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Doomsday ministry scrubs end of world predictions from website
Some of Harold Camping's followers believe that Doomsday did happen on May 21.
October 28th, 2011
10:12 AM ET

Doomsday ministry scrubs end of world predictions from website

By Dan Merica, CNN

(CNN) - The Christian radio broadcasting network that touted Harold Camping's failed doomsday predictions may be getting out of the prophecy business, adopting what appears to be a vaguer vision of the end times.

"We are to live so that we are ready for the return of Christ, and even pray for it," according to a Family Radio statement obtained by The Christian Post. "But we also rejoice in every new day, that we've been given another day to occupy and serve our Lord."

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Family Radio, which Camping founded in 1958, had posted an explainer detailing why Camping's prediction that May 21 would be the beginning of the end didn't come to pass.

That explainer got yanked from the Family Radio website earlier this week.

Camping had originally said that those selected for salvation would be raptured up to heaven on May 21, and those left behind would face months of judgment amid destruction before the world's end on October 21.

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The Family Radio website tweaked the prediction after May 21, saying God had shown mercy by sparing people five months of suffering. But final judgment was still slated to come on October 21, when salvation and the world's destruction would happen at once.

But according to the Christian Post, Family Radio is now painting a more fluid picture of doomsday, a departure from the definite dates that Camping set earlier in the year.

"Thy command is still to occupy until he comes," the statement obtained by Christian Post said. "We are still to go teach and tell. Every day we, who are Christians, live in attention.

CNN's calls to Harold Camping and Family Radio went unanswered.

When the world didn't end last week, Camping followers who gathered for a regular Sunday fellowship meeting questioned if they had been left behind, according to Brandon Tauszik, a documentarian who began attending the meetings this year.

"Numbers were a bit down, for the first time I had ever seen, but people showed up much like they did after May 21," said Tauszik, who attends the Oakland, California fellowship meetings out of interest and who never believed the world would end. "People were coming together, speaking outside, asking where we went wrong."

The faith of Camping's most ardent followers was not swayed by the recent news.

According to Fred Store, a longtime Family Radio listener, the general belief is "Judgment Day did in fact occur on May 21."

CNN's Jessica Ravitz contributed to this report.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Christianity • End times

soundoff (1,318 Responses)
  1. EatYouAlive

    Please god, i plead with you. Please take away these religious nuts. all of them. even their brainwashed children. please. muslim, christian, jew, just get rid of them, leave us atheists on earth to suffer. please.

    And whatever you do, please don't throw me into the briar patch!

    October 28, 2011 at 12:23 pm |
    • god

      okay, just give me a few minutes...

      October 28, 2011 at 12:26 pm |
    • Nah

      How open minded, tolerant and accepting of you.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:33 pm |
    • Primewonk

      @ Nah – But it's still OK for the fundiots to still damn the rest of us, right?

      October 28, 2011 at 1:06 pm |
    • Answer

      There is no room for tolerating religion. Religion – the disease that it creates in the minds of men – must be eradicated.

      October 28, 2011 at 4:03 pm |
  2. liam ciam

    revelations was describing what off cast angered people said in those day about the fall of ROMAN EMPIRE, it was only a prediction of the fall of the Roman empire in those years. Rome had occupation of all those Jewish lands, why, because the rabbi's had ripped off Roman nations. So the Roman's Invaded defeated the nation, occupied the nation, but left them to hold their religions. They stole from Egypt that ground basis "the Book of the dead, and created Jesus out of the story of Horus. The trinity STRAIGHT out of EGYPTIAN RELIGION-They ripped off the Egyptian legends..repacked them and made fabled stories about how God had judgement of the Roman Empire. It was all a sham out hate for the romans for invading them...they brought it on by ripping them off.

    October 28, 2011 at 12:22 pm |
  3. Ed

    Organized religion is the biggest fraud ever perpetrated on the human race.

    October 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm |
    • Paul

      lol your a dolt

      October 28, 2011 at 12:24 pm |
    • claybigsby

      paul...very christ like of you to judge someone based on their opinion. Considering you have ALL of the answers and all...ye all mighty one.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:32 pm |
    • Pshaw

      Paul
      "lol your a dolt"

      No, Paul you are the dolt.

      I always cracks me up when these imbeciles loudly proclaim their own dumbness by saying, "Your a (whatever)"... and they don't even know the difference between your and you're.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
    • Pshaw

      p.s. And they vote, folks; they vote on things that affect us all.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:42 pm |
    • Primewonk

      @ Pshaw – It's bad enough that they vote...But they breed at an abnormally high rate too.

      October 28, 2011 at 1:03 pm |
  4. james

    Oh yeah? Well, then uh......John 1-44: "Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter". There, take that.

    October 28, 2011 at 12:19 pm |
    • EatYouAlive

      darnit, you win.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:24 pm |
  5. Reality

    Harold Camping is insane as was JC. JC's family and friends had it right 2000 years ago ( Mark 3: 21 "And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.")

    Said passage is one of the few judged to be authentic by most contemporary NT scholars. e.g. See Professor Ludemann's conclusion in his book, Jesus After 2000 Years, p. 24 and p. 694

    Actually, Jesus was a bit "touched". After all he thought he spoke to Satan, thought he changed water into wine, thought he raised Lazarus from the dead etc. In today's world, said Jesus would be declared legally insane.

    Or did P, M, M, L and J simply make him into a first century magic-man via their epistles and gospels of semi-fiction? Most contemporary NT experts after thorough analyses of all the scriptures go with the latter magic-man conclusion with J's gospel being mostly fiction.

    Obviously, today's followers of Paul et al's "magic-man" are also a bit on the odd side believing in all the Christian mumbo jumbo about bodies resurrecting, and exorcisms, and miracles, and "magic-man atonement, and infallible, old, European, white men, and 24/7 body/blood sacrifices followed by consumption of said sacrifices. Yummy!!!!

    So why do we really care what a first century CE, illiterate, long-dead, preacher man would do or say?

    What we do know: (from the fields of astrophysics, nuclear physics, geology and the history of religion)

    1. The Sun will burn out in 3-5 billion years so we have a time frame.

    2. Asteroids continue to circle us in the nearby asteroid belt.

    3. One wayward rock and it is all over in a blast of permanent winter.

    4. There are enough nuclear weapons to do the same job.

    5. Most contemporary NT exegetes have concluded that there will be no Second Coming so apparently there is no concern about JC coming back on an asteroid or cloud of raptors/rapture.

    6. All stars will eventually extinguish as there is a limit to the amount of hydrogen in the universe. When this happens (100 trillion years?), the universe will go dark. If it does not collapse and recycle, the universe will end.

    7. Super, dormant volcanoes off the coast of Africa and under Yellowstone Park could explode catalytically at any time ending life on Earth.

    Bottom line: our apocalypse will start between now and 3-5 billion CE. The universe apocalypse, 100 trillion years?

    October 28, 2011 at 12:15 pm |
    • Paul

      wow.. what a useless post. Your theory can be just as bogus as any other you dolt. It helps that you copy and pasted that huh? lol... Believe what you want to believe but dont smear other peoples thoughts with your opinion or the opinion of whoever wrote that paragraph of junk. Dont believe in god, your too "smart" for that huh? Maybe smart guy you should look up the word faith. Along with faith comes doubt.. Life is a test... a test you are failing. enjoy your life without christ.. Im sure its "magical" LOL!!

      October 28, 2011 at 12:23 pm |
    • The Ack

      Your diatribe needs to be refined with the facts and shows your ignorance of the deeper truths.

      Who are the "most contemporary NT scholars"? You are talking about 1% who would say that. This small group does not represent those who know the contents of the New Testament.

      It seems you have a vindictive against 1) Jesus, 2) the church, 3) the Bible. Your assumptions are full of fallacies and ignorance. Please keep these to yourself.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:26 pm |
    • EatYouAlive

      It is a great life. Our children, our love, it is all untouched by faith, or belief, or fear of the unknown. We love our children, our friends, our family, we do not have to share it with some imaginary sky fairy and his son.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:27 pm |
    • WOW

      For your sake, you'd better be right. Otherwise you're going to have one angry JC backhand your ars back to the other side of the pearly gates. As for me and my house, we will serve The Lord!

      October 28, 2011 at 12:28 pm |
    • Terry from Texas

      Very well said, bro. And right on, about religion in general and time. When we die, our molecules dissipate into (and throughout) the universe and that's all there is. Sorry, believers! Better start getting used to it.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:31 pm |
    • Answer

      @Reality

      Great post as always. Facts are a great threat to the religious zealots. Keep them coming.

      October 28, 2011 at 4:06 pm |
  6. Kymscribler

    I was brought up in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and i can tell you that that church is full of the most kind, honest and respectful people you could ever hope to meet. Ive been to many churches, but felt Our Heavenly Father and it was the single greatest experience of my life. And it happenend in an LDS church. It was real. It really happened. So please dont say terrible things about this church that means the world to me. None of it is true.

    October 28, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
    • Reality

      The Apostles' Creed 2011: (updated by yours truly based on the studies of NT historians and theologians of the past 200 years)

      Should I believe in a god whose existence cannot be proven
      and said god if he/she/it exists resides in an unproven,
      human-created, spirit state of bliss called heaven?????

      I believe there was a 1st century CE, Jewish, simple,
      preacher-man who was conceived by a Jewish carpenter
      named Joseph living in Nazareth and born of a young Jewish
      girl named Mary. (Some say he was a mamzer.)

      Jesus was summarily crucified for being a temple rabble-rouser by
      the Roman troops in Jerusalem serving under Pontius Pilate,

      He was buried in an unmarked grave and still lies
      a-mouldering in the ground somewhere outside of
      Jerusalem.

      Said Jesus' story was embellished and "mythicized" by
      many semi-fiction writers. A bodily resurrection and
      ascension stories were promulgated to compete with the
      Caesar myths. Said stories were so popular that they
      grew into a religion known today as Catholicism/Christianity
      and featuring dark-age, daily wine to blood and bread to body rituals
      called the eucharistic sacrifice of the non-atoning Jesus.

      Amen

      October 28, 2011 at 12:17 pm |
    • Cedar Rapids

      "So please dont say terrible things about this church that means the world to me. "

      That just sounds like you want to put your fingers in your ears and go 'la la la, im not listening, la la la'

      October 28, 2011 at 12:18 pm |
    • Aezel

      " It was real. It really happened." Congratulations on having a hallucination and believing it. Now grow up.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm |
    • haha

      "was brought up in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and i can tell you that that church is full of the most kind, honest and respectful people you could ever hope to meet."

      yeah, sheep usually are.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:22 pm |
    • cherisea

      I think it's great that you formed an intimate relationship with God at an LDS church. For me, it's not about what church did this, because many Christian groups, along with various ancient cultures predicted the "End Times". Religion can be a wonderful thing for people, offering them hope for renewal, a relationship with their Creator, a family of sorts from their congregation. At the same time, Religion (which is man made), can also instill fear, marginalize other human beings, and cause people to make rash decisions because they feel they are acting in good faith. This is shown in hundreds of people quitting their jobs, spending their children's college funds to pay for advertisements of the "End Time"...All because one man, who claims to have a mathematical way of solving the mystery of the Bible, says to spread the word. All anybody has to do is look at the Bible, where it states that no man will know the end times, not even the Son. In an attempt to spread the word to save others, people ended up being harmed. This is the problem with religion. People begin to stop thinking for themselves and become "sheep". I am glad that you found peace in that church though. That is one thing that I believe is truly amazing about religion.... Well, faith really. Faith is the personal connection between us and God... Religion is the dogma that man creates.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:25 pm |
    • Jon A.

      @ Kymscribler

      Beautifully said! Messiah Jesus LOVES us one and all! God The father and God the son are asking us to open our hearts to their love...knowing their peace and joy they offer us. No one who comes to God with a genuine heart will ever be refused. You cant see love, but you know it is real.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:28 pm |
    • Monkey

      I had a friend in college whose parents were in the LDS church. When she was going through a divorce, her parents abandoned her based on their "faith". Then, magically her father forgave her just long enough to help her sell her engagement ring and car (she was desperately broke). Of course, he then suddenly had another faith based epiphany and kept the money from the ring and the car, all in the name of his church. Glad you're proud of these people and the fact that you are one of them...

      October 28, 2011 at 12:32 pm |
    • Nah

      reality: "Should I believe in a god whose existence cannot be proven
      and said god if he/she/it exists resides in an unproven,
      human-created, spirit state of bliss called heaven?????"

      You lost virtually all credibility with this statement. Why? Because if you knew anything about history or philosophy - or had an ounce of integrity - you'd admit that many "proofs" for the existence of a god exist. And virtually none of them are predicated on the Bible, but are based instead on logic, physics, causation, etc.

      You don't have to accept those proofs, but you do have the burden of showing how and why they're wrong. Hence, merely making categorical statements that "god's existence cannot be proven" and he resides in a "human created" heaven is not only unavailing, it's illogical and fallacious.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:32 pm |
    • yeahalright

      You didn't feel the heavenly father. There is none. You felt what you wanted to feel. You wanted to be be special and better and not feel scared of dying. You want to pretend it's real? Go ahead. You're no different than any of the other loonies from every other religion and cult and street corner who thinks they communicate with god.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:47 pm |
  7. conoclast

    How do you talk to a true-believer? You don't. You just don't.

    October 28, 2011 at 12:13 pm |
    • haha

      i talk with my middle finger.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:23 pm |
  8. James Savik

    It's religious nuttery like this that make George Carling so right about religion.

    Religion is the most successful BS story in history with an invisible man in the sky that can't handle money to no being able to talk to any satisfied customers in heaven or valhalla or where ever the BS story says believers are going this week.

    There is little wonder why religion as a whole is declining. The rational mind rejects obvious lies.

    October 28, 2011 at 12:12 pm |
    • haha

      careful with what you say there. you may end up in purgatory.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:17 pm |
    • Tracie

      Don't assume that ALL 'religious' people are 'nuts'...we are not. God's Word IS true. God IS real. He IS the Creator of all living things. God IS, The Great I AM!!!! BELIEVE IT!!! God loves us ALL. He just hates the sins we commit. He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and cast them into the see of forgetfulness, to remember them no more...GOD IS LOVE!!!

      October 28, 2011 at 12:22 pm |
    • claybigsby

      "Don't assume that ALL 'religious' people are 'nuts'...we are not. God's Word IS true. God IS real. He IS the Creator of all living things. God IS, The Great I AM!!!! BELIEVE IT!!! God loves us ALL. He just hates the sins we commit. He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and cast them into the see of forgetfulness, to remember them no more...GOD IS LOVE!!!"

      you obviously have some knowledge that I do not know about....care to share how you KNOW your god is real? The answer is you dont KNOW you have faith. Having faith and knowing are two different things. this statement, "Don't assume that ALL 'religious' people are 'nuts'...we are not." and the rest of your post contradict each other too btw.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:36 pm |
    • yeahalright

      Tracie's not nuts. Clearly.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:49 pm |
    • Answer

      @Tracie

      Just wear your sticker – "I'm a loser!" – like you're supposed to okay? It's okay that you're always at the back of the room yelling out your rants. We put you there for this very reason.
      Keep on screaming louder – with more zeal please – you'll see that eventually you'll be able to convince YOURSELF.

      October 28, 2011 at 4:16 pm |
  9. andy

    These people are nuts. If there was a god he would come down here and kick the ever-living hell out of these crazy bigots.

    October 28, 2011 at 12:11 pm |
  10. Johnnnn

    If I was one of their faithful, I'd either sue their a*sses or else become a Buddhist. Either way, anyone that stays with this
    lifeless, deluded old crock is....another lifeless, deluded, old crock.

    October 28, 2011 at 12:07 pm |
  11. steve patterson

    So did they give back all the money they milked out of their deluded followers?

    October 28, 2011 at 12:07 pm |
    • haha

      they can't. the money got paypaled to god.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:25 pm |
  12. robCM

    There is a sucker born every day, and some days many are born.

    October 28, 2011 at 12:07 pm |
  13. ryan

    As a Christian and a firm believer in the Bible, I do believe we are living in the end times. However, the Bible clearly states that we will never know the exact time and date of Christs return. The Bible Does give very accurate signs of this though, many of which have come to pass. I find this very cool and fascinating to talk about. The accuracy of the Bible is amazing when you really dig into it.

    October 28, 2011 at 12:06 pm |
    • Paul

      And this is why those who are not religious shake their heads and chuckle when you talk.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:08 pm |
    • Atheist

      Yes, I've often been amazed at how accurate the Bible is when it talks about how the earth is flat, giants roam the land, and snakes and donkeys talk. Oh, and gays and people that eat shrimp should be put to death. Yes, the accuracy of the bible is stunning.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
    • Madtown

      What about the fact that human beings wrote the Bible?

      October 28, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
    • jake deman

      fools amuse me so...

      October 28, 2011 at 12:19 pm |
    • moakley

      Ryan you are cherry picking a verse from Mt. 24. If you start at the beginning of Mt. 24 it is quite clear that Jesus was responding to a question from his desciples and describing what would happen within their lifetimes. Jesus was just the first of the apocalypticist, end of timer, preacher who was wrong.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:23 pm |
    • andy

      yep your nuts too. All you people that believe in ghost stories I hope don't vote because for the rest of us there is only one chance to get it right and only one chance at life. The idea that you get another shot at it because you think that someone was murdered two thousand years ago is the biggest cop-out on life ever. If you ever read the bible from cover to cover without some old guy telling you what he thinks about it then you would know that jesus said that we are all the sons of god and not to worship him. Which of course is blasphemy. because thou shalt have no gods before me. and no likeness of heaven on earth. So if jesus is dead and went to heaven and you make pictures of him and put them over you mantle or have a cross with a dead jesus you are in violation of god's laws. oh yeah and the Sabbath is on Saturday not Sunday that would be another violation.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:24 pm |
    • Chloe

      The bible also says that god said that the world will never end. It's full of contradictions. I left the church when I was 15, I'm a preachers grand kid, became a Buddhist and will NEVER go back. (sorry grampa, don't push your religion on me & I won't push mine on you)

      October 28, 2011 at 12:25 pm |
    • MMMMMM

      Yeahhhh, accurate....."digging into it" we see what we want to see, take meanings how we want to take them, and then ignore the hundreds if not thousands of contradictions and proven falsities...

      Not that I blame you for wanting to believe, the universe is a pretty frightening place and there is definitely truth in ignorance is bliss....

      October 28, 2011 at 12:29 pm |
    • Jeff

      the accuracy of the Bible? which part? the part where that dude whacked 5000 people with a lion's jawbone? the part where that other dude split the sea open? the part where the whole earth flooded? should i go on? okay, i will. the part where that dude fed 4,000 people with a single basket of delicious farm-raised Mississippi catfish? the other time when that dude fed everybody with a single basket of delicious farm-raised Mississippi catfish? i bet it was tilapia. you think they fried it in peanut oil? i wonder if they did like a dry breading with flour and cornmeal or if they did it wet, like they do at Long Johns???

      October 28, 2011 at 12:29 pm |
    • Rev. Rick

      That's the trouble with ALL religions & ALL scripture – there are too many people involved.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:31 pm |
    • Jeff

      There is nothing "accurate" about the bible. That's ridiculous.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:44 pm |
    • Simi

      Christians have been saying we are living in the end of times since JC died. Peter and Paul believed that the world would end in their lifetime. That was 2000 years ago. You'll have to forgive non-believers for not taking the end of days business seriously.

      October 28, 2011 at 1:38 pm |
    • Answer

      @ryan

      Why don't the religious zealots really count the number of times they've used their specific phrases to justify the world's events? Because there are too many to count.

      Each and every phrase they've used to justify their god in the natural world has flatly disappointed them.

      October 28, 2011 at 4:22 pm |
  14. William

    What a bunch of crap.

    October 28, 2011 at 12:05 pm |
  15. Max in NY

    So can we start trusting science again?

    October 28, 2011 at 12:05 pm |
    • Thinquer

      Not as long as egos, intellectual blackballing and grant monies are involved. Safer to develop a relationship with the Creator. He has no equal, can't be blackballed and doesn't need grant money.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
    • You People

      no.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
    • Ian

      Trusting science? You understand why people believe right? You let the knowledge of vestigial structures in invertebrates comfort you and bring relief when you lose a daughter or son. When the pain consumes your entire soul and you desperately search for the meaning of why. When that time comes in your life, you make sure you clutch Hawkins' "The Blind Watchmaker" in your arms at night to comfort you.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:17 pm |
    • nerdherder

      You are right, Thinquer. The only science we should trust is from the oil and tobacco companies that don't have an agenda.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:20 pm |
    • Cedar Rapids

      "Ian – Trusting science? You understand why people believe right? You let the knowledge of vestigial structures in invertebrates comfort you and bring relief when you lose a daughter or son. When the pain consumes your entire soul and you desperately search for the meaning of why. When that time comes in your life, you make sure you clutch Hawkins' "The Blind Watchmaker" in your arms at night to comfort you."

      So you say they believe because they cannot cope with the idea of dying or that there is no purpose or reason to life? sounds about right.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm |
    • Chloe

      YES! Please! Look at that baby planet out there that is developing ITSELF!! JSP! Please trust science!

      October 28, 2011 at 12:29 pm |
    • EatYouAlive

      Cedar Rapids: Whatever gets you through the night. Reality sucks, but it is beautiful. More beautiful than god or jesus or any other religions trinket.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:30 pm |
    • Cedar Rapids

      "Chloe

      YES! Please! Look at that baby planet out there that is developing ITSELF!! JSP! Please trust science!"

      its cool isnt it? seeing those clouds of dust and stuff start to come together and knowing that eventually a planet could form from it. gotta love nature and science.

      October 28, 2011 at 1:50 pm |
    • Ian

      they cannot cope with the idea of dying or that there is no purpose or reason to life? sounds about right. If the day comes that you lose a child and the doctor tells you "Becuase of a random gene mutation your daughter was not fit for survival". You let me know how YOU deal with dying, don't worry, I'm sure all your prayers will still be mocked by the strong, confident atheists who laugh at your weakness.

      October 28, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
  16. Ian

    As a Christian, and a hope-to-be scientist(I'm half way done with my microbiology major then on to my Doctorate). These guys are just embarrassing.

    October 28, 2011 at 12:04 pm |
    • haha

      blasphemy!

      October 28, 2011 at 12:19 pm |
    • yeahalright

      Lemme know when that microbiology course gets into reincarnation and genetic testing shows every animal species descended from 2 each on the ark.

      That you're not as nuts as they are doesn't mean you yourself aren't still nuts to be believing in religious hocus pocus.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:54 pm |
    • Ian

      So to you only sane people are scientists? yeahalright, you're an idiot. And the funniest thing is I know more about science than you ever will.

      October 28, 2011 at 2:39 pm |
    • SeanNJ

      @Ian: You're a child. Once you've actually lived a while, get back to me.

      October 28, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  17. Qularkono

    Deuteronomy teaches that someone that claims to be speaking for God must be 100% accurate or they are to be considered a false prophet. Harold Camping is a false prophet and needs to repent. He has brought shame on Christ as evidenced by the responses on this article. Faith is the evidence of things not seen and is a gift from God given to His people.

    October 28, 2011 at 12:02 pm |
    • Howard

      My mind tellls me that you can really never be free, if you live your life according to an ancient book. You can also never learn to think for yourself if you have to quote from this same book to make a point.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:07 pm |
    • haha

      maybe as a consequence he will turn into a pillar of salt or something...

      October 28, 2011 at 12:15 pm |
    • Madtown

      Faith is the evidence of things not seen
      ----
      Faith may be the "belief" in things not seen or proven, but not the "evidence". Faith is evidence of nothing.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:16 pm |
    • You People

      Actually, duteronomy dosn't say that. Try again.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:16 pm |
    • Atheist

      Actually, Deuteronomy calls for his death if he is a false prophet. It is unclear if you are supposed to kill him yourself, or hire someone to do it. Check with your nearest holy man.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:17 pm |
  18. beelzebubba

    ... I don't understand what when wrong... the logic behind all these predictions is sound...

    October 28, 2011 at 12:01 pm |
  19. Nofah Kingweigh

    The rapture happened way back in 1980. We have all been in hell since.

    October 28, 2011 at 12:01 pm |
    • craftygirl

      Yes! With those Hammer-pants!

      October 28, 2011 at 12:27 pm |
  20. Max Powers

    I'm starting a group called "Nutters Anonymous." I used to be a nutter and then I got the imaginary stuff out of my life and have a firm grip on reality. While reality does bite, whenever I feel the urge to believe in stuff I just made up, I talk to other people who are not nutters, and get a grip. Join us.

    October 28, 2011 at 12:01 pm |
    • beelzebubba

      If ya want lots of followers, whatcha gotta do is say gaaaaawd revealed this prophecy on gold tablets, which of course others are forbidden to see under penalty of death... then you had to melt the tablets... then you had to donate the money to charity. All you need is a bullet-proof alibi and a bunch of Califorians (they'll believe anything except Christianity). Good luck with your enterprise. I'd recommend making it a religion... tax free money, baby!

      October 28, 2011 at 12:06 pm |
    • mike mcglynn

      MAX----I too have discovered that religion is nothing but a way to collect unreal free money from the ignorant. I quit beleiving several years ago and have found pure happiness and bliss. Only those who are either guilty from the things that they have done or are trying to lower others to their way of primitive thinking. Where do i join?

      October 28, 2011 at 12:25 pm |
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