Monday, May 23, 2011

Rapture Passes; Camping Follower Out $140,000 With No Misgivings

Harold Camping had predicted that the Rapture would take place on Saturday, and as I (and billions of others) expected, nothing happened.

That's great news for us, but bad news for the folks who swallowed Camping's nonsensical interpretation of Christian doctrine that notes that the end times would come but that we would not know when this would happen.

One New York area follower, Robert Fitzpatrick, spent $140,000 - his entire life savings - to plaster billboards and advertising space warning the masses about the upcoming Judgment Day (which didn't happen).

So, how exactly does Fitzpatrick feel about this? Well, surprisingly, he is in good spirits all while warning that we're not quite off the hook:
"Just because it didn't happen, people should not think they're off the hook," Fitzpatrick said yesterday as he caught up on chores he had put off until tomorrow because he thought there wouldn't be one.

Fitzpatrick said he has no regrets about spending his life savings, about $140,000, on subway and commuter-rail ads touting what turned out to be a dud prediction for Judgment Day.

"I did what I had to do," said the retired MTA engineer. "I still have a pension. I'm going to be OK."
Camping is expected to issue a statement about his missed prediction (for a second time).

It should come as no surprise that Camping will likely claim he erred in calculating the date and that he'll be issuing a new prediction soon.

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