Thanks to Joel for linking to the live blog at Huffington Post of Harold Camping’s broadcast on Family Radio yesterday evening, two days after the failure of his prediction of the Rapture. It must have taken him a lot of courage to face a crowd of hostile journalists in this way, rather than disappearing as I predicted.
When pushed, Camping offered some kind of apology:
After being asked again and again if he will apologize for being wrong about May 21, Camping finally does.
“If people want me to apologize, I will apologize…I did not have all that worked out as accurately as I should have had it. That doesn’t bother me at all.”
Camping reiterates that he still believes Judgment Day came — just quietly.
So now he is predicting that the end will come all at once on 21st October this year:
“It won’t be a five-month terrible difficulty…that we have learned,” said Camping. Instead, he says, the world will end quickly on Oct. 21 without any build up.
As for the predicted earthquakes,
“the great earthquake didn’t happen on May 21 because no one would be able to survive it for a few days or let alone five months to suffer God’s wrath.”
Well, we will see what happens on 21st October, but my prediction is: nothing special.