Spare a thought for Harold Camping

…whose world came to an end today.


I don’t know where the last line came from because nothing could be further from the truth. What is true is that only the most piss-poor Biblical “scholarship” could have ever gone down this hopeless track. I followed some of Harry’s “rationale” – and it so obviously sucked it’s a wonder anyone believed it. Texts without contexts ever were pretexts for whatever you want – and Harry is an old master at Bible abuse.

Such a shame.


Want to know how NOT to read The Bible? Go to Harry and people like him…

Many are having fun at the expense of Harry: take The Huffington Post for one.

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: "Doomsday."

Harold Camping, a radio host and leader of an obscure Christian movement, has proclaimed that the world will end on May 21 based on his interpretation of the Bible — and millions of people have taken notice.

For Camping and his followers, Judgment Day is serious business, even though past predictions by Camping about the Apocalypse haven’t paid off.

For many others, it’s a sideshow that’s impossible to take seriously.

Here at HuffPost Comedy, we’re closely monitoring the day’s events for signs of the Rapture — or signs this predicted end of the world will pass like the ones before it. Either way, we’ll keep you posted up to the very last minute with updates on this live blog.