You might not have noticed, but the world has ended. Harold Camping, the Oakland-based soothsayer who predicted that the world would end in 1994 and in May of 2011 once again foresaw that today would be judgement day. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “But wait, I just bought some Mountain Dew at Safeway and nothing was different. The world can’t have ended.” That’s what you think!
In a message on his Web site, Camping declared that today, “at this point, looks like it will be the final end of everything.”
Camping also seems to have learned how to better hedge his bets this time “I really am beginning to think as I restudied these matters that there’s going to be no big display of any kind,” he said in an audio address after suffering a stroke in June. “The end is going to come very, very quietly.”