A Malawian man has pleaded guilty to distribution of false documents after handing out pamphlets to warn people of the May 21, 2011 rapture – that never took place.
He, like so many others, shouldn’t have put their beliefs in Harold Camping.
The Malawian man was originally arrested but released on bail, later given a 6-month suspended sentence after – surprise – May 21st, when he obviously wasn’t raptured (just like everyone else).
According to the original story on France24.com, 34-year-old Saduki Mwambene (a bicycle repairman) now regrets having put his faith in Harold Camping, even conceding that he is “a false prophet”.
I’m sure he is just one of the many people in the huge group of Harold Camping’s followers that regrets investing anything in support and promotion of Harold Camping’s message.
According to Wikipedia, Malawi is a country in southeast Africa, bordered by Zambia, Tanzania, and Mozambique but separated from Tanzania and Mozambique by Lake Malawi. The estimated population is 13,900,000.
The Original Full Article: Malawi Man Pleads Guilty Over Failed Rapture
“Pre-Rapture”: It’s the End of the World as We Know It? And I Feel Fine?
Post-Rapture: Attention Harold Camping – We’re All Still Here, What Gives??
Malawian Man Sentenced for Wrongly Predicting End of the World – AOL
Malawian Pleads Guilty Over Failed Rapture – Africa News 247
Malawian Man Pleads Guilty Over Failed Rapture – MSN
Malawian Pleads Guilty Over Failed Rapture – Yahoo
Malawian Pleads Guilty Over Failed “Judgment Day” – Malawi News, Nyasa Times
Malawian Pleads Guilty Over Failed Rapture – StraitsTimes
That was either an extremely short, selective, privatized and underwhelming rapture or… Harold Camping was wrong.
Wonder what he’s up to now that his predictions fell short?
I have read about many people angry with him for deceiving so many. While true that he did deceive many, in turn many allowed themselves to fall prey to his deceit. I can’t argue that.
If you ignore some of the simple truths the Bible says, I don’t know what I could possibly say for you. I certainly couldn’t defend those actions.
The sad thing is that Christians (true Christians, not just “people that believe in God” or in “a god” or the “possibility He exists”, or go to church for the appearance) – already seem to be a minority, or are becoming a minority.
It’s the End of the World as We Know It? And I feel fine! (Harold Camping Predicts World End May 21st)
No, I don’t really buy that the rapture starts May 21st, or May 21st is “Judgement Day” or “Doomsday”. But apparently a lot of people, like Harold Camping, do.According to Camping, and those that apparently follow him, the end of the world is set to begin May 21st, 2011 with Judgment Day. The actual end of the world is scheduled to occur on October 21st, exactly 5 months from the supposed beginning.
If you happen to read this today, the 21st, and wonder why the apocalypse hasn’t begun – give it until 6pm.
According to Camping:“At about 6pm, he reckons 2 per cent of the world’s population will be immediately ‘raptured’ to Heaven ” But wait, is that Eastern time? Pacific? How will I know? Will people in Asia be raptured first? Wouldn’t they already have been?
Wouldn’t we hear it on the news that thousands were disappearing in Asia and Europe as 6pm hit?
Osama Bin Laden is the ultimate “suicide bomber”. At the expense of his life, he pretty much “killed” America as intended.
We call ours a success but what have we actually gained from his death? A perceived sense of security? An ever-expanding national debt?
The suicide bombers will not simply shrivel up and die if they remain passionate about the cause (which is likely given that they claim religious reasoning).