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Endtimes Finally Here for Doomsday Prophet Camping

Preacher who erroneously predicted the rapture thrice dead at 92

(Newser) - It turns out the end was nigh for Harold Camping, just not quite as nigh as he thought. The preacher, who thrice predicted the date of the rapture without apparent success, has died at age 92, Family Radio Network revealed today. Camping passed away at home with his family on... More »

Harold Camping: I Won't Predict Apocalypse Again

Turns out thou shalt not know the day nor the hour after all

(Newser) - America's favorite doomsday prophet issued a belated apology letter yesterday, admitting he was wrong about the rapture coming on May 21 . (No specific mention of his subsequent prediction that the world would end on October 21 , but we assume he was wrong then, too.) "We now realize... More »

Rescheduled Rapture Doesn't Happen

Harold Camping appears to have miscalculated again

(Newser) - If you're reading this and the world isn't in the process of being annihilated around you, it means Harold Camping got it wrong again. After his original prediction that the Rapture would arrive May 21 didn't come true, the doomsday prophet decided that he had miscalculated and... More »

Harold Camping: Doomsday Is Definitely Friday

May 21 rapture was just misunderstood, he insists

(Newser) - The end is nigh—no, really this time!—but don’t bother repenting. That’s what Harold Camping, America’s favorite doomsday prophet , is preaching these days. In a message on his website spotted by USA Today , Camping says that Oct. 21, “at this point, looks like it... More »

Rapture Predictor Recovering in Nursing Home

Harold Camping going through physical rehab

(Newser) - Everyone's favorite failed doomsday predictor is out of the hospital. Harold Camping has been moved to an Oakland nursing home for rehab as part of his recovery from a stroke he suffered last month . It's unclear, however, whether he will be able to return to his Family Radio... More »

Harold Camping Spent $100M on Rapture Ads: Employee

Has predicted end of world no less than 10 times

(Newser) - Talk about unnecessary spending: Harold Camping shelled out some $100 million to advertise his May 21 Rapture claim—money that came largely from the sale of a TV channel and a radio station, says a Family Radio employee. “A lot of reporters have got it wrong,” said Matt... More »

Camping: Oh, Wait. Rapture Is Actually Oct. 21

Rest assured, the earth will still be consumed by a fireball

(Newser) - Harold Camping's new favorite phrase: Better late than never. The California preacher has an easy explanation for why the rapture never came to pass on Saturday: He was five months off. Doh! The actual rapture will be Oct. 21. He had originally said that was the day on which... More »

Rapture Believers React to Still Being Here

Confusion, acceptance from those who thought world would end

(Newser) - So, how do rapture believers feel today, considering the fact that they’re still firmly on earth? A sampling of reactions from the Huffington Post , Reuters , the AP , and the Los Angeles Times :
  • John Ramsey, 25, quit his job, donated thousands of dollars to Camping’s Family Radio, and took
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Camping 'Bewildered, Mystified' at Lack of Rapture

No official statement today, wife tells board member

(Newser) - Harold Camping came out of hiding briefly yesterday after his predicted rapture did not come to pass, appearing at the front door of his Alameda home to tell the San Francisco Chronicle he had "a really tough weekend." Nearly 18 hours after his May 21 rapture failed to... More »

As Rapture Fizzles, Camping Is AWOL

Preacher silent in the face of latest failed predictions

(Newser) - Now that another prophecy about the end of the world has has fizzled , attention is turning to the 89-year-old radio evangelist who made the prediction in the first place. Harold Camping has made no statement yet, his Family Radio website has yet to be updated, and the preacher is nowhere... More »

No Sign of Rapture Yet

Harold Camping's deadline arrives, but world goes on

(Newser) - Geez, it didn't even cloud over. Harold Camping's deadline of doomsday/Rapture has arrived on the East Coast without a peep, just as it did in the world's earlier time zones. "So far it hasn't interrupted my fish & chips," read a typical tweet from... More »

Post-Apocalypse Pet Care Business Booming

May 21 doomsday prediction boosts orders at atheist firm

(Newser) - Sales are up at a company that promises to look after believers' pets after the Rapture, and the founder of "Eternal Earth-Bound Pets" says he has Family Radio to thank. The religious organization has declared that Judgment Day will be this Saturday, and if it occurs, Bart Centre's... More »

Retiree Bets Life Savings on May 21 Doomsday

He finances $140K warning campaign on NYC transit

(Newser) - A retired public transportation worker in New York City is sure the world will end on May 21st —and he wants everyone to know it. He’s put his life savings—$140,000—into an ad campaign across city transit announcing doomsday, reports the New York Daily News . “... More »

Believers Spread the Word: World Ends Next Month

1,000 signs erected as May 21 approaches

(Newser) - Many already know not to plan anything for May 22; but for those who aren’t aware of the upcoming apocalypse, believers are spreading the news. Subscribers to Harold Camping’s school of thought have already erected some 1,000 billboards around the nation. “Seven billion people are facing... More »

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