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Published:May 25th, 2011 11:10 EST

Famous Evangelical Preacher Unloads On Harold Camping

By Robert Paul Reyes

"One of the youngest megachurch pastors in the country on Tuesday told discredited doomsday preacher Harold Camping to `go away.`

`It`s over, Harold. Like, you`ve got to go away now. For good, man. Off you go,` Steven Furtick, pastor of Elevation Church in Charlotte, N.C., said via Twitter Tuesday."


I`m not a man of the cloth, and I don`t have to temper my remarks. Camping needs to go away for good, as in "Drop Dead." I hope the 89-year-old dirt bag takes up skydiving or extreme wrestling.

Legitimate televangelists (oxymoron?) need to follow Furtick`s example and condemn Camping as a charlatan and a false prophet.

It took him a few days, but Camping came up withe a doozy of an explanation for why the Rapture didn`t happen on May 21, 2011. The radio broadcaster explains that the Judgment Day on May 21 was "spiritual" but on Oct 21 the world will literally be obliterated. Never mind that Camping repeatedly warned that the Rapture would be a physical and historical event.

I can imagine a dude using the "spiritual" excuse on his girlfriend.

Lady: Where`s my engagement ring? You promised you would give it to me by today

Dude: Honey Bunny, It`s on the coffee table.

Lady: I don`t see no damn ring on the coffee table!

Dude: Sweetheart, It`s a spiritual ring. It`s invisible. Mere diamonds and gold are inadequate to express my undying love for you. Only a spiritual ring can symbolize the love I feel for you.

Lady: Get lost you freakin` loser, before I beat the spiritual hell out of you!

I don`t often praise evangelical ministers, but kudos to Steven Furtick!


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