What Will Camping Say May 22nd?

So with the rapture right around the corner (according to Harold Camping) I thought it would be fun to play a little game.  When people call in to Camping’s radio program “Open Forum” he has a lot of people that ask “what are you going to do on May 22nd?”  I think this is a fair question, however Camping always says the same dull boring answer “I am not going to even entertain the thought, the rapture will happen on May 21st.”

So what is Camping going to say?  Well I have a few predictions.

Camping preaches 2 things frequently on his program.  “Cry mightily unto God” and he talks about how God was going to destroy the Ninevites in the book of Jonah.  However in the book of Jonah God spared Nineveh after the Ninevites cried mightily unto God.

This is going to be what Harold is going to say about us in the present times.  It will probably be something similar to this: “Oh most wonderful God has spared us from destruction after hearing our pleas.  Just like he did to the Ninevites, praise God for his excellence and mercy.”

Camping may go the route of the Jehovah witness and say Jesus is here except he is invisible.

We may hear something to the effect of “the Bible is a very complex thing and we must have overlooked something.”

 And my last prediction sounds a little like number one, Camping may say “Oh God has spared us Judgement day.  Most merciful God has left the day of salvation open for us, be thankful for this everyone.  I was not wrong about May 21st, the Bible guaranteed it, not me, I am just a humble servant.  But our little peanut brains can’t understand the mind of God, just be glad salvation is still available to us because the world is still going to end October 21st, 2011.

What we are not going to hear on May 22nd is Harold admitting that he was wrong.  For Harold to admit he is wrong would make him a false prophet by his own belief system and that won’t happen…I GUARANTEE IT!  Camping honestly believes his is some sort of prophet from God, like a modern day Noah or Jonah.  I don’t think he has any malicious intent for making this May 21st claim, I honestly believe he really thinks it is going to happen in 2 days.  Personally, I just want to see how he is going to weasel out of it.  He is also working with something more valuable to him than any amount of money and probably the biggest reason he will not admit he was wrong.  It is Harold Camping’s very own pride…one of the seven deadly sins…GASP!

Calling Joe Nickell, Calling Joe Nickell – Film Claims to Have Found 2 Nails Used to Crucify Jesus.

I smell crap!  The article below is suggesting that the nails that were used to crucify Jesus Christ were found.  This isn’t anything new, Christian relics have been collected and presented as authentic for the last 2,000 years.  Everything from the crown of thorns, the chalice used in the last supper, pieces from the cross, the shroud of Turin and the nails from the cross, have been found numerous times.  One of my favorite quotes says “It has often been said that if all the relics of the True Cross were brought together, there would be enough wood to build Noah’s Ark.”   

 I would love to see Joe Nickell tackle this project.

 Article By Ari Rabinovitch, Reuters

JERUSALEM – Could two of the nails used to crucify Jesus have been discovered in a 2,000-year-old tomb in Jerusalem?

And could they have mysteriously disappeared for 20 years, only to turn up by chance in a Tel Aviv laboratory?

That is the premise of the new documentary film “The Nails of the Cross” by veteran investigator Simcha Jacobovici, which even before its release has prompted debate in the Holy Land.

The film follows three years of research during which Jacobovici presents his assertions — some based on empirical data, others requiring much imagination and a leap of faith.

He hails the find as historic, but most experts and scholars contacted by Reuters dismissed his case as far-fetched, some calling it a publicity stunt.

Many ancient relics, including other nails supposedly traced back to the crucifixion, have been presented over the centuries as having a connection to Jesus. Many were deemed phony, while others were embraced as holy.

Jacobovici, who sparked debate with a previous film that claimed to reveal the lost tomb of Jesus, says this find differs from others because of its historical and archaeological context.

“What we are bringing to the world is the best archaeological argument ever made that two of the nails from the crucifixion of Jesus have been found,” he said in an interview, wearing his trademark traditional knitted cap.

“Do I know 100 percent yes, these are them? I don’t.”

CONSPIRACY, SLIP-UP OR BASELESS?

The film begins by revisiting an ancient Jerusalem grave discovered in 1990 which was hailed by many at the time as the burial place of the Jewish high priest Caiaphas, who in the New Testament presides over the trial of Jesus.

The grave, along with a number of ossuaries, or bone boxes, was uncovered during construction work on a hillside a few kilometers south of the Old City. It has since been resealed.

Caiaphas is a major figure in the Gospels, having sent Jesus to the Romans and on to his death, and one of Jacobovici’s assertions is that the high priest was not such a bad guy.

Two iron nails were found in the tomb, one on the ground and one actually inside an ossuary, and, according to the film, mysteriously disappeared shortly after. Jacobovici says he tracked them down to a laboratory in Tel Aviv of an anthropologist who is an expert on ancient bones.

And if they are indeed the same nails — eaten away by rust and bent at the end, almost purposefully — was their disappearance a conspiracy or a logistical slip-up?

No definite answer is offered.

Either way, Jacobovici shows why those nails could have been used in a crucifixion, which was a common practice two thousand years ago. He then offers his theory about why they may have been used in the most famous crucifixion in history.

“If you look at the whole story, historical, textual, archaeological, they all seem to point at these two nails being involved in a crucifixion,” he said. “And since Caiaphas is only associated with Jesus’s crucifixion, you put two and two together and they seem to imply that these are the nails.”

The Israel Antiquities Authority, which oversaw the Jerusalem excavation, said in reaction to the film’s release that it had never been proven beyond doubt that the tomb was the burial place of Caiaphas. It also said that nails are commonly found in tombs.

“There is no doubt that the talented director Simcha Jacobovici created an interesting film with a real archaeological find at its center, but the interpretation presented in it has no basis in archaeological findings or research,” it said.

“Anatomy of a Bigfoot Hoax” DVD Review

Shortly after conducting the interview with Tom Biscardi I received an email from one of Tom’s “people” offering to send me a review copy of the “Anatomy of a Bigfoot Hoax” DVD.  The interview can be heard by going to https://porkrhine.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/interview-with-bigfoot-hunter-tom-biscardi/

Let me just start off by saying Tom Biscardi is very full of himself and this DVD shows this.  For the first 15 minutes all we see is Tom blabbing about irrelevant nonsense which will quickly lose the attention of anyone watching, I literally had to force myself to pay attention.  Finally after a multitude of terrible transitions we see Tom Biscardi and/or JavaBob sitting in front of a black backdrop telling the same story, almost word for word, that Tom shared on Strange Frequencies. 

Now in the interview I conducted with Tom, I was told that everything he was saying was videotaped and was in the DVD.  I must say that this is an absolute lie, there is about a total of 10 minutes of actual footage and none of it was part of this grand story Tom told on SFR.  No shots of him being blind folded, no shots of this “scary” car ride, no shots of the men with Uzi’s, no shots of the private helicopter, no shots of any of the scientists or people who tested the material that labeled it half man half primate, basically everything that Tom said was “all in the movie” wasn’t in the movie.

We do however see a phone call that was supposed to have been videotaped in 2008.   This is video of JavaBob breaking the news to Tom that the Bigfoot was just a costume.  Though I can’t be 100% sure, I believe that this was faked for the film.  I say this because JavaBob looks exactly the same as he does during the interview portions which were shot in present time.  It was easy to compare, being that there was footage of JavaBob from 2008 and they simply do not match side by side.  Also the footage from this “phone call in 08” was shot with the same camera the documentary was shot with and not the camera that the footage from 2008 was shot with.  It literally looks like JavaBob changed his shirt and staged the phone call.  But the one thing that hung out in my mind was after the phone call was over JavaBob looks at the camera and says “We didn’t hoax anything.”

There are also a few sketchy portions of the film where other phone calls were made, supposedly to Matt Whitton and Rick Dyer, none of which can be confirmed that either was on the phone at that time.  Again this footage was shot with the same quality of film that this documentary was shot with and not the camera all the other 2008 footage was shot with. 

In all I thought this was a lame attempt at Tom Biscardi to try and reconcile his credibility as a Bigfoot hunter.  This video is nothing what Tom makes it out to be, it is just his words, his story and from what I can gather it is not truthful at all.  It looks rehearsed and some footage looks staged, typical Tom Biscardi, I wouldn’t expect anything more.