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It's been a tough week or so for Harold Camping. The California preacher predicted, and warned of, with great fanfare, the end of the world May 21. FAIL.

Obviously, no cataclysmic event took place (although a jockey named Jesus did ride Shackleford to victory in the Preakness). So what's the deal, Harry?

Camping's reaction to this has been closely watched, and he apologized Monday for not having the dates "worked out as accurately as I could have."

BUT, he says, he was only partially wrong. Why?

Chatting with a friend over what he acknowledged was a rough weekend, it dawned on him that instead of the biblical Rapture in which the faithful would be swept up to the heavens, May 21 had instead been a "spiritual" Judgment Day.

May 21 was simply when everyone was judged by God, he said.

The world will be completely destroyed October 21 when the REAL apocalypse comes, he says. So consider yourself warned. Luckily, since God's judgment went down last Saturday, we're all screwed anyway, so he'll be quiet now.

Sigh. What do you think? Is 10/21/11 doomsday?

 

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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."

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by Free Britney at . Comments

Is the world coming to an end May 21, 2011? Harold Camping says so. The Colorado minister insists Doomsday is this Saturday, so it must be true.

“The whole universe is going to be destroyed by fire," says Camping, who created a formula based on Bible verses to pinpoint the end of the world.

Apparently he's not the only believer. Some followers of his Doomsday theory have already quit their jobs as part of their preparations for the end.

May as well, right? Rapture trumps recession. Safe to say the 89-year-old minister and his backers side with Kirk Cameron over Stephen Hawking.

The weather forecast for Saturday, apparently.

The 89-year-old uses rather sophisticated equations all tied to one date - the date of the flood from Noah’s Ark. His faithful followers have embraced this.

Of course, there have been thousands of predictions tied to the end of the world or the apocalypse, and all turned out to be BS. So who knows.

If the end is but 48 hours away, we just have to say what an honor it's been providing you with celebrity gossip - and occasional other nonsense such as this story - for all these years. From all of us at THG, we love you, readers.

What do you think? Is Saturday, May 21 gonna be the end?

 

Poll is now closed! Here are the results:

Totally. Peace out, world!
7.4%

Maybe. It's up in the air.
13.7%

OF COURSE NOT!!!
78.9%

Total Votes: 3599

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