After spending tens of millions of dollars advertising the upcoming Rapture and End of the World and staking his ministry’s (and his own) credibility on those absurd and unlikely events, it makes sense that Harold Camping would choose to step away as quietly as possible:
Although Family Radio declined to confirm or deny Camping’s status to Charisma News, news reports are swirling that Camping has officially retired from Family Stations Inc.
Family Radio removed from its website Camping’s written comments on why the rapture did not occur on May 21. Those comments included a prediction that the world would come to an end quietly on Oct. 21.
Given Camping’s silence after the world did not end on Friday, a recent stroke from which he is still recovering, and the takedown of his comments, it appears he may not make another rapture prediction.
It’s too bad, really. I wanted to thank him for further ruining the credibility of Christianity and the myth that Jesus is someday coming back. Even when other Christians say that he’s a kook, they have to admit to believing Jesus will return on some unspecified day in the future… Camping is the gift that keeps on giving.
If anyone knows of his location, maybe we can band together and send him a “We Miss You” card: