Harold Camping Predicts October Date for the Apocalypse

Of course!

OAKLAND, Calif. — Here we go again. A California religious radio impresario who predicted — wrongly — that the end of the world would begin on May 21 revised his prophesy on Monday, saying now that the end is due in October.

In a rambling, 90-minute speech, broadcast both online and on his stations, Harold Camping, whose Family Radio network paid millions of dollars to promote his prediction, said that he was stunned when the rapture did not happen on Saturday.

“I can tell you very candidly that when May 21 came and went it was a very difficult time for me, a very difficult time,” said Mr. Camping, 89, a former civil engineer. “I was truly wondering what is going on. In my mind, I went back through all of the promises God has made, all of the proofs, all of the signs and everything was fitting perfectly, so what in the world happened? I really was praying and praying and praying, oh Lord, what happened?”

So what’s the excuse for the May 21st Rapture Fail?

What he decided, apparently, was that May 21 had been “an invisible judgment day,” of the spiritual variety, rather than his original vision of earthquakes and other disasters leading to five months of hell on earth, culminating in a spectacular doomsday on Oct. 21 — something he had repeatedly guaranteed. On Monday, however, Mr. Camping seemed satisfied with his new interpretation, which apparently spared humankind its months of torture for a single day of destruction.

Everybody check your rapture bingo card. We have a winner!


  1. Harold Camping and Donald Trump, two people who won’t just freaking go away.

    Rapture them already so we can be rid of them once and for all.

  2. And one day, they will be finally right. But there’s nobody to say that: I was right… 🙂 (sorry for any grammar mistakes, self learner)

  3. Say, Harold Camping….. I have an Idea for you: Stick an electric cattle prod up your butt, and set it off!!!! That’ll get your Apocalypse going!

  4. Douche. He also said it’s time to “stop talking about it” and that his organization isn’t going to promote this time around with rapture radio programming or billboards. The international scale of the embarrassment must have stung, so he’s moving forward the Oct 21 date without publicizing. Lots of confidence in the lord you’ve got there harry.

  5. My son’s birthday is Oct. 21. He’s an awesome wrestler and sometimes wears a t-shirt with the words “The Beast” to tournaments. I think I’m going to make him a t-shirt with the words “The Rapture” on it.

  6. This git should just crawl into a cave and die. Maybe we’ll have another crazy parent try kill their kids before the Rapture comes? Religious apologists say, “ahh whats the harm in letting them believe in God?”, this harm, detrimental harm to peoples minds and lives.

    Be done with it forever I say!

  7. It’s fun to make fun of zealots because they are so very stupid. That said, I find their antics less and less amusing with each passing death. It’s just not funny any more, if it ever was.

    1. Dude should pay back ever dime he took for ad money, then be held criminally accountable for the psychos who killed and mamed people over this kocamani crap.

  8. Question is, was he sincere or not? Surely a crazy drooling delusional idiot can’t be held criminally accountable for being crazy, drooling, delusional, and idiotic just because a smallish number of drooling, delusional, and idiotic numbrains chose to do as he said?

  9. All I see here is an excuse to throw the second End of the World party this year. And by Halloween I should be recovered enough for THAT party as well. Winning.

  10. The more the fundies yammer about this stuff and get prooved wrong, the better the chances are of getting them out of office! Although the Tea Party elected guys (and gals) seem to be cutting their own throats.

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