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In case you missed it, there was a prediction that the world was going to end this past Saturday on May 21, 2011.

But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

— Matthew 24:36

On the lighter side, I give you Dr. Peter Venkman on doomsday predictions:

More legal and safety news later this week.


Harold Camping has come out of hiding according to Yahoo! News. Camping said he is "flabbergasted" and "disappointed" that the world did not end on Saturday.

The report notes that Campings Family Radio has rebranded itself quickly, scrubbing all mentions of the Judgment Day. That’s a pretty quick site turnaround… hmmm.

The report notes the false prediction might not be so easily effaced from the lives of Camping’s followers. One follower took a trip with his family to see the Grand Canyon before the "world ended". He maxed out his credit cards and now has a growing mountain of bills. "[T]he rapture would have been a relief."

The well-publicized Robert Fitzpatrick, who spent $140,000 of his life savings to advertise the doomsday prediction, said he was dumfounded when life went on as usual on Saturday. Really?

Camping’s PR aid told NPR that he hopes Family Radio (worth more than $122 million) will reimburse followers who spent their life savings in anticipation of the rapture, but "he can’t guarantee it."

(c) Copyright 2011 Brett A. Emison

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