This one really isn’t close. First, Mr. Camping (pictured to the right, listening to something his finger is saying) spent the past few months hating on all of society by telling us that May 21, 2011, was going to be The Day of Reckoning.
But really, that’s not enough to merit being Hater of the Week. If it was, there’d be a thousand bums on street corners right now waiting for their 7 days of fame.
No no no - what makes Harold a truly great Hater is that when he finally came out of hiding this week, what did he do? Did he admit that he was wrong? Did he acknowledge that his irresponsible and dangerous fear-mongering gave a black eye to all the people who aren’t assholes and try to live their best lives by following a particular religion respectfully? Did he admit that his ignorance caused serious harm, and that he’s partly responsible for innocent people being hurt or killed, including a woman in California slitting her daughters’ throats?
Did he admit that at 89 years old, maybe he’s a fucking idiot? Maybe he should be in a home somewhere, focusing less on why God isn’t showing up, and more on why his kids never do?
Not hating, of course. Just saying.
Did he admit any of that? Of course he didn’t! Instead, he explained that he’s still right about doomsday - he just did the math wrong.
Wow. Hating on math over random religious bullshit? Nice ‘Scopes Monkey Hate!’ Somebody’s been reading their Hater History Book!
He explained on his radio broadcast that God was a merciful God, and that’s why he chose not to subject the world to 5 months of hell on Earth. But October 21, 2011, is definitely when the world is coming to an end.
It’s been a while since anyone has pulled off this good of a 'Revelations Hate' - a Hate that is based on something that is going to happen, then keeps not happening, but the hater continues to hate in advance of something that is obviously never actually going to happen. Christians love using this hate, because they invented it (well, I doubt they invented it, but they probably systematically eliminated the group of people that did, and now claim it’s theirs).
Your prediction didn’t come true, Mr. Camping, but there is some good news: For the dangerous use of your 'Revelation Hate' and for bringing back the long-forgotten 'Scopes Monkey Hate' (aka Texas-Board-of-Education Hate), you are our Hater of the Week!
Congratulations! Now hurry up and die, you old piece of shit! Not hating, just saying!