What we expected has come to pass: Nothing.
So why give this non-denominational Evangelical the time of day here, on a traditional Catholic blog dedicated to the Traditional Latin Mass and traditional Catholicism?
Well, because people like Harold Camping harm true religion and those who practice the true religion. Sincerely following Our Blessed Lord in honesty and truth is under attack, not just by secularists, militant agnostics and atheists, and the irreligious, but by people like Harold Camping who provide the irreligious an excuse to hate true religion and the virtue of religion.
We should expect this kind of thing in the fringes of the heretical, Protestant world, where an off-the-rails Christianity has over the years spiraled even further into the abyss of error and darkness. It is these end-of-the-world scenarios that pass for religious experience in the spiritually bankrupt, modern, non-denominational Evangelical communities. Most non-denoms didn't believe Harold Camping, but none of them know the spiritual depth of a real, sacramental, relationship with Our Blessed Lord, and thus they are all to one degree or another spiritually bankrupt, leaving a vacuum filled by charlatans like Camping, Benny Hinn, Jimmy Swaggart, etc.
We've all had a good laugh, but the not so good laughs will now commence. In the comedy, perhaps we are over looking the tragedy, not just caused to those who trusted Camping and exhausted their life savings on his lies, but the damage that this does to the virtue of religion in our society, and the sacrileges that will follow.
This sad little man, Harold Camping, false prophet and charlatan, is anything but a harmless, comedic figure. He has, and I believe wittingly, opened up a Pandora's box of ridicule that has already gone to fever pitch on the late night comedy shows, and will spew forth from the sewer of the modern media for the rest of this week and perhaps longer. He has opened the floodgates of Satanic derision, not just directed toward himself, but toward religion, and specifically toward Christianity, and Our Blessed Lord.
Harold Camping is a shadow of Antichrist, because his charlatanry has led, and will lead, to the ridicule of Our Blessed Lord and mockery of His Holy Name. He has provided a convenient excuse for those who hate God to wag their heads and jest at the expense of Christianity. These people make no distinctions between the Campings of this world and his fantasies, and sincere believers and right doctrine. More to the point, these secularists, agnostics, atheists, and the irreligious perceive Catholicism and traditional Catholics as no better, as fringe "fundamentalists", and they will, we can be sure, try their best to convince the world that the practice of the Christian religion is for "wackos" and frauds.
That pales in comparison, however, to the shameless mockery that Our Blessed Lord now endures by the Godless, who won't let pass a single opportunity to express their contempt for the Holy Name of Jesus.
That is no laughing matter. We ought today, and for the rest of this week, endeavor to undo the damage that Harold Camping has done by prayer and acts of reparation for the mockeries directed toward our holy religion and the Holy Name of Jesus.