Harold Camping and his Family Radio are being suspected as cult, after Camping’s May 21, 2011 Doomsday prediction failed miserably with many people saying that Camping is feeding off fears of gullible people.
Camping said that on May 21, 2011, 200 million people will Rapture while the rest left behind will witness violent earthquakes that would make the recent Japan’s earthquake look like “a Sunday school picnic in comparison”.
The time when the earthquake would strike was calculated to be 6 p.m. local time, and the venue: Kiritimati, also known as the Christmas Island, of New Zealand.
At the appointed time, NO earthquake struck New Zealand, the U.S. Geological Survey, which tracks seismic activity worldwide, has confirmed.
However, an earthquake of 4.9 magnitude was detected about 810 miles away from New Zealand.
Though the earthquake was not a significant one, it has made many people start to believe that Camping is a true Doomsday prophet and the End of the World has come. The fears of the people have grown, especially after 12 earthquakes (including the one near New Zealand) of at least 2.5 magnitude were detected worldwide.
The earthquakes struck at different locations, such as Solomon Islands, Alaska, Hawaii, Peru-Ecuador border region and Fiji Islands.
So is the End of the World near? Should we be worried?
No. There are three reasons why:
1. All the earthquakes that have struck so far are less than 5.2 in magnitude. The earthquake that struck Japan on March 11, 2011 was of 9.0 magnitude. Camping had promised that the Doomsday earthquake(s) would make the recent Japan’s earthquake look like “a Sunday school picnic in comparison”.
2. Seismologists say everyday about 50 earthquakes occur around the world, which is a natural phenomenon.
3. The earthquake that struck off New Zealand did not strike at the appointed time, i.e. at 6 p.m. It struck at 6:31 p.m.
In other words, it is quite clear that Camping and Family Radio are feeding off the fears of gullible people.
Be warned. Believe Camping to be a true Doomsday prophet at your own peril.