Hope this makes you happy, Harold Camping. Where in the Bible does it say these kind of travesties should unfold?
On Saturday, the world prepared - or in our case, completely ignored - for the impending Doomsday as foretold by Harold, who claimed he knew it to be so from the Holy Book. Seeing as we're still writing this post and you're still reading it, we gather the Rapture was more or less a bust. Harold's wife says he's "flabbergasted" that the apocalypse didn’t happen, but what he really should feel is shame over causing such hysteria in his followers, many of which went to extremes to avoid the impending doom.
One elderly man in Taiwan reportedly killed himself just days before the Rapture, fearing that the recent earthquakes and tsunamis were warning signs and that he wouldn't make it. So, rather than wait and see, he threw himself out of building and died on impact.
Another horror story comes from right here in California, where a woman named Lyn Benedetto not only tried to take her own life ahead of the Rapture, but also the lives of her two daughters. She was so fearful that her 11 and 14-year-old girls would suffer during the apocalypse, she allegedly forced her daughters to lie on a bed and then cut their throats with a box cutter. The police arrived just in time to save them, thankfully, but Lyn was arrested and the girls were rushed to the hospital.
There are many more reports just like this, equally as disturbing and heartbreaking, from around the world of people who genuinely believed this man and his doomsday prophecy. Hopefully, people will take some time to reconsider his credibility and take no heed to his claims that NOW we're all going to perish on Oct. 21. No more innocent lives need to be lost to his crazed man's claims.
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