Though talk about a loss of credibility.
Just five months after declaring that the world would come to a dramatic end on May 21, after believers spent millions on advertising campaigns, after us Weeklings listed our last meals and watched films to prepare us for Doomsday, Oakland preacher/prophet Harold Camping has realized that wasn't the real date. Oopsie.
According to a post on his Family Radio website, May 21 merely kicked off God's “judgment period” and the official end of days will be Oct. 21.
This time around, he predicts it will be a quiet event.
“I really am beginning to think as I restudied these matters that there's going to be no big display of any kind,” the 90-year-old Camping, who suffered a stroke in June, stated in a recent audio message on his site. “The end is going to come very, very quietly, probably within the next month. It will happen, that is, by October 21.”
Which all means, of course, that you only have one week left . . . to scrounge for more free stuff.