Harold Camping Rapture
As we now know, the world didn’t end on Saturday, contrary to the prophecies of California preacher Harold Camping who had predicted the Rapture would occur over the weekend.
As a result, two important things happened yesterday. The first was that I had to apologize to various senior EW editors for informing them on Friday that they could take their magazine and shove it where the sun doesn’t shine. (Although, of course, in a post-Rapture apocalyptic world it is possible the sun won’t be shining anywhere.) The second event was that, according to the AP, Camping announced the world is really, really, really, really going to end on Oct. 21 (which, apart from anything else, is like, totally going to totally ruin Kim Kardashian’s 31st birthday plans).
Camping did himself apologize for the non-apocalyptic nature of last Saturday explaining, “I did not have all of that worked out as accurately as I wish I could have had it.” But that may not seem like quite enough for those people who sold all their worldly goods in anticipation of the Rapture or, indeed, told a certain EW editor that he was “a big, fat stupidhead.”
You can check out footage of Camping’s statement below. What do you think of his latest pronouncement? And how does October 21 work for you apocalypse-wise?