Doomsday Prognosticator Confesses to 'Tough' Weekend

Monday, 23 May 2011 08:54 AM

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You’re not alone if you’re stunned, and a tad irritated, that you had to rub the sleep out of your eyes and head in to work to finish that project today that you had shirked Friday because the world was supposed to end Saturday. In a word, fundamentalist preacher Harold Camping, who had predicted that the rapture would occur at 6 p.m. May 21, says he’s “flabbergasted,” and he’s got to tie some loose ends together today, too.

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Harold Camping: "I'll be back to work Monday and will say more then." (AP Photo)
"It has been a really tough weekend," the 89-year-old Camping told a San Francisco Chronicle reporter who tracked him down at his home in Alameda, Calif., Sunday.

If he thought the weekend was stressful, well, he’s got his work cut out for him when he returns to his radio show today, because his devoted radio listeners and skeptics alike figure he’s got some ’splaining to do.

"I'm looking for answers," Camping told the reporter, adding that he had been praying and consulting with friends.

"But now I have nothing else to say," he said, closing the door. "I'll be back to work Monday and will say more then."

His followers will tune in, although one told the Chronicle, “I'm not as disappointed as everyone since I didn't fully believe him." The man asked to remain anonymous because he feared being shunned for acknowledging that he is irked at the Camping for flubbing another prognostication about the end of times.

Camping’s first prediction came in 1993, when he said the world would end in 1994, but the globe partied not only like it was 1999 but also through 1999, 2009, well into 2011 already — and it's still spinning.

The shaken believer told the Chronicle, “I just know he's biblically sound," the man said. "I've never been one of these guys who think everything he says is true. I don't think I am going to stop listening to him. I don't know, I gotta listen to him on Monday, see what he says on the radio."

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