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Breaking News: The World Didn’t End Today

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If you’re reading this, you are one of nearly 7 billion people who survived doomsday. According to Harold Camping, the doomsday prophet best known for not being a doomsday prophet, predicted that today, October 21st, 2011, would be the end of the world.

Camping caused a media frenzy earlier this year when he predicted that the world would end on May 21st, 2011. When the world didn’t end, Camping said that he had misinterpreted the word of God. May 21st was actually the beginning of a five month judgement period. The real date of doomsday was October 21st.

But surprisingly, the sun rose as scheduled today.

When a reporter from Reuters showed up at Campings’ home this morning, the 90-year-old radio host answered the door in his bathroom and said:

“We’re not having a conversation. There’s nothing to report here.”

Camping, who is an evangelical broadcaster on his Family Radio station, has stayed out of the spotlight after his last doomsday prediction. Network spokesman Tom Evans says that the famed host is now retired.

In the days leading up to Campings’ May 21st doomsday prediction, followers traveled around the country spreading the word that the end is near. Some put their life savings into billboards, cars, signs, and gas so that they could warn their fellow man. But Camping’s followers weren’t as loyal this time.

And who can blame them? Camping has been predicting the end of the world since the 1980s. Camping started predicting that the world was going to end in 1988. When that didn’t happen he said 1994. Camping took more than a decade off before predicting that he was sure that the world would end on May 21st 2011. And when that didn’t happen, well, Camping retired.

Were you worried about Harold Campings’ doomsday prophecy?

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42 Responses to “Breaking News: The World Didn’t End Today”

  1. Joseph Nardi

    This is a great day as next Friday will be — the real final day of the Mayan Calendar (not 12-21-12) and it is showing humanity that Consciousness and Life is eternal. Although we physically die… our Cosnciousness continues… no end of the world… people like Harold Camping need to learn about things like the Dual Slit experiment in the Hadron Collider and start to understand that this universe is relative. Then maybe they can stop spreading fear and lies.

  2. Paul OFlaherty

    I hate to break it to you Dan, but as I write this it' 9:47 am in Mobile, AL. So, by some rough guestimation there's still 14 hours in my time zone for Camping to be proved right. Not that he will be, religion is BS (and Camping's version even more so), but I can't help feeling you were a little premature with this post declaring the day over! ;)

  3. Dan Evon

    Maybe you're right. I was just so overjoyed when I woke up today… Tell you what. If the world ends by midnight tonight, I'll owe you a Coke.

  4. Clay Crowell

    You also have to look at it like this, its already Saturday in some countries around the world, so that should be all the proof you need right there! lol

  5. Konner Shea

    Its not gonna happen the 21st either. The mayan calander is just dumb. Even past 2012 it continues. Look at your computer calander, it still goes on and on. get a clue people. god damn

  6. Amanda Teague

    no one can possibly know when the worlds gna end…even the mayans…only god knows when the world will end.

  7. Jonah Woolfe

    Only Chuck Norris knows when the world will end, because only he decides when to perform push ups.

  8. Billy Pergola

    the world wont end at all only god knows no creepy old MOFO OR SOME CREEPY WANNA BE HINDUS.

  9. Joseph Nardi

    Ashea Lenea Phillips Some people must not be able to read — I said the world would NOT end on any of the predicted dates. The Mayan end calendar date is not a prophecy about the end of the world it is a Consciousness Convergenece about the end of an Era.

  10. Joseph Nardi

    I agree that this world is not going to end because it is a Relative reality we live in. So making an objective statement about the End of All Things is ludicrous.

  11. Joseph Nardi

    The Mayan End Calendar date is about the end of an Era — which is 10-28-11 (not 12-21-12) NOT the end of the world. But it has been miscalculated and people everywhere think it means the world will end by next Christmas. I agree that God knows everything — but I highly doubt the world will ever end until the sun becomes so hot it drys out all the water on the planet and life goes extinct.

  12. Krista Cantrell Brennan

    hmmm.n i seem to remember telling u that MONTHS AGO:)

  13. Erica Beverett

    So since Camping retired who is now hired to take his place.. and where are the people that put up their life savings for the worlds going to end campaign.. I would love to get a glimpse of them… HAHAHAH

  14. James Jidov

    Most people are aware that "nobody" knows the day or hour that Jesus Christ is going to return….thus…ushering in what everyone is referring to as the "end of the world". Harold Camping and anyone else who has set a date for Christ's return is what ya call a "false prophet", not to be trusted at all after what they prophesied to happen did not happen.

    If anybody has "studied" eschatology", notice the word "studied", its easy to see that it's an ironclad fact that Christ is returning for his people ONE DAY. "We" don't know when that day is. NOTE: If you haven't studied 'end time events' (eschatology) you simply have an opinion….so….. anyone who responds to this post with comments like, "that's a bunch of , BS", ""Who says YOUR right?" "What about people who believe in Buddha or Muhammad?" I'll simply say, read the Bible, STUDY what it's saying.. notice again, "STUDY"…… not just read a verse here and there…..you will not find one error what so ever…instead you will find prophecy after prophecy that have been fulfilled 100% of the time 100% accurately. He who has ears will hear…he who doesn't….. won't. Kind of deep, huh? Later.

  15. Jen Kinzer

    Agreed. I was on a tour of the Mayan temples in Mexico guided by a real Mayan… even he told us it was BS.

  16. Joseph Nardi

    I have studied the Bible for ten years now with Mystical Christians and also Messianic Jews who speak, read and write Greek, Aramaic and Hebrew. The original Biblical texts, much like the St. Jerome duoy reams volumes suggest that most of revelation is "past tense" meaning it already took place. Also to note Yeshua of Nazareth "never left us". He told the apostles that he would be with "us" until the end of time. so the idea of him returning is perhaps an inward "rapture" for those who are disconnected from his presence. Most religious people never question or research anything and take whatever their Pastor tells them as the God's truth. It is too bad and probably why there are 40,000 denominations of Christianity nowadays. A fairly divisive religion. Just some thoughts.

  17. Nancy Duke-Smith

    Camping didn't specify which time zone so in China it's already the next day.

  18. Steve Hansen

    rapture is when only the choosen ones will be taken so if nothing happened to you could it be because you are one of ones who are left behind to now face a years worth of armagedon , leading us to dec 21 2012. ROSAT the german satellite expecting to hit earth with one surviving piece weighing at 1.7 tons even if it does hit the ocean the impact would cause waves over 1000 ft high considering its supposed to re-enter earths atmosphere at 17,000 mph and its going to happen sometime sunday morning maybe they will only have about 5 hrs warning.

  19. Joseph Nardi

    What if the Rapture is a meta-physical happening? I love the fear mongers. Once one date is up they set a new one into play. I'd bet you everything I own Mr. Hansen that the world is gonna be here long after our physical bodies are dust.

  20. Douglas Powell

    There have been predictions the world will end on certain dates (Oct 21 2011 & Dec 21 2012) for years and years….but, If you are a believer in God and what He did through His Son…and you predict things or call yourself a prophet then you had better read His Word so that you know what God says about the end times. ITS REALLY SIMPLE… NO MAN KNOWS THE DAY OR HOUR ONLY THE FATHER KNOWS. There are false prophets everywhere…If anyone does a prophecy over you…be sure to confirm it with the Almighty Word of God before you act on it or believe it.

  21. Joseph Nardi

    There are also genuine people who have empathy or what u may call spiritual discernment…and this is also known as psychic phenomenon. This is nothing more than information from the Collective Unconscious or the Holy Spirit. For those who know how to discern it — it is a blessing. For those who do not – it may be considered a curse.

  22. Douglas Powell

    Very true, Spiritual Discernment comes via the Holy Spirit which is based on the Word of God.

  23. Anonymous

    I wonder if Harold was at home praying for everyone to be killed. Harold. if you're using a calculater, then your not a prophet, the lord give his prophets his message, to give to his people, and usually their not standing on some great stage. The lord did not forsake you, you kinda did this to yourself. Prophets kinda like to keep a low profile, it usually doesn't end well for prophets. I don't know really feel like a prophet will be at home praying for everyone to be killed so that they can be right. Harold, you don't really seem to be afraid of the lord. If the Lord speaks to you, trust me you'll be terrified. When we were kids growing up, we loved our dads, but were still afraid that we would get in trouble. If the lord didn't give you that message and you are using a calculater you are not a prophet, and the lord did not forsake you, you kinda did this to your self:::::::

    A religious man is on top of a roof during a great flood. A man comes by in a boat and says "get in, get in!" The religous man replies, " no I have faith in God, he will grant me a miracle."

    Later the water is up to his waist and another boat comes by and the guy tells him to get in again. He responds that he has faith in god and god will give him a miracle. With the water at about chest high, another boat comes to rescue him, but he turns down the offer again cause "God will grant him a miracle."

    With the water at chin high, a helicopter throws down a ladder and they tell him to get in, mumbling with the water in his mouth, he again turns down the request for help for the faith of God. He arrives at the gates of heaven with broken faith and says to Peter, I thought God would grand me a miracle and I have been let down." St. Peter chuckles and responds, "I don't know what you're complaining about, we sent you three boats and a helicopter."

  24. Anonymous

    I would just like to add this in, I am a Muslim and I am a follower of Jesus Christ and Muhammed. We also believe Christ will return before Judgment day. So please James don't include us with Buddah we believe everything you do about Jesus except he is not physically gods son. we believe he was the most loved prophet of God. and you are right there are no errors from each prophecy. WE also believe noone knows the time or day when the world will end only GOD (Allah in Arabic) knows. We are people of the BOOK meaning we all believe in god and his prophets, don't exclude us. All this end of the world is a bunch of crap from this old guy and know he retires lol IDIOT what he is

  25. Notorietate Rap

    Our fathers are the monkeys, and no "GOD" will end our world, we will end it with all the toxicity in the air, crimes, wars and all other negative actions against Terra, and if we don't do nothing, and wait for "GOD" to save us, then, we're fucked. Trust me, Imma biologist and I have sciencifical proof for my sayings, not some book write by another man when he was in desert and halucinated from the heat and some meskalin, we are fallowing the trip of a stoned head!

  26. Jessica Bradley

    He really answered the door in his bathroom? Wow, that raelly is inside information!