Harold Camping, the infamous Doomsday prophet whose May 21, 2011 date turned out to be false, delayed the End Time date five months later to October 21, 2011 as he spoke in the Open Forum at Family Radio in Oakland, California.
For the first time since last Friday, Camping appeared to the public in an Open Forum and explained the situation. Contrary to what the public wanted, the failed Doomsday prophet had simply delayed the date.
The whole world is under Judgment Day and it will continue right up until Oct. 21, 2011 and by that time the whole world will be destroyed, said Camping.
Previously, he confidently said “Without a shadow of a doubt it is going to happen.
On May 21, this last weekend, this is where the spiritual aspect of it really comes through. God again brought judgment on the world. We didn’t see any difference but God brought Judgment Day to bear upon the whole world.
About his followers who have spent their savings and quit their jobs because of the trust they put on their leader, Camping denied any responsibilities.
“They should have relied on God and not me,” Camping said. Family Radio is not in the business of financial advice.
People cope, the Family Radio president said, indicating that those who invested in the prediction should learn how to get on with their lives.
Some of Camping's followers, including Adrienne Martinez who is pregnant with her second child, has spent their entire life savings and quit their jobs.
This was Camping's answer to them: Family Radio is not in the business of financial advice. They should turn to God and pray.