My wife and I tuned in to Camping's radio show on Monday night out of curiosity. (No, we're not fans of his and no, we're not members of his sect.)
He seemed to be giving some kind of press conference and man... talk about detached from reality... They kept asking him questions and he dodged them every single time. Ultimately a reporter pressed him on this question:
"What do you say to those who gave up their entire life savings to donate money to your cause and now are left destitute for nothing?"
His first attempt to dodge: "We're not in the business of giving financial advice."
She asked again.
His final answer was a long winded speech about how people find ways to survive even in tough economic times like we're in now. In short: "Sucks to be them but they'll live."
At that point I realized he's not crazy, he's a con artist.