End of the world preacher Harold Camping dead

The preacher most known for his failed end of the world prediction(s), has finally had the hammer come down.

Controversial preacher Harold Camping dies at 92.

The radio preacher who predicted “Judgment Day” would come in May 2011 has died in northern California.

A statement released late Monday by his Family Radio network says Harold Camping “passed on to glory” at 5:30 p.m. PT Sunday. He was 92. The statement revealed Camping had a fall at his home November 30, but he was in weak health due to a stroke since 2011.

Camping was best known for his radio show where he told listeners that the world was ending. People believed him. First it was in May 2011. Didn’t happen. Then he rationalized it to the following October, didn’t happen. Then he gave up. Then he died. Sad story. The end.

Here is a good summary: Harold Camping, radio host who predicted world’s end, dies at 92 | Religion News Service.

Camping was most often observed in this position.

Camping was most often observed in this position.

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  8 comments for “End of the world preacher Harold Camping dead

  1. Steve
    December 16, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    I think you mean May 2011, not 2013.

    Unless you’re reinterpreting his predictions?

  2. RayG
    December 16, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    No, he’s not dead, he was swept away by the remains of Comet ISON

  3. Jim1950a
    December 16, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    Weren’t there several predictions in the 90’s as we’ll?

  4. ZombyWoof
    December 17, 2013 at 7:35 AM

    Looks like the world ended for him.

  5. YetAnoutherBrian
    December 17, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    I was curious if any one had written about the followers now. Best I could find was this piece on some of Harold Camping’s followers one year later.

    http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/atheologies/5983/a_year_after_the_non-apocalypse%3A_where_are_they_now/

  6. Richard
    December 17, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    I bet he left a will and had retirement savings, inconsistent with his End Of The World message

  7. Harold Renshaw
    December 18, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    So, who is going to tell us when the world will end, now?

  8. David
    December 20, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    Some of his followers are saying that the world DID end in 2011. This was expected. They are doing their best to say it was spiritual, or in some cases, that it ended but we haven’t realized it yet. There is no fool like a religious fool.

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