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Harold Camping Moves Goalpost: October 21 is the New Rapture


In a new interview with reporters, Family Radio broadcaster Harold Camping admits he was wrong about the doomsday date and sets a new date for The Rapture — October 21. Oh, and by the way, they've been saying that all along.


Through chatting with a friend over what he acknowledged was a very difficult 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, which places the entire world under Christ's judgment, he said.

The globe will be completely destroyed in five months, he said, when the apocalypse comes. But because God's judgment and salvation were completed on Saturday, there's no point in continuing to warn people about it, so his network will now just play Christian music and programs until the final end on Oct. 21.

Watch Camping speak with reporters, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. The nursing home shouldn't allow him to use the computer without supervision.

    Posted by: The Milkman | May 24, 2011 9:54:03 AM

  2. This nutjob better have a whole slew of dates at the ready.

    Posted by: JD in MA | May 24, 2011 9:54:51 AM

  3. I thought Tangina vanquished the scary preacher at the end of the "Poltergeist" series.

    Posted by: shaun | May 24, 2011 10:01:24 AM

  4. Don't worry Harold. We all make mistakes. It's not the end of the world.

    Posted by: Chadd | May 24, 2011 10:04:24 AM

  5. I am starting a betting pool: what new date will the old fart pick in October when his prophecy fails again? I am taking March 1st 2012.

    Posted by: RandyN | May 24, 2011 10:06:14 AM

  6. New Rule: If you declare the end of the world on a certain date, you must kill yourself by midnight that day.

    Enough frightening the children.

    Posted by: Mark M | May 24, 2011 10:06:29 AM

  7. No Harold, that's NOT what you said about May 21st. You're a fraud and a liar. So STFU already and go DIE, will you?

    Posted by: Alexander | May 24, 2011 10:06:35 AM

  8. Why is this one-foot-in-the-grave nut of any relevance to gays?

    Posted by: Dave in Chicago | May 24, 2011 10:07:50 AM

  9. New date, send money!

    Posted by: Jersey | May 24, 2011 10:10:32 AM

  10. He is digging a deeper and deeper hole with all this "What I REALLY said was..." nonesense. You predicted it to end last week and as expected it didn't come true, now he is re-writing history to make it seems like he never said it would actually end then at all.

    If people are stupid enough to believe him (which luckily most christians dont), then more power to him. Someone needs to herd the crazies so we know where they are.

    Posted by: BrandonJD | May 24, 2011 10:15:08 AM

  11. Sad.

    Posted by: luminum | May 24, 2011 10:16:31 AM

  12. And Dave, he's relevant because he cited the growth of gay pride as one of the "sure signs" of the End of Days. And he was wrong (of course). So more power to us and less to our enemies.

    Posted by: luminum | May 24, 2011 10:18:02 AM

  13. no, you only get one chance.

    you failed.

    go away.

    Posted by: The TRUTH | May 24, 2011 10:26:55 AM

  14. Riiiiiiight

    Posted by: ravewulf | May 24, 2011 10:27:09 AM

  15. If I've already been judged, does that mean it's too late for salvation? If so, can I quit listening to all these religious nut jobs and get back to work on my Homosexual Agenda.

    Posted by: rayrayj | May 24, 2011 10:35:10 AM

  16. Ok...enough! The media needs to just stop with this nut case! No more exposure and free advertising!

    Posted by: Jim | May 24, 2011 10:35:56 AM

  17. I hope this man dies...soon

    Posted by: Ian | May 24, 2011 10:36:06 AM

  18. Lol, I'm sure there were quite a few commenters here who thought he would show remorse and "pay the money back" that he swindled out of those believers.

    Yep. As if these fundies ever do that.

    Posted by: Rowan | May 24, 2011 10:36:23 AM

  19. Translation: "We need more time to collect all the donations. First, my credit card processor didn't get all the transactions cleared by Saturday like they said they would. Then the bank called and said there was some problem with the lockbox receiving all the checks. God damn it! How the hell am I supposed to Fukushima all those dopey religious freaks if I can't get my hands on their money? Jezzuz F'n Christ!"

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | May 24, 2011 10:46:29 AM

  20. GIVE IT A REST! what next? the october Rapture is really a rehearsal for the REAL rapture? than the next one is just a tech rehearsal? than we have the "Preview" rapture which, eventually will lead to the "Opening Night" rapture? Face it, you're a FAKE, Camping. you're a "false prophet" - a horrible sin in the eyes of your God... MOVE ON!

    Posted by: pdxblueyes | May 24, 2011 10:56:31 AM

  21. This story is now only of any interest to people who study how people continually manage to deceive themselves and others in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

    Otherwise - snooze. Go away. You have zero relevance.

    Posted by: Tangina The Psychic | May 24, 2011 11:26:20 AM

  22. His own personal doomsday looks like it will come well before October!

    Posted by: NY2.0 | May 24, 2011 11:37:05 AM

  23. So, uh, third time's a charm?

    Posted by: Rich | May 24, 2011 11:40:04 AM

  24. "I'm not a genius..." Really!

    Posted by: Gigi | May 24, 2011 12:07:57 PM

  25. The Raoture DID occur----Just no one was found Worthy to go.

    Posted by: Octoman | May 24, 2011 12:11:58 PM

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