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Judgement day has been advanced

 
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Why people are making hype on this subject.No one knows.
 
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Reminds me of this group of followers
 
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chetan dhumane wrote:Why people are making hype on this subject.No one knows.



However the person who made the prediction is getting a large amount of financial donations.
 
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There's a sad story on this in the New York Times today about how the "true believers" don't even let the skepticism of their families dissuade them. One chilling quote:

“My mom has told me directly that I’m not going to get into heaven,” Grace Haddad, 16, said. “At first it was really upsetting, but it’s what she honestly believes.”

A mom told her 16 year-old daughter she's not going to heaven? 16?!

As Thoreau said, most people live lives of quiet desperation, which I suppose makes us prone to latch onto any idea like this one, no matter how specious and just plain goofy it is. I wonder what these people will be like on Sunday, and Monday, and next Tuesday, and on and on as they slowly realize that they were suckered and quiet desperation is here to stay for awhile.
 
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Indeed, the main reason of this kind of despairs stems from people's ignorance...
 
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Greg Charles wrote:A mom told her 16 year-old daughter she's not going to heaven? 16?!


It's even worse: the parents of these children stopped working and saving money for their children's education. That's an example of the damage that Harold Camping does. And in the meantime, he's getting rich because believers are sending all their money to him.

In my opinion Harold Camping should be jailed for misleading and swindling people, but unfortunately that's most likely not going to happen.

By the way, the weather is beautiful here on the last day.
 
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Europe, Asia and Australlia still fine? .

I think it's interesting how the message changed. The actual statement was that those who believe in May 21st will be saved and the rest of us have five more months left. So his believers will be upset tomorrow but it isn't really the last day.
 
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There is some humor in that New York Times article though. It ends with:

The children, however, have found something to giggle over. “She’ll say, ‘You need to clean up your room,’ ” Grace said. “And I’ll say, ‘Mom, it doesn’t matter, if the world’s going to end!’ ”

She and her twin, Faith, have a friend’s birthday party Saturday night, around the time their parents believe the rapture will occur.

“So if the world doesn’t end, I’d really like to attend,” Grace said before adding, “Though I don’t know how emotionally able my family will be at that time.”



Well only a little humor. They do realize their parents will be upset after the rapture time passes.
 
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Hey, we're still here, what a surprise!

I wonder how Harold Camping and his followers are going to deal with the massive cognitive dissonance now that nothing happened while they were so absolutely sure.

Here's an article: Believers perplexed after prediction fails

BBC News wrote:Followers of an evangelical broadcaster who declared that Saturday would be Judgement Day are trying to make sense of the failed prediction.

Some believers expressed bewilderment or said it was a test from God of their faith, after the day passed without event.

Meanwhile, the evangelist at the centre of the claim, Harold Camping, has not been seen since before the deadline.

 
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All kidding aside, here in NYC, we had tons of ads in the subway for this -- apparently someone spent there life savings to do it, and the NYC subway system happily took their money.

I wonder how many believers also drained there savings under the assumption that there truly was no tomorrow?

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Henry,
In the Metro and the article it says a retired MTA worker spent 140K on those ads. Sad. The New York Times had said yesterday (also quoted in Jesper's article) that a church group was set up to council people at Camping's headquarters today.

Jesper: excellent article. It quotes the relevant things i've read on the topic lately.
 
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Harold Camping, has not been seen since before the deadline.


He is probably in the Caribbean surrounded by babes on the beach
 
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Jesper, can you please tell us: how much money did you collect from peoples up to now?
So you will owe us (ranchers) a picnic... Do you ready for doing that?
 
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Well, $0... so you'd have to bring your own sandwiches and drinks to the picnic!
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:There is some humor in that New York Times article though. ...



I was actually pretty impressed with those kids. None of them bought into the idea at all, yet were relatively OK with their parents' mania. I guess at that age, you believe your parents are crazy anyway, so having objective evidence isn't really that big a deal. I wonder if the girls made it to their party, and if they ever made their beds.
 
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The person who is saying that the world will on 21st May now saying OMG I mis-calculated it...Now It's 21st Oct 2011...Some guys spend their millions doller on him... And now he's saying I can't give them their money back because the world is still alive and I need money...HEHEHE
 
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