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May 22nd, 2011
03:07 PM ET

Life goes on: Doomsday believers on the morning after

By Jessica Ravitz, CNN

(CNN) – Theirs had been an unwavering belief, the sort that inspired some to quit jobs, leave their homes and walk away from family and friends to issue a doomsday warning.

Without question, they believed May 21 would be the day that Jesus Christ would return and rapture them - and a select 2 to 3 percent of the world’s population - up to heaven.  Everyone left behind would be on a crash course to final destruction, scheduled for October 21.

But now it’s May 22.

The sun rose, birds are singing and life as we know it continues. Those anticipated earthquakes that the May 21 doomsdayers said would ravage the earth on Saturday at 6 p.m. in each of the world's time zones never came.

And the faithful believers - who said the Bible guaranteed this day - are still here, trying to make sense of it all.

“Of course there’s disappointment. There’s no getting around that,” said Tom Evans, who’d left his northern California home to spend the weekend with family and friends. “When you as a person believe that God is coming back, and you believe the evidence is very clear that he’s coming back, that is something every child of God longs for. In a moment, we’d be changed and spend eternity with God. I’m not ashamed of that at all. I’m not ashamed of wanting and hoping for it.”

But Evans did reveal some regret.

“For us to say it was absolute, I think that’s where we went wrong. That’s where we strayed, and that I would gladly apologize for,” he said. “Whether I personally have done something dishonorable, I’m still mulling it over. I was trying to be faithful.”

Evans spoke to CNN as an individual, not as a spokesperson for Family Radio, the Oakland, California, Christian broadcasting network behind the May 21 movement. 

But Evans has been a paid spokesman for the network, a job he said he expects to resume - at least in the short term - after he and Family Radio's board of directors meet with Harold Camping, the network's 89-year-old founder.

“I have not spoken to Mr. Camping about the issue of what to do next,” Evans said. “But he and his wife are fine, and our response will come in the early part of next week.”

Camping, a degreed engineer (not a pastor) who claims to have made the Bible his “university” for more than 50 years, has experience with failed prophecies. He once claimed the world would end in September 1994, later chalking that snafu up to biblical miscalculations and the need for further study. This time around, he said earlier this year, he had no doubts.

Calls to Camping's Alameda, California, home, went unanswered.

CNN reached out Sunday morning to about a dozen doomsday believers, to see how they felt after waking up. Only Evans and one other responded.

"I'm fine Jessica, really!" Darryl Keitt, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, who spent about seven months touring the country in a caravan of RVs, sharing the doomsday warning, wrote in a text message. "Just need 2 process this."

Those who’ve studied end-of-the-world movements are analyzing what happened, or didn’t happen, and forecasting what will come next.

“In the end, it was a whimper, not a bang,” said Lorenzo DiTommaso, author of the forthcoming book “The Architecture of Apocalypticism” and an associate professor of religion at Concordia University in Montréal, Canada. “The 21st of May came and went, and with it Harold Camping’s prediction of the coming of the Rapture and the day of doom.”

Based on past doomed doomsdays, much can be learned, said DiTommaso, who has studied apocalyptic worldviews for 12 years.

He shared what he meant in a written statement to CNN:

Historically, failed prophecies tend to result in disillusionment, with members deserting the group, or, more typically, a faith-saving (and face-saving) statement to the effect that while divine revelation remains infallible, human calculation is not. In short: The math was off, and it’s back to the drawing board. If the logic seems a bit self-serving, recall that in the apocalyptic mindset, faith precedes theory, and theory informs the evidence.

Not that any of this will preclude the appearance of future doomsday predictions. “Apocalypse,” Frank Kermode once observed, “can be disconfirmed without being discredited.” The massive 2012 phenomenon [based on the Mayan “Long Count” calendar] lurks just over the horizon. Even if the media and the public are over-saturated right now, the 2012 event promises to be as big as Y2K. After that, when the predicted events of the 21st of December 2012 fail to occur, a new generation of end-time prophecies will spring up. And that’s about the only sure prediction that one can make.

- CNN Writer/Producer

Filed under: Bible • Christianity • Culture wars • End times

soundoff (2,964 Responses)
  1. Diana

    I don't think God wants us spending one minute of our fleeting time on this Earth focusing on 'the End.' Enjoy and cherish your time here, help people, and leave humankind a little better for you being a part of it when you go.

    May 22, 2011 at 4:05 pm |
    • beelzebubba

      Are you referring to The Doors song, "The End" ?

      May 22, 2011 at 7:51 pm |
  2. Deadpoolfan101

    Harold camping put a black eye in Christianity we do not know when the rapture is going to happen but God does.

    May 22, 2011 at 4:05 pm |
    • UncleM

      The rapture like god, it's made up. It isn't going to happen.

      May 22, 2011 at 5:55 pm |
    • BarnFire

      UncleM says that with such firmness of belief. Guess you gotta 'believe' in something, right UncleM?

      May 22, 2011 at 7:29 pm |
    • UncleM

      No I don't. The burden of proof is on you, and you have none.

      May 22, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
    • duuh

      sound more like uncle m is trying to convince himself ? The way he keeps repeating it?

      May 23, 2011 at 8:35 am |
    • ACSlater

      The definition of Atheism is the rejection of belief in the existence of deities. It's not a disbelief in anything at all. Athiests can believe whatever they like as long as they don't believe in deities.

      May 23, 2011 at 9:33 am |
    • UncleM

      Sorry guys – your brainwashing techniques don't work on me. You are the ones who must convince yourselves to believe fairy stories in the face of overwhelming empirical evidence to the contrary. I'm quite content with my minuscule place in the universe and don't need any fake promises of everlasting life and I don't need threats of everlasting torment to behave morally.

      May 23, 2011 at 3:04 pm |
    • Nightwyn

      I have yet to see anyone provide any actual evidence to the contrary. No really, the only responses I get are, "you are stupid." or "No YOU have to provide evidence." or "I don't know." or "The bible was written by people sooooo long ago." [Didn't long ago people build the pyramids? That we have yet to figure out how they built with their 'inferior' knowledge.] Then they say logic and reason. The only other idea that is offered up implies physical matter spontaneously making itself, and a whole bunch of coincidences. If this is your beliefs fine, I only have a problem with it when you shout out how magical and fairy-tale believing in a God is and then offer up lame excuses.

      May 24, 2011 at 12:26 pm |
    • Super Fantastic

      The evidence of "reality" is all around you. There has never been one shred of evidence for any creation myth that mankind has created. The burden of proof is on the "god" believers and if that is ever proven then your thought process will be right at where most Atheists are at right now. How was the creator created/how does ANYTHING exist? It is simply stunning and I don't pretend to know the answer. I would rather enjoy life and be in awe of everything around me then believe in a reassuring fable.

      May 24, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
    • Nightwyn

      Why do I need to prove anything, unless you are wanting to be convinced there is a God. I do not have to convince myself what I believe.

      May 24, 2011 at 5:42 pm |
  3. Blake

    This "preacher" has obviously never read Matthew 24: 36-51- No one knows when the day will come, not even God's son, until the day comes. This wacko has given people more of a reason to not believe, and its also terrible that you, cnn, has presented many Christians to be associated with Family Radio. I personally do not know a single Christian who believed in this guys prediction because we have read the bible. I think when CNN writes or televises you should maybe have more levelheaded people, not just atheists present your liberal ideals because there are many Christians who may even be more conservative in their personal lives but may also share liberal beliefs within the rest of society.

    May 22, 2011 at 4:04 pm |
    • UncleM

      How is level headed to believe that the myths and stories in the bible are true?

      May 22, 2011 at 5:56 pm |
    • denouemen

      The only bias CNN shows is toward making money–they could care less about liberal or conservative, christian or atheist. Crazy sells, so build up the crazy side, ignore the level-headed in all things.

      May 22, 2011 at 9:44 pm |
    • Still Here

      Amen!!!

      May 23, 2011 at 9:29 am |
  4. doc77

    Matthew 24:36.

    May 22, 2011 at 4:02 pm |
  5. Levi Justus

    Harold Camping in Bible: It would be better to throw Harold Camping into the sea with a millstone hung around his neck as told in Luke 17:2

    May 22, 2011 at 4:02 pm |
  6. JFK

    Too bad so much attention was given to Camping's misguided guesstimate of the end. I'm sure it
    was a big money maker for him and whatever church exists that he is associated with. Didn't
    people learn thefirst time Camping made the same damn prediction? It's all nonsence.......

    May 22, 2011 at 4:01 pm |
    • V P

      The governmnet predicts wron ALL the TIME so I guess this makes us all idiots to believe in them. 🙂

      May 22, 2011 at 4:03 pm |
    • thisoneguy

      You act like people actually use logic and sense. The people who believe this man are the same people who don't believe in science or anything like that. But this guy creates his own mathematically equation and uses his own faulty science and people believe him because its what they want to hear. It's ridiculous. Now in a year and a half people are gonna be fretting over 12-21-2012. Which actually has some merit because of science, but of course no one will believe the science.

      May 22, 2011 at 4:06 pm |
    • PraiseTheLard

      If you believe in fairy tales, yes, you're an idiot...

      May 22, 2011 at 4:07 pm |
    • airwx

      @ Thisoneguy... what science predicts 12/21/12??? I've heard religious tales, but no science....please explain

      May 22, 2011 at 4:09 pm |
    • Bazoing

      Answering VP: Speak for yourself. I do not believe any government.

      May 23, 2011 at 12:09 pm |
  7. EC02

    The fundamental thing that all these doomsday-ers are forgetting is that the Bible itself says you will not know when the end will come; it is not foreseeable. In a more strict (but likely logically failing) interpretation, it never will come; because the mere prediction of its occurrence prevents it from happening.
    In the end, all that matters is the end will come. Who cares when. Just live your life how you see fit.

    May 22, 2011 at 4:01 pm |
    • God

      LOL. The end yes, the rapture, never.

      May 22, 2011 at 4:07 pm |
  8. mookiemoo

    in the book of Matthew it says that 'nobody knows the day or hour not even the son of god or the angles but only the father'. I think Mr. camping needs to read the good word. truth is just that, truth, and its simple for the meek. Only our great God can grant these meek ones to understand these simple truths. The Bible only gives us signs to look for.

    May 22, 2011 at 4:01 pm |
    • tylerdurdun

      Bible says a lot things that aren't true, that are morally puzzling, and that are downright contradictory. I really can't blame Mr. Camping for making a bad prediction because i could pretty much justify any action within the moral spectrum from the bible. How do you go about deciding which verses to really take seriously? I'm guessing that you emphasize the ones that align best with your personal ambitions and the ones that give you heartwarming feelings. You present day christians don't spend much time in the Old Testament nor do you take time to even read the entire book. Christians, if you don't treat your book with any more respect than an edition of home and garden magazine, how do you think this looks to people outside of the faith. How i wish you feeble minded and delusional people would grow up. It's time to stop pretending like you have the answers to questions that no one could presently have answers to. You view your faith as harmless and beneficial to humanity, yet to me, I see you as an annoying relic that has hindered and still hinders humanities progress. Stop pretending and start questioning.

      May 22, 2011 at 4:28 pm |
    • Sparky101

      Tyler's bigotry allows him to put all "christians" into his hateful little box, so he can stand outside and throw stones, hateful diatribe and stupid statements. Works for him and thousands of others. Of course it is both wrong and artificial, but those of his ilk haven't evolved far enough yet.

      May 22, 2011 at 8:05 pm |
    • UncleM

      @tylerdurdun has it right. Religion promotes ignorance and holds back the human race.

      May 22, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
    • ummm

      Sparky101....How dare you bring evolution into this.... 😀 silly religious people...and name calling to boot, just as I would expect from the Christians...Christians should be sooo proud of all the defensive and hateful responses here...lol...just all silliness....now every one of you is saying that nobody knows that day of judgement....of really? how convenient after the fact..

      May 23, 2011 at 6:22 am |
    • Nightwyn

      – Ty you do realize that the bible is an account of events from several different people. In today’s media when you write a story, do you not get different points of view from who was there? If all the stories were the exact same thing or no variations, you would dismiss it as something that they collaborated on and didn’t actually happen. Interestingly enough the bible does this, so long ago yet we find this is the best way to get the whole truth till this day.

      ummm – Convenient? So Christians are supposed to know all. If you believe we do, then why do you question when we say what is?

      May 24, 2011 at 3:46 pm |
  9. t751

    this is not what religion does to people, and about what people do to people. there are billions of people who are religious and only a small percentage actually believed this. there is nothing wrong with being religious, its about having common sense

    May 22, 2011 at 4:00 pm |
    • God

      Ya, but ya all believe an end will come brought by God. Such complete nonsense.

      May 22, 2011 at 4:08 pm |
    • A. Wolf

      Agreed, but only in part. I don't think only a "handful" of religious people, for example, make irrational decisions based on faith. As errors of religious conviction go, these poor dupes only hurt themselves. Whereas, people who intentionally contribute (by financial means or other) to the unrest in the Middle East in the hopes it will cause Israel to be attacked and bring about the prophecies of Revelation may actually be doing legitimate harm to humanity.

      May 22, 2011 at 6:14 pm |
    • beelzebubba

      When a 'god' emerges who makes earth a decent place without suffering, most folks would say that would be a good, loving god and would worship him joyfully. If that is what god wants, it would be easy.... all he has to do is lift his finger. Until that day, I'll lift mine....skyward

      May 23, 2011 at 1:20 am |
  10. WakeUp

    Regardless of Campings false preaching, the fact that this even happened goes to show how biblically ignorant the masses are. And I hope you stay that way, because if you find the state of this world to be suitable.. you deserve what's coming

    May 22, 2011 at 4:00 pm |
    • God

      LOL, biblically ignorant. Now THAT is funny.

      May 22, 2011 at 4:09 pm |
    • Sparky101

      I've gotta agree with your assessment, but I'd hope this incident will cause that to change, like the Bereans.

      May 22, 2011 at 8:08 pm |
  11. joe

    As horrible as it is for this person to say he was disappointed that all his loved ones who didn't believe were going to die and burn forever, I think it weird how it really does reflect what a majority of Christians do believe, the only difference is the cover it up by saying you won't know the day, implying they are perfectly okay with believing that at some point in time their chosen deity will burn all their Friends who don't share in their view point forever with them apparently looking down and smiling at god just righteousness. Why do people choose to believe such horrors under the guise of love and forgiveness I may never know, but at least non of this will ever happen.

    May 22, 2011 at 3:58 pm |
    • andyv5

      Harold Camping is wrong about a lot of things.

      If you want to go to Heaven, you will go to Heaven. If you don't believe in your lifetime, you won't "burn in hell." If you're truly sorry for everything you've done and that you believe in Him, God will accept you into His Kingdom. God is love. Love is forgiving and having mercy.

      May 22, 2011 at 4:01 pm |
    • Scott

      andyv5: Yea it’s all about love. For example jesus said "If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple."
      –(Luke 14:26)

      May 22, 2011 at 4:42 pm |
    • Sparky101

      Andy, just like I'd say to anyone who asked me about the end times, I'd tell you to find what you just said stated in the Bible. You won't find it there.

      May 22, 2011 at 8:14 pm |
  12. Jesus

    The world will end on the 22nd of September 1924

    May 22, 2011 at 3:57 pm |
    • runner305

      thx, "Jesus" ...........lmao

      May 22, 2011 at 7:15 pm |
  13. 21stcn

    The age of religion will end - perhaps not in our lifetimes, but when people start to live for longer. Personally I think religious faith shows cowardice and immaturity.

    May 22, 2011 at 3:56 pm |
    • andyv5

      God lasts forever.

      May 22, 2011 at 3:58 pm |
    • V P

      What you fail to realize is the humanism, secularism, materialism, evolutionism, marxism, and gayism are religions as well, sorry you can't get away from religions that easy. I'm sure that you adhere to one of these.

      May 22, 2011 at 4:00 pm |
    • Tanya Kujath

      GOD Bless you and may your life be full of happiness!!!!!

      May 22, 2011 at 4:03 pm |
    • God

      No, the fear of death is all encompassing and pushed the masses for answers, no matter how fallible they are.

      May 22, 2011 at 4:10 pm |
    • Scott

      @VP: Just because you can put “ism” on the end of a word doesn’t make it a religion and didn’t you forget scienceism and medicineism?

      May 22, 2011 at 4:45 pm |
    • 21stcn

      brother, the word religion has a primary meaning, and then a secondary which involved its adoption as a metaphor. To say, 'i eat dead animals religiously', means in a ritualistic manner akin to the regularity of old world religious behavior. this is the secondary meaning. The primary meaning is definitive and involves a number of elements. The most important is a belief in supernatural being(s). humanism, secularism, materialism, evolutionism, marxism, and gayism are not religions. neither is consumerism. Are you religious? You should probably look the word up, or is it not explained in the bible?

      May 22, 2011 at 5:14 pm |
    • neeeeext ..........

      When those people finally wake up , come get me & leave politics & religion the f)(# out of it , we are ready to get passed this control .

      May 22, 2011 at 11:15 pm |
    • beelzebubba

      RE: "andyv5 -God lasts forever."
      So does herpes. And forever is a long, long time to sit at the foot of a sociopath who is never satisfied with his own creation. What is your point?

      May 23, 2011 at 1:27 am |
  14. V P

    For those that say the these are idiots, do you say Obama is an idiot for predicting beyond any doubt that unemployment would go down? Do you say that the weatherforacaster is an idiot for predicting 100% chance of rain and ther is sunshine. Your language bespeaks a shallow mind, and you will get your reward as willl everyone else, the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life.. These folks got the day wrong, focused on the wrong thing, but that does not exclude them from eventual salvation. Jesus is coming, but not on mans timetable, we cannot wish down, only the Father in heaven iknows the day and the hour. There will be a time of trouble like we have never seen, keep your eyes open to what is happening all around you, its even at the door.

    Our only hope is to not ony read the Bible, but understand it. No secret rapture is mentioned, neither is any command to keep Sunday holy, check it out sometime you might find what you are looking for. Someday, every one will get their wish, which side they stand on, the side of right or wrong. I choose to follow the one and only true God, my prayer is that you will as well. Praise the Lord. check out amazingfacts.com to find the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

    May 22, 2011 at 3:55 pm |
    • Jackie Treehorn

      What arrogance, pretending to know the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

      May 22, 2011 at 4:01 pm |
    • Sizz

      Very well said. 🙂

      May 22, 2011 at 4:05 pm |
    • PraiseTheLard

      You appear to be running your life in accordance with an ancient book of fairy tales, and you say others display a "shallow mind"... Just admit it: you were brainwashed, either as a child, or by a good snake-oil salesman... Perhaps you'd like to buy a bridge in Brooklyn if I get one of those guys working on commission...

      May 22, 2011 at 4:05 pm |
    • airwx

      Easy on the weatherman..... My stats aren't perfect, but I still get it right 94% of the time!

      May 22, 2011 at 4:06 pm |
    • V P

      Ha that's pretty good, you're doing as good as Harold Camping. Right 94% of the time, it only takes one tornado to blow one away that doesn't know its coming.

      May 22, 2011 at 4:13 pm |
    • can you say

      ...crazy?

      May 22, 2011 at 4:13 pm |
    • airwx

      @VP... considering the avg stats are 46%.....and I do the whole country at once....

      May 22, 2011 at 4:16 pm |
    • Scott

      @VP: No I don’t believe Obama or weather forecasters are idiots for predicting what they did: but, if they predicted the end of the world and claimed they discovered this with 100% certainty from a 2000 year old book written by people that thought the earth was flat, Yes I would call them idiots. I would also call them mentally defective

      May 22, 2011 at 4:50 pm |
    • gsmith

      Unemployment and weather 'exist' and can be predicted by 'science.' The better the science the better the prediction. The rapture . . . not so much. It's sitting at 100% inaccuracy.

      May 22, 2011 at 8:59 pm |
    • beelzebubba

      Ummmm, you do know the whole world doesn't revolve around what you think, right?

      May 23, 2011 at 12:28 am |
  15. darte

    Man will never predict the correct date. Only God knows when return of Christ will occur. If you allow Christians to determine the date it undermines the belief. Haven't you noticed nothing can be proven in this belief until you are dead.

    May 22, 2011 at 3:54 pm |
    • God

      LOL. Can't prove it, can't disprove it, what a SCAM!

      May 22, 2011 at 4:11 pm |
  16. John T

    Lorenzo DiTommaso– excellent job of just restating a poem called the Hollow Men. Hope your entire book isn't plagiarized.

    May 22, 2011 at 3:53 pm |
  17. Steve

    Every Christian besides these radicals knew that only God knows the day or the hour. It is also unfair to compare Christians to the nazi's. We don't gas tons of people. You could if there was blam you could say that the people who support abortion kills thousands of babies every year. Besides if we serve a perfect God who wants nothing but peace and happiness and He is a God who has to be perfect then how is their an argument? Adolph Hitler isn't God. God is the only one who knows perfection.

    May 22, 2011 at 3:52 pm |
    • leonard

      Steve most nazis were christians and 'good" ones at that. though i agree that hitler was not G-d but then neither was jesus

      May 22, 2011 at 4:28 pm |
    • Scott

      You mean this perfect god:
      Religion has actually convinced people that there's an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever 'til the end of time!
      But He loves you. – George Carlin

      May 22, 2011 at 4:53 pm |
  18. Allison

    I too am just flabbergasted at the idea that they are disappointed that the rapture did not come. It speaks volumes about how they wish for judgement to be taken on the rest of the world and how they consider themselves superior to others. They couldn't wait to be justified as "holy" and held up above others. Quite sad actually. They feel so powerless in their lives that they want Biblical affirmation.

    Another thought is how they all backpedal saying they miscalculated where if they truely believed in their prophesy they would think that they are left behind and will suffer just as they predicted- however they are unwilling to accept that possibility because they belive that they are a cut above. Delusional......

    May 22, 2011 at 3:52 pm |
    • leonard

      It was not that they felt superior to others, it was because they are disappointed with there lives of failure (perceived) and their low intelligence and bad education

      May 22, 2011 at 4:31 pm |
    • James

      Well said.

      May 22, 2011 at 4:54 pm |
    • Julie

      You are assuming they are all vindictive people who were waiting to see the sinners punished. True Christians know that judgement is left to God the Father, and we are compelled to spend our lives on earth trying to reach the unreached and share the Love of Jesus Christ with others, not sit idly by and wait for the "fire and brimstone" to rain down on the "bad people". What they were happy about was the thought of leaving this imperfect world and spending an eternity in a place where there will be no more suffering, pain, misery, or hate. I can see why they were looking forward to going! I know that there are so-called "Christians" out there who have given the religion as a whole a bad rap as being judgemental, two-faced, and unauthentic, but would you judge any other group of people as bad, based off the actions of one person? Would you say all doctors are quacks if you went to one who misdiagnosed you? More likely you would find yourself another doctor and consider the former doctor a bad apple in the bunch.

      May 22, 2011 at 5:40 pm |
    • beelzebubba

      yep. I have worked with many fundamentalist evangelical cult followers who feel gleeful any time they imagine someone going to hell. It's repugnant. They feel the same joy when a criminal gets sent to prison as they invariably discuss the special 'attention' they'll get in the prison showers. They are taught to love revenge. It's sick.

      May 23, 2011 at 12:34 am |
    • gozer

      Julie, there are no true Scotsmen.

      http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/No_True_Scotsman

      Read up and learn.

      May 23, 2011 at 6:58 pm |
  19. richard

    Do these morons ever stop and think that JUST MAYBE there is an alternative way to live? THat JUST MAYBE what they are trying to follow is a BUNCH OF MYTHOLOGY!!! Do they EVER reflect on themselves and tire of being the laughing stock of the rest of the world?.................probably not.

    May 22, 2011 at 3:51 pm |
    • andyv5

      I ask you the same, sir.

      May 22, 2011 at 3:57 pm |
    • God

      Base life on reality, or a made up after life filled with virgins, angels, harps and the right hand of god. ROFL.

      May 22, 2011 at 4:12 pm |
    • MrHanson

      You really hate chritians don't you?

      May 22, 2011 at 7:21 pm |
    • Freshman College Student

      I've never understood why people feel the need to argue about religion and berate others for their beliefs...no one ever wins and no one is ever right. Why waste your time? In reality, no one on this message board is looking for a productive conversation.

      May 22, 2011 at 11:34 pm |
  20. PraiseTheLard

    I'm sticking with my prediction that Camping will come out and say he had a "vision" of Jesus, who told him that his work isn't finished yet... so... please send more money...

    May 22, 2011 at 3:51 pm |
    • bob....

      lol. I bet people will still send money as donations. Fools I say.

      May 22, 2011 at 4:01 pm |
    • Scott

      No, He’s going to say that the faith and effort his followers put into convicting us of “the truth” impressed god so much that he turned away his anger. They are the ones that saved all of us from this horrible fait

      May 22, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
    • neeeeext ..........

      I now rest my case .............

      May 22, 2011 at 11:16 pm |
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