I came across Camping back in 1994 when my wife and I were living in San Francisco. He had a radio program where he would teach the Bible and answer caller questions. At first I thought he was a pretty good teacher. Very knowledgeable in the Bible. After I moved back to Stockton later that year, I saw him on TV. However, when I started hearing him teach about the end of the world (I think it was going to be in September), I immediately discarded him as a quack.
After the "End" came and went, Camping has altered his teaching, and redefined what he "meant" in his teachings. I wonder how he will readjust his dogma after May 21.
It seems there are at least a few religious pseudo-Christian groups out there who have had similar teachings and, as a consequence, have had to readjust what they "meant". They still have followers today, which is very puzzling to me. Ah, enough rambling!
Harold's illustrative portrait was humorously created (with a bit of irreverence) with India ink and watercolor.