Harold Camping Is Sorry About the Non-Rapture

Predicting the end of the world is "difficult."

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011  |  Updated 1:18 PM PDT
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Harold Camping Is Sorry About the Non-Rapture

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In this May 23, 2011 photo, Harold Camping speaks during a taping of his show Open Forum in Oakland, Calif. Camping, the California radio preacher who predicted that the end of the world would take place last month, has suffered a stroke. The Oakland Tribune reports that 89-year-old Camping was hospitalized after suffering the stroke Thursday, June 9, 2011, at his Alameda home. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Religious broadcaster Harold Camping says he and his Family Radio network are embarrassed that the world didn't end on Oct. 21 as he predicted.

In a message posted on his network's website, the 90-year-old Camping says, "When it comes to trying to recognize the truth of prophecy, we're finding that it is very, very difficult."

Camping also apologizes for saying last May that people who didn't believe his prophecy that Christians would be taken up to heaven in the rapture on May 21 probably were not saved.

Camping says, "We're ready to cry out and weep before God: `Oh Lord, you have the truth, we don't have it."'

Some listeners who believed Camping sold their belongings to help pay for thousands of billboards to spread his doomsday message.

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