Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Trust me, I forgot to carry the cubit

Hey, to be fair, math can be kind of tricky:
The evangelical Christian broadcaster whose much-ballyhooed Judgment Day prophecy went conspicuously unfulfilled on Saturday has a simple explanation for what went wrong -- he miscalculated.

Instead of the world physically coming to an end on May 21 with a great, cataclysmic earthquake, as he had predicted, Harold Camping, 89, said he now believes his forecast is playing out "spiritually," with the actual apocalypse set to occur five months later, on October 21.

Camping, who launched a doomsday countdown in which some followers spent their life's savings in anticipation of being swept into heaven, issued his correction during an appearance on his "Open Forum" radio show from Oakland, California.
Now, I've always been an agnostic, I'm not a much of a gambler, and I'm certainly not a lawyer, but do any of these people who gambled all their money on the Rapture happening based on this guy's apparently faulty Biblical calculations get to sue him because of their losses?

Also, let this be a lesson to you: Never trust anyone from Oakland. Al Davis should have proved that a long time ago.

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