I’ve been chuckling about the antics of Family Radio’s Harold Camping and his recent prophecies of the end of the world.
It seems that Camping’s delusions have been responsible for real death and injury.
In Florida, one man drowned trying to swim a reservoir “trying to reach God”, even though he couldn’t swim. A mother in California tried to kill her two children by cutting their throats (they survived). A man in Taiwan jumped from a window (see same story as the two children). A man in Nairobi did away with himself in a church. A Russian teen, 14, also killed herself out of fear of the presumed torment of judgement.
For the record, the end of the world, scheduled for last Saturday was modified by God at the last minute so that it became the spiritual return of Christ. The physical end of the world (in fire, in case you wondered) is now set for October 21st.
In 1994, Camping made not one, not two, but three (3) very public predictions of the end of the world.
Back to May 2011, not quite the billions of deaths foretold, but more than enough to be going on with.