Headline Muse, 3/9

Harold Camping is changing his song
And admitting (dear God!) he was wrong
He’s been telling us lies—
Which is no great surprise…
Seems the rest of us knew all along.

Headline: Doomsday Prophet Camping Says Predictions Were ‘Incorrect And Sinful”

Frankly, if you look at his site (kinda creepy, wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t)…

Yes, we humbly acknowledge we were wrong about the timing; yet though we were wrong God is still using the May 21 warning in a very mighty way. In the months following May 21 the Bible has, in some ways, come out from under the shadows and is now being discussed by all kinds of people who never before paid any attention to the Bible. We learn about this, for example, by the recent National Geographic articles concerning the King James Bible and the Apostles. Reading about and even discussing about the Bible can never be a bad thing, even if the Bible’s authenticity is questioned or ridiculed. The world’s attention has been called to the Bible.

We must also openly acknowledge that we have no new evidence pointing to another date for the end of the world. Though many dates are circulating, Family Radio has no interest in even considering another date. God has humbled us through the events of May 21, to continue to even more fervently search the Scriptures (the Bible), not to find dates, but to be more faithful in our understanding.

… I think you’ll agree, his apology is far more earnest than, say, Rush Limbaugh’s. (This, by the way, is my entry in the world championships of “setting a low bar”.)


  1. frankb says

    I am sure many people reminded Camping of the admonishment that humans can not foretell the time of Jesus’ second coming. So this message along with all the ridicule finally sank in. The internet is great for instant and massive feedback. Let us hope that other doomsday predictors learn as well.

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