Harold Camping lets out a hearty chuckle when he considers the people who believe the world will end in 2012. "That date has not one stitch of biblical authority," Camping says.
Ahahaha, so funny, the people who believe it will be in 2012. Especially considering that "On Sept. 6, 1994, dozens of Camping's believers gathered inside Alameda's Veterans Memorial Building to await the return of Christ, an event Camping had promised for two years."
Ahahaha, so funny, the people who believed it would be in 1994. But Camping allowed that he "may" have made a mistake. So this time around, he's got a foolproof method to make sure that his calculations are correct:
Christ hung on the cross April 1, 33 A.D.," he began. "Now go to April 1 of 2011 A.D., and that's 1,978 years."
Camping then multiplied 1,978 by 365.2422 days - the number of days in each solar year, not to be confused with a calendar year.
Next, Camping noted that April 1 to May 21 encompasses 51 days. Add 51 to the sum of previous multiplication total, and it equals 722,500.
Camping realized that (5 x 10 x 17) x (5 x 10 x 17) = 722,500.
Or put into words: (Atonement x Completeness x Heaven), squared.
One word: Phew. I like my science airtight, and this guy's got airtight down to a science. As President Bush said, "Fool me twice... we can't get fooled again!"