This Friday, October 21st, is the next in a long line of supposed apocalypses. This time, the prophet of doom is Harold Camping, a radio preacher who received international media attention in May when he predicted that Judgment Day would fall on May 21st, followed by months of torment on Earth and an end to everything in autumn. Judgment Day didn’t bring the promised earthquakes and Rapture, but Camping now says May 21st marked a spiritual Judgment Day and that the world will still end “quietly” on Friday. The Oakland minister’s latest prediction of the end of the world is uses words like “probably” and “maybe,” a far cry from the carved-in-stone certitude he projected onto his infamous May 21st forecast. After his last apocalyptic prediction failed to materialize, Camping said he was “flabbergasted” and was reconsidering his calculations. A June 9th stroke kept the 90-year-old Camping hospitalized until early September, but he’s since returned to the airwaves.
o really this time it's for real!