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The World's Still Here! Man Who Predicated The End And Followers Speak Up!

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89-year-old Harold Camping convinced LOTS of people that the world was going to end on May 21, 2011, but that date has come and gone…and we're all still here.

So, why didn't the world end on schedule? Here's what Camping had to say about it:

"It has been a really tough weekend. I'm looking for answers…But now I have nothing else to say."

Maybe his calculations were off? Perhaps a misplaced decimal point somewhere in his apocalypse math? Hopefully he can make up figure out some answers to make his followers feel better.

Here's what Camping's PR aide Tom Evans had to say about the world not ending:

"You can imagine we're pretty disappointed, but the word of God is still true. We obviously went too far, and that's something we need to learn from."

Another guy who's probably more than a little disappointed is Robert Fitzpatrick, who spent $140K of life savings to spread the word of "the rapture" in NYC. Here's what HE had to say about all of this:

"I do not understand why…I do not understand why nothing has happened."

We're thinking Harold Camping should have stuck to the whole 2012 thing. Then, if things didn't work out, he could have at least shared the blame with those Mayans!

Are U surprised that the world didn't end? How does that make U feel? Happy? Disappointed? A little bit of both? Ha!

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52 comments to “The World's Still Here! Man Who Predicated The End And Followers Speak Up!”

  1. 1

    Now he's saying that he made a mistake with the date, and the rapture is actually going to be October 21st instead.
    The man really needs to open a big old can of shut the fuck up, and anyone who would still listen to anything he says should be locked up for being criminally stupid.

  2. 2

    Trolled. Lawl.

  3. 3

    Only demented psychos would be disappointed the world didn't end or believe this shit in the first place.

  4. 4

    Get your facts straight Perez Mayans have not said anything about the end of the world in 2012. Just cause their calendar ends hello they have a new one.

  5. 5

    Not to sound mean, but the person who lost $140K deserved everything they got for being that gullible.

  6. 6

    Dumb is forever.

  7. 7

    This is laughable.

  8. 8

    I gues it's still easy to seperate a fool from his or her money - This Guy Is headed for hell

  9. 9

    I feel really bad for the guys family. He his children who have watched as their father throws away their future and grown up in insecurity with an impending doom always being promised. With these kind of apocalypse predictions there is often suicides, murders and other destructive behaviour - Im sure it would be against a free speech law but I do wish it was possible to ban these kind of end of the world predictions.

  10. 10

    the Mayans calendars end onn December 21st or whatever 2012…. SOME IDIOTS ARE MAKING A BIG DEAL ABOUT IT….. why, don't know, because we don't know why the MAYANS STOPPED!!! Maybe they got WRITERS CRAP! writing thousands of months of calendars when there was NO NEED, SINCE ALL CALENDARS REPEAT AFTER WHAT? EVER HOW MANY YEARS? supposedly 11 years because of leap year and the Mayan calendar repeated after supposedly every 52 years, so why they kept going and going for hundreds, thousands, of years, WHEN IT WAS NOT NEEDED!!! No one has figured out WHY SOMEONE OR ONES STARTED PUTTING IT DOWN! Punishment? During a festival? So John Cusack could star in a CRAPPY MOVIE?

  11. 11

    first, why do these people who follow sell their possessions? Okay, this one DOUCHE used his life savings to 'SPRED' the word. He obviously hasn't heard about the power of the internet. Others though, give it to the 'leader' WHAT THE H*LL is he going to do with it if the world ends? You can't take it with you! God does not take BRIBES or ADMISSION! That should clue this idiots off. But no, zombies followers. (How many suicides the day after because they have nothing?) If I truely believed the world was ending, I would max my credit cards out and my family and I would do something we ALWAYS WANTED TO DO, BUT NEVER COULD AFFORD TOO. and if the sun rose the next day, I would claim insanity….

  12. 12

    Camping’s devotees may not have had the date right, but I have to admire them for living passionately, literally as if the world was about to end. They sacrificed all they had to effect what they thought was a positive change. Can we say the same? Let’s not perpetuate Camping’s arrogance with the claim that we know better than he. And let’s not perpetuate the false judgment of his followers by placing blame on Camping, his devotees, or the faith they claim to hold. I’d much rather start with “the man in the mirror”, as Michael Jackson has said, and use this not-so-apocalyptic event as an opportunity to examine my lifestyle, my convictions, my open-mindedness or lack thereof, and my character. Am I continually exercising humility as I listen to the beautifully diverse opinions of my friends and neighbors? Am I doing all I can to live deeply into what I believe while loving others, even those who disagree with me, the best I know how? I hope that whether or not you agree, you will ponder a few self-examining questions of your own before passing judgment.

  13. 13

    and this is why i hate religion….some old douche that probably did nothing with himself when he was younger tried to capture everyone's eye at the age of effing 89 and he did and now he can die one happy famewhore.

  14. 14

    Might want to get the story straight, the world wasn't supposed to end, Rapture was supposed to occur in which all believers would be taken to Heaven and non-believers would be left behind - meaning the world would supposedly end a few months after that. Secondly, the Mayans didn't predict that the world would end in 2012, their calendar ends there but a new one begins.

  15. 15

    Harold Camping sounds like he plagiarized Jehovah's Witnesses
    Jehovah Witnesses are a spin-off of the second Adventist which all came from the Millerite movement.American war of 1812 army captain William Miller is ground zero for Jehovah's Witnesses.
    Yes,the "great disappointment" of Oct 22 1844 has never died out… it lives on in the Jehovah's Witnesses.
    The central CORE doctrine of the Watchtower,yes the reason the Watchtower came into existence was to declare Jesus second coming in 1914.When the prophecy (derived from William Miller of 1842) failed they said that he came "invisibly".

    Danny Haszard been there folks!

  16. 16

    What the hell is wrong with people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God, don't get me started on how absoluty SCARY it is people believe this HOCUS POCUS BS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHH hahahahahahahahahah LMFA OFFFFFFFFFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH IT'S ALMOST JUST TOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rapture… Christians… Ahhh!!! hahahahah

  17. 17

    It's really quite impressive how many 'end of the worlds' we've managed to survive.

  18. 18

    Re: Princess8301 – Get the story right??!! Oh gimme a break it's so irrelevant!!! The whole thing is the goofiest thing I've ever heard!!!

  19. 19

    Re: TruePeace – I mean, you're joking right?????

  20. 20

    Re: justtospeaktruth – Yes thank you! It's part of why I can't stand the hypocritical religion either. Also, I don't feel sorry for ANY of the idiots who ruined their lives over this!!! It makes me sick people, in this day in age, are so absolutely ignorant!! Oh Humans :(

  21. 21

    He's a satanist, fearmongering POS.

  22. 22

    Mayans were satanists, deception is their game.

  23. 23

    Isn't there some sort of law against misleading the public or something? Can he be sued? I'm just wondering if there are any repercussions to this whole thing.

  24. 24

    Re: andysgrrl – I am truly tired of atheists and the like acting as if believing in a Higher Being is laughable and that Christians are stupid or lack intelligence simply because we choose to have faith. Did I believe what Camping predicted? Absolutely not, because the Bible states "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father." (Matthew 24:36). And he was certainly wrong in attempting to act like my Father would retract His own words from the bible specifically to this Camping guy to spread to the world. No, God has always followed through with his foretelling of future events the exact way He promises. So no one will know when it will occur.

    That being said, shame on you for acting as if you're superior to Christians who choose to live a peaceful life. Do we laugh at you for your lost and unbelieving soul? No, we pray for you and hope that you come to Jesus to repent before it is too late to realize you are wrong. But we certainly don't laugh. Nonetheless, although you have just attempted to show how superior you believe you are to Christians through your comment, I will continue to pray for you in hopes you will be shown the way. GOD BLESS! :)

  25. 25

    please tell me perez, that you don't think that you will actually be taken away by God in any kind of rapture. Perez, if you do read the Bible or any Bible, remember God hates gossipers…"A lying tongue… a false witness who speaks lies, and one who sows discord among brethren" (Bible verses Proverbs 6:17-19) and what happens to them? "Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him I will destroy" (Bible verse Psalm 101:5)

  26. 26

    I'm gona tell you why. . . ’cause the bible is just a FUCKING BOOK, there's nothing magical within the bible

  27. 27

    Re: TruePeace – So beautifully and intelligently put!

  28. 28

    Re: army_chick – Not sure who you're calling an "ATHIEST" I'm "AGNOSTIC" Big difference army chick. I'm extremely spiritual but I want NOTHING to do with corrupt "organized religion" no thanks, I have my own beliefs I don't need someone telling me what to believe in, thank you.

  29. 29

    Re: army_chick – Please don't waste you time "praying for me". What kills me is how much stonger my morals are then so many christians!! They think cuz they go to confession they can do what ever the hell they want cuz they're "good church going folks" Give me an effen break. How bout, don't judge me, and PLEASE don't pray or pitty me. Sorry if this loon made you guys look bad! not my fault. I was raised Catholic and went to Catholic school from 3rd grade to 12th. It's BS, I hate it, it's so hypocrital and based on a book that has been re-written and re-translated THOUSANDS of times!!! By now, in this day in age, I wish people would realize that "organized religion" was, initially, created to explain what we as humans don't understand. We should be smarter than that now. I don't deny that it's possible a higher power exists but there are SO many religions WHO KNOWS WHO'S ACTUALLY RIGHT??? The other thing I can not STAND bout christians is how they SHOVE THEIR FAITH IN YOUR FACE. When I get married it will be on a beach, close to nature, that's where my spiritualism lies. Not in a stuffy chuch where people stand, neal, and repeat prayers like robots.

  30. 30

    Re: darisa1019 – Are you really quoting the bible on a gossip site???? Get outta here with that shiz.

  31. 31

    Heh. Anyone want to point me to a chapter and verse in a bible that mentions the word "rapture"? You can't. The word does not appear in the bible.

  32. 32

    Re: AimeeBee – Actually, he claimed that Judgement Day was May 21, 2011 and that the end of the world is October 21, 2011.

  33. 33

    Re: andysgrrl – Obviously you don't know that much about "organized religion" (as you put it). Most Christians of the Protestant denomination do not go to confession. That is Catholicism. Instead, as Christians we are asked to follow the laws of the Bible and repent if (and when) we go astray. So for you to sit here and say that your morals are stronger than most Christians somehow seems odd to me since you don't seem to practice any religion.
    I'm really sorry that you had such a terrible upbringing in Catholicism with its repetitive nature. But that does not give you any right to judge all other religions based upon the bitter taste in your mouth. You say that Christians are shoving their beliefs down your throat? Nowhere on here did I see anyone laughing at YOU for YOUR beliefs. So really, who is shoving something down someone's throat? The simple fact of the matter is that you lack faith, and the majority of people who lack faith LAUGH at those who have faith because inwardly they are jealous and wonder why they cannot practice and live the same way. I will pray for you, regardless of whether you want it or not. If you weren't shoving your atheism (and yes, I know the difference, I call it like I see it) down my throat, you would not care if some stranger was praying for you or not. God bless! :)

  34. 34

    Re: justtospeaktruth – This guy has actually been claiming this for a while now, like years, way more than just this year. Apparently he's been working on these "calculations" for quite some time.

  35. 35

    June 15, I hear that Japan is going to have a huge earthquake big enough to sink the entire island. Than on Oct. 21, the fires start. Oh, what's all this about? Our earth has been going through so many earth shaking events, it's only recently that the reports are on line.

  36. JET says – reply to this


    We stopped using condoms the week before he said our world was coming to an end. If I caught a STD, can I sue him and his church ???

  37. 37

    Re: army_chick – I may not know the itty bitty details of the different secs of "Christianity" ( I was exposed to Catholicism, you're correct there) & that in no way makes me unable to formulate educated opinions on organized religion and it's negative effects on society. Turn on the news! Look at 90% of wars EVER fought!! Over what? RELIGIOUS DISCREPANCY My mentioning confession and how EXTREMELY hypocritical it is is just ONE example of this. To me, you're splitting hairs. I'm speaking on a broader spectrum. The only organized religion I even sort of relate to is Buddhism. It's about Finding peace with in yourself. It doesn't judge. It doesn't SCARE you into believing in it! Is it untrue to say that Christians are "god fearing"? I'm not jealous of any of it, whether it be: Protestant, Catholic, Baptist, Episcopal… WHATEVER They inflict fear into their believers. Seems like a great way to control people, NO?? Yeah, believe me, I'm not in any way jealous or saddened my life lacks those elements. Not to mention how out of bounds religion, especially, Catholicism has become in our government. Those are people questioning our president and his legitimacy as an AMERICAN!!! It's really crazy to me and makes me feel EMBARRASSED to be an American. Oh I could go on and on…. But I won't. I won't get into how IMMORAL I think homophobia is for instance. And you're telling me I'm passing judgment?! I call it as I see it.

  38. 38

    Re: army_chick – You also state that I "don't practice any religion" and "I'm faithless". Did I not clearly say that I am extremely spiritual in one of my last posts? But I don't practice something specific, there for I'm faithless. It kills me that you feel the need to lump me into a category or else you call me "faithless" If you REALLY insist on me lumping my faith into something you can label, I guess I'm just an eclectic Pagan. And that is not "witch craft" it's Earth Bound Spiritualism. My faith is on my own terms, so please do not call me "faithless". And by you saying "oh I'll be praying for you" is absolutely a prime example of YOU being closed minded (as all Christians are right in their faith and everyone else is condemned to hell, hence the "rapture") and shoving your beliefs down my throat. I believe our energies and spirits as humans never die, but I don't believe in heaven. If that makes me "faithless" TO YOU then so be it I guess.

  39. 39

    It's called reading the Bible. It's in PLAIN ENGLISH!

  40. 40

    Re: army_chick – Listen army chick, you sound intelligent enough, and I'm sure you're a good person. This banter between us is EXACTLY my point about religion, organized, or whatever. It divides people on a massive level. I don't stand for that and never will.

  41. 41

    I'm only going to say this

    Matthew 24:26

    But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.

    Dude needs to read the Bible before he starts preaching he "knows" the date. Only God does.

  42. 42

    liars go to hell!!!!

  43. @v@ says – reply to this


    He's 89. I volunteered in a retirement home for years. I enjoyed listening to the seniors very much, but would take what anyone over 85 says with a grain of salt.

  44. 44

    not the first time he's been wrong and not the last

  45. 45

    If you believe…only God knows this stuff and he ain't tellin'. If you don't…you don't know either.

  46. 46

    Re: emery__x – really?? my goodness he must have felt 100 times more stupid than.
    And to everyone else I am all up for people finding something to believe in and all of that, but when you scare a whole nation and tell them jesus is going to come collect their souls based on on some fucken numbers and it doesn't happen, i have all the rights to call you an idiot, piece of crap and an old fuckface because i've studied quite enough cult cases last semester to know that there's always an old bastard that knows "secrets" or can do "calculations" and THIS isn't too far from it, add some fucken kool-aid, poison and tell everyone to drink it to ease the soul or some bs and there you have it. I'm tired of human beings needing someone or something to make decisions for them.

  47. 47

    Pray all you fucken want and wait for his new date of the rapture then when the new date comes and nothing happens, wtf will happen than? Ever since i was younger i always remembered asking my parents why god allowed people to die and suffer, and why we would thank him and give him praise for EVERY single THING that has gone right? and of course they had some bs answer we've all heard….. i just don't get why i sweat my ass off and accomplish something with my own strength and for me to give all the credit to god is baffling to my mind……anyways, religion is just another fucken business that was instilled in society to scare people into doing "right" or else… you know, like when parents tell you don't do something or else! but they never have an exact idea what the else is and neither do you but it sure got you to do whatever they needed……… blah that's just my two cents.

  48. 48

    Re: justtospeaktruth – Do you know what I find amazing? Time and time again, those who speak out against religion and God are the ones who get angry and defensive (ie. cursing) at those who choose to believe. Do you see Christians acting in that manner towards non-believers? You don't. I wonder why that is. Because the way I see it is that Christians are accepting yet prayerful of those who choose not to believe. Non-believers ridicule and mock Christians because they are defensive and angry and believe everyone shouldn't believe right along with them. Oh, you spout to each his own, yet I didn't see any Christians on this post ridiculing you or any other non-believer. Time to look in the mirror hun.

  49. 49

    wtf with the disappointed guy!! that man and his followers are idiots, he's old he will die before the world ends

  50. 50

    The simple fact of the matter is that you lack faith, and the majority of people who lack faith LAUGH at those who have faith because inwardly they are jealous and wonder why they cannot practice and live the same way.Re: army_chick – JEALOUS?? get off your fucking high horse.

  51. 51

    Re: army_chick – All im going to tell you is to go read the post perez put about the suicide attempts because of this man and religion. Nothing less nothing more

  52. 52

    one day we will All just be gone…Puffff…….who needs to listen to the idea of when…thats cruel