Rapture Predition: Deception or not?
While there has been no shortage of jokes surrounding Harold Camping's rapture prediction, at least one group is calling for a serious investigation for fraud, according to a story by Audrey Barrick, a reporter for The Christian Post.
"Now that we're seeing ... one suicide, we see attempted murder, suicide ... I’m taking about the aftermath of Harold Camping's shenanigans, people who are now destitute; ... we are seeing problems and we're simply asking for accountability," said Bob Seidensticker of Seattle Atheists, on Sunday.
Though a call for an investigation into Family Radio, which Camping is president of, by atheists may come as no surprise, Christians have not downplayed the seriousness of the issue either.
Camping had predicted that May 21 would be the day true believers are raptured to heaven while the rest of the world suffers the beginning of Judgment Day – which would include unimaginable earthquakes. The date passed with no rapture and no apocalyptic type of events.
But some of those who believed Camping's "guaranteed" forecast were left with an empty bank account and no employment as they had expected to be taken up to heaven. Suicides were also recorded in Russia and California ahead of May 21.