Camping ''bewildered'' and ''mystyfied'', but check who is taking blame...

by Aussie Oz 53 Replies latest jw friends

  • Reality79

    TBH anyone who still falls for this nonsense in this day and age deserves whatever happens to them. They get no sympathy from me I'm afraid.

  • Aussie Oz
    Aussie Oz

    LOL @ Steve!

    I can always trust you to take the opposite veiwpoint!

    Not a bad thing mind you...


  • FlyingHighNow

    A bunch of his friends and relatives should hide from him. Then someone else should call him and tell him of the missing friends and relatives. When asked how long they've been missing, he should be answered, "Since the 21st, last Saturday. Why do you ask?"

  • TotallyADD

    Aussie Oz, This does remind me of 1975. The difference is the WT said 1975 not a exact date in 1975. Expect saying things always happen in first part of Oct.. Still when 1976 started many of us were wondering what happen. I knew of many who sold their houses and pioneer before 1975. Hopefully Camping will blame himself and not the believers of him. Not like the WT that blame the R&F after 1975 for putting to much into it. Most likely this will be the last time we hear of Camping. The world goes on. Now the big news will be Joplin Missouri deadly storms. Totally ADD

  • moshe

    Now with an added JW spin on this story-


    Birds of the same feather: Harold Camping, founders of Seventh-day Adventist and Jehovah Witness movements

    By Carl Bagh | May 23, 2011 6:56 AM EDT

    Doomsday prophet Harold Camping's failed rapture theory was a product of numerical manipulation which is based on the assumption that Biblical numbers contain encoded spiritual truths.

    Camping's outrageous claim that May 21 was the chosen date for the Second Coming of Jesus now stands refuted. He predicted that the day would be punctuated with a massive earthquake and the heavenly transport (rapture) of 200 million believers. The U.S. Geological Society proved the quake claim bogus and a global census is sure to discredit the latter.

    Family Radio President Harold Camping is seen at his home in Alameda, California on May 22, 2011

    (Photo: IBTimes)
    Family Radio President Harold Camping is seen at his home in Alameda, California on May 22, 2011

    Harold Camping, a civil engineer who graduated from UC Berkeley, bewitched his clan of followers by applying abstract math to his apocalyptic madness which is similar to what other naysayers like the founders of Seventh-day Adventists and Jehovah Witness had used.

    The Seventh-day Adventist had its roots in the "Millerite" movement which was started by William Miller in the 19th century. Religionfacts records that Miller had predicted that the Second Coming of Jesus would take place between March 21, 1843 and March 21, 1844. He based his calculation on the book of Daniel 8:14 which reads "And he said onto me, unto 2,300 days, then shall the sanctuary be cleansed." Miller concluded that 2,300 days alluded to 2,300 years and the "cleansing of the sanctuary" to the second coming of Jesus. Miller believed that the countdown began in 457 B.C.

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    Similarly the founder of Jehovah Witness movement Charles Taze Russell had predicted that Jesus would return in 1914. Jehovahwitnesstruth explains Russell's theory as being based on 2,520 day calculation. He based his theory on Daniel 4:23-25 according to which he arrived at the date of 607 B.C as the foundation date. The date marked the destruction of the city of Jerusalem by the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar. Daniel stated that the destruction would continue for "seven times". Russell argues that "three and half times" equals 1260 days (Rev 12: 6, 14). Thus "seven times" equals 2520 days. Applying the "one day is equal to thousand years" (2 Peter 3:8) logic it translates into 2520 years with the probable date being 1914 A.D.

    Harold Camping the 21st century prophet also worked on similar lines. Camping's theory is based on Noah's flood which according to him occurred in 4990 B.C. He based his theory on Genesis 7:6 -10 which according to which God had warned Noah that rains would start seven days from the day he enters into the ark. He uses the same logic of "one day is equal to thousand years" and converts the seven day period to 7,000 days. Thus calculating from 4990 B.C onwards the D-Day falls on May 21, 2011.

    The irony of the failed theories by Seventh-day Adventists and Jehovah Witness' is that the movement still continues to flourish with followers across the globe. Camping's goof-up comes after similar botched prediction in 1994. However, 17 years later Camping still has ardent followers which underscores that such movements don't die.

    IBTimes reported earlier that the false prophet would make a public statement on Monday in a "public forum" explaining why he had predicted May 21, 2011 as the Judgment Day and why it had failed. And while the world awaits an explanation from the soothsayer maybe he will be able to buy time by throwing another mathematical puzzle at the "end-of-days" obsessed followers.

  • ProdigalSon

    He believed "True Christians" were getting beamed up because he took talking snakes, asses and magical trees literally. No wonder he's "mystified".....

  • Aussie Oz
    Aussie Oz

    good stuff

    now everybody who reads this about Camping will read about the WT too.


  • Room 215
    Room 215

    "Robert Fitzpatrick of New York had put his money where his faith is: The 60-year-old retiree spent $140,000 -- almost everything he had -- on hundreds of billboards proclaiming the Armagedon that Camping predicted."

    Tragic, of course, but it does illuminate how one would naturally behave if he/she REALLY, REALLY believes the end is imminent, and the fate of billions hang in the balance. Compare -- and contrast -- this with the dawdling, shuffling door-to-door meandering approach of JWs, and the WTBTS's refusal to employ its considerable resources to use all means of modern telecommunication to get the word out, whatever they profess to believe about the nearness of the end.

  • moshe

    I am hoping news reporters will be wanting to ask WT DO's at the local Distric conventions next weekend all about their 1994,1975,1925,1914 Armageddon mumbo jumbo.

  • keyser soze
    keyser soze

    I'm sure that JWs are having a good laugh right now about the gullibility of Camping's followers, without a hint of irony.

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