Originally posted by marg6043
reply to post by 547000
Selling salvation is the biggest fraud the original church started back in their humble beginnings to be able to control the masses. Look at the results now, millions have been keeping churches blooming with their money.
Even when we hear more often than not charges of fraud and misuse of donations, religious figures "sining" people still follow them.
Religious organizations are for money they are corporations, or they would not be able to survive. So salvation becomes expensive after all mega churches budgets are in the millions.
My friend this is been going on for long, long time is nothing but legalized fraud and tax evasion.
Originally posted by jude11
I don't know what's crazier...Camping or all the Nutcases on his door step. (You are of course excluded lol) Thanx for the pics.
Don't people have anything better to do? I can't imagine going out of my way to wag my finger at someone with "I Told You So" signs, Santas and Blow-up dolls.
While he is guilty of his misguided Fear Propaganda, these people went to a lot of effort to be in the lime light as well. Just to prove THEIR point.
Crazy World Indeed.
edit on 21-5-2011 by jude11 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by RealAmericanPatriot
reply to post by notimportant
I will never understand comments like that. Why would you want every atomic weapon in the world to be detonated in the U.S. You defend an errant old man on the one hand, then say everyone should die... What's up with that?
Your comments earlier received a lot of stars because they were good comments with an element of truth.
Don't get so frustrated. ATS has become a whipping stone for Christians in particular. Nutcases like Harold Camping just make it that much worse. If the heat in the kitchen is too hot for you, then just leave the room for your own sake.
Harold Camping opened his front door to a reporter on Sunday, May 22 --a day that the fringe radio evangelist thought he would spend in heaven. Camping told Will Kane of the San Francisco Chronicle that he was “flabbergasted” that the Rapture did not arrive as predicted and that “it has been a really tough weekend.”
It might have been even tougher on the 89-year-old’s most loyal followers, several of whom went all-in on Camping’s biblical numerology.
Retired MTA worker Robert Fitzpatrick, who spent his life savings spreading the message, said to Reuters after the promised event failed to manifest:
“I do not understand why. . .,” as his speech broke off and he looked at his watch.
“I do not understand why nothing has happened.”
The Associated Press also reported on the Camping aftermath, speaking with Keith Bauer, a Maryland tractor-trailer driver who drove his family cross-country to witness the Rapture at Family Radio’s California headquarters. “I was hoping for it because I think heaven would be a lot better than this earth,” Bauer said.
Adrienne Martinez, 27 and pregnant, gave up medical school and her family’s life savings to spread the message of May 21. Her baby is due next month.
The Family Radio station airwaves, which was often filled with the sonorous voice of Howard Camping, went quiet on May 21. It played pre-recorded church music, devotionals and life advice throughout the day. Camping says he will be back at work at the station Monday.
Family Radio also redesigned its Web site after the Rapture failed to occur. Leading up to May 21, their site led with a line from the bible that said: “blow the trumpet…warn the people,” and a guarantee that the Rapture would occur that day. After May 21, the site was redesigned to show a globe and a headline: “Sound of a New Life.”
One Family Radio follower and board member, Tom Evans, told NPR, “I don’t know where we went wrong other than that we obviously don’t understand the Scriptures in the way that we should.” Evans says he does not want Family Radio to recalculate and announce a new date for Judgment Day, and that he hopes the organization will repay people who gave money to the cause.
Another man NPR interviewed, “his voice quavering,” said he was still holding out hope that they were one day off.