Biblical scholar’s date for rapture: May 21, 2011 – SFGate

(This article is a year old, but it was worth a chuckle. You “2012er’s” out there are wasting your breath!)

Harold Camping lets out a hearty chuckle when he considers the people who believe the world will end in 2012.

“That date has not one stitch of biblical authority,” Camping says from the Oakland office where he runs Family Radio, an evangelical station that reaches listeners around the world. “It’s like a fairy tale.”

The real date for the end of times, he says, is in 2011.

The Mayans and the recent Hollywood movie “2012” have put the apocalypse in the popular mind this year, but Camping has been at this business for a long time. And while Armageddon is pop science or big-screen entertainment to many, Camping has followers from the Bay Area to China.

Camping, 88, has scrutinized the Bible for almost 70 years and says he has developed a mathematical system to interpret prophecies hidden within the Good Book. One night a few years ago, Camping, a civil engineer by trade, crunched the numbers and was stunned at what he’d found: The world will end May 21, 2011.

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Enjoy standing next to my beautiful wife who certainly makes me look good. Just trying to make sense of a world gone awry. My message for everyone...trust in God and hold on tight. We are past the point no return.
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