Doomsday moved to October 21, says evangelist Harold Camping

( Televangelist Harold Camping has predicted the apocalypse not once, not twice, but three times. After the severely mocked May 21 prediction was published in earlier reports, Camping has once again cited "miscalculation" as a reason why everyone is still alive and kicking up to this day, reports Reuters.


In the Reuters article, Camping, 89, said that he now believes his forecast is playing out "spiritually" with the actual apocalypse set five months from now on October 21. Followers of his prediction might remember Camping’s announcement that on May 21 (last Saturday), good souls would rise to heaven while bad souls would stay and suffer until October.


Camping, according to Reuters, said it "dawned" on him that a "merciful and compassionate God" would spare humanity from "hell on Earth for five months" by compressing the physical apocalypse into a shorter time frame.


In 1992, Camping also "miscalculated" the doomsday date by proclaiming that the world would end in September 1994, recalls Time magazine.


Camping’s Familio Radio network posted over 2000 billboards all over the country, warning people about the latest impending Judgment Day. According to Reuters, believers also spread the message by carrying placards in public places.


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