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9 Days Out from End of World, Harold Camping Radio Program rolls out Fundraiser

The media isn’t paying as much attention this time around, but Harold Camping is back, predicting The End Of The World on October 21, just nine days from now:

We have also learned that God is still teaching that God has no pleasure in the death of the wicked and will not punish the wicked beyond what is called for in Deuteronomy 25. That is, there is a distinct limit to God’s wrath.

Thus we can be sure that the whole world, with the exception of those who are presently saved (the elect), are under the judgment of God, and will be annihilated together with the whole physical world on October 21, 2011, on the last day of the present five months period. On that day the true believers (the elect) will be raptured.

Presumably to be annihilated are the sinning bank accounts, the sinning credit card companies and the sinning U.S. Treasury. Absolutely everything in the whole world will be “raptured” or “annihilated” in just 9 days.

The choice by Camping’s Family Radio to set up an outlet for recurring monthly donations therefore strikes me as a bit odd.

And lest you think that perhaps that monthly thing is a web relic from an earlier period, let me share with you the following Family Radio fundraising solicitation I received in today’s mail:

Harold Camping of Family Radio solicits monthly donations nine days before the Rapture and annihilation of the world, and reminds the faithful that their contributions are tax deductible.

I can’t decide which part is my favorite. Is it that by U.S. Postal Service I couldn’t mail my check until tomorrow, my check wouldn’t reach Camping for 3 business days and wouldn’t clear at the bank for another 2 business days? With the upcoming weekend adding 2 calendar days, Family Radio wouldn’t be able to spend any money until the day before all Holy Terror breaks out. Maybe they want to go out for night-before sundaes or something. Or is my favorite part the fact that Camping’s Family Radio asks not once, not twice, but three times for monthly donations in this fundraiser scheduled 9 days before the Rapture and Annihilation of the World?

No, my favorite bit is the friendly reminder to the faithful that donations will be tax deductible on returns filed with the IRS next April, some 6 months and 3 days after the Rapture and Annihilation. Very helpful, that.

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