Harold Camping on Doomsday Prediction Failure: Tough Weekend!

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It's hard to feel bad for someone whose predictions that the end of the world would be May 21 were so obviously ridiculous, and who caused so much anxiety among people who looked up to him, but at least Harold Camping appears genuine.

The 89-year-old says he's "flabbergasted" we're still here.

"It has been a really tough weekend," Camping said Sunday at his Alameda, Calif., home. "I'm looking for answers ... But right now I have nothing else to say."

Camping's PR aide, Tom Evans, told the L.A. Times that the group is "disappointed" that 200 million true believers didn't ascend to heaven Saturday as everyone else suffered and eventually died as a series of earthquakes, fires and famine.

Personally, THG is pretty stoked.

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

The group posted 2,000 billboards around the U.S. warning of the rapture. Camping, an uncertified fundamentalist minister, spread the word on the radio.

Camping's Family Radio, which airs on 66 U.S. stations, has apparently rebranded itself quickly. The station's website has scrubbed all mentions of the Judgment Day, and its countdown clock to the May 21 rapture is obviously gone.

But the false prediction might not be so easily effaced from the lives of Camping's followers. Keith Bauer, a 38-year-old tractor trailer driver, took a road trip with his family to see the Grand Canyon before the world ended.

"With a bunch of maxed-out credit cards and a growing mountain of bills, he said, the rapture would have been a relief," the L.A. Times writes.

But Bauer is not angry at Camping for his false prediction.

"Worst-case scenario for me, I got to see a beautiful part of the country," he told the paper. "If I should be angry at anybody, it should be me."

Lo and behold ... an intelligent quote related to this saga!

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its not the end of mankind yet..,but of his career!!!

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wow wow....... what would the world do without without these false prophets? we need them around 4 some adventure

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A nice, easy way to make millions of $$$$$. More money has been stolen in the name of God, than any other ways.

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maybe there should be a class action lawsuit against this man and his church after all he did false advertise the end of the world at least those gullible people would get something back

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I defend my faith with joy knowing that Gods word is true. When people come along drawing attention to themselves with false prophecy, it puts all of us Christians into the same camp in the worlds eyes and this is a ridiculous place to defend from. I hope true believers didn't fall for this nonsense. For the rest of us, fight on with truth from Gods word.

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I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW PEOPLE CAN REALLY BELIEVE THIS STUPIDITY.
ALSO, I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW PEOPLE CAN DO THESE THINGS TO PEOPLE WHO ARE SO GULLIBLE AND DESPERATE TO BELIEVE IN SOMETHING.

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this guy has to know better!!!

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I hope you read this Harold Camping, you piece of s--t, you scared the living day lights out of my grandchildren, I hope when the rapture comes you go where you belong, HELL!!!

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Guess we should be grateful that he didn't talk all these unbelievably gullible people into drinking poisoned KoolAid before the "rapture". No wonder there are so many flourishing cults .. people are so desperate to believe in something...anything.!!! Like Obama for example.. haha

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wow thats all i have to say...