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Wednesday, 6 January 2010

The world to end in 2011

They say the world will end in 2012 but “That date has not one stitch of biblical authority,” Harold Camping says from the Oakland office where he runs Family Radio, an evangelical station that reaches listeners around the world. “It’s like a fairy tale.”

The real date for the end of times, he says, is in 2011.

The Mayans and the recent Hollywood movie 2012 have put the apocalypse in the popular mind this year, but Camping has been at this business for a long time. And while Armageddon is pop science or big-screen entertainment to many, Camping has followers from the Bay Area to China.

Camping, 88 (who founded Family Radio), has scrutinised the Bible for almost 70 years and says he has developed a mathematical system to interpret prophecies hidden within the Good Book. One night a few years ago, Camping, a civil engineer by trade, crunched the numbers and was stunned at what he’d found: the world will end 21 May 2011.


Anonymous said...

And I wonder how embarrassed Mr. Camping will be when on May 22, 2011 the world is still here just as it was the day before.

End times prophets have been around forever and none of them have ever been right.

Michael Campbell said...
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Michael Campbell said...

No doubt he'll invent a new 'mathematical' explanation when it's clear to all he is gravely mistaken.