The world did not end last May, which the San Francisco Chronicle reports left preacher Harold Camping flabbergasted.

Camping, who predicted the supposed May 21 rapture, is back with another bold predicition of the end of the world -- though this one is less bold than the last.

I do believe we're getting very near the very end, Camping, 90, said during a podcast recorded earlier this month and posted on his Family Radio website, according to the Chronicle. Oct. 21, that's coming very shortly, that looks like it will be, at this point, it will be the final end of everything.

The Chronicle noted that this prediction, unlike the last, used words like probably, denoting a lack of complete certainty.

Camping's latest prediction is less terrifying than some end times predictions.

We must believe that probably there will be no pain suffered by anyone because of their rebellion against God, Camping said, according to the Christian Post. This is very comforting to all of us, because we all have children, and have loved ones that are dear to us that we know are not saved, and yet we know that they'll quietly die. We can be more and more sure that they will quietly die and that will be the end of their story.