Harold Camping is Brilliant

Posted: May 22, 2011 in Just Fucked Recipients

Quick bio if you don’t know who this guy is.  From Wikipedia:

Trolls....meet your leader

Harold Egbert Camping (born July 19, 1921) is an American Christian radio broadcaster and president of Family Radio, a California-based radio station that spans more than 150 markets in the United States. Camping’s trademarks include his deep, sonorous voice coupled with a slow cadence. He has also used Bible-based numerology to predict dates for the end of the world, dates which passed without incident. His most recent end times prediction was that the Rapture would occur on May 21, 2011, and that God would subsequently completely destroy the Earth and the universe five months later on October 21. He had previously predicted that the Rapture would occur in September 1994.

Harold has got to be the greatest con artist ever. He hides in public under the protective veil of religion and makes these claims of his predictions.  It’s like a hobby for him. By itself not a big deal, anyone can do this without any real attention from the masses. But when these fallacies start to get more press than the recent death of Osama Bin Laden then that becomes a problem.

I’m no theologin, but this was pretty much crap from the beginning. What’s more surprising is that the press it generated and the attention garnered, to most, only discredited this guy into obscurity as an idiot that spouts off false prophecies. Sadly, not the case. It will actually have the opposite effect. I wonder what the listener numbers were last week on Family Radio compared to others. As anyone knows controversy is good for business and great advertising. Free too.

But sadly with anything fanatical like this and the pool of people that are drawn to it there are inevitable victims. People have sold their possessions, made life decisions that they otherwise would not have in preparation for what they believed was the holy abduction. Some even bought insurance for their pets.  Probably the most disturbing story is when the mother in California slit her daughters throats and then slit her own out of fear of the coming falsely predicted tribulation. From KTLA News:

KTLA News

2:51 p.m. PDT, March 19, 2011

Palmdale (KTLA) — A woman slit her daughters’ throats before slitting her own early Friday evening, claiming that “the Tribulation” was going to occur and she wanted to prevent them from suffering through it, officials said.

Lyn Benedetto, 47, reportedly told her daughters to lie on a bed and proceeded to take a knife to their throats.

The suspect then took the knife to her own throat before driving the victims to an unoccupied friend’s house to die.

Lancaster Station deputies responded to a call regarding an “assault with knife” at about 5:32pm from the owner of the residence where the victims had been taken.

The victims and the suspect were found and the location, and the suspect was subsequently arrested.

The victims were treated at Antelope Valley Hospital for moderate though non life-threatening injuries and released to custody of Department of Children’s Services.

And from Youtube

Harold, no one that is respectable in your religion likes you. They think you are an idiot. Stop trying to kill people with your bullshit. Personally, I think your worthy of receiving the “I’m Just fucked” label. Congratulations.

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