all of the other "MainStream" media failed to notice this little discrepancy, too.

But in their haste to ridicule all things Christian, they rushed to judgement (if you'll pardon the pun) on this matter.

Now, the rapture might happen today (unless you're reading this on Sunday, in which case it did not).

However, I'm thiking more like Tuesday night at 7:30.


Because the scripture says He will come when we least expect Him. 

Since I least expect Him on Tuesday night at 7:30, that must be when He is coming.

Well,'s as good of a use of false logic as Camping is using.

See you Monday!

I think.


Ducky's here said...

I didn't detect much ridicule of religious belief, Joe.

This guy was presented as an eccentric and very little was said about the millions his "ministry" spent to gin up contributions and promote the event.

Of course if we used this as you do any radical element in Islam, which you don't understand any better than the media understands the rapture, then we would have taken this as an example that Christians are weak minded.

Lone Ranger said...

I just woke up. It's after 7 pm. I'm here, but two of my cats are missing.

I don't believe anything unless Glenn Beck predicts it.

Mark said...

As I write this it is 8:03 P.M. on Saturday, May 21.

I am still here. So is my wife. The Television is on and there is no mention of any strange disappearances. Anywhere. Nor is there any sign that Jesus has returned.

I wonder if Harold Camping is embarrassed, or if, like Liberals, he lacks the gene to blush?

Actually, in a way, I'm kind of disappointed. I would rather be with Christ than here. Too bad Camping was wrong.

Joe said...

Ducky: "I didn't detect much ridicule of religious belief, Joe."

What the heck does that even mean?

LR: "I don't believe anything unless Glenn Beck predicts it."

Love that line!

Mark: "I would rather be with Christ than here."

AMEN!! I've never been this homesick before.

Fredd said...

This Camping guy also had the world ending in 1994, but in his calculations back then, he forgot to carry the 1...

I guess this time, though, he was just flat out exposed as the dim witted moron he is.

Why people believe him, though, is truly a mystery. I would like to hire him as a sales rep....I think he would be terrific at hawking merchandise, rather than doom.

Joe said...

Fredd: Like the JWs years ago, they predicted the same thing, sold all of their goods and went to a mountain to await His coming.

When He didn't come, they proclaimed that He had, only spiritually, not physically.


Lisa said...

It's not the end of the world,but the end of our country.
I knowthe left will dismiss this as nothing but it is something... big:

Leticia said...

Did I get left behind? I am still here! OH! The humanity!

Joe said...

Leticia: Our church attendance was a little down this morning, but I'm not sure that was related to "the end of the world."