Moving on after no sign of the apocalypse

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  • Idaho Coug Meridian, Idaho
    May 22, 2011 5:28 p.m.

    It is interesting how we can make fun of this Camping prediction (I did all weekend) and criticize the posts of Silas Bril and Vanka. I think it clearly shows how comfortable we can become with our personal beliefs or worldview even though they can seem absolutely silly to others.

    I'm sure Camping will have some explanation that appeases his followers just as we have all come up with very logical (to us) explanations as to why Joseph Smith's statement was actually prophetic rather than remotely incorrect.

    I am not being critical. It is simply human nature that we find a spiritual and logical peace with the beliefs that are important to us. But let's just maintain a bit of balance and common sense by recognizing that those beliefs we have become so comfortable with are often truly strange and even laughable to others. Just as their's can be to us. It is the nature of religion, spirituality and faith.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    May 22, 2011 4:03 p.m.

    What Obama and Harold Camping have in common:

    1. Both are millionaires.
    2. Both have people believing in them.
    3. Both make false predictions.
    4. Both use the Christian word to entice a following.

    It's time to open our minds.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    May 22, 2011 3:45 p.m.

    Beware of false prophets.

    However, there is a true prophet living on the earth today.

    Christ himself states that even HE doesn't know when the time is. Only His Father knows. Clearly no one, no matter how good at math, has ANY idea when it is. We are told only to watch for the signs that will tell us that the time is near.

  • CougarBlue Heber City, UT
    May 22, 2011 3:36 p.m.

    The Scriptures tell of of false prophets in the last days, it talks about Christ returning in glory and ruling on this earth for 1,000 years before this world comes to an end as we know it, and the scriptures also say not even the Son of Man knows that day, so how would some self-appointed cleric know the day using math.

    The Lord's reply to Joseph when he would come if Joseph reached the age of 85 shows me the Lord has a dry sense of humor. He told Joseph to get on with more important things.

    If you live the correct life, according to Christ and His Father, you will not fear the end of the world as we know it.

  • DSB Cedar Hills, UT
    May 22, 2011 1:33 p.m.

    @Silas Brill - I'm curious about the foundation of your faith that God does not exist, and that all religions are equally false and dishonest. What is the supreme and all-knowing source of your enlightenment on the subject?

    Those who make the effort are able to prove - to themselves individually - the reality of God and eternal spiritual truths, and the blessings of faith. They can never prove it to you.

    Without a "revelation" on the matter from a source more intelligent than you, how do you claim to know the final truth of the absence of God and spiritual existence? And why would anyone who believes you and their own limited intelligence be any less gullible than someone who is open enough to make the effort of spiritual discovery?

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    May 22, 2011 12:34 p.m.

    'Moving on after no sign of the apocalypse' - Title


    But it was a great fear-tactic.

  • Mr. One Two Layton, UT
    May 22, 2011 9:48 a.m.

    Vanka... you don't understand. Joseph Smith was martyred in 1844, when he was just 39 years old... hence, he never reached the age of 85. That is why Jesus didn't come back. It's all true. Face-palm.

  • silas brill Heber, UT
    May 22, 2011 8:24 a.m.

    To all the people of faith who look down their noses at the rapture forecasters, look down your nose at yourself. If these FamilyRadio people seem gullible, look in the mirror. Your religion - no matter how liberal or enlightened - is no less beguiling, is no less fictitious, requires no less gullibility, requires no less intellectual dishonesty. The risk of people being so easily fooled is a threat to society. It's not morality. It's people manipulation. Yes, our Constitution says Congress shall make no law inhibiting one's right to practice religion. Instead, we should all voluntarily lay down our Bibles and Korans and just walk away.

  • WhatsInItForMe Orem, Utah
    May 22, 2011 7:45 a.m.

    And to think, these people vote!

    Sad, sad, sad, sad, sad.

    P. T. Barnum was right. There IS a sucker born every minute.

    Enough to make Harold Camping a millionaire.

    Sad, sad, sad, sad, sad.

  • Anon 64 Oahu, HI
    May 22, 2011 1:07 a.m.

    What you like about this is that it proves their religion to be wrong.

    which would make them want to come to yours. Not so much.

    It could have just been a mistake in the math. Somthing could have happened in the center of the Earth to cause a Chain reaction that will cause the Word to end or the World as we know it. i.e. Man the pairasite.

    They say the Roach will inhairit the Earth, but I think it is a much closer Reac because because I can withstand being stepped on by a Shoe.

    However a Female Roach lays an egg it has 16 baby Roaches in it so their is always over population.

    We are in Much more trouble if Earths, Moon gets hit by a big rock changes orbit etc. Mans life support system is a very narrow span. Nothing you can do about the Weather, Nothing you can do about the end of the World.

    The poor and Meek are only going to Inhairit the Earth, after everyone else is gone and the resources are all used up.

    Grace after all that we can do.

  • awsomeron1 Oahu, HI
    May 22, 2011 12:51 a.m.

    In reality it is not happening anytime soon.

    The end of Man perhaps but not the World. Man is not the World.

    The World existed before man and will exist in some form after Man.

    That coming out of the Ground Stuff to retake your perfact body is Not and never will happen. Most people including many Mormons and Christains in General are Cremated. Ashes are scattered and if forgotton over time, become Door stops and end up in swap meets. I bought some once at a swap meet.

    They sent my Dad to be U.S. Mail (No Postage was not do) he love his Mail and i could think of No better way to ship him from Arizona to Vegas. Right now he sits on a bookcase at the end of my hallway. I set a place for him at Holiday meals, Box still in Mailing Waraper and his best picture taken when he was about 91. Dad lived to 93 and his Sister lived till 109 with No one taking care of her baic needs.

    Evan if the End did happen there is nothing much you can do about it. So don't be concerned.

  • whoisjohngalt Holladay, UT
    May 22, 2011 12:05 a.m.

    Well, as I type this from heaven, I feel sad for all you who mock. Rapture was great for me today. Have fun on earth. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

  • gizmo33 St. George, Utah
    May 21, 2011 10:27 p.m.

    hey toto am I still in Kansas LOL !

  • carver Enterprise, UT
    May 21, 2011 9:51 p.m.

    If the angels in Heaven don't know the time, then how is a human being going to know the time? Get real!

  • averagefan19 Parowan, UT
    May 21, 2011 9:14 p.m.


  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    May 21, 2011 9:13 p.m.

    Looks like it didn't happen!

  • MoJules Florissant, MO
    May 21, 2011 8:21 p.m.

    What time is it? Pinch me, am I here?

  • Vanka Provo, UT
    May 21, 2011 7:50 p.m.

    In Doctrines and Covenants section 130, Joseph Smith wrote:

    (14) "I was once praying very earnestly to know the time of the coming of the Son of Man, when I heard a voice repeat the following:

    (15) Joseph, my son, if thou livest until thou art eighty-five years old, thou shalt see the face of the Son of Man; therefore let this suffice, and trouble me no more on this matter.

    (16) I was left thus, without being able to decide whether this coming referred to the beginning of the millennium or to some previous appearing, or whether I should die and thus see his face.

    (17) I believe the coming of the Son of Man will not be any sooner than that time."

    Smith is later recorded as having said:

    "I prophesy in the name of the Lord God, and let it be written--the Son of Man will not come in the clouds of heaven till I am eighty-five years old."

    Smith would have reached 85 during 1890. By then, Smith had been dead for almost half a century.

  • CougarBlue Heber City, UT
    May 21, 2011 6:51 p.m.

    If they keep predicting the end enough times, one of them may finally get it right, but it will be simply by chance, not by vision, nor by the Spirit telling them.

    I can keep predicting each year at the beginning of the baseball season that the Cubs will win the World Series. If I do it long enough and enough times probability, regardless of how great the odds are, says I will eventually get it right.

  • nottyou Riverton, UT
    May 21, 2011 6:15 p.m.

    Dang...I wish one of those rich freaks had given me their Mercedes or BMW before they skipped the planet. That would have been sweet action.