Saturday, May 21, 2011

Camping: artist needed

Were I an artist, I'd draw Harold Camping as tightly painted into a corner, a crowd of scared-looking poor souls clustered behind him, perhaps dressed in rags.

The room would be labeled "Echo Chamber."

On the large floor would be strewn a number of empty paint cans with labels such as "Arrogant," "Isolationist," "Unteachable," "Allegorist," "Uncorrectable," "Echo-chamber," "Wiser than God," "Recidivist," "Solipsist," and "Fool."

It would probably crowd the room too much to have a group of unopened cans outside of the painted mess labeled "Christ," "Gospel," "Discipleship," "Fear of God," and "Submissive teachability."

Any good artists with spare time in the audience?

16 comments:

The Blainemonster said...

I once drew a winning lotto ticket, which is what I think Camping was hoping for here. But seriously, that's a great visual you've created. Hope somebody steps up with their pen and ink.

GrammaMack said...

I'm not at artist, but I look forward to seeing it.

If I understand the claim correctly, there should have been a devastating earthquake in Australia at 6 p.m. their time, 4 a.m. EST. One of our sons is there, and guess what? No earthquake. Surprise!

DM Heebner said...

I wish I was. This is a fab idea.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Oh Gramma Mack... I heard it was supposed to start on the west coast of the US. so we've got another nine and a half hours. ;D

Paula said...

To complete the picture you'd need to add circling vultures - the media.

Last night someone tweeted "3.1 earthquake reported. No injuries or death. worst. rapture. ever."

Joe Cassada said...

If you still need a drawing, I would like to give it a whirl. Do you need it before the end of judgment day or after? After judgment day works best for me.

DJP said...

You're the first to offer. After might be too late to be funny... so just whenever your schedule permits.

Jeri Tanner said...

That's a great idea for a visual, hope somebody will draw it up.

DJP said...

Good news! A reader's done a fine job, and I likely will put it up at Pyro tomorrow.

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Jeri Tanner said...

Excellent!

Mike Westfall said...

In the meantime, http:\\familyradio.com seems to have been raptured.

Paula said...

I'm totally stealing that for my Facebook.Well played, Mike!

shaun m. said...

Mike: you just forgot the three w's. The Family Radio site is still there. I checked it in case there was a statement of repentance... or, at least, an update as to the new date of the rapture. http://www.familyradio.com/

Tom Chantry said...

As of May 22, www.familyradio.com still says 00 days left.

So my theory is this. A Day is a thousand years, right? That's what all this was based on. So really, in God's eyes, it's still May 21, 2011. 6:00 PM is three quarters of the way through the day, so at three quarters of the way through May 21, 2011, Christ will return. (That's going to be May 21, 2761 for you scoffers.)

Do you think Camping can live that long?

Seth said...

We can respond to Harold Camping with derision, or grace, reflecting our relationship with God. Timothy Dalrymple chose grace. Read on... http://goo.gl/rRKAx

DJP said...

From IBTimes:

Camping said he was, “without any shadow of a doubt it (Doomsday) is going to happen.”

Believing in the prediction of their leader, the followers of Camping sold all their possessions and quit their jobs. For instance, Adrienne Martinez and her husband quit their jobs and spent the last penny in their bank account towards a rented house in Orlando. She said, “we budgeted everything so that, on May 21, we won’t have anything left.”

Similarly, Robert Fitzpatrick of Staten Island, NY, was so sure of the May 21st ‘Doomsday’ prediction that he spent his entire life savings of $140,000 on New York City subway ads about the ‘Doomsday’.