Posts tagged "harold camping"

Failure to Deliver:
Predictions that did not predict and a case-closing report that did not close the case

Part of The Revealer's series on the John Jay report, The Causes and Context of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests in the United States, 1950-2010. by Elizabeth Castelli Last week, two things did not happen.  The Rapture did not take place on May 21, 2011, despite the fervent prognostications of a retired engineer-turned-Christian broadcaster...

Rapture Anticlimax

Just as Ari Stillman predicted here on Sunday, Harold Camping found the error in his prediction and has determined that the proper date for Judgement Day is October 21, 2011.  The AP reports one of Camping's studio technicians has said, "I thought he would show some more human decency in admitting he made a...

Raptureless: What’s a Pastor to do
When Christ Fails to Come?

by Ari Stillman Christianity has mastered the art of being wrong. After all, it began as a reaction to the unfulfilled Jewish prophecy of the coming of the messiah. Its various traditions and uproots are rife with prophecies that have failed to come true. Given this 2000-year history of failed predictions, Christian leaders and theologians...