Saturday 21 May 2011

Happy Campers - Less than 2 hours to go

Jim West has me confused. On his excellent Zwinglian blog he declares that Camping's prediction has already failed. Jim writes: "As you can see, the deadline he set (May 21 out in the Pacific and 6:15 pm Eastern Time May 20) has come and gone."

No, no, no. At least, not if the LA Times has its facts right.
The apocalypse will strike, Camping teaches, on May 21, wherever it happens to be 6 p.m. That means it will be Friday night in America when what Camping calls "super terrible" earthquakes will hit the New Zealand region.

The earthquakes will then roll on, time zone by time zone. The saved, perhaps 2% to 3% of the world population, will be whisked to God, while the rest will be obliterated in what he calls "a super horror story."

So there! Camping could still be a true prophet. And that's the way it'll stay for another 100 minutes or so. Meanwhile, if you attempt to click over to to follow the action, so to speak, you'll probably find the site has crashed due to all the good folk attempting to do the same thing.

Still time to repent, Jim!


  1. Are you going to post when the deadline passes Gavin?

  2. "The time has come," the Walrus said, "to speak of many things... Of ships and sealing wax and whether pigs have wings."

    The false prophets keep tossing the pigs in the air, hoping they will fly. Oinking overhead is OK, squeeling, not so much. Just look out for red smudges. Someone put lipstick on the pigs.

    "The time has come," the skeptic said, "to speak of many things... of mental hospitals, meds and whether your straightjacket is the model with those little wings...."

    And so it goes.

    Nothing has happened, so it is a sure sign that something is about to.

    But you know, your domestic companion isn't fooled. Just ask Mikey.