Apocalypse No: Doomsday Believers React to Rapture Fail
Here we have a very interesting object lesson on the psychological phenomenon known as rationalization. Followers of Family Radio’s self-styled prognosticator Harold Camping, who encountered some problems with his theory that the world would end last Saturday — specifically, in that it didn’t end last Saturday — had to come to terms with the empirical evidence that they were, in fact, not taken up into the heavens May 21. So, what now? –KA
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