Monday, May 23, 2011

When Prophecy Fails


Another Doomsday has come and gone, making those who believed in Camping's vision feeling rather dejected afterward.  Fortunately, there's Leon Festinger's classic book, When Prophecy Fails, to help guide these perplexed Christians through another day.  What was intriguing to me is Camping believed only 200 million souls would be called up to heaven, leaving approximately 1,8 billion Christians behind, not to mention countless other lost souls.  I guess only born-again Christians need apply.

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  1. I read today where he has now moved the date to October.

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  2. If all else fails, try another date, although I imagine for the folks of Joplin, Mo, it did feel like Judgement Day.

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  3. I see the October date is the end of the physical world (while this weekend was only a spiritual one). Just think what these "prophets" (or profits) could do if they went to work prophesizing the doomsday of global climate change.

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  4. I see some crazy woman slit her daughters throats with a box cutter and then tried to kill herself before police arrived. Fortunately, the girls survived. I wonder if ol' Harold will own up to this and other suicide attempts he inspired,

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20110524/sc_livescience/faileddoomsdayhasrealdeadlyconsequences

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  5. Oh, that's terrible!

    What scares me the most about all of this is that these people for the most part vote. We wonder what is wrong with our political system, but you have to wonder also what ever happened to the idea of an educated electorate.

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