Know anyone who was Raptured on Saturday? Yeah, neither do we.
So what does Harold Camping —the 89-year-old, multimillionaire Family Radio preacher who was certain that the Judgment Day would happen at 6 p.m. on May 21, 2011 — have to say in the wake of the non-Rapture?
The San Francisco Chronicle caught up with Camping on Sunday afternoon, outside his home in Alameda. He told the Chronicle that he was “flabbergasted” that nothing had happened and that it’d “been a really tough weekend.” The International Business Times also managed to capture the brief video of Camping (above) where he insists he isn’t ready for interviews.
He then said he was “looking for answers” and “would be back to work on Monday.”
So far, a cursory listen of Camping’s Family Radio station (before and after shots of its website can be seen here) doesn’t seem to offer anything explanatory. Instead, we’re hearing a lot of tips on improving family life and sporadic hymns. We’ll be listening in periodically to see if Camping offers some explanation to his hundreds of followers who believed (and invested their money!) in his Judgment Day calculation; we imagine they’d like some answers.
Though, according to Jackie Alnor, a Rapture blogger, it’s not his followers that the preacher must answer to. “He’s in big trouble with God,” she told the Chronicle.
ADDENDUM: This article originally and mistakenly reported that Alnor was once a follower of Camping.
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