I heard a parody song on the radio this morning titled “Where Were You When the World Kept Turning” referring, of course, to last Saturday’s non-event. Mr. Camping was so certain, and I feel a little pity for his confusion, but had he read more scripture, it would have helped him realize that we aren’t supposed to know the day, that we need to be living our madcap lives and doing as we normally do to be properly judged, not getting all ready and saying our prayers and finally, finally helping and loving our neighbors.
Silly guy. But then, maybe that’s what it takes for him to live the way he should, making a fool of himself for the world is the way he feels closer to his God.
On the other hand, he may just be an attention whore who had his 15 minute in 1994 and has always wanted to get that attention back again. Well he had the world’s attention, I’d say. Now, he is saying October 21 is the end times, and I imagine when that day comes and goes, there will be another date. But the attention will have drifted off him by then, don’t you think?