Camping blames bad math for failed Judgment Day prediction

California preacher now says end of the world will occur in October

The California preacher who pegged May 21, 2011 as the day the world would end said Monday that he botched his calculations. Now, 89-year-old Harold Camping is predicting that Judgment Day will occur in just under five months, on October 21. When he realized his doomsday prediction was wrong, Camping said he felt so terrible that he and his wife left home and holed themselves up in a motel. His followers have spent millions of dollars advertising the end of the world, an event that was supposed to transport 200 million believers to heaven, leaving the rest of humanity to wallow in fear for months before the earth was to be consumed by a giant fireball. This is the second time Camping has blamed a mathematical error for a failed Judgment Day prediction.

Toronto Star

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