I'm reminded of that Mickey Mantle quote:
If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.If I'd know the world was going to end, I might have ... well, I don't know what I would do differently.
That's the great thing about atheist philosophy. We only have one life, so we know it counts. You have to live a good life, one that matters and is moral and productive. The only thing you get to leave behind is whether you made the world a better place or a worse place. There is no forgiveness, no second chance, no "Oops, sorry about that, can you forgive me God?"
Harold Camping and his followers are running around telling everyone it's time to repent, that there is very little time left to get it right. A better philosophy is to get it right in the first place. Have good morals and you'll never have to ask for forgiveness. Live this life as though it matters, because it does.
Actually, even sadder than all that "repent" business is that some of Camping's followers are throwing away their lives. The news article tells of a few people who are making foolish plans that will cause them to be destitute when May 21st arrives. On May 22nd, what are they going to do with their lives? Maybe Mr. Camping will admit his own culpability in this sorry affair and compensate his victims. Because that's what they are: victims. Mr. Camping is enjoying his day of fame, and perhaps fortune, by making these silly predictions, but his foolishness is going to cause real damage to real people.
I'll predict right now that on May 22nd, Mr. Camping will have some sort of good excuse for his error, and will deny all responsibility for the problems he caused his victims.