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Doomsday Preacher Admits He Was Wrong (Again)

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We think this could be motivated by the fact that HE is still here.

Harold Camping, a 90 year old preacher in Northern Cali, tried to prognosticate the end of the world on May 21, 2011.

And on October 21st, 2011. And on May 21, 1988. And on September 6, 1994.

Wrong.Wrong.Wrong.WRONG! After spending millions of dollars to try to convince his followers of The Rapture, the minister has finally owned up to his mistake.

Camping wrote the following on his website:

God has humbled us through the events of May 21. We must also openly acknowledge that we have no new evidence pointing to another date for the end of the world. Though many dates are circulating, Family Radio has no interest in even considering another date.

We're glad to see Camping own up to his lies mistakes.

But that won't help the people who committed suicide, quit their jobs, and donated their retirement money and college funds, will it?

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Sad! Several Suicide Attempts Reported On Failed Doomsday

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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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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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