In our contact form, we received a request for advice about the May 21, 2011 doomsday scenario promulgated by Harold Camping and his followers at Family Radio. The young lady is frightened about the prediction.
Our advice is this: The sun will rise on May 22 and nothing will happen. Camping has had a series of failed prophecies. So-called end times prophets come and go, and none of their prophecies are valid. Your mother might need your love and support after May 21 when Camping's followers need to regroup and reassess what they believe, so stay strong. You have nothing to fear and have every right to not believe Mr.Camping and to find your own truth. In being discerning, you are setting a good example for your child.
Here is the unedited post with the name omitted for privacy — please give her your advice and support.
i am 24 years old. my mother has been listening to harold camping since i was 10. i dont know much about the bible. all i know is that it scares me. i wanted to know how can i deal with the fact that i dont believe this man? i believe he is instilling fear into everyone. i am still trying to figure out what i believe and im trying to raise my child in the right way. please if you have any insight it will help me greatly.