The man just won't quit.
Radio evangelist and Family Radio president Harold Camping said in a special broadcast Monday night that the May 21 rapture he predicted was an "an invisible judgment day" that he now understands is a spiritual, rather than physical event. He also gave a new date for the end of the word – or an old one, depending on how you view it.
Harold Camping giving explanation on video...
That was Camping's simplified explanation of why the cataclysmic earthquakes at the hands of God, and other events he predicted, never came on Saturday. He says the world will still end on October 21, 2011, as he had declared as the definitive end of the world when he made his original predictions months ago. Still, it seems a bit hard to believe a man who has been wrong at least twice now about the rapture (He made a similar puplic prediction in 1994).
"We had all of our dates correct," Camping insisted on Monday. While the Family Radio president says all his proof comes from The Bible, his sketchy calculations have been questioned by numerous scholars and historians, and everything he claims to pull from The Bible conflicts heavily with the following scripture found in the book of Matthew: "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father."
Unless your name is Harold Camping, of course.