The Prediction and Credibility of Harold Camping Essay

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Not many people know who Harold Camping is just by hearing his name. However, people do know what he did without the name. Camping shows why credibility is important and how his actions affect it. He has given us this lesson of credibility by predicting something that would change the world and it did not happen. He tried to blame it on a mathematical error and other mistakes. He asked for forgiveness and due to his actions lost a lot of credibility. He later suffered from a stroke and died at 92 (Doomsday Harold Camping Dead at 92). Here is the timeline of his lifetime events leading up to the fail predictions. Harold Camping was born on July 19, 1921 in Boulder Colorado. He was one of five brothers raised by Dutch immigrants who were…show more content…
Not many people know who Harold Camping is just by hearing his name. However, people do know what he did without the name. Camping shows why credibility is important and how his actions affect it. He has given us this lesson of credibility by predicting something that would change the world and it did not happen. He tried to blame it on a mathematical error and other mistakes. He asked for forgiveness and due to his actions lost a lot of credibility. He later suffered from a stroke and died at 92 (Doomsday Harold Camping Dead at 92). Here is the timeline of his lifetime events leading up to the fail predictions. Harold Camping was born on July 19, 1921 in Boulder Colorado. He was one of five brothers raised by Dutch immigrants who were apart of the Protestant church. He later went to college at the University of California, Berkeley. He graduated in 1942 with a degree in civil engineering. He then married Shirley Vander Schuur in 1943 and they had six children and lots of grand children (McFadden). He made a prediction that the world would end in 1944. When that did not happen he said, “I am not embarrassed about it, it was just the fact that it was premature, there is no possibility that it will not happen” (Burke). Then when he started making predictions later on in 2011-2012 Christian leaders from over the world and ignored them and atheists made fun of them (Doomsday Harold Camping Dead at 92). In 1946, he founded a construction company and by the age of 35, was a

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