Failing Out Of Rapture: Turley Blog Re-Opens After Unexpected Continuation of Times

Well, I went off to my annual trip to Shrine Mont for the rapture (leaving our weekend editors to face the Judgment alone), only to face another Monday with no pre-arranged blog stories. Who would have known that you couldn’t trust an 89-year-old religious fanatic foretelling the End of Times? In Alameda, California, Harold Camping will only say that “It has been a really tough weekend” and he is “flabbergasted” that the world has continued to exist. Talking about a tough Monday to have return to work and face our office mates around the water cooler.

Of course, many of Camping’s followers have no job, or homes for that matter, to return to. Strangely, Camping kept his own home while others sold everything to give him money to spread the word. They did so even though Camping was previously wrong about the end of the world. This falls into a Darwinistic lesson.

One article below contains a telling insight into the type of people who believe this type of collective insanity. Robert Fitzpatrick, a 60-year-old MTA worker from Staten Island, was interviewed soon after the un-Rapture as he stood in disbelief. He simply said “I do not understand. I do not understand why nothing has happened.” However, Keith Bauer was far more interesting. He packed up his entire family and drove from Maryland to California to be at Camping’s Family Radio International in Oakland for the End of Times. His response was “I was hoping for it because I think heaven would be a lot better than this earth.”

That really captures the appeal of the End of Times. If the times aren’t that great, the end looks a lot better. It is really crushing to see children pulled along by parents in such a delusional desire for the end of the world. One does not have to agree with Karl Marx that religion is “the opium of the people,” to see how Judgment Day predictions appeal to those who see nothing but despair and deprivation in life. That hope to be magically transported to a better place can take hold of people even when the Bible says “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” (Matthew, Chap. 24, Verse 36). That includes Harold Camping.

Well, it was not an entire loss. The family and I had a great time catching salamanders and making S’mores at the cabin in Shrine Mont. While I had to take a couple dips in the lake and pond for missing flip flops and a thrown reel, it was a perfect weekend with the other families. In the end, I was actually sort of happy it was not . . . well . . . the end.

Source: NY Daily

Jonathan Turley

35 thoughts on “Failing Out Of Rapture: Turley Blog Re-Opens After Unexpected Continuation of Times”

  1. Okay.

    This is what looking for the End of the World gets you . . .

    “A California woman named Lyn Benedetto was one of millions who heard Camping’s message, and became concerned that her daughters would suffer terribly in the coming apocalypse. She allegedly forced her daughters, 11 and 14, to lie on a bed and then cut their throats with a box cutter. She then tried to kill herself, though police arrested Benedetto and all three survived.”

  2. The old swindler has an answer for all us doubters:

    “We were convinced that on May 21, God would return in a very physical way by bringing in an earthquake and ushering the final five months of judgement. When we look at it spiritually, we find that he did come.”

    He was totally right the whole time! The event happened just not in a way that could be seen or verified! (Keep sending those love offerings suck . . . er . . . friends)

    “The world has been warned. The world is under judgment… We’re just learning we have to look at all of this more spiritual [sic]. But it won’t be spiritual on October 21.”

    Anyone else here know about the 1843 “Great Awakening”

  3. Well, just to continue the fun, Google News has a clip reporting that Camping is now saying October is the new date.

  4. Cheer up Tootie, our earth is still a beautiful place.

    No guru, no method, no teacher…

  5. Frank, you have to hand it to Tootie. Often wrong, never uncertain.

  6. I’d like to apologize to everyone here for attempting to engage Tootie in a discussion. For a moment I carelessly forgot who I was dealing with and thought, perhaps, a few facts might enlighten her. My bad as the kids say.

    As I said about engaging the tooties of the web “never try to teach a pig to sing. It accomplishes not except to annoy the pig.” Facts don’t matter to them, science is a joke and concepts like evidence and reality are beyond them.

  7. Tootles – again you toss out the red herring. I will not waste time rebutting your ignorant bullshit until until you answer the points raised in your earlier lesson in reality.
    How, exactly, do these eeeeeeeeeevil libural scientists make millions off of showing climate change?(as opposed to the math wizard you defended who did in fact make millions)

    Why do 90% of actual climate scientists report evidence of climate change while the 10% the work for energy companies say it is not clear yet? Most deniers actually are not scientists or come from other disciplines.

    What “math” did Camping have on his side? How do climate scientists actually do science without real math?

    I may have overestimated when I said pea in the middle of a 6 lane highway, perhaps bb in an 8 lane is closer.

  8. Are leftist chicken littles the same as leftist bleeding hearts or brain dead libtards?

  9. Frank:

    Why have the found tropical plant fossils in the Arctic? I’ll tell you, because it is a natural condition of the planet.

    I’m not condemning scientific facts. I’m condemning the fraud and hysteria by the enviro-dooms dayers.

    Let’s see. For example,

    There is NO decline in the overall polar bear population (according to the ICUN)contrary to the wacked-out insinuations in the weepy polar bear commercials meant to frighten children that the polar bear doesn’t have enough ice to live on anymore.

    The morons at the United Nations had to delete their unscientific predictions that there would be 50 million “climate” refuges by now clamoring to get out of the way of man-induced warming catastrophes by 2010.

    The sea level is always fluctuating and is now declining. How could that happen if the earth is getting warmer? Ask a science challenged communist leftist who lies about climate change in order to plunder wealthy nations to favor the developing world.

    The lies the leftist chicken littles tell are endless. Ought we to be cautious about how we treat the planet? Absolute. And when (the leftists) begin to do that by not lying and stop running fraudulent research operations (like taking the temperatures on asphalt roofs and acting like that is the real ambient temperature of the surrounding geographical area) we can do a better job of it.

  10. Yes, pay no attention to the obvious signs of climate change that have wracked the globe in the last couple of years and pretend that Camping had math on his side. BRILLIANT!

    The fools that do not believe in science and reject the reality want to claim that Camping had math on his side. They understand math as well as any science, which is to say not at all.

    The people who scam millions from sucker (Camping is reported to have $100 million in the bank – & note he didn’t unload it before the rapture when, according to his “math” it would have been worthless) want to claim that the scientists who study the reality of the world around them are somehow going to scam a ton of money out of climate change.

    If we could lay your brain on the edge of a razor blade and focused an electron microscope on it the thing would look like a pea in the middle of a 6 lane highway.

  11. Elaine M.,

    We could have attached notes to our “higher selves”:

    “If found, please return to Harold Camping.”

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