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Harold Camping Suffers A Stroke

June 13, 2011

Well technically we could say it is a second stroke because clearly he must have had a massive stroke before he started interpreting his Bible and predicting the end of the world. It’s the only reason that makes any logical sense for his argumentation.

Anyways, Harold Camping has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke.

The 89-year-old radio evangelist and president of the Oakland nonprofit Family Radio was taken by ambulance from his house Thursday night, a neighbor said, but his well-known, gravelly voice that led many believers to donate millions of dollars to his cause may never be the same.

“He had a stroke, it was on his right side,” said the neighbor, who declined to give her name but said she and her husband helped and comforted Camping’s wife, Shirley, as the drama unfolded Thursday night.

Her husband spoke again with Shirley Camping on Friday. “His speech appears to be a little bit slurred but otherwise he’s OK,” the neighbor said. “(Shirley) said he was doing good “… and the only thing that’s affected is his speech.”

Now some people might say that Camping is getting what he deserves from God (check the comments here), but I say that if God gave the false prophet a stroke it would be a tad illogical and a little unfair. First, if God is in the business of smiting false prophets these days then his aim is pretty bad. Cindy Jacobs ann Rick Joyner continue to live, and Camping had his first failed end of the world prediction in 1994. It would have been a really good idea to smite Harold then before he snake oiled everyone.

Second, Harold’s response to the failed May 21st rapture would require a rational and loving God to keep  Camping healthy and on the planet just a little longer. After Camping hoped for the deaths of pretty much all of humankind and predicted a series of earth shattering disasters and it didn’t materialize Camping maintained that he was still correct! That’s right, with no physical evidence whatsoever he was still right: May 21st was a spiritual event and the physical rapture was now going to happen on October 21st.

Sweet baby Jesus it would be unfair if this man died before Oct 21st. It appears that the only thing affected right now is his speech–which hopefully dramatically reduces the amount of time he can ‘minister’–and hopefully he will be alive and possess the mental capacity to understand that he was wrong yet again when October 21st comes and goes without a rapture.

News Story HERE

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