Harold Camping, the leader of the Doomsday movement and head of Family Radio, has once again wrongly predicted the end of the world, but could he have predicted the ramifications of his prediction. The multi-million dollar campaign wrongly stated that the end of the world was coming, as he did once before in 1994. Slated to start on May 21, 2011, the apocalypse didn’t come, but his followers and believers followed his word, and attempted murder and suicide have ensued.
A California mother, and Camping follower, attempted to slit the throats of her two daughters, and then tried to kill herself. Police arrived, arresting Lyn Benedetto, and her daughters survived. Sadly, another one of Camping’s doomsday believers was not so lucky. Rather than waiting for the dreaded day to come, a Taiwan man threw himself from a building and died.
Harold Camping has decided that the doomsday is still coming, on October 21, 2011. There is hope that this second failed end of the world prediction will halt any further tragedy.