Harold Camping Crazies Should Apologize to Family When the World Doesn't End Saturday

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Today's New York Times tries as hard as possible to take Saturday, May 21, 2011's Judgment Day as seriously as humanly possible (for an organization based on facts) but ends up just teaching an age-old lesson: Every family has a goddamned nut job or two. The self-made Bible-thumper Harold Camping originally said that the Rapture -- when believers go to heaven during the Resurrection and the world crumbles around the rest of us for five months -- was going to happen in 1994, but now he's pretty sure it's this Saturday. The result of serious reporting on the matter is a bunch of families torn apart because a handful are in need of attention enough to believe this shit.

For instance, the Haddad family has three sad, unfortunate teenage children:

"My mom has told me directly that I'm not going to get into heaven," Grace Haddad, 16, said. "At first it was really upsetting, but it's what she honestly believes."

Or the Douglas brother-and-sister pair of Brooklyn:

"I'll say, 'Oh, what are we going to do this summer?' She's going to say, 'The world is going to end on May 21, so I don't know why you're planning for summer,' and then everyone goes, 'Oh, boy,' " he said.

"I know I'm not going to see them again, but they are very certain they are going to see me, and that's where I feel so sad," said one believer who plans to sit in front of the TV all of Saturday, "waiting for the Resurrection and earthquake from nation to nation."

He added, "I weep to know that they don't have any idea that this overwhelming thing is coming right at them, pummeling toward them like a meteor."

"We've got the proof. There are irrefutable truths, too many to deny," an attention-addict told the New York Post.

The subways are more crowded than ever with people pamphleting in their ugly doomsday T-shirts. We'd say that come Monday, they owe us all a big apology for taking up space, looking tacky, and shouting, making this city more unbearable than it already is, but, actually, no. They should stay at home, the believers, and make amends with the people they annoyed who are forced to love them -- children, brothers, sisters, parents -- and leave the rest of us alone. Next time they show their faces, maybe Monday morning, they should be shamed into blending in. We can only pray.

[NYT, NYP]


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Fred Ocampo
Fred Ocampo

He's so ridiculous! All his predictions are not true. In my point of view, only God knows where & when the END of THE WORLD happen.

SISDONNAK
SISDONNAK

pride will keep any of them from apologizing - they will blame GOD for this! 

Jonsiesd
Jonsiesd

The bible says to be aware of false prophets, that in the end days there will be many. You Mr. Camping are one of them. I read that many people that followed you had gotten rid of all their worldly possesions. I have a hard time feeling bad for them, for following a man, instead of the bible. To all who have followed him, I say, There will be others. Don't allow yourselves to be drawn in by them. Read what GOD says, not MAN.

Todd Lombardo
Todd Lombardo

Love the perspective in this article.  I wrote a blog post about this for anybody interested:

"What We Can Learn From The End of the World (Which Probably Isn't Saturday)"

http://toddwords.com/2011/05/1...

cheers

Nickelus5
Nickelus5

this dudes on fucking crack somebody will kill him if the world doesnt end god cocaine is a hell of a drug 

Deadly Notion
Deadly Notion

i could not agree more. this guy is a joke and he should apoligize for his empty statements.  i believe it will happen but he doesnt know more than anyone else. WHAT A JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA WHAT A JOKE THIS GUY IS HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA A F N JOKE HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA COMEDIAN HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA END OF THE WORLD CUZ HE SAYS SO HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HE MUST HAVE THE MISSING PIECE OF THE BIBLE THAT NOBODY ELSE HAS HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA 

*SENT FROM MY HTC 4G DOOMSDAY MOBILE*

honestthought
honestthought

If the World was to have Judgement Day on 05/21/11 Lady Gaga would have been booked on SNL on 05/14/11, and Oprah's last day would be 05/ 20/11!   And, please i sincerely hope any children born anywhere in the world on 05/21/11 are not named Rapture, or Judgement Day, Harold, or Camping....Try explaining those names to your kids 13 years from now.....

Carlos
Carlos

 Definitely I believe in second coming of Christ, rapture, end of days, so it is a sign for many out there to simply repent, confess Jesus in your heart and patiently wait for that moment with lots of fun:).... but definitely NO ONE knows WHEN his second coming and rapture will occur...so Mr. Camping's May 21th is just simply PREDICTIONS- predictions which lacks substance...MAN is deeply flawed with thoughts, ideas.

while this end of days is a buzz....just reminds or invites us to get closer to Jesus :) 

ElizaRica Anderson
ElizaRica Anderson

 After all the numerous emails we make asking the media you to take a closer look into this, to read the scriptures yourself and not just writing something that you only heard from the thoughts of other people. I think you should write more responsibly. 

You want believers and Mr. Camping to apologize for being irresponsible in warning everyone about the impending judgment? How about YOU? I think you're the one who owe us an apology for writing something that you're not even totally sure if it's correct. We warned everybody out of love with no intentions of just making media attention.Do you really feel better on what you just wrote describing us as someone who look so ugly and disgusting, with tacky shirts and taking up space? Does that made you feel handsome and better than all of us. Guess what? I know that you REALLY STINK!

123
123

"no intentions of just making media attention">$100 million plus spent on billboards and advertising.you are one stupid idiot

Lost Weekend
Lost Weekend

 Well, that's not a very Christian attitude now, is it, sweety?  

Jillian Miller
Jillian Miller

"The subways are more crowded than ever with people pamphleting in their ugly doomsday t-shirts. We'd say that come Monday, they owe us all a big apology for taking up space, looking tacky and shouting..."

davee44
davee44

 HAROLD CAMPING IS NOT A CHRISTIAN!

No True Christian would follow this man. He is an arrogant Old fool who believes his own Bible translations.

His followers are the worst, they trust “HAROLD CAMPING INTERPRETATION OF THE BIBLE...NOT THE BIBLE!

Harold Camping is a horrible Bible teacher. HERE IS HOW HE FOOLS YOU SEE HIS LINK TO JIM JONES CULT http://haroldcamping-21.blogsp... 

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