Seems like Pastor Harold Camping’s prediction that May 21, 2011 at 18:00EDT was completely wrong once again.
Camping has done this before, in 1994. So why the hell did people put any credence in his blatherings this time? Probably because they didn’t KNOW about his past errors in prophesy.
As I mentioned in the prior post about our trip to North Carolina, it just so happened that we were driving through Virginia at the time. Traffic was very light but even when it’s that light you’d expect some people to be taken up on the day of Rapture per this:
1 Thessalonians 4:15–7, in which Paul cites “the word of the Lord” about the return of Christ to gather his saints.
…and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Ah, Saulian scripture. It’s good for some bat shit crazy stuff. He also has his mitts all over Romans, 1 Timothy Revelations and other books of the New Testament.
The thing is, if you read the Bible there is no firm data given for the return of the Christ. It is deliberately said that way to keep people in line, to be fearful. I think the original intent was to get people to be nice to each other but got perverted along the way into what we see today.
A good example, at the funeral we attended yesterday morning the pastor played on this theme in his eulogy. But he did make the distinction that we don’t know the date of the return and rapture.
So in essence, Camping is just pulling the dates for these events out of his ass. That part doesn’t surprise me, but the gullibility of the Christian evangelists is astounding.
One woman MURDERED her child, others have given away their goods and fortunes. It really is stunning. The stupidity of the evangelists is appalling instead of stunning. But then, I know what causes it. When you don’t give people outlets for their amusement, they end up turning to the church.
This was evidenced by my time in North Carolina. The radio dial is filled with religious programming, there are churches everywhere, and nary anything for amusement otherwise. No wonder you have people believing people like Camping.
And as I said, on the drive back I didn’t see ANYONE taken up into the air. No cars crashing, careening off the highway, etc. Nope, just people driving along, doing 45MPH in the left lane with their Jesus stickers on the car.