The world didn't get destroyed on Oct. 21, as Harold Camping, co-founder of Family Radio, had predicted in May. And, with Oct. 22 dawning as usual, Camping's credibility is at an all-time low.
Of course, this is not the first time for Camping has made this prediction. He had earlier predicted Judgment Day would arrive in September 1994, but when nothing happened, he excused himself, saying he had miscalculated it.
Camping's most high-profile doomsday prediction was for May 21 this year. According to Camping's prediction, 200 million Christians would go to Heaven, and the world would suffer a great earthquake. He confidently said, “Without a shadow of a doubt, it is going to happen.
Before May 21, Camping's followers sold all their possessions, quit their jobs, emptied their bank accounts, and spread the news around the world to prepare for the end of the world.
When the world did not end on May 21, however, Camping explained that the Rapture did happen, but only in a spiritual sense. And he also delayed the real doomsday date until Oct. 21 (i.e., Friday).
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, Camping said in May.
On Oct. 20, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.0, struck the San Francisco Bay area in the early afternoon, and another earthquake struck in the late evening. However, neither of the moderate earthquakes indicated the world was going to end on Oct. 21.
Meanwhile, Camping has given up preaching to the public after suffering a mild stroke.