Harold Camping is a Buffoon Who Says the End of the World Will be May 21, 2011: Christian, Police Your Own Ranks

Listen to this duffas. He's a buffoon, a brainwashed person.

This is what Christians sound like to me when they purport to have the authoritative answers by interpreting the Bible.

As db commented earlier at DC:
Camping, 88, has scrutinized the Bible for almost 70 years and says he has developed a mathematical system to interpret prophecies hidden within the Good Book. One night a few years ago, Camping, a civil engineer by trade, crunched the numbers and was stunned at what he'd found: The world will end May 21, 2011.

Here's how:

The number 5, Camping concluded, equals "atonement." Ten is "completeness." Seventeen means "heaven." Camping patiently explained how he reached his conclusion for May 21, 2011:

"Christ hung on the cross April 1, 33 A.D.," he began. "Now go to April 1 of 2011 A.D., and that's 1,978 years."

Camping then multiplied 1,978 by 365.2422 days - the number of days in each solar year, not to be confused with a calendar year.

Next, Camping noted that April 1 to May 21 encompasses 51 days. Add 51 to the sum of previous multiplication total, and it equals 722,500.

Camping realized that (5 x 10 x 17) x (5 x 10 x 17) = 722,500.

Or put into words: (Atonement x Completeness x Heaven), squared.
Christians police your own ranks! Oh, wait, can't do it? Of course you can't. He has the authority of the Bible behind him and won't change his mind until afterward, and then maybe he won't. But he will change his mind, or die without the world ending, whichever comes first. Every doomsday prediction in the history of the world has been wrong so far, including the founder of the Jesus cult himself.

[First posted 1/7/10]