Well over a year ago I wrote a post on Harold Camping's prediction that the world would end on May 21, 2011. That post by far has received more traffic per day than just about any other I've written in the last year. Last summer I closed the comments because debating those who believed in Camping seemed futile but I've reopened the thread now that it is clear that Rapture did not come and I invite those who believed the Rapture would arrive - and who now know that it didn't - to share their feelings.
I would expect many might feel betrayed. That would be understandable. But you shouldn't feel alone. Plenty of people have fallen for scams such as these in the past. We might heap scorn on those behind the scam but we should offer compassion to those who believed in it. I suspect most who believed the Rapture would come simply hoped that God would save the world from the times in which we find ourselves and these are difficult times. But I believe that what God really wants is to partner with as - as God has done throughout time - to build up the Kingdom and to find ways together to end war and poverty and suffering so that all creation might live in harmony.
These are difficult times but they are not times without hope. Camping's biggest sin is that he robbed people of hope.