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Apocalypse didn’t come on Saturday, movement leader “bewildered”

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As some of you may have noticed, the May 21 apocalypse everyone's been talking about didn't actually happen on Saturday. Pretty great, right? But what's good news for the rest of us is incredibly awkward news for Harold Camping, president of Family Radio and the man responsible for all this end of days fuss. So it's not too surprising that sources close to Camping say he has no current plans to answer questions or issue any statement and that he's not taking the news too well:

"Camping's wife described him as being 'somewhat bewildered' and 'mystified' that events did not unfold on May 21 as Camping had predicted, [said Family Radio board member Tom Evans]. Evans said his personal position is that the public is owed an apology and he wants the board — and Camping — to meet on Tuesday to figure out what to say and do next."

Hmm, it does sort of seem like a strategy might be in order there. But buck up, Harold! Public embarrassment isn't fun for anyone, but it's still way better than being engulfed in flames, right?