I have a soft spot for kooks. But I must say that I never got this one. Some doomsday propheteers have been putting forth the rumor for months that a tiny little comet with gravity akin to tractor trailer filled with cotton candy presaged doom for all mankind. Earthquakes. Madness. Etc.

But the tractor trailer broke up in space due to a solar storm and passed by the earth mostly unnoticed.

No worries, though. Harold Camping, the radio kook who predicted the rapture in May and whose supporters sold everything to put up billboards warning of the end says not to worry about Elenin passing by, we are still screwed.

Camping says that this Friday is all she wrote. Crud. I paid up front for a 10k on Saturday. Anyway, even though Camping has wrongly predicted the end several times now, he still has followers.

“Everything’s the same, nothing’s changed,” said Margaret Pease. She was one of 10 volunteers in “Caravan One,” a squadron of neon-painted RVs provided by Family Radio to disseminate the doomsday message.

Fred Store, the leader of Caravan One, continues to attend Bible study sessions. He told The Daily that three members of the team are living in his house in Sacramento, Calif.

“We’re just kind of keeping things together until Oct. 21,” he said. “We have a number of people that are traveling in this direction from the East Coast.”

Asked whether he was continuing to distribute doomsday literature to warn the world, he said no: “We haven’t handed out any tracts since May 21. There’s no reason to. Judgment Day is over.”

Dave Liquori, a former follower of Camping has decided to water down his kool-aid.

Dave Liquori, 45, who sold his house and possessions and lived for more than eight months on a Family Radio-sponsored RV, feels he has already moved on. He still listens to Family Radio, he said, but does not believe that a physical rapture will occur.

“They’re very solid, very firm in believing that Oct. 21 will be a literal rapture and a literal end of the world. I myself have been trying to punch holes in everything,” he said. “I’m looking at these events as spiritual events.”

This is what happens when there is no Church. People replace it with cult.