Well, not really. The judgement day blog has issued an apology post. And amazingly, it's not an apology for a bullshit prediction. It's sorry you weren't raptured! Harold Camping and his minions are sticking to their guns on this one and professing that the rapture did indeed occur complete with mass disappearings and earthquakes. And don't worry, total destruction of the Earth is still scheduled for October 21 of this year.
This whole thing annoys the crap out of me. For one, the blog claims that "millions were saved that went unnoticed."
Additionally, cut the shit with the t-shirt! The apology post alone has several advertisements, links, and references to it including: "it's a great conversation starter"; "it matches almost anything in your closet"; and of course "they're on sale for a limited time".
We all know Harold Camping is a douchebag, and fortunately the vast majority of Christians and the non-religious alike don't buy into his crap, but it would make me feel a little better to know that at least he buys into what he's preaching. However, that's hard for me to believe when a post about something so monumental and significant (if true) can be riddled with such shameless cons for money.
What he's doing is truly disgusting, and the fact that he's going to try to milk this for another 5 months is insane. Especially when all he has going for him is a coincidental volcanic eruption and accompanying seismic activity in Iceland.
So here's to Harold Camping, the world's greatest troll. And here's to current society, where someone as batpoo crazy as this guy can get global attention and support, while causing a random college kid to spend too long writing about it. I'm going back to my video games.