You know how embarrassing it can be when you predict something and it doesn’t happen? Well what if you tell everyone the world’s going to end, they freak out and prepare for the apocalypse, and then nothing happens? Now that’s embarrassing. What if you did it it twice? Super duper embarrassing right?
Just ask Harold Camping, who is pretty upset the world didn’t end on May 21 or October 21, as he proclaimed. Camping posted a message on his Family Radio network’s website in response to his incorrect predictions. It’s just what you would expect from a ninety year old Doomsday prophet to be, but here are some of the highlights:
“When it comes to trying to recognize the truth of prophecy, we’re finding that is very, very difficult. Why didn’t Christ return on October 21? It seems embarrassing for Family Radio, but God was in charge of everything and we came to that conclusion after quite careful study of the Bible … I am very encouraged by letters I have received and are [sic] receiving at this time concerning this matter. Amongst other things, I have been checking my own notes more carefully than ever and I do find that there is other language in the Bible that we still have to look at more carefully … We should be very patient about this matter.”