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dtexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:00 AM
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Harold Camping Exclusive: Family Radio Founder Retires
Retired, but not shy. ;-)

What, the Rapture didn't occur on the 21st.? You mean they're still around? Damn!
And now he won't even let us know when they might be gone. ;')

http://www.christianpost.com/news/harold-camping-exclus... /

"Harold Camping, who predicted Oct. 21 to be the day Christians would be caught up to heaven and that God would judge the world, said on Oct. 16 that he is no longer able to lead Family Radio Stations, Inc. or his ministry, and his wife has confirmed that the 90-year-old radio evangelist has retired, a documentarian close to Camping told The Christian Post in an exclusive interview.

Camping also said in a private conversation that day that nobody could know exactly when the time of the apocalypse would come, according to his interlocutor. That statement constitutes a radical change in his teachings, as Camping used to claim that the date of the end of the world is encoded in the Bible, and that he had found the way to read it through studying it closely for many years."
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:00 AM
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1. I bet it won't happen.
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:03 AM
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5. If it does, you can have all my worldly goods.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:04 AM
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6. Bookmarked.
:woohoo:
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dtexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:51 AM
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14. Yeah, just like them to renege on promises.
;-)
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:00 AM
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2. Honestly, everyone knows the real date is 12/21/12
:shrug:
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:11 AM
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10. that's so close to 6 6 6 !
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:01 AM
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3. Liars need to retire too.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:02 AM
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4. I don't think he ever thought he'd live long enough to see the errors of his ways.
I'm glad he did, but it was tragic for a small number of people.
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atreides1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:04 AM
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7. And his retirement
Is already paid for, by the faithful that listened to him!
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LAGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:09 AM
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8. 100% tax-free income at that.
Isn't religious privilege great?
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:45 AM
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13. No
The donations to a non-profit or religious organization are deductible for the donor, but whatever the organization pays Camping is taxable just like anyone else's earnings are taxable. There is no "religious privilege" for that income; it doesn't exist, except perhaps in your own mind.
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dtexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:52 AM
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15. except for what he skimmed off and didn't report to the IRS.
And I suggest that we'd see a Rapture before we saw the IRS catch up to him.
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LAGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:36 PM
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21. Sure...
And all the money he gets from passing around the tithe basket in church and in the mail all gets reported to the IRS...

I'll have some of what you're smoking.
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:09 AM
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9. Isn't that called fraud??
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woodsprite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:24 AM
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11. At 90yrs old, he's not gonna have to wait much longer
to have a face-to-face conversation with God, then he can ask why it didn't happen when he predicted.
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dtexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:54 AM
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16. Or, rather, She can ask him why he kept predicting it.
Why didn't he learn earlier from his mistakes and all that.
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Frustratedlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:40 AM
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12. Gee, I thought he left us last week. Wha' hoppened? EOM
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Pab Sungenis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:59 AM
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17. Some of us have seen this coming for a while.
Family Radio has been in the process of selling its stations. There appears to be a bidding war between CBS and Merlin Media for its station just outside Philadelphia.
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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:01 AM
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18. He's done
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:15 AM
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19. This old-fashioned fraudster
and bullshit artist should worry more about his own upcoming dirt nap. It can't be far in the future.
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GOTV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:29 AM
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20. Perhaps if he were familiar with the teachings of Jesus ...
... he might have known that you cannot predict the end of the world.
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:43 PM
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22. with lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of money
a good amount raised from his false predictions that the world would end.

:wtf:
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