By Paul Yeager, author of Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities
Harold Camping is sticking by his forecast that the world will end in 5 months, saying that it was an invisible judgment day, which will still be followed by the end of days. But maybe judgment was not invisible, and Camping and his followers weren’t among the special chosen ones after all.
Anyway–invisible judgment–that’s brilliant. I’ve got to try that the next time I forecast sunshine and it rains. The forecast wasn’t wrong; the sunshine was merely invisible. I guess it took him a couple of days to come up with that one since he’s been in hiding since Saturday evening, when he was supposed to be sucked into the sky while most of the rest of us suffered because we didn’t meet Mr. Camping’s high standards.
By the way, it was a “rough weekend” for him, so apparently waking up on Sunday morning with breath in his body is not a happy day.
I only have one question for Mr. Camping: Are you going to return all of the money that you collected during your whole self-proclaimed prophecy stage?
Ok, you don’t need to return all of it–keep enough for the next five months since that’s as much as you’ll need–but give back the rest of it. News reports have your organization valued at $72 or $80 million.
False prophecy is apparently a very profitable career choice.