Numbers don’t lie

American Christian Radio Broadcaster Harold  Camping is a genius!

Obviously not a genius when it comes to Biblical numerology but a genius at PR. His outlandish prediction which, by the way, has done nothing but hurt the Christian Church (we’ll get over it)  I’m sure has helped his radio program. Who is Harold Camping? Come May 21, 2011 the whole world will know and when the end of the world doesn’t come and the entire world is laughing at him he’ll be doing the exact same thing. But he’ll be doing it, as they say, all the way to the bank.

Perhaps he was sincere about the whole thing. Personally, I doubt it. I don’t know Mr. Camping but I would assume he knows his Bible. I’m sure he’s familiar with the opening scene in Acts when the disciples, after the Resurrection of course, asked Jesus “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom of Israel? And He said to them, ” It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority” (Act. 1:6-7). In other words, all numbers aside, it’s none of our business!

But that’s what this whole thing has been about: numbers. I’m sure the name “Harold Camping” has been googled a googol of times. People have read up on him, visited his site, tuned in to his radio show…. You know, I’d be interested to know just how many of his followers will finally realize he’s full of hot air come May 22nd.  Instead, something tells me that instead of losing he’ll be gaining new followers.

Maybe not. Maybe, like Harold, I’m wrong.

3 thoughts on “Numbers don’t lie

  1. I don’t know why anybody would pay any attention to a person’s prediction of the day in which the world will come to an end. To pay any attention to such a prediction is useless and a waste of time.

  2. Yes, he has millions stashed. Now he’ll go back and ask for more.
    He’s already set a new date, saying he miscalculated. This is about 5 or 6 times he has miscalculated.
    Amazing. People will flock to defend and support this old fraud.
    People get what they deserve!

  3. Somewhere, on another forum or blog I ran across someone who commented that they thought that charges for fraud should be brought against Mr Camping. I don’t know anything about law, but if it were possible for people injured by his ‘ministry’ to sue him, I’d say he deserves it. People are sued for far lesser offenses. But it probably isn’t possible, otherwise TBN and other ‘Christian’ broadcasting entities would have been sued long ago.

    Mistaken faith, whether in the perpetrator or in the victims, will just have to wait for the real judgment day to be addressed. Lord, have mercy.

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