Saturday, 7 May 2011

Camping it up in Auckland

It's not just crazy Americans who have joined the not-so-happy campers predicting a May 21 Judgment Day, as mentioned in the previous blog entry. Lo, local zombie fundamentalists are putting up a Kiwi version of the Camping billboards in New Zealand cities too.

(Though, to be a bit pedantic, it isn't really a Kiwi billboard if they're spelling it as 'judgment' instead of 'judgement'.)

So what happens when May 22 dawns? Disillusionment, backpedaling or a creative reinterpretation?

Will Camping admit to being a gormless jerk?

Will the billboards disappear the night before?

Will Family Radio splutter out static then disappear off the airwaves?

I daresay that's hoping for too much.


  1. Gavin, it's just that they never experienced what we experienced: 1975 in Prophecy.

    Let them get burned. The experience will be good for them.

    We can all be there to help them answer the question, "Shoot! What do we do now?!".

    Well, some of us can.

  2. Harold Camping has mentioned on the air he's received offers to buy out Family Radio -- since he won't need it after 21 May, and he claims Earth will cease to exist on 21 October anyway. He's thrown them in the wastebasket.

    The thing is that Camping's been wrong before - speculating Jesus would come back in the fall of 1994.

    By the way: he's talked recently of a rolling "great earthquake" circling the globe around sunset 21 May -- going through all time zones, and beginning in New Zealand.

    If you're willing, I've posted an analysis of Camping's 2011 teaching. His reasoning has a lot of flaws, but you have to study carefully to find them.

  3. I don't think it's because "...that they never experienced what we experienced: 1975 in Prophecy."

    They've actually experienced Camping's 1994 very similar prophecy that didn't pan out, and now he's recalculated it to be a very short time from now.

    Maybe he wants the money, maybe he wants admiration.
    Either way, he isn't a well person.

  4. "1975 in Prophecy" actually refers, if you read the original article to the "push-button world" prophesied by the futurists at the time the article was written. If you read the article itself, linked to above, as well as the letters before, during, and after, the alleged "1975 in Prophecy" it becomes quite clear that no hard-and-fast dates were ever set, by Armstrong, himself.

    Camping's group, on the other hand, offers up prophecies of an entirely different sort altogether. Falsifiable ones, certainly, because "no man can know the hour." But that is what the Church always taught, to my recollection, anyway, between 1976 and 1994.