Concerning radio evangelist Harold Camping’s apocalypse prediction fiasco, the Christian Post this afternoon reports on a specimen of the human wreckage. Here’s what the past year has been like for the Martinez family (after Adrienne and Joel came under the spell of the May 21, 2011 rapture meme):
Listener Adrienne Martinez, 27, and her husband, Joel, had quit their jobs in New York City and moved to Orlando about a year ago after hearing and believing Camping’s May 21 prediction. Martinez had planned to attend medical school but decided not to because she believed that the world would soon end. The couple, who has a two-year-old daughter and a second child due next month, said they spent the past year distributing tracts and reading the Bible.
“We budgeted everything so that, on May 21, we won’t have anything left,” Adrienne told NPR.
Tuter thinks it is unlikely that the ministry will reimburse donors and those who participated in the nationwide Judgment Day ad campaign.
Expect similar tragic stupidities to result from next year’s 2012 doomsday date.