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Published:May 24th, 2011 15:02 EST
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Harold Camping: My Bad! I Miscalculated! New Rapture Date Oct 21, 2011

By Robert Paul Reyes

"The evangelical Christian broadcaster whose much-ballyhooed Judgement Day prophecy went conspicuously unfulfilled on Saturday has a simple explanation for what went wrong -- he miscalculated.

Instead of the world physically coming to an end on May 21 with a great, cataclysmic earthquake, as he had predicted, Harold Camping, 89, said he now believes his forecast is playing out `spiritually,` with the actual apocalypse set to occur five months later, on October 21."

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Harold Camping didn`t hedge his bets, he emphatically and unequivocally prophesied that the Rapture would take place May, 21, 2011. The elderly preacher stated, time after time again, that believers would be physically removed from the Earth to meet Jesus Christ in the air. Camping wasn`t speaking metaphorically, he was convinced that the Rapture would be a physical and historical event.

Now the huckster claims that his prediction is playing out "spiritually", with the actual end of the world to occur five months later, on October 21, 2011. As SNL`s Church Lady would say: How convenient!

The con artist ruined by birthday, my friends and family were too preoccupied with May 21, to make much of a fuss about my birthday a couple of days later. Camping deserves to burn in hell for turning my life upside down.

Camping`s followers have invested too much spiritually and emotionally to desert their dear leader. If the old coot tells them to strip naked and dance on the streets on Judgement Day Oct 21, they will readily comply.

For goodness sake, I hope the 89-year-old kook will kick the bucket before October.

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