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End of the world: 'False prophet' makes wrong prediction twice

Dailybhaskar | Last Modified - May 23, 2011, 05:16 PM IST

Once before, in 1994, Harold Camping had wrongly predicted the end of the world.
  • End of the world: 'False prophet' makes wrong prediction twice
    End of the world: 'False prophet' makes wrong prediction twice

    End of the world Harold Camping, who had prophesied that the world would end on May 21, was once again proved wrong.

    As per Camping’s prediction, the 'rapture' was set to unfold on May 21, 2011 at 6 pm. The fact that all is fine and dandy today, i.e. May 23, 2011, proves the end of the world may not yet be on the cards.

    The 89-year-old has not yet released a statement about his wrong prediction. He has also not yet made a public appearace.

    In 1994, Camping had wrongly predicted the end of the world. He had then dismissed his mistake as a mathematical miscalculation.

    He claimed his May 21 prediction was based on calculations from Bible verses.

    According to the Daily Mail, Camping's wife had said that her husband was at their Oakland home, and had no plans to speak or issue any statement.

    Camping's wife described him as being 'somewhat bewildered' and 'mystified' that events did not unfold on May 21, as he had predicted.

    Following Camping’s prediction, many believers had spent months warning the world of the pending cataclysm. Some people gave away their earthly belongings, while several others made sure they were with their loved ones on the said day.

    Christian leaders have dismissed the prophecy. Members of a local church reportedly carried signs declaring Camping as a false prophet outside the Family Radio International.

    Steve Wohlberg, a leading Christian author, has dismissed Camping’s prediction as 'flat-out wrong'.

    According to the Daily Mail, he has accused Camping of playing up people’s fears after recent disasters to make money.

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