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Doomsday 'prophet' suffers a stroke

By Reuters | Jun 14, 2011 | COMMENTS [ 83 ]

After his prophecy failed to materialize, he said he had simply miscalculated and pronounced a new date

Evangelical broadcaster Harold Camping, who rallied thousands of followers with a failed prophecy that the world would come to an end last month, has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke.

Camping, 89, fell ill following a broadcast of his daily "Open Forum" radio show last Thursday evening in Oakland, California, and was admitted to an undisclosed hospital in the San Francisco Bay area, Tom Evans, a spokesman for his Family Radio network, said yesterday.

"He's doing well, and that's all we want to say right now," Evans said.

Camping drew international headlines by predicting the biblical Judgment Day would occur on May 21, launching a doomsday countdown in which some followers spent their life's savings in anticipation of being swept into heaven that day.

But after Camping's prophecy failed to materialize, he said he had simply miscalculated by five months and pronounced a new date for the apocalypse, October 21.


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What stroke? Pure God's warning to those who lie. Next after October 21 d......................

Jun 14, 2011 1:35 | 0 replies

This old man took his chances,he is not the first to tell of a failed doomsday,Jesus,Paul, Notradamus, the Incas of Peru and Mexico on 2012,Nonqhawuse,none of these false predictions ever take place.
Which Jesus are you talking about?

Jun 14, 2011 2:53 | 0 replies

Now he is dying probably the doomsday is never gonna happen. Ai! How i wanted to witness the end of the world.

Jun 14, 2011 2:58 | 0 replies

The son of joseph and Mary,the descendent of David

Jun 14, 2011 3:5 | 0 replies


Before you ask me which Paul.The former Pharasee,Saul of Tarso,who once persecuted followers of Jesus.The Jew with Roman citizen who became Paul and appointed himself the 13 apostle.The writer of 13 letters which are now part of the Christian book of worship.

Jun 14, 2011 3:10 | 0 replies

Where did Jesus lie?

Jun 14, 2011 3:11 | 0 replies


All died,Paul said he was not going to die,he was going to be taken to heaven with those who were christians then alive.guess what,he died too.

Jun 14, 2011 3:12 | 0 replies


The end of the world,was his lie.

Jun 14, 2011 3:13 | 0 replies

Who is Harold Camping??? The Book stipulates: even the Son of Man does not know the date and time.May be he is predicting his own death.

Jun 14, 2011 3:14 | 0 replies


The earth does come to an end.There are two possibilities one every 100 yrs a meteor as big as a car falls towards the earth, every 1000 yrs a meteor as big as a bus fall towards the eartn and every 20000 yrs a meteor as big as a moon falls towards/passes towrds the earth.I figures mat not be exact as I read this sometime ago,but if you check,I might not be that wrong.So we have a big possibility of been hit by one of these,which aspecially the last one, no one can survive,even vegitation.

The second possibility which is certain is the death of the Sun. Like any other star the life span of the sun is a certain billion years. So our sun, is left few billions before it meets its death,ie +- 6 billion years.Every shooting star we experience is the death of a star.Once the Sun/star builds an iron in its center then its dying as all the energy is spent trying to destroy the iron elements.But this is no bad new as life today as we know it,the universe and multiverses are the product of a star/sun that died billions and billions of years.

This is not controlled by any intelligent being,spirit or thing,its just the way things are.So life when it ends is not in the hands of anybody,but nature,nature take its course.Other than that the eartn, world aint ending because a Jew said so.

Jun 14, 2011 2:53 | 0 replies

harold may ur doomsday will come 21 october that's where u will c heaven.
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Jun 14, 2011 2:36 | 0 replies