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BEASTcast 7: Harold Camping

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19

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BEASTcast episode 7: Harold Camping (mp3)

Harold Camping is a Christian radio broadcaster and president of Family Radio. He is the man behind the recent nationwide billboards which warn commuters that The Jesus will return to Earth on May 21, 2011. We talk about his prediction, the Bible, how there are actually 12 hours in a day and not 24, and puppies. Will I be convinced and start believing in God and The Jesus? You will have to listen to find out.

There are a few things I’d like to make note of about this interview.

  1. Here is the interview I referred to regarding the International Date Line.
  2. Here is Eternal Earthbound Pets, which we did not discuss but is totally relevant.
  3. The third voice you hear popping in a couple times to clarify things between Camping and me is Tom Evans, Mr Camping’s media contact guy.
  4. The vacuum cleaner you can hear from time to time is on Camping’s end. Apparently they are still vacuuming the floors a week and a half before the rapture.
  5. Towards the end we were disconnected. I don’t know why, but you’ll hear an indication of that when you get to it.
  6. The question about faith and Christianity refers to the story of doubting Thomas. And by that I mean the story from John 20, especially verse 29 – not the Skinny Puppy side project.
  7. I know this was a pretty softball interview, especially by BEAST standards, and I had a lot more critical questions, but they mostly depended on him accepting that he hypothetically could be wrong, and he was not willing to do that.

Music is by Pigface and is used with permission.

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  • Brice Gilbert

    Hmm so he doesn’t believe in a literal hell? I love how he tries to reasure the non-believers who live a good life that it’s totally fair that God lets all of us die, because he doesn’t want to do it. It makes him sad that he can’t let us into his theme park.

  • http://nanobotswillenslaveusall.wordpress.com/ Josh Bunting

    There isn’t much in the Bible in the way of a fire and brimstone kind of hell you hear about from other Christian fundamentalists. Usually they refer to Mark 9:43-8 but that’s pretty much all the bible has to say about that idea of an afterlife for nonbelievers.

  • edgar rentaria

    OOOhhh baby i love your way…. everyday… dah duh dah… i wanna be with you NIIGht and day… etc

  • Lagerbaer

    I’d be soooooo stoked if you could score an interview with him on May twenty-SECOND :-)

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  • http://www.youtube.com/user/JoeDixon?feature=mhum joedixon

    Good luck with the PZ Challenge.

  • http://www.secularnewsdaily.com Mike D

    Josh -

    Check out Revelation 20-22 for a bit more information about what the Bible says about Judgment, including the nature of Hell as an eternal lake of fire into which Satan and all sinners (which includes we nonbelievers) are cast by Yahweh, after he raises the humans from the unknowing state of death (Ecclesiastes 9) and puts them into immortal bodies. I’d love to hear how Camping can disregard that.

    Shame more Christians don’t know their own book, don’t you agree?

    • http://nanobotswillenslaveusall.wordpress.com/ Josh Bunting

      Hey Mike D. I’m a big fan. I have no cash and no jewelry, so even though I know that’s what you expect, I can’t offer you any. The new album is awesome though.

      I was under the impression that the lake of fire in Revelation was specifically for the end times judgment and not just for nonbelievers who die during normal times. But I guess the former is the context he was discussing it in the interview, so yeah, failure. He also didn’t pick up on the doubting Thomas reference, which I thought was kind of amazing.

  • http://www.jafafahots.com Jafafa Hots

    If Christians understood their book, there wouldn’t be any Christians.

  • Fandango

    “Nationwide billboards”? We’ve got them in Holland, for damn’s sake.

    • http://nanobotswillenslaveusall.wordpress.com/ Josh Bunting

      @Fandango: D’oh!

  • Wilson2003

    I can’t wait for the 22nd. There are two options. 1. all the christians in the world (or true ones) are gone. Then we just need to work on all the rest of the religions rapture ideas and we have a good start. or 2. (and the most probable) that nothing happens as usual and christians and other faiths go one believing their own BS.

    In the UK we have a guy named Daniel Bennett who believes in the next great flood. He even made it on to a Channel 5 chat show. the guy has his boat sorted. Who is more crazy (herald, daniel or the rest of the believers out there)_???? http://danthebirdman.me or http://www.youtube.com/user/danthebirdmanbennett?feature=mhee#p/u/10/hJbxf_wo2Rs if you want a good laugh (or do you feel sorry that god hasn’t spoken to him properly???)

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  • http://www.youtube.com/user/JoeDixon?feature=mhum joedixon

    Hey, Josh. Have you tried to get Camping on the line or are you waiting till next week when the rest of media will move on? I’m assuming The Beast isn’t the only one who wants to do a followup with this turd so his answering machine is probably pretty full right now.

    • http://nanobotswillenslaveusall.wordpress.com/ Josh Bunting

      @joedixon – the only contact info I’ve got is for a guy named Tom Evans who’s Camping’s PR guy, and he’s already been quoted here.

  • Max

    I just want to let that guy know today is may 22 /2011 and this not funny at all to make a fun of people This guy harold camping should be arrested becuse he said he is really please for the may 21st becuse any one is none christian will killed and ony christian will survived this is prejedist idea he should be go to jail this is not fair he talk like that

  • http://www.licenseplateslookup.net Adrian

    Hey Josh, did you get a good look at who was vacuuming during your interview? Did he have a beard? Was it plugged in? Were there holes in his palms?…Just askin…..

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