This is why religion can be just as irresponsible as beneficial

Harold Camping, the Doomsday prophet who falsely predicted that May 21, 2011 would be the End of the World, said at an Open Forum on Monday that he is not responsible for the suicidal acts committed by deceived followers.

Lyn Benedetto of Antelope Valley, Calif. slit the wrist and throat of her two daughters and then slit her own, claiming to prevent them from going through the “Tribulation” on May 21, 2011. However, her neighbor discovered the attempted murder and suicide early enough for ambulance to take them to a nearby hospital to be treated.

At the Open Forum of Family Radio in Oakland, Calif. on Monday, Camping said he was not responsible for the acts committed by his followers. And he was also not prepared to tender any public apology or admit that he had made a mistake about his Doomsday prediction.

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One thought on “This is why religion can be just as irresponsible as beneficial

  1. Since this was another of the numerous times Camping miscalculated, misread and misspoke scripture, [even though cautioned to NOT attempt to guess or estimate the event's timetable], it's appropriate to point out the same written source describes the fates of false prophets as much more unpleasant and painful than average. The fact he ignores that teaching but purportedly relies heavily on others speaks to the confusion and illogic of his mindset.

    In 1994 it took Camping two months to come up with an explanation as to why his projected September event that year fizzled out. This time he did it in two days. He has learned to become much better at alibiing himself out of failure.

    Since he takes no responsibility for his actions, he repudiates the very values he pretends to support. If he had any sense he would be ashamed of himself. Because he continues to prattle on says more about his lack of character and faith than the remainder of his radio broadcasts. Listen to him at your own peril.

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